5 Wedding Dress Trends from Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week

Another New York Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone, and we’ve had visions of dreamy wedding dresses dancing in our heads ever since. Between glimmering ballgowns, dashing pantsuits and chic silhouettes, we were stunned and inspired by the designs that made their way down fashion's most famous aisle. While blue and blush colors continued to shine and high necklines reigned along with whimsical feather detailing, here are the five trends that we're most excited to see more of next year.

Bell Sleeves

Our favorite trend that we spotted on countless runways was billowy, dramatic sleeves that beautifully framed a variety of silhouettes. From simple sheath dresses to dazzling ballgowns, bell sleeves both structured and whimsical had their moment in the spotlight.

Stevie by Joanna August

Wedding dress by Joanna August


Wedding dress by Marchesa Notte

Spotted at Alexandra Grecco, Dennis Basso, Desiree Hartsock, Hayley Paige, Isabelle ArmstrongJoanna August, Marchesa, Mark Zunino, Michal Medina, Morilee by Madeline Gardner, Rime Arodaky, Rivini, Temperley

Oversized Bows

We love the way a perfectly tied bow pulls a look together, but there’s something about the added drama of an oversized bow that makes us swoon. Whether delicately tied with tulle at the waist, architecturally draped in the back or as an added detail on shoulder straps, a statement bow is our favorite knot for tying the knot.

Galia Lahav, Bridal Fall 2018, New York City, October 2017Wedding dress by Galia Lahav


Wedding dress by Anne Barge

Spotted at Allison Webb, Amsale, Anne Barge, Dennis Basso, Galia Lahav, Inbal Dror, Ines Di Santo, Ivy and Aster, Lakum, Lihi Hod, Marchesa, Michal Medina, Reem Acra, Rivini, Romona Keveza 

Statement Earrings

Choosing the right accessories is every bit as important as choosing the right dress (or pants!) for your wedding day. And this year, many designers added statement pieces to accentuate the intricate details in their designs. Sparkling chandelier-inspired earrings and trendy white cascading globes were just two of our favorites!


Wedding dress by Sachin and Babi


Wedding dress by Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Spotted at Anne Barge, Justin Alexander, Casablanca, Lihi Hod, Matthew Christopher, Morilee by Madeline Gardner, Naeem Khan, Sachin and Babi, Sottero and Midgley, Yumi Katsura, Lela Rose

Collar Details

In addition to loving the pantsuits and jumpsuits that saturated the runway this season, we were especially fond of the tuxedo-inspired details that were included in several collections. A plunging neckline lined with lapel detailing and a high-neckline collar detail are two looks that made us swoon!


Wedding dress by Lihi Hod

 Wedding dress by Inbal Dror

Spotted at Gracy Accad, Inbal Dror, Ines Di Santo, Justin Alexander, Lakum, Lihi Hod, Reem Acra

Tea-Length Dresses

Not too short but still sweet, the tea-length wedding dress was a favorite among designers this season. A-line silhouettes with a flattering flare skirt were most common, and with the fun and playful movement a mid-length dress creates, it's not hard to see why. 


Wedding dress by Gracy Accad


Wedding dress by Matthew Christopher

Spotted at Carol Hannah, Gracy Accad, Inbal Dror, Hayley Paige, Ivy and Aster, Lakum, Laure de Sagazan, Matthew Christopher, Naeem Khan, Sareh Nouri


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