FASHION // Six Trends In Bridal Fashion Right Now!

1.  B O W S

Bows are not a new thing on the bridal scene, most commonly seen on ribboned belts and sashes tied at the waist of a wedding gown, but now they are being incorporated into the design of the gown.  Delicate thin ribbons tied inboxes in the hair are also featuring as a popular bridal hair look at the moment as well.

2.  C A P E S

Have been statement pieces, usually reserved for editorials last year, but this year capes are really making waves in the bridal world.  Capes are great for brides needing to be covered up for religious ceremonies, or to add to a bridal gown at a reception for a bit of fun.

Capes that are also attached to the shoulders of gowns and extend into the train are also eye catching and an option if you don’t want to wear a veil, as they give the illusion of one.

3.  H I G H  N E C K S   &   L O N G   S L E E V E S

A nod to a bygone era, a high neckline, long sleeved gown is evocative of sophistication. Bridal gowns with high necklines usually are quite figure hugging so the design does not look dated, but modern and fashionable and are usually teamed with long sleeves which together will elongate the silhouette.

4.  K A F T A N S

A Kaftan style dress is perfect for a beach, or relaxed style wedding when a traditional style wedding gown is too formal.  Many of these styles, while simple in silhouette (which means they fit a range of body shapes), are beautiful detailed with embroidery, lace detailing and fringing, making them an enchanting bridal option.

5.  B E L L   S L E E V E S

Now, wait a minute, we are not talking about 60’s style psychedelic bell sleeves, these ones feature lace, are delicate but also make a statement. Paired with a simple gown silhouette these sleeves are a beautiful take on the bohemian trend of 2015.

6.  C E N T R E   F R O N T   S P L I T S

As high necklines and long sleeves increase in popularity, designers have needed to incorporate alluring elements into their designs, and centre front splits are all the rage, and showing a bit of leg is the ultimate accessory.