Hottest Wedding Fashion Trends for 2018 Brides

Hottest Wedding Fashion Trends for 2018 Brides

The 2018 wedding fashion scene is an impressive mix of hot, happening and exciting trends for brides. With fresh takes on classics as well as new, unexpected elements, there is something for every soon-to-be bride. Take a look at this round-up of the latest trends in bridal fashion compiled by the Best for Bride team of fashion enthusiasts.

Dramatic Sleeves

Long embellished sleeves were very popular on the bridal runways, often being the statement feature of many bridal gowns. The feminine and romantic detail appeared in the form of cascading cuffs, lace sheaths and embellished delicate sleeves for coverage with elegance. Oversize puff sleeves, decorated fluted sleeves and balloon style sleeves clearly suggest that bigger is better. While flouncy and bell sleeves are perfect for Boho brides, tiered and poetic sleeves suit vintage theme weddings. For more details on the different sleeve styles that are trending now, here is a post on the Brides website.

Two-in-One Dresses

Do you love the idea of two different looks on your wedding day, but worry that your budget won’t allow it? Then you should try two-in-one or adaptable wedding dresses to realize your vision without spending a fortune. Convertible dresses feature detachable trains and overskirts. There are also versions with overskirts that conceal stylish pants. Embrace this trend and easily enjoy distinctive and equally dramatic looks for the ceremony and reception.

Tea-Length Frocks

Short wedding dresses were all over the bridal fashion catwalks last season. Whether you love vintage looks or just want an unconventional wedding dress, tea-length frocks are the way to go. Frocks that fall between the knee and the calf have relaxed silhouettes that work well at city hall weddings as well as for outdoor venues. So, show off your girly, romantic side in a pretty dress with petticoats of tulle on your wedding day.


Ultra-Romantic Ruffles

Ruffles have been a constant entity on the bridal fashion scene, with different styles and varying proportions showcased every year. In 2018, cascading ruffles are the trend. While adding glamour to a silhouette, this dress feature also enhances the feminine appeal of the outfit. Enchant your guests with beautifully placed ruffles in the skirt, sleeves or bodice of your wedding gown and your bridal look will be dramatic.

Timeless Silhouettes

If you prefer a timeless bridal look, classic silhouettes are the way to go. These silhouettes are here to stay, which means your wedding photos will always be fashionable. The opulent ball gown, versatile A-line and glamorous mermaid silhouettes are all great choices that work for any wedding theme. Pair it with the right accessories to look effortlessly elegant. So, express your classic sensibilities with a timeless silhouette that is lady-like and traditional.

Black Accents

Sophisticated, unusual and impressive, black denotes high-fashion ever since Vera Wang introduced this colour to the bridal world in 2012. This year’s take on the trend is subtle, but strong. Look seriously stylish with bold black accents in your wedding attire. Black trims in the bodice or hemline will create a striking contrast effect, while a belt or a bow in black is perfect for an edgy look.

Dramatic Ball Gowns

Ball gowns are back with a bang, and this time bigger and more dramatic. Make your pick from intricately detailed heavy tulle gowns or tiered skirts for a full-scale poufy look. When paired with curve-hugging corset tops, the ball gown is perfect for a vintage-inspired look. Also, expect to see heavily layered skirts with sexy, sheer bodices. Therefore, if you’ve always dreamed of being a royal princess on your wedding day, the time is right to realize your vision.

Silvery Sparkles


Metallics have been on the scene for a while, and the focus is on silver this season. Glam up your bridal look with sparkling silver accents in your gown. Dressy in a contemporary way but not overwhelming, silver embellishments beautifully complement the pristine white of wedding gowns. Whether you choose a metal-embellished brocade, hand-embroidery with silver sequins or silver appliques, the choice will not go unnoticed.

Bows Everywhere

Bows were spotted everywhere; on belts, shoulders, in the back and even on sleeves of wedding gowns. This feature renders a youthful and cheerful vibe to an outfit, whether it is big or small. It can also be the statement feature of a simple outfit, as it shakes up the entire look. For a classic finish, have it as a simple detail on your waistline in the front or back. On the other hand, go for a sculpted and oversize bow for bigger impact.

The Classic Corset

Since the corset flatters almost every body type and is incredibly versatile, it is no wonder it is a favourite among brides. Corsets look good with most skirts and is commonly paired with ball gowns, A-line skirts and trumpet dresses. Its laced-up look works well in both contemporary and traditional wedding settings and is suitable for most wedding themes. Wispy, flowing skirts are perfect for fairytale themes while satin or lace skirts are ideal for formal and classic themes.


Author Bio: Best for Bride, as Canada’s most popular bridal destination, houses a wide variety of designer bridal dress collections. Operating from four store locations in Canada, this bridal store also carries collections for the entire wedding party as well as provides a range of wedding day services. All details about their collection and services are available on the Best for Bride website.