It is a strange time for every Bride right now - whether you are newly engaged, or you are in the final planning stages it can seem like it may never happen - but it will all come together. If you are lucky enough to be newly engaged then first of all, congratulations! And second of all, this is a great place to start looking for some dress inspiration! There are lots of trends online at the minute, but here are 7 of the most prevalent trends we have found here in our bridal collections. So, let us see what we can expect in Bridal in the coming few years...

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Heavy Embellishment

Traditional wedding dresses are usually adored with lace embellishments, and in more recent years we have seen more unique embellishments popping up including 3D flowering, metallics and geometric shapes. What we are seeing now is a shift to heavily embellished dresses - from top to toe! This can be beading, sequins, patterns, lace, or all the above in some cases!

L-R - Pronovias Banky, Pronovias Davies, Pronovias Kent & Pronovias Dietrich

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Full Sleeve

Megan & Harry celebrated their Royal Wedding in 2018, and we can still see the Megan influence on dresses today. Her stunning plain, modest, long sleeve dress was not what anyone was expecting, but that love of long sleeves has really become a big trend in the recent years. We have some gorgeous styles from lots of designers that feature a full sleeve, some with shoulder puff details, buttons, cuffs, and other intricate details that really add a special touch to the overall look.

Pronovias Adrienne Wedding Dress

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Shoulder Detail

Whether it is one shoulder, off the shoulder, bows or beading, designers are finding new ways to show off shoulders! Whether it is full-on glamour, classic or modern style you're after, there is something to suit everyone's style within this trend.

L-R - Dando London Phoenix, Pronovias Darby, Ronald Joyce 69572

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Strapless

If you would like to show a little more skin, then a strapless option might be the choice for you. These gorgeous, structured gowns will add a fantastic shape, and you can always opt to cover your arms/shoulders with a cape or veil for the ceremony and remove it later for a totally new look.

Pronovias Reed Wedding Dress

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Draping

Volume and capes have been a huge trend in fashion and bridal for a couple of years, so this is a fresh new take on this trend. This new-age cape/draping detail is perfect for that ultra-modern bride who wants something different and unique for the big day.

L-R - Justin Alexander 88108, Pronovias Abby, Zac Posen for White One Gwyneth

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Minimalism

While some brides like to go all out on the big day, there is a lot to be said for keeping it simple. The no fuss look - meaning no lace, no beading, no ruffles, frills, or volume - is becoming popular again. This trend is perfect for a bride to be who loves clean lines, sleek shapes, and architectural elements - so for this trend tailoring is everything!

Adore by Justin Alexander 11151 Wedding Dress

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Back Detailing

If you are looking for something a little different, a little dramatic, and a little extra then check out these gorgeous back detail dresses. Whether you are looking for a sheer open back with minimal designs, or a modest, full coverage option there is a style to suit all tastes and everything in between. We absolutely love the delicate floral patterns, which can also feature lace, beading and sequins to give it an extra pop!

L-R - Pronovias Ladd, Pronovias Brown, Zac Posen for White One Ruth

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So, there you have it, just a couple of the trends we are seeing in Bridal right now that you can keep an eye out for when you get to celebrate your special day.

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-  Niamh x

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