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Weddings5 Classic Bridal Dress Trends That Are Forever, And The 15 Ways To Wear Them Today

5 Classic Bridal Dress Trends That Are Forever, And The 15 Ways To Wear Them Today

5 Classic Bridal Dress Trends That Are Forever, And The 15 Ways To Wear Them Today
By Jessica Liew
January 25, 2018

There’s something magical about bridal dresses with age-old charm. Wedding gown trends are constantly evolving, but marriage is that once-in-a-lifetime walk down the aisle, with all eyes trained on the big bridal gown reveal. In your mission to dress the part for the big day, it’s important to pick a dress reflecting the modern era yet evergreen for your wedding album. These dresses are a modern update of retro styles, but are thoughtfully designed with heirloom value. From regal capes to flapper-style feathers, here are 15 new bridal dresses to love for eternity.

Courtesy of Galia Lahav
Courtesy of Galia Lahav

Look 1: Capes

They go way back to the time queens got married, so a little regal help to your big day will go a long way.

Seen at Galia Lahav.

 

Courtesy of Elie Saab
Courtesy of Elie Saab

Look 1: Capes

Since you’re royalty for the day, channel your inner queen or superhero by emerging in a sweeping gown that’s effectively a makeover bridal accessory.

Seen at Elie Saab.

See also: Wedding Of Muhammad Rahmat Geneid & Chika Tatsuzawa

 

Courtesy of Francesca Miranda
Courtesy of Francesca Miranda

Look 1: Capes

Ornate, modern, or mesmerisingly detailed, not only do capes or capelets add more drama than a veil, they make for an impressive march down the aisle, too.

Seen at Francesca Miranda.

Courtesy of Vera Wang
Courtesy of Vera Wang

Look 2: Black & White

The graphic black and white look evokes the mono-crazy Sixties, when monochrome minimalism was en vogue. Today, the modish black-and-white has been adapted into chic and ritzy wedding dresses.

Seen at Vera Wang.

Courtesy of Marchesa
Courtesy of Marchesa

Look 2: Black & White

Monochrome endows a sophisticated strength to the bride. With the simple combination of black and white, she’s making a bold statement through a classy and edgy choice.

Seen at Marchesa.

See also: Wedding Of Tunku Tun Aminah Sultan Ibrahim

Courtesy of Justin Alexander
Courtesy of Justin Alexander

Look 2: Black & White

To rock the trend, let your dress retain its white authenticity and play up the focus with a slim black belt or a strategic ribbon.

Seen at Justin Alexander.

Courtesy of Theia
Courtesy of Theia

Look 3: Bell sleeves

Sleeves are one easy way to play up a bridal gown, and bell sleeves; with its long and flowing design, are a nod to the free-spirited bride.

Seen at Theia.

Courtesy of Justin Alexander
Courtesy of Justin Alexander

Look 3: Bell sleeves

This retro trend has been reincarnated in several variations, from a balloon style and a 1930s-inspired, right down to a lacy romantic feel.

Seen at Justin Alexander.

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Courtesy of Francesca Miranda
Courtesy of Francesca Miranda

Look 3: Bell sleeves

Bell sleeves especially accentuate the figure and stand out on slim-fitting dresses, among others. Judging by the many illusions this versatile sleeves is capable of, this trend is here to stay.

Seen at Francesca Miranda.

 

Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger
Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger

Look 4: Ruffles

A super ladylike trend that brings to mind the flapper era, ruffles permeate modern bridal gowns as cascading visions, or textured throughout the dress with feathers.

Seen at Mira Zwillinger.

Courtesy of Naeem Khan
Courtesy of Naeem Khan

Look 4: Ruffles 

Ruffles add a whimsical essence to the dress too. When gathered in the right places, they add dimension to the bride’s frame.

Seen at Naeem Khan.

Courtesy of Reem Acra
Courtesy of Reem Acra

Look 4: Ruffles

They’re also used as alternative embellishment when added to sleeves or sparsely through the skirt, complementing floral appliques or lacy embroidery.

Seen at Reem Acra.

See also: Wedding Of Lee Yin Yen & Andrew Kwan

Courtesy of Theia
Courtesy of Theia

Look 5: Pearly white

There’s an unmistakable Victorian feel about the pearlescent embellishment, combined with lace, high collars, and even satin fabric.

Seen at Theia.

Courtesy of Houghton
Courtesy of Houghton

Look 5: Pearly white

Beads get a dramatic upgrade, leaving the grandmother jewellery box and put on full display, decorating gowns in all-over beading or clustered to a certain body feature.

Seen at Houghton.

See also: Wedding Of Dato' Seri Tengku Baharuddin Sultan Mahmud & To' Puan Seri Nabilah Khan

Courtesy of Lela Rose
Courtesy of Lela Rose

Look 5: Pearly white 

Additionally, pearly whites add a wedding-worthy touch to any lavish, floor-sweeping gowns.

Seen at Lela Rose.

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