11 Fall 2019 Wedding Dress Trends You Have to See

These were our favorite dresses of the season

Updated 10/09/18

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Phew, after a whirlwind few days of wedding dresses, champagne, and a lot of glam—Bridal Fashion Week has come to an end. We got a first hand look at what the new crop of 2019 wedding dresses have to offer, and now it's time to dissect all the wedding dress trends we loved on the runway.

Whether you're classic, boho, minimal, modern, or glam, there was a little something for every bride this season. While a few of the wedding dress trends that have become classics still remained—off-the-shoulder necklines, long illusion lace sleeves, slip dresses, and 3-D floral embroideries were all present—a new crop of trends definitely emerged. Meghan Markle mania reigned supreme as we saw designers reinterpret the Duchess of Sussex's wedding dress and reception dress for 2019 brides. Edwardian-inspired romantic sleeves fluttered down many of the new dresses, and boss babes should take comfort in the bridal power suit.

Jumpsuits have nearly become a staple of the bridal wardrobe, and this season we saw the ascendance of the bridal tracksuit—athleisure at its finest!

Ready to take on the fall 2019 wedding dress trends? Keep scrolling to see the 10 wedding dress trends brides-to-be need to know about now.

The Crop Top Returns

Photo by Phillip Van Nostrand

Get ready to bear those midriffs again, brides! Separates made a big splash a few seasons ago, and for 2019 designers are betting on brides wanting to go big with sleek versions of a tiny crop top and matching skirt, even giving the look a Meghan Markle–inspired off-the-shoulder treatment.

Above: Wedding separates by BHLDN

Courtesy of Cushnie

Wedding dress by Cushnie

Greg Finck

Wedding dress by Rime Arodaky

Courtesy of Pronovias

Wedding dress by Pronovias

Photo by Masato Onoda

Bridal separates by Willowby by Watters

Jumpsuits

Mike Colon

Plan those after parties right, brides—bridal jumpsuits are here to stay! A perfect after-party look, the bridal jumpsuit showed up in nearly every collection and in every style. From flowy and bohemian to cropped and modern, and even sexy in all-over lace, brides should factor a jumpsuit into their bridal wardrobe.

Bridal jumpsuit by Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Photo by Phillip Van Nostrand

Bridal jumpsuit by BHLDN

Photo by FirstView

Wedding dress by Ines di Santo

Bridal lace jumpsuit by Pronovias

Courtesy of Cushnie

Bridal jumpsuit by Cushnie

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Bridal jumpsuit by DB Studio by David's Bridal

Courtesy of Cushnie

Bridal jumpsuit by Cushnie

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

Bridal jumpsuit by Savannah Miller

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

Bridal jumpsuit by Savannah Miller

After-Party Ready

Anton Oparin

Much like jumpsuits, bridal minis are THE look for a second wedding dress or after-party look. This season's mini is dance-floor-ready in metallics with feather trimmings and vibrant pops of color.

Above: Wedding dress by Inbal Dror

Courtesy of Idan Cohen

Wedding dress by Idan Cohen

Courtesy of Vera Wang

Wedding dress by Vera Wang

Greg Finck

Wedding dress by Rime Arodaky

Greg Finck

Wedding dress by Rime Arodaky

Photo by Janice Yim

Wedding dress by Little White Dress by Amsale

Dan Lecca

Wedding dress by Justin Alexander

Wedding dress by Grace Loves Lace

Courtesy of Hayley Paige

Wedding dress by Hayley Paige

Meghan Markle Mania

Courtesy of Kaviar Gauche

We knew this was bound to happen—the royal wedding has officially invaded the bridal runways. Every collection had a nod to Meghan Markle's Givenchy wedding dress. Boatneck and off-the-shoulder necklines, clean and minimal silhouettes, and crisp fabrics all made their way into every collection this season in some form or another. From Cushnie to Lela Rose and Amsale to Kaviar Gauche, all designers paid homage to the Duchess of Sussex and her elegant wedding dress.

Above: Wedding dress by Kaviar Gauche

Courtesy of Sébastien Luke

Wedding dress by Sebastien Luke

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

Wedding dress by Savannah Miller

Courtesy of Cushnie

Wedding dress by Cushnie

Greg Finck

Wedding dress by Rime Arodaky

Courtesy of Theia

Wedding dress by Theia

Photo by Janice Yim

Wedding dress by Amsale

Mike Colon

Wedding dress by Rivini by Rita Vinieris

Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

Wedding dress by Sareh Nouri

The Royal Reception Dress

Photo by Janice Yim

If Meghan Markle's wedding dress was the biggest trend on the runways, her reception dress was the second. Minimalism has seen a resurgence the last few seasons—thanks to nostalgic nods to the '90s—and the duchess's reception dress style fit right in with the slinky slip dresses. Across runways, high-necks, halters, and clean sheath silhouette with no frills were seen by Amsale, Savannah Miller, Theia, and more.

Above: Wedding dress by Amsale

Photo by Taylor Jewell

Courtesy of Sébastien Luke

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Courtesy of Theia

Courtesy of Theia

Courtesy of Kaviar Gauche

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

Romantic Sleeves

Photo by FirstView

Sleeves are getting a Renaissance vibe courtesy of billowy fabrics, volume, and exaggerated trims. We saw the romantic sleeve trend at Ines di Santo, Mariage by Viktor & Rolf, and Leanne Marshall, to name just a few.

Above: Wedding dress by Ines di Santo

Courtesy of Sébastien Luke

Wedding dress by Sebastien Luke

Greg Finck

Wedding dress by Rime Arodaky

Photo by Dan Lecca

Wedding dress by Randy Fenoli

Courtesy of Leanne Marshall

Wedding dress by Leanne Marshall

Courtesy of Lihi Hod

Wedding dress by Lihi Hod

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf

Wedding dress by Mariage by Viktor & Rolf

Bridal Athleisure

Courtesy of Gracy Accad

It was bound to happen—you wear yoga pants and gym clothes to brunch, it's time they came to the wedding circuit. Bridal tracksuits made their way onto the runway and we think they are absolutely perfect for an after-party!

Above: Bridal jumpsuit by Gracy Accad

Courtesy of Theia

Bridal tracksuit by Theia

The Bridal Power Suit

Courtesy of Elie Saab

Brides should be ready to go from the board room down the aisle! Power-suiting was one of our favorite trends on the bridal runways this season.

Above: Wedding dress by Elie Saab

Greg Finck

Wedding dress by Rime Arodaky

Courtesy of Cushnie

Wedding dress by Cushnie

Courtesy of Savannah Miller

Bridal suit by Savannah Miller

Shrugs

Courtesy of Cushnie

Bridal capes had a moment—such a Snow White vibe! But it's time to usher in the season of the shrug. We saw wraps and shrugs pop up at Cushnie and Monique Lhuillier.

Above: Wedding dress by Cushnie

Photo Credit: David Roemer

Wedding dress by Bliss by Monique Lhuillier

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

Courtesy of Catherine Kowalski

Wedding dress by Catherine Kowalski

Bright Jewel-Tone Accents

Pastels are still here to stay when it comes to wedding dresses, but this season was all about jewel-tone accents. Deeper and more vibrant hues adorned embroideries and were factored into ombré skirts and as metallic accents in many of our favorite collections.

Above: Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

Courtesy of Leanne Marshall

Wedding dress by Leanne Marshall

Courtesy of Vera Wang

Wedding dress by Vera Wang

Courtesy of David's Bridal

Wedding dress by Galina by David's Bridal

Courtesy of Vera Wang

Wedding dress by Vera Wang

Heather Waraksa

Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Courtesy of Hayley Paige

Wedding dress by Hayley Paige

Black Wedding Dresses

Photo by FirstView

The boldest of brides are wearing black down the aisle next season. In dramatic full silhouettes, the black wedding gown made quite a statement at Ines di Santo and Hayley Paige.

Above: Ines di Santo

Courtesy of Hayley Paige

Wedding dress by Hayley Paige

Courtesy of Lazaro

Wedding dress by Lazaro

Extreme Highs and Lows

Photo by FirstView

We love a high-low moment here, and this season took the trend to the extreme. In full bouffant skirts, ballerina-inspired tutus, or even a sleek minimalist look—mini skirts got mini-er and paired with long trains for a dramatic effect.

Above: Wedding dress by Ines di Santo

Courtesy of Pronovias

Wedding dress by Pronovias

Greg Finck

Wedding dress by Rime Arodaky

Greg Finck

Wedding dress by Rime Arodaky

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