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Four key wedding trends for 2019

Harper's Bazaar (UK) logo Harper's Bazaar (UK) 14/11/2018 Jessica Davis

a close up of a white dress: Our guide to the wedding dress trends that be big news in 2019, from mini dresses to bows. © Getty Images Our guide to the wedding dress trends that be big news in 2019, from mini dresses to bows. As 2018 comes to a close, we’ve not only seen enough royal weddings to last us a life-time, but have most likely attended our fair share too. Deciding what to wear as a wedding guest is hard, but deciding what to wear as the bride is even harder. 

Just like fashion trends, bridal trends come and go. From voluminous Princess Diana-style gowns to the Duchess of Sussex's bardot neckline, dress trends have changed considerably over the years. 

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Who What Wear spoke to the most important people in the wedding dress industry, to find out what’s really in next year for upcoming brides-to-be.


Kate Halfpenny, from Halfpenny London, told Who What Wear: "Bows have long been a feature on wedding dresses but now they're used more subtly. Personally, I love finding contemporary, chic ways to incorporate ultra-feminine details into my collections."

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This trend appeals to the alternative bride, who would rather stay away from more traditional shapes such as full skirts and long trains. Short hemlines are making headway for 2019, as they offer an informal, playful approach.

Parisian cool-girl AnneLaure Mais Moreau showed us how to work this trend for next year. She later changed into a shorter mini-dress for the evening party, into a puffed sleeve Magda Butrym offering.

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If you're a bride-to-be next year and want to tap into this trend but don't feel brave enough to wear a short style for the ceremony, choosing a mini dress for the evening reception is a good option. Plus, it's easier to party the night away in.


If the thought of wearing a dress isn't your thing at all, then 2019 is your year. Kate Halfpenny explains to Who What Wear that "2019 is the year of the rule-breaking bride". This could be a combination of tops, skirts, trousers - it's your chance to be creative.

© Getty Appliqué lace

Lace has always been a wedding dress mainstay, but in 2019, Kate Halfpenny expects it to take on a more statement guise. "Brides-to-be are loving unusual textures like the 3-D appliqué lace as it makes even more impact," she says.

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