Trends are ever-changing in the wedding world, so if you’re engaged or set to be a bridesmaid, it’s smart to remain privy to the latest and greatest. All in all, expect a more directional approach to 2018 wedding gowns, jewelry and bridesmaid dresses, including the introduction of our EIC’s first Wedding Edit from Rachel Zoe Collection. Ahead, see what’s in store, then shop our selectinos to ensure your walk down the aisle is a memorable one.
Three silhouettes stand out for 2018—plunging V-necks, lingerie-like corset-style bodices and romantic off-the-shoulder shapes. Ethereal overlays, intricate appliqués and textural embellishments are total showstoppers.
How enchanting is this V-neck ballgown?
Sheer fabric and visible boning give this gown an oh-la-la quality.
The diaphanous detailing on the overlay and off-shoulders take this minimal gown into luxe territory.
Lavender Bridesmaid Dresses
Lavender is the shade of spring and summer—a lovely choice for your lineup of maids whether all in the same hue or in a spectrum of purple.
This one-shoulder style fits sizes 00–30. How's that for inclusive?
A thigh-high slit is tempered by floor-length feminine ruffles.
An elegant way to rock the asymmetrical trend.
Images courtesy of: Danielle Frankel (photo by Tory Rust), Viktor&Rolf Mariage and Rachel Zoe Collection (photo by Justin Coit)
Modern Bridal Looks
Brides are eschewing tradition in favor of modern styles like suits, jumpsuits and two-piece sets. Bridal and high-fashion designers alike are getting in on the action, crafting unique looks for an unconventional bride as an option for the rehearsal dinner or as a second look at the reception or at a post-wedding brunch.
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Wear these pieces together for a bridal occasion, then split them up for myriad outfit options post-nuptials.
A structured bodice defines your waist while roomy wide legs ensure comfort.
Not just reserved for the bridal bouquet, flowers were a major source of inspiration for jewelry designers. From studs to drops, this trend is romantic as ever.
This floral style comes with delicate beading that can serve as your something blue.
These leather petals are pretty as can be.
For a structural take, these rose-gold drops are eye-catching.
For the bride craving drama, forgo a theatrical veil and give a bridal cape a go. Whether ornate, lightly appliquéd or as a wispy layer of tulle, this look is the definition of a modern Cinderella moment.
This floor-length cape comes with breathtaking 3D floral appliqué.
Hand-beaded and semi-sheer, this cape lends a vintage-inspired effect.
Featherweight silk-chiffon is demure but comes with light-catching crystal for a coy dose of shine.