Is the bridal swimsuit finally upon us? That's what Paris Haute Couture Week, and Chanel, would have us think. But if you're not ready to say "I do" in your best swimwear, don't fret. Alongside the bridal swimsuit that rocked the Chanel runway, we saw a bevy of runway and aisle-worthy gowns in the full splendor of Couture Week's expected high fashion glamour. While traditionally a big bridal moment closes off most of the runway shows during the Spring 2019 Haute Couture Week in Paris, we saw a lot of bridal influence interspersed throughout the collections—many of these ready to make the leap to the bridal world.
While the bride at Chanel was beach-ready, brides were more traditional at Ralph & Russo, Zuhair Murad, Georges Chakra, and others. These were exactly what one would expect from a Couture bride—over the top in the best way, full of glitz, beading, glamour, full skirts, and Priyanka Chopra-level veils. While those show stopping final runway moments blew us away, it was the constant stream of wedding dress-inspired looks that will set the precedent for brides in 2019 and beyond. The trends we saw at Paris Couture Week were very consistent with what bridal designers showed during Bridal Fashion Week—plenty of off-the-shoulder silhouettes, dramatic high-low skirts, one-shoulder gowns, the deepest of v-necks, and loads upon loads of feather trimming and detail. Bold brides weren't forgotten as wedding dresses, complete with veils, were shown in all shades, from black to red, bright fuchsia and more.
Ready to see the wedding dresses the next crop of brides will be wearing? Keep scrolling to see our 39 favorite, and bridal ready, dresses from the Paris Haute Couture Week runway.