There's nothing more exciting than watching our favorite designers release their newest collections during Bridal Fashion Week. From ethereal flowing ball gowns to dresses made with the most luxurious of fabrics, each season brings a range of designs that set the tone for wedding fashion aesthetics years after a brand's initial debut. Specifically, it's these releases that have the ability to change the course of bridalwear and establish trends that define a generation.
As it relates to trends from the Spring 2024 season, designers opted to lean into a few new styles while continuing to stay true to the underlying ethos of bridal fashion. For instance, brands like Theia and Amsale presented sumptuous ball gowns reimagined with contemporary sculptural skirts, while LEIN and Viktor & Rolf constructed ensembles with expert craftsmanship and tailoring at the forefront. We also saw the return of drop-waist silhouettes, pin-thin spaghetti straps, and sheer lace fabrications, long-standing design elements reinvented to fit today’s aesthetic.
There was truly no shortage of beauty this season, and for brides who currently shopping for "the one" (or for those who are just wedding fashion aficionados), ahead, we've rounded up the top seven trends spotted at the Spring 2024 collections. Be sure to take notes and refer back to our Bridal Fashion Week library to see more.
It's never been easier to show off your décolletage, especially today, as designers lean into looks with dramatic lace necklines. As seen below, Dana Harel and CINQ are two brands (among many others this season) that found ways to help brides highlight their gorgeous necklines in a daring and showstopping way.
Drop Waist Silhouettes
Drop waist silhouettes made a huge appearance on the "runways" this season, with several designers showcasing looks featuring this vintage-inspired style. In particular, The OWN Studio and Costarellos are two labels that flawlessly pulled off drop waist gowns, crafting dresses that have the ability to be worn at any type of wedding.
The OWN Studio
Sculptural Ball Gowns
Though ball gowns will forever be a bridal fashion staple, each season typically showcases a new iteration of this timeless style. This year, we love how designers like Theia and Amsale tied in a sculptural element to this traditional silhouette, resulting in classic dresses with a modern flare.
Glimmering Gold Hues
We absolutely love when designers incorporate color into their bridal collections, and this season, several brands opted for gorgeous golden-hued gowns. As seen below, Honor and Ines Di Santo produced brilliant gold designs, establishing a trend we expect to see for years to come.
Ines Di Santo
Several designers this season, including LEIN and Viktor & Rolf, made an effort to focus on tailoring and garment construction, resulting in looks that are expertly made for brides with contemporary aesthetics. Whether leaning into menswear design techniques or designing jumpsuits for modern nuptials, it's evident that brands are continuing to find ways to move the needle within the bridal fashion space.
Viktor & Rolf
While spaghetti straps aren’t a new trend, Spring 2024 Bridal Fashion Week signaled a massive resurgence of this classic design aesthetic. Specifically, brands like KYHA and Houghton placed pin-thin straps on body-skimming silhouettes, with other designers also choosing to incorporate this trend on silhouettes like ball gowns and loosely fitted column dresses.
Chosen by KYHA
Houghton by Katharine Polk
Feminine and flirty, tea-length dresses are perfect for a bride hoping to veer from traditional bridal aesthetics. So, we appreciate that designers like Markarian and Elie Saab featured this hemline within their collections, showcasing looks that are sophisticated and fun.