5 Surprising Wedding Dress Trends for 2019

Every year, wedding dress trends morph and new, cutting-edge styles are brought in. On-trend brides want to make sure their gowns feature fashionable details that complement their bridal look. Here are five surprising wedding dress trends for 2019 that will do more than just turn heads when you walk down the aisle.

1. Zero Embellishments

This year, wedding dresses of smooth satin and silk are taking center stage. Brides are choosing A-line gowns, mermaid style dresses, and even pants (yes!) without embellishments like lace, embroidery, or beading.

Perhaps this trend is inspired by the simple but stunning royal wedding gowns worn by the Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie, or a desire to put the focus on the bride instead of the dress. Either way, you can’t go wrong by choosing a dress sans embellishments in 2019.

2. Hi-Lo Hemlines

Do you have great gams but don’t want to hide them beneath a poufy skirt on your big day? The hi-lo hemline is getting its day in the sun this year because it gives brides the best of both worlds – a fun, short hemline and a big, beautiful train. Explore different textures, such as feathers, tulle, chiffon, and traditional satin or silk. If you have a pair of wedding heels that are just to-die-for, show them off with a hi-lo wedding gown.

3. Shades of Blue

In years past, champagne and blush wedding dresses were on trend and they certainly haven’t gone out of style yet. However, designers like Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and Elie Saab are adding one more surprising color to the mix – blue. Swaths of sky, robin’s egg, seafoam, and even sapphire have graced the runways this season, redefining the meaning of “something blue.” Brides who choose blue can truly have their Cinderella moment this year. 

4. Capes

Speaking of fairy tales, capes are trending in 2019, but they are far from what Little Red Riding Hood would wear. Fashioned from delicate silk, lace, or bold ruffles, capes are a stunning alternative to traditional veils. Planning on having your hair and makeup steal the show? Skip the veil and don a chic, all-eyes-on-you cape.

5. Metallic Details 

Glitz is back and metallic details are finding their way onto both custom wedding gowns and more affordable styles. Gowns can be as bold as a disco ball or more traditional with a few well-placed metallic details. Many brides are choosing to wear one gown to their ceremony and another for the reception, and a metallic wedding dress makes the perfect reception and afterparty wear. What says “let’s celebrate” more than flashy sequins, glittering jewels, and slinky lamé? Slip on a dress with a unique metallic vibe and give your guests something unexpected.

A Beautiful Wedding Gown Deserves a Beautiful Venue

Your wedding is a celebration of a moment in time when life changes and two people become a team, dedicating themselves to love and uphold the other even in the toughest of times. Your wedding gown should absolutely reflect your emotions in this moment, and so should your venue.

Metallic gowns might convey excitement while a dress without embellishments is perfect for a formal affair, but the Essex Room is a great fit for both. The Essex Room is a classic, New England wedding venue with gorgeous views over coastal salt marshes and everything you need to pull off the perfect wedding reception, right down to the napkins and silverware. Contact us to learn more at (508) 335-7656.