The Au Courant Bride: Wedding Trends For 2018

Love and Romance never go out of style. And, this upcoming year promises some serious style for brides to fall in love with. Here are just some of the latest and greatest to grace the runways for 2018.

Bedazzling Brides: Bling is back in a big way. This season’s styles spell out sophistication and splendor with dazzling dresses featuring ornate bodices and encrusted sleeves. Inspired by the Great Gatsby era of elegance, these bedazzling dresses focus on keeping all eyes on the bride.

Keyhole Backs: Just a glimpse of skin is what’s “sexy” this season. These lace embellished dresses seem to be all the rage when it comes to seductive illusions this season.

Royal Inspirations: Gowns with long sleeves and lace bodices continue to take their cue from the Royals. Both in billowy and straight versions these fashions offer modern brides some serious old world charm.

Chantilly Lace and a Pretty Face…Oh Baby That’s What I Like: Chantilly and Tulle combination are the princess bride’s choice for 2018. Top designers such as Vera Wang, Christos and Kenneth Poole, just to name a few, are offering some truly romantic styles for the truly romantic, ballerina bride.

Flirty and Feminine Dresses: Girly Girl brides can choose truly demure and dainty gowns embellished with the coquettish bow. Whether on the front or back, the miniature versions are the most wearable and show off you very special, feminine, fashionista style.

Flowing Peplum: Less structured, looser styles that flatter a range of body types is what brides can expect to see this season. However, the overall theme of glamour still takes center stage as peplum continues to grace gowns that whittle the waist and give boyish figures some feminine curves.

Illusion Neckline: Designed to create “The Grand Illusion”, gowns with “disappearing” details offer spring brides a fabulously feminine option for sexy, lightweight coverage.

The Gold Standard: How are designers spelling unconventional glamour? G-O-L-D, that’s how. Golden embellishments are the choice for second weddings and avant-garde brides giving ladies a truly golden touch on the wedding day.

Fresh & Frisky Florals: Enchanted garden-inspired designs featuring floral appliqués and bold bouquets are another budding trend this season.

Pure Whimsy: For the bohemian bride. Greek Goddess inspired styles feature ribbons, embroidery, butterflies and other eco-chic embellishments that make a “simple” but unforgettable statement in understated elegance.

50 Shades of Tint: White’s no longer a bridal basic as designers expand their gown palette with bold, breathtaking colors including steamy reds, cool blues, and ethereal blushes. Designers this season are creating dresses for every bride’s personality AND skin tone.

The Double Duty Dress: Designers are trending toward more versatile dresses that will help brides easily transform from their ceremony gown to their party dress. The latest and greatest in transformation vestments include gowns with removable skirts, trains and capes that make it easy for brides to WOW both at the ceremony and at the reception.