The biggest bridal trend of 2018, revealed by leading designers. What you need to know if you get married

Whether you’re in the market for a wedding dress or not next year, there is one thing we can all agree upon.

From coloured fabrics to delicate lace, tiered gowns and removable skirts, there was plenty to lust after – next season’s dresses are both feminine and romantic.

One of the biggest trends reflected on the catwalks in New York this year was delicate lace (pictured); this is very much reflected in some of the designs from Melbourne-based designer Anna Campbell.

‘There is a lot of exposed boning and transparency in our gowns, keeping the emphasis on delicacy,’ Joy Morris from Pallas Couture (design pictured) told FEMAIL

‘If the gowns are lined, they are so with a semi-opaque lining. This season, we are staying away from the nude colours. More emphasis is being placed on soft lilac and natural tones,’ Ms Morris continued.

Designers highlighted that when it comes to delicate lace, designs are ‘classic with a modern twist’

Many designers said that lace work next season is ‘very delicate’ – some catwalks also focused on 3D floral appliqué.

While lace for a wedding is somewhat of a mainstay, the design director of Pallas Couture, Joy Morris, told FEMAIL that this season’s iteration of the trend is ‘classic with a modern twist’:

‘There is a lot of exposed boning and transparency in our gowns, keeping the emphasis on delicacy,’ she explained.

‘If the gowns are lined, they are so with a semi-opaque lining. This season, we are staying away from the nude colours. More emphasis is being placed on soft lilac and natural tones.’

The design director continued by saying that ‘lace work next season is very delicate – with the gowns subtly glistening, rather than showing heavy lace work’.
3D floral appliqué is also a big reference for the new season, with the motif spotted on the catwalks at Sachin & Babi and Caroline Herrera.

‘Some of the major trends coming through for brides are plunging necklines, top designer, Steven Khalil, told FEMAIL (his design: pictured right)

‘Lots of embellishment and streamlined silhouettes are also big for the modern bride. Big dramatic removable skirts are also a strong trend right now, too.’
This last trend is one which is already beloved by countless fashion personalities and ‘It girls’ on Instagram. Try a sweeping dramatic skirt for your ceremony, before whipping it off and into something smaller for the reception.

And the bride wore… white, right? Wrong. If bridal designers right now are to be believed, more than ever women are pushing the boundaries with their fashion – and opting for something a little bolder.

‘Women are becoming progressively more fashion forward. Our brand will subsequently advance in 2018 but putting coloured fabrics at the forefront,’ she continued’, couture designer, Suzanne Harward, told FEMAIL.

Current gowns on offer include lilac, pastel blue and pinkish hues – perfect for the millennial woman who wants something a little different.

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