McElhinneys Bridal Rooms 4 years ago

Bridal Trends for 2019/2020

Calling you lucky 2019/2020 brides – are you looking for some insight into what trends we are expecting in the McElhinneys Bridal Rooms for the next two years? Well, look no further as I sat down with our expert Bridal Buyer, Richie, to find out what we can expect for the next 2 years, and if there are any fun or dramatic designs you could keep an eye out for, for your big day!

.

The Meghan Markle Effect

It’s hard to talk trends without mentioning the biggest wedding of 2018, which was of course the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Meghan opted for a plain and simple fitted dress, which we will see more of now during the next few years. We also must mention the tiara, which is the ultimate princess accessory, and becoming ever-more popular.

.

Meghan Markle's Day and Evening Wedding Looks

.

Justin Alexander 8936 Wedding Dress

.

Robe Dresses

Tying into the plain and simple look (thank you Meghan Markle!), the robe dress is essentially a Bridal Wrap Dress. An extremely flattering option which suits almost all body shapes, this trend is following on from the burst of wrap dresses in the fashion world. Robe dresses are unique in the way they can give a modern or traditional look, depending on your preference and how you style them!

.

Images from Pinterest

.

Non-Traditional Options

The most prominent change Richie has seen is that Brides are becoming more adventurous and much less traditional. This is coming through in the new colours being introduced to the Bridal ‘palette’ including, champagne, gold, blush, blue, lavender and even metallics! Not only will colours be incorporated into dresses (think subtle/pastel colouring and coloured lining), we will also see colours being introduced in belts, flowers and other embellishments. These styles can already been seen in our Bridal Rooms and will become more widely available soon.

.

  

L-R: Mori Lee 8126, Hayley Paige Hawthorn, Pronovias Charel

.

Unique Embellishments

Gone are the days of traditional lace embellishments, say hello to more unique patterns, beading, geometric shapes, patterns and 3D flowers. 3D flowers are popping up more and more, as they can create an entirely new look. Metallics are also huge new trend, and they will replace colours or other embellishments – so you can expect metallic detailing or even trims!

.

Images from Pinterest: 3D Floral and Metallic Veil

.

The Second Look

Another big trend, that we can see already in celebrity weddings, is having two ‘looks’ for the big day. Usually this involves one outfit for the ceremony, and a change in outfit for the evening. This can be anything from a full outfit change to a subtle accessory. Dress customisation is allowing this trend to take off full speed, with Brides-to-be opting for jackets or capes, removable lace, detachable lining (sometimes with a hint of colour for a dramatic look) and removable tulle skirts. We have lots of great options in the Bridal Rooms that would allow you to create a unique 'second look', and a removable tulle skirt is coming soon, so watch this space!

.

Kayley Cuoco's two Wedding Looks

.

Jumpsuits

Tying into the ‘Second Look’ (as you'll see with Kayley Cuoco) – jumpsuits are a massive trend in fashion right now, and this is spilling into the Bridal world. As weddings become less traditional, more unique outfit choices are becoming available. The Jumpsuit trend seems influenced by the 60’s – but I’m sure this is another trend not going anywhere! Richie has seen some beautiful Jumpsuits in the most recent Bridal Shows so we are hopeful to have some in stock in the near future!

.

Images from Pinterest

.

Capes

A trend you may already be familiar with, this trend was influenced by Vera Wang and will be sticking around for another few seasons. With so many great options, everything from cropped to long with a trail, and plain to fully embellished, we find brides are opting to replace the traditional veil with a contemporary cape. This also ties in with the ‘Second Look’ Trend, as removing the cape can give a totally new look. These beautiful styles are already available in our Bridal Rooms!

.

L-R: Sweetheart 11002, Justin Alexander 8920, Randy Fenoli 3420

.

Other trends to look out for:

  • Turtle Neck or ½ Turtle Neck – Can be dress, jacket or cape

Image from Pinterest

.

  • Feathers – Full skirt, or subtler options on dress trim or hairpieces. This particular headpiece is in stock in our Bridal Rooms.

Deco Feather Tiara 1576

.

  • Bows – bigger and more dramatic. This stunning Justin Alexander gown is currently in stock in our Bridal Rooms.

Justin Alexander 8946 Wedding Dress

.

  • Ballgown – coming back, bigger and better! Also available in the Bridal Rooms.

Ronald Joyce 68053

.

If you would like to meet with our Expert Bridal Team, be sure to book an appointment:

.

- Niamh x

.

Niamh Phelan

Content Marketing Officer

.

Visit us online: www.mcelhinneys.com

.

   

.

Featured image: McElhinneys Bride Jamie, Sean Gallagher Photography


Beauty , Home ,

Three Simple New Year Resolutions You Can Keep

04 January 2022

Recent Stories