What are the best bridal fabrics for 2019?
If you’re keen to get a head start on next year’s hottest wedding dress trends, then the good news is that the themes from the designer catwalks are already filtering down to trends that every bride will want in 2019. Key bridal looks for the season ahead include:
– Brightly coloured wedding dresses at Vera Wang, with a 12-piece collection that showcased nudes, scarlet reds, plums and forest green. Shades of Cinderella blue are also expected to become a particular trend.
– Florals and feathers, both taking centre stage in a new and bold way
– Simple, ladylike and elegant styles, dubbed ‘courthouse’ styles to reflect the trend for shorter, sharper civil ceremonies with a seamless transition to the after-party!
– Classic dresses which feature on cut, drape and fabric, rather than embellishments and trends (think ‘Royal Wedding’.)
– Halternecks, providing a more elegant finish than the recently fashionable strapless and off-the-shoulder wedding dress styles.
On-trend fabrics for bridal dresses
Although organzas, satins and silks will always be hot favourites for bridal creations, dressmakers may want to consider some of these 2019 fabric trends when planning their ultimate dress.
Layered bridal dresses
The catwalks displayed a stunning collection of layered, whimsical dresses with a fairy-tale edge. Look out for Chantilly lace, which is incredibly ornate and dainty. Scalloped edges, fringing and swirling motifs all help to create that unique look. Alternatively, look for Chantilly laces with a geometric pattern to create something edgier.
Lattice designs and laser cuts
Lattice patterns were used heavily at London Fashion Week in a variety of creative and individual ways. Look for lattice and trellis patterns available in a range of sizes, and with the options for sequin embellishments. Laser cut panels are another hot feature which offer a 3D effect and fantastic designs. Use these for a richly dimensional feel and great visual interest. Some of these laser cut panel fabrics also have digital prints for surprising colour pops.
A perennial favourite for wedding dress underskirts, you’ll be amazed at the sheer range of coloured tulles that are now available on the market. Whether your bridal dress is calling out for the softest ivory tulle or a bright fuschia colour pop with a glitter finish, you’ll love the variety – and the prices!
Megan Markle memorably wore a stunning silk blend magnolia for her wedding dress, and this fabric is expected to be hotly in demand, with a variety of plain fabrics allowing the cut and design of a beautiful wedding dress to shine through.
Italian wool crepe
For going away outfits and mother of the bride ensembles, look at the range of coloured Italian wool crepes which are incredibly luxe and chic without being overly showy.
Again, ideal for simple and ‘Royal inspired’ wedding dresses where the emphasis is on the cut and drape, Duchess satin will remain very popular this year, with its matte finish and heavy, luxurious feel. Thanks to the huge range of colours available, it also works incredibly well for bridesmaid dresses. You’ll also find different finishes on offer to suit each taste.
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