Best Wedding Dresses of 2018

Best of 2018: Wedding Dress Style

2018 really brought the best when it came to aisle style, and of the many Real Weddings and Styled Shoots we featured throughout the year, there were so many incredible dress looks that caught our eye. From two piece gowns with modern silhouettes and dresses with colorful details to timeless styles, brides were drawn to attire that showed off their individual personalities. Although it’s always tough to narrow it down, these 11 looks were some of our favorites that we featured in 2018, and they already have us excited to see what soonlyweds will wear next year!

yumi katsura wedding dress

Jessica fell in love with this Yumi Katsura gown even though it wasn't in her budget. But when all her friends and family burst into tears the first time they saw her in it, she knew it was the one she wanted to marry Stefano in. | dress by Yumi Katsura | photo by Corina Silva Studios


This all-over lace gown features a striking scalloped neckline with a sexy plunge, and we can't stop swooning over it! It was a beautiful choice for a coastal wedding inspiration shoot with tropical details. | dress by Oscar de la Renta | photo by Molly + Co

boho wedding dress separates

This glowing bride wanted something nontraditional yet still bridal for her Hawaiian elopement. She ultimately found this two-piece wedding dress with a boho lace top and mermaid style skirt that was perfect for both the ceremony in the forest and pictures on the beach. | photo by Chelsea Stratso Photography


Two words: floral sleeve! We hope this accessory catches on and becomes a trend because we absolutely love it as a bouquet alternative. The lush florals also pair beautifully with this stunning Kelly Faetanini lace v-neck dress. | dress by Kelly Faetanini | photo by Shaina Lee Photography 


Courtney absolutely stuns in this Olia Zavozina gown with its curve-hugging lace and sweetheart neckline. To complete the look for her vineyard wedding, she accessorized with a gold headband that lined her low updo and a beaded belt around her waist. | dress by Olia Zavozina | photo by The Ganeys


For her Hawaii beach elopement, Tia wore a two-piece custom gown with a high-low hem that paid homage to her African ancestry. With a daring pair of heels and dangling crystal earrings, this bride proves that aisle style is best when you make it your own. | dress by Toriola | photo by Chelsea Abril Photography


We love couples who embrace color on their wedding day! Ashely's blue floral ball gown tied in perfectly to her navy and blush color palette for her lakeside wedding to Michael. | photo by Rudy & Marta Photography


Actress Shalita Grant wore a custom outfit designed by Clara Diaz with a strapless lace jumpsuit featuring a silk crepe overskirt. We love that she paired the look with pair of Tiffany blue heels for her City Hall ceremony and intimate backyard reception. | dress by Clara Diaz | photo by Jerry Yoon Photographers


Sam couldn't resist twirling in her classic gown the moment she put it on. With delicate lace details on the bodice, an illusion neckline and a voluminous tulle skirt, this dress was one of our favorites this year. | photo by Bright Girl Photography


Shabria and Ashley held a black tie wedding on the beach, and Shabria's stunning dress was perfect for the occasion. In a mermaid style gown with a sweetheart neckline and tiered skirt featuring a horsehair hem, she definitely stole the spotlight. | photo by Naba Zabih Photography


We absolutely love Meresa's chic aisle style! Wearing a lace-covered gown with pearl draping at the shoulders and back, she looked absolutely stunning for her lavish wedding to Eric.| photo by Brooke Images

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