Don't worry - none of the trends walking down the runway of New York Bridal Fashion Week involved pumpkins (or your groom being basically naked) - that was Oleksiy Zalevskiy at Ukrainian Fashion week, and our way of saying happy halloween!
Now, on to the serious stuff... The following trends actually did make an appearance in the A/W 2019 Collections! And whether you are a traditional, modern, boho or alternative bride there is something for everybody…
Separates are back!
Bridal separates are definitely an option for the unique bride, bridging the gap between fashion and bridal.
It was 2014 when we first laid eyes on bridal separates, fast-forward to 2018 and they are back and more rebellious than ever! Separates are super flattering for all body shapes and are an easy, more personalised alternative to the traditional wedding dress.
Our Otaduy separate pieces are a perfect example of how you can create a boho bridal look with your own personal stamp of approval. Create your own combo by mixing a statement top like our “Roosevelt” crop, with a skirt like our floating “Kahlo” skirt or fitted bridal trousers like our “Joplin” pants.
2 in 1 looks
Choosing just one look for your wedding day can be difficult, so why not
go for a versatile piece with two looks?
When you’re buying your wedding dress you have to keep in mind both the ceremony and the evening celebrations. Having a versatile gown you can go from one look during the day to a different look in the evening is a great way to leave a lasting impression.
Opt for a dress you can wear with an overlay dress or top. Then you can take the overlay off in the evening for a whole new look. Our “Pulp Fiction” dress by Lucy Can’t Dance, paired here with a lace crop top, can take your look from beautiful bride-to-be, to the wife of the party!
If you want to make a statement, sleeves are the way to do it! Some might call it 'The Royal Effect' following Meghan and Princess Eugenie’s weddings, but sleeves are big trends at bridal fashion week – and they're not limited to just plain and simple. Statement sleeves have been a trend this year in the fashion industry so it is no surprise that statement sleeved wedding dresses have made their way to bridal boutiques.
Along with simple sleek royal sleeves we have a statement sleeve suitable for every bride. Some of our brides love the sophisticated design of our batwing “Solaire” or our bishop sleeved “Farou” dress, both by Otaduy. Our brides who would like to look like a true bohemian royal, have opted for our fitting tasselled sleeve “London Calling” gown by Lucy Cant Dance.
Bridal trousers are the perfect way to rebel against tradition. Being a bride does not have to limit you to only wearing a flouncy wedding dress - oh no! Every year we see more of our brides strutting down the aisle and partying their wedding night away in bridal trousers, looking like an absolute rockstar.
Bridal trousers have become an icon for the free-spirited bride who wants to make a bold but chic statement. They are becoming increasingly popular with celebrities too, seen on the queens of cool Solange and Amal Clooney.
Now it’s your time to wear the pants! Our most popular trousers crafted by Otaduy are ready to try on in-store, Inspired by the rock ’n’ roll megastar Janice Joplin, they are the most flattering trousers to make a statement in.
Splash of Colour
Would you break tradition and wow with a splash of colour? Not all weddings are the same. When you’re planning your wedding, the main goal is to show-off your personality, so why not have a colourful wedding dress too?
The latest bridal trend is to have an ivory dress with a colourful twist to match your colour palette. The most sought after style of these vibrant dresses come in dip-dye form like our “Lola” gown by Lucy Can’t Dance, watercolour effect like “Twyla” by Leanne Marshall or a lined skirt style for a softer look, like our “Makani” gown by Mila Mira.