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Dreaming Of Dresses? Beautiful in Bridal , Trends for 2018
Hello, Happy Hump Day from our lovely little corner of the internet! I do hope that the working week has treated you well so far? There is just 3 days left till the weekend and we can reach back out for the pink prosecco. Yay!
I bet for the newly engaged beauties that these past couple of weeks has been a total whirlwind, but of course a wonderful one. Announcing an engagement, showing off your sparkling new addition (with a new gel polish!) and dedicating your spare time picking through Pinterest and Instagram can be thirsty work, you know? On a serious note though, it must be hard and kind-of crazy filling weekends with wedmin and keeping a mental note of how your own dream day will look.
One part of the whole wedding planning experience that ladies get most excited about (other than marrying their love) has to be the bridal experience. And, whether that is spending a day, or more or even just sourcing the internet for inspiration, it can conjure up many emotions; it can even be a nerve-racking experience for some. However, floating in and out of dresses and finding one that not only suits your style, but makes you look everything that you have ever dreamt of is pretty special.
Tracking down ‘the one‘ can be a tricky job, to help you out a little with styles we have picked our top 2018 trends; just as a little guide and to pretty up your Wednesday.
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Capes and Trains
Not into veils? A full-length bridal cape or shorter capelet is the perfect alternative; It still adds dimension to your gown, but feels modern, chic and super cool. In addition, this trend is an easy way to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change to switch up your look a little without forking out the price for another dress.
Wear a cape or capelet for a more formal feel during your ceremony, then whisk it away to reveal a different look for your reception.
We’re jumping for joy for the trend of jumpsuits that is sweeping the bridal world at the moment. This pair from Viktor & Rolf are showing us how it’s done, I’m not even sure that they need an explanation.
No matter whether you’re eloping, looking for a beautiful bridal shower ensemble, or just aren’t into dresses; we’ve got you covered. Jumpsuits and co-ords are comfortable, figure flattering and totally of the moment. A sleek jumpsuit dressed up with a luxe pair of shoes and a clutch is an oh-so pretty option.
Image: Viktor & Rolf
Simple & Sleek
Because sometimes, less really is more.
We’re having a bit of a moment over this Lela Rose 2018 gown, The Sands. Although certainly not embellished or necessarily a glamorous style we adore how it can be made into one with a sheer pair of elbow-rise gloves and a fishnet fascinator.
I certainly want to be seeing a lot more of this style in the next year.
Image: Lela Rose
Ah, we arrive on the Jenny Packham design of dreams. If you read our blog religiously you will totally understand how since I started my job at The Wedding Affair, I have fallen (well and truly) head-over-heels in love with Jenny Packham gowns, and her designs on a whole.
Although a similar sleek cut to the gown above, this dress features embellishment that cascades from head-to-toe. Delicate, dreamy and decadent; this dress is certainly one that I would love to wear myself. Not that I am getting married, but a girl can have her wishes, right? Of course, if you’re getting married then you certainly have the advantage as you can go try this beauty on.
Image: Jenny Packham
With the wedding date set for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on the 19th of April, we couldn’t be any more excited for the most beautiful couple to exchange their vows.
As the loved up lovelies will be in the spotlight up-until and a long time after their wedding, all eyes are on Meghan to see which dress designer she will choose, and even design; of course, this will cause trends with many brides taking inspiration from the Princess to-be.
I think Meghan will wear a gown that is classic yet sensual and stylish with a modern highlight, perhaps an A-line style. It would be a nod to tradition that would be expected and required from the Royal household but would also show her personal sense of style with perhaps some added embellishments or a subtle plunge.
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