It's the most wonderful time of the year, and, no, we don't mean Christmas. We mean Bridal Week, when our favorite designers reveal their latest sartorial masterpieces. And this season, the designers brought it, presenting some of the most beautiful dresses we've ever laid eyes on. Looking for the perfect wedding dress? We've got you covered — these are the 10 hottest trends every bride-to-be needs to know before saying yes to the dress!
Ballgowns are Back
After what seems like years of skin-tight, sheer-as-can-be, oh-so-sexy wedding dresses, we're happy to say that classic is back, and bringing ballgowns with it. From simple and clean to ethereal and romantic to opulent and glamorous, there was a ballgown perfect for every bride on the Fall 2018 runways.
Jazzed for Jackets
Jackets are a staple of every woman's wardrobe, and now they're going to become a staple of your wedding day look! The best part of these bridal cover ups? You actually can — and should — wear them again!
Capes are the New Veil
So what if you're not a veil kind of girl? Now, there's an oh-so-chic alternative: the bridal cape! Long or short, capes are the perfect way to make a statement when you walk down the aisle! Take it off before the reception, and you've got two completely different looks without two completely expensive price tags!
Dresses to Dance In
After the party is the after party, and this season, designers dreamt up the most fabulous dresses to dance the night away in! Sequins, fringe, feathers — these dresses were designed with your dance moves in mind!
Pretty in Pinks
A blush wedding dress isn't exactly revolutionary in the world of bridal, but after several seasons of other colors stealing the spotlight (we're looking at you, blue), blush is back. But it's not just the pastel hue. Designers also showcased bubble-gum pinks, dusty roses and Champagne pink shades you're sure to love!
You Wear the Pants
Now, more than ever, weddings are multi-day events, and that means, multiple bridal looks! The latest jumpsuits and pant suit options are ideal for your welcome party, rehearsal dinner, or even your big day itself!
Bow Down to Bows
From dainty and feminine to dramatic and bold, bows were popping up everywhere this season — making a statement on the back of an otherwise simple gown or as a sweet shoulder strap, and loves, we're totally on board!
It was the Kate Middleton effect that made long-sleeve wedding dresses popular in recent years, but this year, designers are reinventing the sleeve with everything from sexy slits to dramatic lengths!
Light as a Feather
Fanciful and fun, feathers will forever be one of our favorite ways to add whimsy to a wedding dress, and this season, designers were on the same page, adding a sprinkling of feathers to the trim of a ballgown or layers of feather ruffles for an extra dose of magic!
Not convinced a long wedding dress is right for you? You're in luck, because this season, our favorite designers showcased gorgeous alternatives to the traditional wedding gown: charming tea length dresses! And the best part of all is that the peek-a-boo length is the perfect excuse for a fabulous wedding shoe!