Fashion & Style
23rd June 2018
6 Bridal trends you need to know about from Barcelona Bridal Week
It’s the annual mecca of bridal wear and bridal fashion, and sets the mood for the trends to look out for.
Layers upon layers of floaty fabric will make a bride look ethereal and otherworldly as she glides down the aisle. Silhouettes can be as understated or bold and dramatic as you please.
Named after Antoine Watteau, the French Rococo artist who frequently painted women in this kind of gown, a Watteau back drapes fabric from a bride's shoulders to the floor, giving the illusion of a cape. The modern take on this trend gives brides who don't want a long veil or train something subtle yet dramatic to trail behind them down the aisle.
Image: Carla Ruiz
The structured bodice of a corset top immediately brings lingerie to mind, so they’re certainly the choice for a more daring bride. However, their accompanying skirts balance out the look in a tasteful way.
Image: Reem Acra
High-low skirts are the perfect compromise for the bride who’s tempted by a short dress, but still wants to enjoy her princess moment. Contemporary, elegant and just the tiniest bit edgy, these perfect-for-summer dresses make an unforgettable impression.
Illusion crop top
The crop-top-and-skirt wedding dress trend made quite the hit in recent years, although baring skin on the midriff is not everybody’s cup of tea. This trend will appeal to the woman who loves the idea of a crop top for a wedding gown without baring anything, giving the illusion of a crop top and full coverage.
Image: Jesus Peiro
A cape doesn’t need to be an added accessory which gets removed after the ceremony is over, but rather it could be a beautiful and striking addition to your gown which embellishes it rather than covers it up, just like this floral-trimmed Cymbeline gown and cape.