Bridal Trends || Spring 2018

by: Ashton Cude

Dare I say it? I think it's finally spring, y'all! After a looooooong, cold winter, the sun is finally shining. Spring means strolling outside, switching back to iced coffee, and realizing your beach body is more of a couch body (can I get an Amen?!). But around here, spring also means it's time for bridal market!! Our owners recently got back from their trip to New York City where they got to see all the upcoming bridal trends. We're giving you the scoop here featuring some of our favorite Meant to Be gowns! It is SO possible to walk down the aisle in an off-the-rack gown and be on-trend. Here's proof:

Trend #1: Pantone Ultra Violet



Pantone has spoken! The color of the year for 2018 is Ultra Violet, a vibrant, blue-based purple. Pantone always has a huge influence on wedding trends for the year (anyone attend a blush wedding in 2016?), so you can expect to see purple popping up in weddings everywhere! We showcased this new arrival in last week's Friday Favorites post, but it's worth giving a second look...and maybe a third and fourth, too! This Carrafina sheath features a lavender-gray netted tulle that is so sweet and feminine, yet so bold at the same time. 

Trend #2: Flutter Sleeves


An overarching trend this season is ethereal, hyper-feminine style elements. Flutter sleeves are such a delicate, visually interesting feature. This particular gown has sold since we featured it, but keep your eyes on our Pinterest and here on the blog, because you never know what trendy pieces we'll get!

Trend #3: High necklines


Victorian silhouettes were all over the runway this season. High necklines fit right in with that trend and have been seen more and more in the last year. This stunning Allure gown features a jeweled high neckline with intricate lace detailing.

Trend #4: Pearls


For the bride who wants some bedazzling, but isn't a sparkle fan. Pearls are absolutely timeless and classic. This Stella York is sweet as can be with soft, French tulle and a pearl-encrusted bodice. Pearl buttons and a ribbon belt add even more detail. 

Trend #5: Short Hemlines


Shorter lengths can be so fun and show so much personality. Tea length and high-low hemlines give a nod to vintage styles and can also help show off your shoes if you have a show-stopping pair you want people to see! These styles are new arrivals we featured last week on the blog. The blush high-low has such exquisite embroidered detail. The tea length is a 50's dream in petal pink!