The Top Wedding Dress Trends of 2019

Royal wedding fever! Trains! Lavender!

Updated 08/29/19

Alyssa Greenberg

Gather around, brides! It's time for a look back at the most captivating wedding dress trends of 2019. We've pored over every dress that hit the runways during the 2019 Bridal Fashion Week shows, and the result is nine trends to inspire your wedding dress dreams. Ready for the only wedding dress trends you need to know about?

If you thought Kate Middleton's wedding dress made a mark on the bridal world, you haven't seen the Meghan Markle effect. From Theia, to Rivini, to Monique Lhuillier, and Morilee, you could feel the royal wedding's influence all over the runways. Tiaras, capes, and sharp pantsuits (hello Meghan Markle's signature style!), all gave us serious royal wedding vibes. There were also sexy plunging necklines, contrasted with modest (dare we say Victorian) high neck and long sleeve styles, and just a hint of lavender to give us a bit of color this season.

Are you a 2019 bride? Scroll through for the best wedding dress trends of the year.

Royal Wedding Fever

Courtesy of Theia

Looks like we’re not the only ones still suffering from royal wedding mania long after the crowds of well-wishers have all gone home. Meghan Markle's regal style inspiration was all over the 2019 Bridal Fashion Week runways.From glittering tiaras, to opulent looks that called to mind some of history’s most iconic royal brides, most of the collections we saw had something fit for a princess. Wedding dress by Theia

Greg Kessler for Kessler Studio

Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

Courtesy of Theia

Wedding dress by Theia

Courtesy of Oleg Cassini for David's Bridal

Wedding dress by Oleg Cassini for David's Bridal

Dan Lecca

Wedding dress by Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Courtesy of Reem Acra

Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Photo by Sarra Fleur

Wedding dress by Anne Barge

Courtesy of Romona Keveza

Wedding dress by Romona Keveza

Wedding Jumpsuits

Taylor Jewell

Like bows, jumpsuits have become part of the bridal vernacular. Many brides who who opt for traditional gowns for the ceremony switch up their look for the reception with chic, modern jumpsuits and pantsuits. Wedding pantsuit by Lela Rose

Courtesy of Naeem Khan

Bridal jumpsuit by Naeem Khan

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Bridal jumpsuit by Mariage Viktor & Rolf

Courtesy of Danielle Frankel

Wedding dress by Danielle Frankel

© DAN AND CORINA LECCA

Jumpsuit by Mira Zwillinger

Dan Lecca

Jumpsuit by Gracy Accad

Courtesy of Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Jumpsuit by Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Courtesy of Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Jumpsuit by Rivini by Rita Vinieris

TAWFICKESPRIELLA

Jumpsuit by Francesca Miranda

Masato Onoda

Jumpsuit by Wtoo by Watters

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

Jumpsuit by Gala by Galia Lahav

Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

Jumpsuit by Alexandra Grecco

Clean and Simple

Courtesy of Amsale

This season's minimal aesthetic felt like an homage to Amsale Aberra. Clean lines, simple tailoring, and just a hint of 90s nostalgia had us falling in love with these gowns. Wedding dress by Amsale

Courtesy of Jenny Packham

Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

Courtesy of Reem Acra

Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Courtesy of Theia

Wedding dress by Theia

Dan Lecca

Wedding dress by Gracy Accad

© DAN AND CORINA LECCA

Wedding dress by Justin Alexander

Masato Onoda

Wedding dress by Willowby by Watters

Lavender

Courtesy of Jenny Packham

The 2018 Pantone color of the year was violet, but it showed up on the 2019 bridal runways in a more muted shade of lavender. Purple-tinged hues and other pastels popped up in many collections, including Vera Wang, Jenny Packham, and Hayley Paige. Wedding dress by Jenny Packham

Courtesy of Vera Wang

Wedding dress by Vera Wang

Courtesy of Hayley Paige

Wedding dress by Hayley Paige

Courtesy of Leanne Marshall

Wedding dress by Leanne Marshall

Mock Turtlenecks

Greg Kessler for Kessler Studio

While the naked dress still found its way into many collections, a more modest aesthetic reigned supreme at almost every collection. Mock turtlenecks were everywhere on the 2019 runways, from modern and sleek at Monique Lhuillier, to lacy and romantic at Reem Acra. Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

Courtesy of Reem Acra

Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Dan Lecca

Wedding dress by Gracy Accad

Courtesy of Amsale

Wedding dress by Amsale

Courtesy of Allison Webb

Wedding dress by Allison Webb

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Wedding dress by Mariage Viktor & Rolf

Courtesy of Elizabeth Fillmore

Wedding dress by Elizabeth Fillmore

Metallics

Courtesy of Theia

These are the days of disco as far as wedding dress designers are concerned. Metallics—so much gold and silver—ruled the runways, and are the perfect statement for a bride who's all about glitz and glamour. Wedding dress by Theia

Courtesy of Galina Signature by David's Bridal

Wedding dress by Galina Signature for David's Bridal

Courtesy of Galina Signature by David's Bridal

Wedding dress by Galina Signature for David's Bridal

© DAN AND CORINA LECCA

Wedding dress by Mira Zwillinger

Courtesy of Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Wedding dress by Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Masato Onoda

Wedding dress by Wtoo by Watters

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

Wedding dress by Galia Lahav Couture

Courtesy of Elizabeth Fillmore

Wedding dress by Elizabeth Fillmore

Regal Capes and Trains

Taylor Jewell

The longer the better when it came to trains. Designers also continued to double down on the cape trend—princess vibes are on the rise, if you haven't heard. We loved this trend in whisper thin tulle at Anne Barge and Alexandra Grecco, and in all of its regal glory at Lela Rose. Wedding dress by Lela Rose

Courtesy of Romona Keveza

Wedding dress by Legends by Romona Keveza

Courtesy of Yaniv Persy Couture

Wedding dress by Yaniv Persy

Courtesy of Naeem Khan

Wedding dress by Naeem Khan

© DAN AND CORINA LECCA

Wedding dress by Justin Alexander

Photo by Sarra Fleur

Wedding dress by Anne Barge

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Wedding dress by Mariage Viktor & Rolf

Photo by Mike Colon

Wedding dress by Berta

Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

Wedding dress by Alexandra Grecco

The Return of the Ball Gown

Courtesy of Galia Lahav

The Royal Wedding effect keeps trickling down this list of trends. After seasons of lithe sheaths and a-line creations dominating the runways, many designers welcomed the return of the full-skirted ball gown. Princess brides are having quite a year. Wedding dress by Galia Lahav Couture

Greg Kessler for Kessler Studio

Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

Courtesy of Reem Acra

Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Wedding dress by Mariage by Viktor & Rolf

Courtesy of Vera Wang

Wedding dress by Vera Wang

TAWFICKESPRIELLA

Wedding dress by Francesca Miranda

Heavy Embellishments

Courtesy of Reem Acra

Designers weren't shy about covering wedding dresses in oversized, 3-D, heavy floral embellishments. Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Taylor Jewell

Wedding dress by Lela Rose

Masato Onoda

Wedding dress by Willowby by Watters

Masato Onoda

Wedding dress by Watters

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Wedding dress by Mariage by Viktor & Rolf

Statement Bows

Taylor Jewell

If we had any doubt bows were here to stay, Spring 2019's wedding dresses wiped that right out. Oversized, statement bows were everywhere, and make for a perfectly ladylike wedding day look. Wedding dress by Lela Rose

Dan Lecca

Wedding dress by Morilee by Madeline Gardner

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Wedding dress by Mariage Viktor & Rolf

The Super Plunge

Greg Kessler for Kessler Studio

The deep V is getting deeper and deeper. Designer snuck some illusion netting into the décolletage and took V-necks almost to the navel this season. The result: an ultra sexy bridal look that still feels appropriate. Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

Photo by Mike Colon

Wedding dress by Berta

Photo by Mike Colon

Wedding dress by Berta

Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

Wedding dress by Alexandra Grecco

Courtesy of Reem Acra

Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Wedding dress by Mariage by Viktor & Rolf

TAWFICKESPRIELLA

Wedding dress by Francesca Miranda

© DAN AND CORINA LECCA

Wedding dress by Mira Zwillinger

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