Spring 2018 Bridal Trends

After a busy week in New York City attending Bridal Fashion Week, owners and bridal extraordinaires, Amber and Dawn share their views on what's new in the bridal world. Blown away from the Spring 2018 collections that were released, they noticed many unique trends on the runway for the season.

Sparkle, Sparkle, Sparkle!

The Spring 2018 bridal collections took everyone by surprise this year in NYC. "Thinking the trends were going to go entirely simple, clean and classic this market, bridal designers stunned everyone with SPARKLE! It was a tug of war between clean and sparkle like you've never seen before," says Amber.

 Galia Lahav - Photo via The Knot

Galia Lahav - Photo via The Knot

 Galia Lahav - Photo via Brides Magazine

Galia Lahav - Photo via Brides Magazine


Victorian Influences

Designers like Galia Lahav and Idan Cohen embraced styles from the timeless and distinctive Victorian era. Everything from "ruffles, high collars and dramatic shoulders were seen on the runway this week," says Dawn. Not surprisingly, this daring twist turned many heads this past week in NYC.

 Galia Lahav - Photo via The Knot

Galia Lahav - Photo via The Knot

 Galia Lahav - Photo via The Knot

Galia Lahav - Photo via The Knot

 Idan Cohen - Photo via Brides Magazine

Idan Cohen - Photo via Brides Magazine

 Marchesa - Photo via Vogue Magazine

Marchesa - Photo via Vogue Magazine


Sleeves are here to stay

Sleeves have not left the bridal world yet and were seen all over NYC this past weekend! Often paired with a high neck, playing off the Victorian trend as shown above, we're excited to see a beautiful new twist on the long sleeved wedding gown this season.

 Idan Cohen - Photo via Brides Magazine

Idan Cohen - Photo via Brides Magazine

 Idan Cohen - Photo via Brides Magazine

Idan Cohen - Photo via Brides Magazine

 Marchesa - Photo via Vogue Magazine

Marchesa - Photo via Vogue Magazine

 Galia Lahav - Photo via Brides Magazine

Galia Lahav - Photo via Brides Magazine


Sixties Influences

A trend that was very prominent this collection was a very 60's influenced style. Models donned the runway with "beehive buns and long white gloves paired with a more classic styled gown," says Amber. Designers Anne Barge and Anna Maier both displayed these 60's inspired styles that embody an Audrey Hepburn-esque feel.

 Anne Barge - Photo via Brides Magazine

Anne Barge - Photo via Brides Magazine

 Anne Barge - Photo via Vogue Magazine

Anne Barge - Photo via Vogue Magazine

 Anne Barge - Photo via Vogue Magazine

Anne Barge - Photo via Vogue Magazine

 Anna Maier - Photo via WWD Magazine

Anna Maier - Photo via WWD Magazine

 Anna Maier - Photo via WWD Magazine

Anna Maier - Photo via WWD Magazine


a touch of Black

Black is the new white! Accents of black were all over the runways this season in NYC! From belts to jewelry to the trimming of the gown, black is a color no one was expecting to see this much of. "Marchesa incorporated a subtle, but consistent amount of black accessories throughout their Spring 2018 collection," says Dawn. Needless to say, it's a bold, but very edgy move!

 Marchesa - Photo via Vogue Magazine

Marchesa - Photo via Vogue Magazine

 Marchesa - Photo via Vogue Magazine

Marchesa - Photo via Vogue Magazine

 Romona Keveza - Photo via The Knot

Romona Keveza - Photo via The Knot

 Justin Alexander - Photo via Brides Magazine

Justin Alexander - Photo via Brides Magazine


Bows, Bows, and More Bows!

Rivini, Marchesa, Anna Maier, and Blue Willow all complemented their gowns with BOWS--ranging from huge eloquent bows to smaller accent bows. A one-of-a-kind look that we're happy to see this time around!

 Marchesa - Photo via Amber Silva

Marchesa - Photo via Amber Silva

 Marchesa - Photo via Amber SIlva

Marchesa - Photo via Amber SIlva

 Marchesa - Photos via Vogue Magazine

Marchesa - Photos via Vogue Magazine

 Oscar de la Renta - Photo via Brides Magazine

Oscar de la Renta - Photo via Brides Magazine

 Rivini by Rita Vinieris - Photo via Brides Magazine

Rivini by Rita Vinieris - Photo via Brides Magazine


By Samantha Townsend