Spring 2018 Bridal Trends

Spring 2018 Bridal Trends

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Our wedding wardrobe guru reports back from New York Bridal Week with the top trends for Spring 2018. Read on for details and pictures!


Our wedding columnist shares some of the biggest trends you can look forward to in wedding gowns.

New York Bridal Fashion Week is full of incredible wedding inspiration and gorgeous fashions, and we had the great pleasure in visiting our favorite designers to see what is in store for Spring 2018!  The Lace Bridal Couture team hit the runway shows and designer showrooms to scout the latest designs for our Cincinnati Bride.

While each designer has his or her own unique sense of style and aesthetic, it’s always interesting to see the new trends that emerge season after season. And some trends that we first saw last season were back again in a huge way!  Capes and capelets, pearl embellishments, and bows ruled the runways once again.

From clean, sophisticated lines and flowy boho looks to metallic gowns and unique, 3D detailed lace,  we’ve got all the hottest wedding dress trends you will be seeing come this Spring.

Clean and simple is a wedding dress trend that was big at New York Bridal Week.

Clean and Simple
The hottest trend for Fall and Spring is the clean, simple gown that exudes grace and elegance. One of our favorite designers, Antonio Gual for Tulle NY is well know for his clean lines and timeless silhouettes that fit beautifully on every bride of every body type.  Made of Italian silks and rich mikados, Antonio’s gowns are perfect for the bride who is searching for the more sophisticated and modern look.  

The Boho Look

Calling all hopeless romantics! The Boho look has been a favorite amongst the designers for a couple of seasons, and still has a strong presence going into 2018. Think, long, billowy sleeves and off the shoulder styles that give a simple gown an instant vintage feel. You can also opt for flutter sleeves and soft tulle for an effortlessly airy look, or you can go for floral lace to make a boho-chic statement.  Either way, the soft, romantic, effortless gown can be for any bride who loves to be relaxed and carefree.

Metallic Gowns
Metallic gowns gave the bridal fashion week runways a little extra sparkle. Perfect for an evening affair under the stars, gold, silver and champagne-tinted dresses are bold but sophisticated.   The metallic threading incorporated throughout the gown with hints of lace can add that extra sparkle without the heaving beading. Also . . .if you are rocking a gown with metallic fabric or embellishments, keep your accessories minimal so the beauty of the gown and the beauty of the bride show through!

Botanical Lace Details and Embroidery
Florals have been hot for a while, but botanical motifs, such as: vines, branches, and leaves, were everywhere this season. An edgier take on more traditional embroidery and appliqué, this nature-inspired trend feels romantic and contemporary all at once. Another favorite designer of ours is Claire Pettibone. Claire’s new Spring Couture line did not disappoint with her signature colorful floral designs incorporated into her flowy and ethereal gowns. Another trend that plays along with the botanical theme is the 3D floral lace.  This lace trend adds so much texture and interest to the bridal gown without taking away from the beauty of the silhouette of the gown.

Bows, Bows, and More Bows
This Spring, our brides will be sure to reveal their inner Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn and feature beautiful and classic bows on their wedding gowns.  Bows have come and gone through the seasons, but this Spring brings a number of different bow options for our brides.  Bows just add a timeless and classic feature to every bridal gown.

Capes and Caplets
Capes and caplets were featured at just about every runway and designer showroom this season! This ethereal add-on gives even the simplest dress a regal touch, but still feels modern and chic. Another thing to consider is that it is easy to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change with this trend. Wear a cape or caplet for your ceremony, then take it off when you’re ready to dance the night away at your reception.

Every bride is unique and finding the perfect gown is an important part of her wedding story. I hope this trend guide to Bridal Fashion Week New York Spring 2018 helps you discover a wedding look that best expresses your style and personality. One thing’s for sure: If you’re tying the knot within the next year, these are the dresses you will be seeing in all the top fashionable bridal stores near you.

Kelly Hill Bio Kelly Hill is the owner and managing director of Lace Bridal Couture and Love Curvy Bridal boutiques located in the Reading Bridal District in Cincinnati, OH. After graduating from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Merchandising, Kelly became a veteran of the fashion retail industry with over 20 years experience in retail executive management positions with companies such as: Michael Kors, Talbots, Parisian Department stores and Liz Claiborne. In 2011, Kelly decided to take a leap of faith and open her own boutique. Kelly, along with her husband, Allen, opened “Yours Truly, Kelly” bridal consignment. The bridal consignment business grew so quickly that it allowed Kelly to transition into offering custom designer bridal gowns that were exclusive in the Tri-State area. Lace Bridal Couture was then founded in 2014. Kelly and her amazing team soon found a niche in the bridal market that was not tapped and she recently opened her third boutique, Love Curvy Bridal. Love Curvy caters to the fashionable curvy bride with sizes starting at 16 up to sizes 32. Kelly absolutely loves working with brides and making their dreams come true. She and her staff work tirelessly to ensure that each and every bride who shops her bridal boutiques are treated with the most amazing service and offered the most amazing bridal designs that are not found anywhere in the immediate Tri-State area. Photo by: Greene Peas in a Pod Photography