With strong shoulders, oversize bows and bold accessorizing, designers went big in their latest bridal collections, signaling a positive shift in the industry. Here, we recap the season’s trends.
In the City of Big Shoulders—and on its North Shore—one of this season’s top trends will be welcomed with open arms: strong shoulder treatments. We saw pointed, geometric designs from Galia Lahav; poufy ones from Romona Keveza; and structural shoulders at Pronovias. Likewise, tulle was everywhere, and treated every way. Sareh Nouri pleated it, Peter Langner tiered it, and Martina Liana stretched it across a lace-embellished bodice.
Bows made a major showing. Neta Dover draped a silk one over a skirt slit; Mark Ingram affixed a dramatic bow to the back of a ballgown skirt. And when it comes to styling, more is more this season. Nearly every designer showed veils; and opera gloves made a roaring comeback—with a modern twist. Jenny Yoo, Lihi Hod and even Anne Barge showed sheer tulle gloves.
Brides today are curating looks for every event of the wedding and designers have responded in kind, creating detachable skirts that transform a look, short afterparty frocks, dreamy honeymoon ensembles and more. Suiting made a showing as well, with labels like Ines Di Santo and Amsale launching tailored bridal pieces.
All in all, it’s turning out to be the year of bigger is better—both weddings and fashion are trending that way—so be sure to dress the part.