13 Top trends at New York Bridal Week Spring 2018 - Wedding Album

13 Top trends at New York Bridal Week Spring 2018

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Last month, the créme de la créme of the bridal fashion sphere gathered in the Big Apple for a show stopping extravaganza. If you’re still on the hunt for the perfect gown, look no further than these trends that caught our eye.

1 Caped crusader

It’s safe to say that this is the most-loved wedding dress feature of the moment. Fashion houses from Berta Bridal to Alexandra Grecco are giving you the option to unleash your inner Elsa (the heroine from Disney’s Frozen) with floor-sweeping capes. Berta Bridal’s cape, dripping with beads, embodied glitz and glam while Alexandra Grecco’s was a girlier version scattered with beautiful little blooms.

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2 The new black

Traditionally the shade of mourning, black has rebranded as the colour for nuptial celebrations. Hints of black constantly popped up throughout the shows from gowns paired with black belts and wide-brimmed hats at Justin Alexander, to Reem Acra’s daring full-on black frocks.

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3 Something (pastel) blue…

Taking cues from another beloved Disney princess, Cinderella, eye-catching blue dresses stole the catwalk of Randy Fenoli, designer for Kleinfeld who showcased a floral embellished blue ball gown. At Rita Vinieris, an alternative approach was taken with a slim-fitting dress adorned with sparkling azure beads.

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4 Cover girl

To the bliss of the demure bride, the high neckline is proving to be some stiff competition for the plunging styles of yesteryear. Twenty-first-century couturiers are proving there’s no need for modesty to be sacrificed in the name of style. Christos Costarellos’ ethereal cream frock melded a lace bodice containing a high neckline, with a skirt crafted from swathes of tulle, while Idan Cohen’s intricate dresses added a touch of sensuality with open backs and glittering illusion sleeves.

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5 Go shorty

Bridal mini dresses are seeing their day in the sun with super short, fitted frocks made for dancing the night away. Berta Bridal also showcased longer hemlines with dramatic, sexy slits that bared some leg while at Dany Mizrachi, full-length gowns were expertly finished into more playful versions with tiered skirts.

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6 Top of the trousers

Trousers and jumpsuits are back – and looking amazing, even in bridalwear! At Peter Langner, understated sleek trousers were prettified with an alluring sheen and flowy blouses while Naeem Khan’s OTT embroidered catsuit, worn with a frothy overskirt and veil, was definitely a showstopper.

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7 Bows are back

Bows aren’t just for the little ones anymore. From Marchesa to Carolina Herrera, they’ve been given a grown-up twist with oversized versions being attached to sleeves and the backs of dresses.

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8 On the fringe

Rival the free-spirited flappers of the 1920s by slipping on gown that’s worthy of some good ol’ hip-twisting dance action. Marchesa’s creations saw top-to-toe fringed gowns while Julie Vino incorporated the trend below the knee.

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9 Pearl jam

Predominantly seen as the accessory of choice for old ladies across the globe, the pearl necklace is making a comeback with new styles and plenty of different ways to wear them!  Drape strings of them across your shoulders or back or add a slick choker to a gown with a plunging neckline. At Lela Rose, gowns were encrusted with pearls while Monique Lhuillier went to town by combining pearls and diamantés for a dress that can only be described as a striking work of art.

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10 Cold shoulders

The popular shoulder cut-out style has prevailed through a full two seasons and now, it makes its way to bridal fashion too. Alexandra Grecco welcomed it in a bohemian-themed look with spaghetti straps and frilly loose-fitting sleeves, while Dany Mizrachi chose a traditional off-the-shoulder gown decorated with beaded lace.

11 Lady in lace

As exquisite as delicate lace may be, thicker and bolder lace, known as guipure lace, is coming into the spotlight. Case in point: Francesca Miranda’s bridal kaftan, which shows off the splendour of guipure lace from every angle and Tara Keely’s figure-hugging frock, with lengthy straps down the back.

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12 Another dimension

It comes as no surprise that 3D floral appliqués, with their undeniably whimsical charm, were once again seen bedecking wedding gowns. Whether big or small, floral motifs held strong at Marchesa and Idan Cohen’s presentations. Marchesa showcased angelic frocks while Idan Cohen went all out by injecting some bling into his blooming creations.

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13 Fluff up your feathers

Fairly unconventional but definitely eye-catching, feathers will make you stand out on your big day. Mira Zwillinger embraced the wispy variety in her collection while Naeem Khan did what only the very brave-hearted among us would do and enveloped an entire skirt in notably large feathers!

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