By John Roland Legaspi
Can you hear the bells? Imagine the beautiful linens, the dainty florals, and the smiling people surrounding you, in idyllic white background. The month of February definitely puts us in the mood for romance. And saying “I do” is a true testament of love.
Such a momentous event requires a statement dress—of course, your wedding dress.
Out of all the different cuts, fabrication, color, and length, we’ve listed down the new trends in bridal wear to help you say “I do” without any objections. Celebrate the woman you’ve become. Whether you’re about to walk down the aisle or still waiting for the right one, we can all agree it is never too early to plan out for that special day.
Think the Duchess of Sussex in that Givenchy wedding dress. This trend lets the woman wearing the dress be the center of attention by retraining over the bells and whistles. Classic bias cut dress with romantic neckline or a full on the skirt in frill-free fabrics are the ones to go for.
Prairie and puritan dressing made waves on the runways last season. With the power of #MeToo movement, it sparked the new sexy for women, just leaving everything to the imagination, or, at least, until the honeymoon for the groom.
CAPELETS AND CAFTAN
Coverups provide a sense of duality in your wedding dress. Capelets, bolero jackets, and caftans have ease and luxe sewn into them. Put them on properly for a maximum chaste look or just let them dangle in your arms and shoulders for a more sensual and slouchy feel.
THE ROYAL EFFECT
Bridal wear cannot escape the Catholicism extravaganza of last year’s Met Gala. Be the “more is more” bride, if that is who you are. Drown yourself in jewels and crystals morphed in a dress in Victorian silhouettes. Be the queen on the day of your wedding by topping your tresses with a majestic crown or tiara.
HINT OF HUES
More brides are now shying away from the traditional white by opting for a hint of color in their wedding dress. As did Mandy Moore, killing the taboo but not the romance by choosing dresses in soft pastel shades of blush, blue, and peach. If you’re going for a more subtle pizzazz, a hint of gold is the way to go.
The conservative meter is on high as this trend prefers the halter neckline and ditches the plunge. Higher necklines frame the face beautifully, allowing the bride’s natural glow shine. Plus, higher necklines enable you to explore what skin to expose, whether your killer-sharp shoulders or your bold back.
Weddings are, after all, celebratory. Be party-ready in a metallic dress with sheen and fringe that still looks appropriate for the cathedral. By night, let your dress mirror the night sky as you dazzle everyone on the dance floor.
This trend is now getting the reception it deserves. Who says pants aren’t feminine enough for a wedding? Jumpsuits are fun garments that need a personality to match it with. It makes you look long and lean, and let’s everyone know who we the pants in your relationship, meaning the both of you.
Crop tops, skirt overlays another skirt, and pants and skirt combo is the trend breaking away from the one-piece looks. Separates are easy to wear. They have a transformative power, allowing you to mix and match your wedding day look, from the altar to the reception.
Tired of that chapel length train? Then go short. Dresses in knee length and cut above the ankle are sweet, youthful, and carefree. Its petite demeanor doesn’t kill the elegance but expresses a budding love and the woman that you are as you enter the new phase of your life.