This is one of the first questions people will ask the bride to be – and for good reason. The wedding dress is one of the most important aspects of your Big Day. It’s a garment unlike any other that shows off your personality and style, and makes you look your absolute best.
As with all fashions, wedding dress trends come in waves that sweep over the bridal market, and there will always be some looks that never go out of style. Luckily, these days, there’s no one trend dominating wedding dress styles. You can choose a dress that’s on-trend while still being completely unique and just perfectly ‘you’.
In this article, we’ll outline some of the latest wedding dress trends of 2019 to inspire you to find a wedding dress that wows. From unconventional jumpsuits to feminine favourites, there’s a fantastic variety of 2019 wedding dress trends, meaning that you can choose a look that best represents your individual style.
Ready for some wedding dress wonder? Here are some of the most popular wedding dress trends for 2019.
1. Statement Bows
An ultra-feminine wedding dress trend in 2019 is the addition of statement bows to the dress, generally across the chest, on the shoulder or at the lower back.
2. Two-Piece Dresses
A popular look in 2018, two-piece wedding dresses are here to stay in 2019. A cute crop top with a full skirt is a super-modern look that’s elegant, whimsical and fun at the same time.
3. Long Sleeve Boat Neck
Meghan Markle’s dress is the likely inspiration for the long sleeve boat neck trend. A boat neckline stops just short of being off the shoulder. Add some long sleeves (three-quarter or full), and you get a chic, timeless and elegant look.
4. Geometric Patterns
New on the wedding dress scene are dresses with geometric patterns. Patterns can be simple or intricate, putting a modern spin on an Art Deco feel.
The jumpsuit wedding dress is a non-traditional trend-setter and will certainly turn heads. Did we mention that it’s also very dancefloor friendly?
6. Embroidered Illusion Sleeves
Also popular in 2018, illusion sleeves are a beautiful way to incorporate detailed embroidery while still showing a flash of skin.
7. Sparkle and Glitter
Bedazzled brides are welcome in 2019! If you’re a glitter kind of gal, what better way to show off your personality than with a sparkly wedding dress that screams glitz and glam?
8. Short and Sweet
Shorter wedding dresses are a fun, non-traditional alternative that are totally reception-ready. Designed for the dancefloor, a short wedding dress is completely acceptable at a ceremony in 2019. Another option is to include a longer layer for the ceremony, which can be removed to transform the wedding dress into a whole new outfit come party time.
9. Plunging Necklines
Necklines are dipping down as low as they can go in 2019. Whether you’re flat or full-chested, get ready to show a bit of skin!
10. Pretty Pastels
Traditional wedding dresses are shades of white, but many brides these days are opting for pastel shades.
Here are some of the top picks for pretty pastels:
- Ivory: This shade looks almost universally flattering, and comes in many tones, from coral to buttercup.
- Champagne: This neutral pastel colour can display a lace pattern beautifully and creates a soft, romantic feel.
- Warm blush and mauve: Rose or blush undertones are often far more flattering than a stark white. Blushes and mauves are best-suited to brides with warm undertones.
- Muted blues and dove grey: Brides with cool undertones will look best in cool-toned colours like pale greys or dusty blues. Trendy shades in 2019 include powder blue, dove grey and soft steel blue.
11. High Neck
The high neck trend can also be attributed to the dazzling Meghan Markle, whose second wedding dress by Stella McCartney featured exposed shoulders and a high halter.
Looking for some wedding dress inspiration from the stars?
Check out what the latest celebrity brides have been wearing here.
With all the different options out there, finding the perfect wedding dress can be overwhelming. Our advice is to try on dresses with an idea of what you’re looking for, but keep an open mind – you never know how something will look until you actually try it on. Sometimes those ‘wild cards’ turn out to be ‘the one’!
Have these top trends and tips inspired your wedding dress hunt? We hope that you choose Harrington House as your wedding venue so that we get to see you walking down the aisle in all your bridal beauty!