The ready-to-wear fashion shows for spring-summer 2019 ended in Paris. What are among the 500 collections, the trends we will see in six months? And above all, what is the perspective for wedding dresses?
In the wedding sector, style changes develop gradually from season to season: brides are influenced by fashin shows but not predominantly.
Yet there have been many surprises for the new collections: designers have (re)introduced feather patterns, and since real marriages (yes as the Royal Wedding) tend to affect the bridal fashion industry – we will continue to see long-sleeved lace dresses like the one worn by Kate Middleton in 2011. Sure there were influences of Givenchy’s minimalist and sculptural outfit worn by Meghan Markle.
Last season, several designers imagined long lace sleeves for the dress chosen by Meghan Markle: a dress that was very different from the bride’s choice, who wore a minimalist style satin wedding dress by Givenchy. A trend that has been seen in haute-couture and that will be already available this year in the most contemporary wedding ateliers.
Among the marriages that will influence the 2019 trends, also that of the Italian influencer Chiara Ferragni, who showed off three changes of dress for her wedding. Among these, the dress with embroidered love phrases of her husband, Federico Leonardo Lucia, recalled the wedding dress worn by Angelina Jolie in 2014 and made by Atelier Versace. In the Parisian fashion shows, Viktor & Rolf enlighted the trend, proposing a structured, one-shoulder dress, where the “Love” embroidery stands out on the wide skirt.
We can speak of true return to the traditional dress. Where mermaid silhouettes alternate with princely dresses, with flimsy bodices and skirts, rarely too large. If you are a fan of jumpsuits, it will be more complex for you to find those dresses -but not impossible-, equally few are the short dresses proposed. All in favor of a contemporary wedding dress, yes, but with strong references to the fairytales world.
Before concluding, a question arises from the bride who will organize the wedding in 2019: the veil? Fashion for the new season prefers the bride bareheaded, with a natural hairstyle.