Style and fashion are two different entities, with fashion having a finite lifespan and style being a timeless expression. Fortunately, for this year’s brides, the top bridal trends of 2019 are classic enough to last through the decades without resulting in an “I can’t believe I wore that” moment when looking through wedding albums further down the road. Here’s what designers are currently offering to those on the hunt for the perfect wedding dress.

Dresses: Anne Barge

1) Minimalism

When Meghan Markle made her grand entrance at Windsor, she sent a clear message to brides around the world: minimalism can leave a lasting impression. Take your cue from the Duchess of Sussex with a sleek, impeccably tailored wedding gown that will look anything but basic.

Dresses: Galia Lahav

2) Royal Edge

Regal, showstopping bridal gowns have been a longtime favorite; but this season’s batch of royal-worthy wedding dresses have a sexier, modern edge with details like off-shoulder cuts, oversized sleeves, and barely-there backs.


Dresses: Olvi’s Haute Couture

3) Unexpected Silhouettes

From short styles to dramatic lace toppers, unexpected silhouettes are perfect for brides who want a unique wedding day ensemble without being too over-the-top.

Dresses (left to right): Berta, Christos Costarellos, Dana Harel

4) Sheer Seduction

One of the top bridal trends gracing the recent runways is sheer fabrics in the form of lace, tulle, and silk. While a sheer gown may be a bit too daring for some to wear down the aisle, they make for a stunning second look during the wedding reception or afterparty.

Dresses: Gemy Maalouf

5) V-Necklines

The classic V-neckline is always an elegant option, whether brides choose a plunging neckline or a subtler cut. Plus, it’s a beautiful way to show off those clavicles.

Dresses: Naama Anat Haute Couture

6) Modern Mermaids

There’s something timelessly glamorous about a mermaid wedding gown. Voluminous ruffles channel a fierce air of Hollywood sophistication, and flowing fabrics are ideal for creating a more romantic mood.

Dresses: Livné White

7) Brilliant Beading

An intricately beaded bodice is a gorgeous way to add artistry and embellishment to any wedding dress.

Dresses: Francesca Miranda

8) Luxurious Lace

Lovers of lace will appreciate the luxurious feel and carefully crafted details of this season’s lace bridal gowns.

Dresses (left to right): Ashi Studio, David Fielden, Basil Soda

9) Statement Frills

Make the ultimate statement with a couture wedding gown featuring oversized frills, from asymmetrical peplums to a dreamy bow.

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