The Spring 2019 Wedding Dresses That Slayed the Runways

Dan Lecca

We’re officially back from New York Bridal Fashion week where the top bridal designers revealed their latest Spring 2019 wedding dresses—and they are fire! This season brought us lavish regal designs (inspired by the Royal wedding, perhaps?), nostalgic ‘90s-looking gowns, and other oh-so trendy styles that are totally mixing up bridal fashion. So, if you want to know which trends are going straight from the runway to the ceremony aisle, check out these Spring 2019 wedding dresses.

Here are the Spring 2019 wedding dresses and trends new brides need to see.


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Dress: Theia

Royally Obsessed

Hands down the most talked about Spring 2019 wedding dress trend at Bridal Fashion Week was designers’ spin on the Royal Wedding. Almost every collection had its version of a wedding gown for the future Duchess Meghan Markle to wear when she marries Prince Harry. Runways were filled with majestic gowns inspired by tiaras, crowns and everything (royally) in between. The attention to detail—luxe beadwork, rich brocade fabric and other crystal encrusted designs—gave Spring 2019 wedding dresses a wow-worthy affect, which totally stole the show. For brides-to-be hoping to feel like royalty on the big day, this Spring 2019 wedding dress trend is right up your alley (or aisle!).

Read More: 10 Princess Wedding Dresses for the Royally Obsessed

Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Pantsuit: Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Bridal Power Suits

This Spring 2019 wedding dress trend is bringing major confidence and empowerment to bridal fashion world: The power suit. Several collections, which also boasted twists on the typical jumpsuit, were inspired by the idea of wanting brides to feel both strong and beautiful in something other than a traditional wedding dress. Think sheer and sexy jumpsuits, deep V’s and strategically placed lace, and sharp trench coats and tailored blazers. This bridal take on the suit creates a chic and sassy vibe that’s totally fab for those wanting to make a statement on their big day.  

Read More: The Bridal Power Suit Is Here: 13 Jumpsuits & Pantsuits That Are Strong AF

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Dress: Leanne Marshall

Mythical Vibes

From seashell fan tops to iridescent colors and fantastical embellishments, these Spring 2019 wedding dresses had us feeling enchanted by mythical creatures —think mermaid goddesses and whimsical unicorns—which added a playful vibe to the runways. We saw underwater elements pop up in several ways (like coral-inspired beading and wavelike pleating) where unicorn aspects popped in lavender colored dresses and custom embroidery. These mythical gowns made the Spring 2019 wedding dresses feel straight out of a dream.

Read More: 11 Whimsical Wedding Dresses That Exude Mythical Vibes

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Dress: Naeem Khan

Geometric Patterns 

Geometric shapes are adding a modern twist to Spring 2019 wedding dresses. Along with lavish geometric embroidery (which we’ve seen before), this year designers amplified the use of shapes with different silhouette styles, placement of sequins and more. From trapezoid silhouettes to diamond backs and chevron detailing, geometric patterns added an unexpected element to the Spring 2019 wedding dress styles.  

Read More: 8 Modern Wedding Dresses Full of Geometric Details and Patterns

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Dress: Amsale

The ’90s Are Back

Clean gowns with minimal embellishments also made a showing this year, and definitely pulled at our inner ‘90s heartstrings. We’ve seen designers in past seasons play around with minimalist gowns, but for Spring 2019 wedding dresses you can definitely tell that this look is here to stay. Slip wedding dresses (think Jennifer Aniston in her Friends era) and gowns with minor tailoring were back on the runways evoking a no fuss no frill attitude.

Read More: 9 Minimalist Wedding Dresses for ‘90s-Loving Brides

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Dress: Sareh Nouri


Ballet was another theme popping up this year, giving some Spring 2019 wedding dresses a romantic and elegant feel. Designers used rigid techniques (not unlike that of ballet movements themselves) to create soft and graceful forms of art in their gowns. Ballet-inspired bodices with built-in bustiers, and pleated tutu styled tulle skirts gave us major ballerina vibes. The balance of delicate lace and structured tops created a sweet and feminine look to wedding gowns that new brides-to-be will obsess over.

Read More: 11 Ballerina Wedding Dresses That Are So on Pointe

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Dress: Willowy by Watters


On the Fall 2018 bridal runways, embellishments in vine patterns popped up everywhere thanks to the latest wedding obsession with greenery. For Spring 2019 wedding dresses, botany was still the major inspiration for many designers, but wildflowers (rather than greenery) seemed to be the plant du jour. Wildflowers popped up in vibrant colors, opulent embroidery lace, appliques and more, creating a whimsical, almost elevated folksy vibe. From three-dimensional appliques to abstract floral embellishments, the wildflower wedding dress trend definitely took our breath away.

Read More: 13 Floral Wedding Dresses for Brides Who Just Really Love Wildflowers

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Dress: Galia Lahav 


This season’s wedding dresses had us legit seeing stars on the runway. Various collections were inspired by astronomical vibes, which created star-filled designs. Galia Lahav had dresses that featured three-dimensional star appliques, where other wedding dress designers incorporated holographic details on skirts and bodices. These cosmic designs evoked a modern look, but were still very much airy and movable. Kelly Faetanini’s collection also had us on cloud nine with her dreamy sky blue tulle ball gown. So if you’re a star-crossed bride who loves clouds, stars and moons, than this 2018 wedding dress trend is perfect for you.

Read More: 9 Celestial Wedding Dresses That’ll Have You Seeing Stars

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Dress: Monique Lhuillier 

Edgy Jackets

Brides looking for a cool accessory to wear on their big days will definitely fall in love with this 2018 wedding dress trend. Jackets covered in studs were seen in Monique Lhuillier’s dresses as well as others, such as Persy’s new fall collection. We love how the jackets created a rocker-chic vibe that can totally change up a look from ceremony to reception. Cue the leather boots for fall 2018 because these wedding dress jackets are way too cool for school.

Read More: 7 Edgy Bridal Jackets Cool Girls Will Love


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Dress: Marchesa 

Puff Sleeves Are The New Illusion Lace

Illusion lace sleeves—à la Kate Middleton—style have been taking center stage ever since the Royal Wedding. With the Fall 2018 wedding dress trends, however, designers opted for a more dramatic approach with their sleeve styles. We saw puff sleeves and even balloon styled sleeves become the new “it” styles. This 1930s-inspired sleeve style creates a statement that is both flirty and preppy. Designers even had the round sleeves drop off the shoulder to evoke a more romantic look for Fall 2018.

Read More: 11 Puff Sleeve Wedding Dresses That Make a Serious Statement

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Dress: Alyne by Rita Vinieris

Sporty Looks

Designers also tied in athleisure into their 2018 wedding dress trends by incorporating sporty everyday wear into their collections. Pants, relaxed jumpsuits and even jerseys popped up on the runways which let styles have a more comfortable approach—and we love it. Paired with fresh white kicks, these pieces highlighted models’ figures with the help of activewear accents.

Read More: 9 Sporty Wedding Dresses for the Athleisure-Obsessed Bride

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Dress: Rime Arodaky

The Shorter The Better

Short wedding dresses exposed legs in a sexy way for 2018 wedding dress trends. We saw that designers played around with length, from cutesy tea-length to mini to even short jumpsuits. These trendy styles all gave serious attention to a gal’s legs, creating a fun and modern look that is perfect for brides wanting to show some skin on their big days.

Read More: 11 Short Wedding Dresses That Give Legs For Days

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Dress: Naeem Khan 

Petticoat Skirts

This vintage-inspired skirt, which seemed to appear everywhere on the Fall 2018 runways, is a great option for brides wanting a ultra-feminine bridal look. Similar to a hoop skirt, these petticoat designs popped up on the outsides of ball gowns and even A-line dresses. This look evoked an Edwardian style (think Downton Abbey or Titanic), since tulle ruffles were placed along the skirts of dresses, rather than underneath the gowns. A total hit for 2018 wedding dress trends, this look will be adored among brides wanting to wear ball gowns for their big days.

Read More: Ball Gown Wedding Dresses Just Got a 2018 Upgrade

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Dress: Rish Bridal 

Dreamcatcher Vibes

Boho wedding dresses have been all the rage in past seasons because brides love their relaxed and laid-back style. for Fall 2018 wedding dress trends, designers enhanced the bohemian style by incorporating dreamcatcher elements into their designs. We saw dresses covered in crochet patterns, feathered backs and tassel embellishments that created a seriously dreamy vibe for boho bridal gowns.

Read More: Dreamcatcher Details Are the New Boho Wedding Dress Trend

Updated: May 5, 2018 — 6:02 am

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