We take a look at the wedding dress trends that emerged during LBFW 2019
For the second year in a row London Bridal Fashion Week incorporating White Gallery returned to the London ExCel. As the UK’s leading bridal fashion event, the 2019 show saw some of the top international names unveil their new 2020 collections.
With the leading names in the industry alongside some new talent, the renowned bridal trade show gave us a glimpse of what we can expect to see in the upcoming year.
During the three-day event, we saw a number of new wedding dress trends emerge from the fashion shows including feathers, halternecks gowns, coloured dresses and sleeves.
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Below are some of the newest trends from London Bridal Fashion Week incorporating White Gallery 2019 that are making statements on the runway.
One of the key trends to emerge from London Bridal Fashion Week & White Gallery 2019 was sleeves. We saw a variety of sleeve types from designers and manufactures this year. Lillian West and Ivory & Co featured short sleeves in their collections, perfect for a summer bride. While Herve Paris and Morilee showcased how versatile long sleeves can be, with cuffed and fluted sleeves featuring across their collections.
After the royal wedding in 2018, it was no surprise to see halterneck dresses on the catwalk his season. Allure Bridals, Eternity and Ronald Joyce featured dresses with beaded necklines, while Victoria Sanders’ collection featured a flower print dress with a frilled halterneck. This look is perfect for a bride looking for something less traditional, but still on-trend.
Bridal favourite tulle was prominent this season, with many layering the fabric for maximum effect. Tal Kedem and Le Papillion by Modeca showcased tulle in the traditional sense with large layers from the waistline down, while Dando London and Tiffanys featured the fabric as part of a mermaid silhouette.
Separates first appeared at White Gallery in 2017 and are now here to stay. Allure Bridals and BSS by Safiyya Babayeve showcased cropped tops and trousers to suit the growing number of boho brides, while the Eliza Jane Howell collection featured separates covering the mid-drift for the more conservative bride.
Feathers were a key trend among both London Bridal Fashion Week & White Gallery brands. White Gallery designers were daring with their use of feathers, with Danit Levi using feathered edging along a high leg split and Eliza Jane Howell featuring peacock feathers in a showstopping gown. London Bridal Fashion Week brands including Peony Rice and Ronald Joyce used feathered boleros to create a dramatic look.
Colour featured heavily on the catwalk this year. Modeca and Eternity Bridal chose dark colours for maximum impact, while Lusan Mandongus opted for light blue undertones for a more subtle pop of colour. Coya Collection’s showstopping catwalk featured a myriad of colours, offering a range of looks for bridesmaids and wedding guests.
If you’re looking for something a little sexier then look no further than these lingerie-inspired gowns. Lilly & Charles and Sincerity featured exposed boning, while Le Papillion by Modeca showcased dresses with built-in bustiers. Danit Levi’s bold sheer illusion gown was a true showstopper.
For more post-show information check out our London Bridal Fashion Week 2019 review here.