Bridal dresses for the 2018 season combine the free-spiritedness, delicacy and sensuality of millennial brides, who are looking for the ‘perfect’ dress that is able to reflect their own personality while enhancing their femininity and beauty.
Multiple layers, mermaid and princess shapes, plunging backlines and exposed shoulders will be a feature of many of the wedding dresses for the Spring/Summer 2018 season. There will be no shortage of bead-embroidered tulles and gauzes alongside more structured gowns in soft and sophisticated lines produced in Mikado silk and organdie.
There will be a lot of pleated fabrics, interior corsets and body-hugging bodices, and 3D embroidered flowers, especially for brides getting married in summer. For winter weddings, long, wide sleeves come into play along with taffeta skirts, palazzo pants and capes.
Tulle, lace, gauze, muslin, silk and jacquard are all used in a plethora of different designs which guarantee both contemporary elegance and comfort. The colour palette ranges from pure white to ivory and even includes soft blues and pinks, with metallic and golden detailing.
The 25 designers appearing on this year’s catwalk have found inspiration in a wide variety of sources: a trip to Japan, a silhouette from the 1940s or 1970s, or the colours of dawn, yet all of them share the same goal: to create flattering gowns that enhance the bride’s natural elegance and always exude a sense of sensuality.
You can download the descriptions of the catwalk collections from the Press section of the website www.barcelonabridalweek.com – Dossier of 2018 trends
Barcelona, April 2017