Wedding dress trends to know for summer 2019, from the runways of New York Fashion Week Bridal

Chloe Street

Are you scrolling Instagram and Pinterest looking for wedding dress inspo?

Starting to wonder if every dress has lace sleeves and a sweetheart neckline? Not so!

New York’s Bridal Fashion Week has come to a close and with it a whole bevvy of bridal inspiration – from the ultra-princessy to the outré and everything in between.

Here’s a round-up of some of the exciting new trends to emerge in bridal design this season.

Puff sleeves

Dennis Basso, Rivini, Marchesa (Imaxtree)

Puff sleeves have emerged as one of the major trends for summer 2019, and wedding dresses were no exception. At Dennis Basso and Inbal Dror they were sheer and romantic, while at Marchesa and Naeem Khan they were altogether puffier and more structured - whichever way you swing it, sleeves are back on the bridal agenda.


Lazaro, Justin Alexander, Oleg Cassini (Imaxtree)

Is there a woman in the world that doesn't thrill at the prospect of a dress with pockets? And your wedding day, of all days, is one where you need them - where else are you going to stash your lippie and your vows? Bridal clutch bags are not really a thing.

Champagne hues

Allison Webb, Lazaro, Inbal Dror (Imaxtree)

Last year the main alternatives to traditional blanched bridal vibes were blush and peachy hues. This season though, it's all about shimmering Champagne hues. It is your golden hour after all.

Bows a-go-go

Oleg Cassini, Anne Barge, Rivini (Imaxtree)

Bows are one of the big trends for Spring/Summer 2019, and it looks like brides are just as likely to bring some bow wow to proceedings. Whether adorning shoulders as at Oleg Cassini, busts at Rivini or at the bustle à la Anne barge and David's Bridal, the runways at New York Fashion Week Bridal proved that the aisle was the perfect place to tie a knot.

Ballerina scoop necks

Gracy Accad, Anne Barge, Ines Di Santo (Imaxtree)

Brides looking for a classic, timeless silhouette, should look no further than the ballerina-esque scoop neck. At once classic and modern, this flattering neckline is equal parts powerful and feminine. Pair with a sleek bun and glittering earrings for maximum effect. No necklaces allowed.