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Wedding dresses, like everyday fashion, is trend-driven and these change every year. Here are 8 major 2018 dress trends and fashionable elements you could incorporate in your gown.

1)Bell and trumpet sleeves

Dramatic sleeves are all the rage this year, working well with boho gowns as well as more formal dresses. You can also opt for extra touches like cold shoulder cut outs, ruffles or bows.




Speaking of bows, they’re having a moment in bridal fashion, either as accents on a waistband or as larger avant-garde elements. Bows don’t have to be girly and demure, they also can bring a strong, graphic element to your gown.



Black gowns don’t necessarily need to be kept for a gothic wedding. Pair the striking shade with jewelled embellishments for an added luxurious touch, or if you’re not feeling the black dress trend, use it in touches, such as belts, headpieces and accents.




Sheer, long, short, embellished: there’s a cape for every bride. Whether it’s detachable or a part of your gown, it will ooze elegance and refinement. It also provides an alternative to full on sleeves while still covering your arms, which could be an option for a more conservative wedding.



5)Lingerie inspirations and corsets

For the past few years, there’s been a resurgence of underwear as outerwear and bridal gowns are no exception to the trend. Corsets with exposed boning are more and more popular, as are camisole style dress straps, delicate lace and basque inspired dresses.




Whether you opt for a smattering of feathers or a fully covered gown, there is an option for you. You could either go for a dramatic, grand look or a more pared back aesthetic. Feathers also work wonderfully on short bridal gowns, guaranteeing that your dress doesn’t just look like an off the rack mini.




Whether you prefer to be in trousers for your whole wedding, or want to change into some for the after party, you can now easily find an incredible array of bridal jumpsuits. Tight, loose, jewelled or plain, they make a striking yet comfortable choice. And if you’re having a relaxed wedding in the sunshine, you can even opt for a shorter playsuit.




Pearls don’t need to be classic. Use them in touches as buttons, or opt for full panels or random scatters. Pearls have the advantage of working with every kind of fabric and for every season, so go ahead and embellish your winter wedding coat or your summer midi bridal dress.