Saying Your “I Do’s” this autumn? There is no dress more important than the bridal dress. As the most beautiful, most extravagant, and most expensive dress you will ever own and wear—this is one dress you really need to get right. But with so many styles and fabrics out there, where does an autumn bride-to-be start? As one of the top bridal boutiques in Johannesburg, we patrolled the bridal runways for the latest, most flattering bridal dress trends so we could bring them to you. From fashion-forward textural floral appliqué’s, Princess Ruffles, and super-feminine lace to minimalism – here’s a sneak peek at the latest autumn bridal trends.
#1 The big, bold 80s butt bow
Dressing up dresses for the past few seasons, who would have ever thought bows would still be around this autumn? From big and bold to the teeny-tiny, these attention-grabbing focal features create a dramatic back view and can be tucked into the skirt or worked into shoulder sashes.
#2 Micro-layered cascading ruffles
Ruffles are ruling the runways in various sizes, colours, and aesthetics, from frothy, flamboyant micro-layers to feminine sheath swirls that flow. Oozing gorgeous ethereal vibes and flaunting graceful fabrics such as tulle and organza—besides offering textural drama—micro-layered cascading ruffles in champagnes, nudes, and soft pinks brought sparkle and dimension to the runways.
#3 Nature inspired 3D Florals
Rocking the runways for more than a few seasons, floral embellishments are everywhere this season, and for good reason. Complementary to every type of silhouette, this nature-inspired hyper-textural floral trend is romantic, edgy and contemporary all in one.
#4 The minimalist bride
After layers of ruffles, lace, and over-the-top opulence, many designers feel the need to keep it simple this season. With minimalism ruling the high street, this season’s bridal dresses also focussed on simple with minimal embellishments.
#5 The avant-garde fashion-forward suit
While bridal dresses are unquestionably becoming less traditional, this season also flaunted an edgier take on bridal wear: the figure-flattering jumpsuit and pantsuit. Although not a novel concept, the runways sported a fitted, tailored, chic and sleek look complemented with crisp white strapless tunics and halter necks, pretty veils and embellished pumps.
#6 Traditional capes are standing in for veils
While trends may come and go, capes are still enjoying their moment. Designed to make a wow-worthy fashion statement – whether short or long or modern or traditional – these gorgeous bridal dress accessories not only add dimension to dresses, but they also allow brides to switch up their look after the ceremony.
While trends may come and go, when it comes down to choosing the right bridal dress, your choice should not be the most expensive, flashiest or trendy, but the dress that takes your breath away. For the widest selection of the latest high-fashion designer bridal dresses and accessories in Johannesburg, visit MissTeeq.