Recently, we attended New York Bridal Fashion Week to check out all the amazing dresses and upcoming bridal trends for 2018 and we were completely blown away! 2018 brides, good luck dress shopping, because we could hardly pick a favorite trend! From off the shoulder gowns, to two piece mix and match separates, detachable trains that take you from WOW to subdued glamor, to dresses that could serve as your ‘something blue’ (one of our fav trends!) to stunning, modern dresses that make a show stopping statement, Bridal Market was filled with fun, gorgeous dresses.
We’re recapping some of our favorite collections to watch for at a bridal salon near you! Curious about some of our other favorites? Check them out here!
A collection for the ultimate high fashion girl, a jumpsuit and a ridiculously fun illusion bomber jacket punctuated this collection, and had us dreaming of all the ways we could wear that bomber post-wedding! Not to mention, many of the dresses had pockets, which is an automatic love for us!
Known for their super stretchy (and super comfortable!) lace, Olvi’s creates gorgeous dresses that can only be described as heirlooms– minus the uncomfortable, stuffed in feeling that lots of dresses have. From floral lace to the most gorgeous, ethereal blue dress that we’re still obsessing over, you’ll be looking for any excuse to wear these dresses again.
When a collection of dresses is named after famous female rock stars, you know it’s going to be too cool for words. The epitome of laid back, add-your-own-twist to it style, Joanna August dresses are perfect for the girl who wants to add her own accessories to make the dress her own. And if you’re searching for bridesmaids dresses, you can’t get more badass than her line for ‘maids. With metallic star print tulle or gorgeous, drapey floral chiffon that you KNOW your girls will want to wear again, good luck picking a favorite!
An accessories line that redefines opulent, Maria Elena has head and hair pieces, earrings, rosaries and more. Guaranteed to add more than just a little sparkle to your look, we fell in love with all the options for brides that want to opt out of a veil, or want a gorgeous 2nd look for their reception, or just want jewelry that’s just as stunning as their dress!
Not for the faint of heart, Lakum’s spacey, modern looks were full of geometric lines and sparkle accents. While they’re not for everyone, we absolutely loved how unique and fun this collection was!
There aren’t enough words for Claire Pettibone’s newest collection– lavish, ornate, detailed and stunningly gorgeous are all good starters. With not a plain white dress in sight, this collection, called Vagabond, is ultra-romantic, and so whimsical. Whether you’re getting married among rose bushes or in a wheat field, these gowns are true showstoppers.
Romantic, feminine gowns with classic, flattering silhouettes were aplenty in this collection! We particularly love the neckline and pocket details in these two. If you’re a girly girl who wants a true princess dress that isn’t overly sugary sweet, Caroline Castigliano is the adult version of that. Dreamy while still being just sexy enough, these dresses are what dress dreams are made of.