2012 has been a killer year for weddings and wedding dress designs, with both old-fashioned ideas making a comeback at the same time as radical modern Cinderella styles have been breaking through. The best gowns, however, incorporate a little of everything, however, old and new, so it is possible to have a vintage twist on a modern gown or vice versa. It all depends on your style and what you want for your wedding day.
Here is a round-up of the five great styles that have shown up in 2018 and that will be popular for the 2018 wedding seasons.
Many fashionistas have predicted that Kate Middleton (now the Duchess of Cambridge) would walk down the aisle with lace sleeves but none quite knew just how big an effect her choice would have on 2018 wedding gowns. Sleeveless and strapless gowns have reigned supreme for near a decade now, so it is no wonder it took help from a future queen to knock them from the top spot and give sleeves a chance to shine.
Non-white gowns have been gaining ground in the past few seasons, but this year saw a new twist on blush gowns that has been popular with celebrities and the public like. White gowns with a hint of blush colour have been spotted at two top weddings recent, firstly on Jessica Biel’s pink confection gown and also more subtlety on Anne Hathaway’s faded blush trimmed gown. If you want to go for something a little more off-beat than traditional white, take a note from their look and subtlety fade in another colour.
The gowns of 2018 have shown that it is possible for a gown to have shape and be sexy while still being modest. If you want to get married in a church, then be wary that many places of worship are becoming stricter and stricter about how modest your gown must be. Illusion necklines and lace overlays have become one way of covering up your assets while at the same time not looking too old-fashioned. Using sheer fabric or lace means the look is not too heavy, but at the same time it does the job of making your dress classy as well as beautiful.
Opinions were divided on Anne Hathaway’s huge 1920s wraparound headband headpiece, but it still marks the oncoming trend seen on the Spring 2018 runway collections that big and bold headpieces will continue to make a comeback. One popular option this year has been large floral headdresses that give a burst of colour to your outfit when you are wearing white. Floral headdresses look romantic and natural, but also give your gown the modern kick it needs.
You have definitely been wearing this trend casually this year, so why not incorporate a high-low hemline into your wedding dress? High-low hemlines are great for shorter people who feel big romantic wedding skirts swallow them, it means you can have a bigger skirt while still showing a little leg. It is modern, edgy and it is a great idea to incorporate if you feel your gown is too traditional.