Essential Bridal Styles for 2019
by Carly Ostroff Ready to make it official? Every season ushers in its own wave of new bridal trends designed for beachside weddings. We’ve scoured the runway for nine of the most notable styles for this year’s waterfront weddings. Read on to find your perfect look. Flirty Floral Stop the show with a strapless […]
by Carly Ostroff
Ready to make it official? Every season ushers in its own wave of new bridal trends designed for beachside weddings. We’ve scoured the runway for nine of the most notable styles for this year’s waterfront weddings. Read on to find your perfect look.
Stop the show with a strapless mermaid gown embellished with floral cut-outs and a detachable bow. Balance the ultra-feminine style with a jumbo statement pearl cuff for a classic look with an edgy twist. Finally, a couple of sprays of Byredo’s wedding-worthy fragrance are all that’s needed for love to be in the air.
Johanna Ortiz La Leyenda Del Beso Dress: modaoperandi.com | Byredo Seven Veils Eau de Parfum | Beaufille Brixton Gold-Plated Faux Pearl Cuff: net-a-porter.com
Nothing says true romance like a crystal-embellished semi-sheer
corseted gown – and layers upon layers of light-as-air tulle. Sweep
windswept hair half up with a sparkly barrette and finish off the
ensemble with strappy studded sandals – and a couple of coats of
quality mascara – for a real eye-opening look.
Dana Harel Morning Star Collection
price upon request, danahareldesign.com | Valentino Garavani The Rockstud Leather Sandals, net-a-porter.com | Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet Faux Cils Mascara
In Love with Lace
This season’s lace gowns are parting with tradition, with new plunging dress styles tying up at the waist in shades of ecru and cream befitted to beachside weddings. With this style, lips should be rosy, hair lightly adorned with baby’s breath, and diamond earrings can spell out a bride’s wedding day bliss – literally.
Reformation Montego Dress, reformation.com | Sydney Evan Love
14-Karat Gold Diamond Earrings, net-a-porter.com | Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick in Infinite Rose
Who says you have to wear white? This Dana Harel plunging sequin gown with sheer pink pooling tulle is a great reason to buck tradition. Keep the focus on the gown with a simple touch of blush stick over cheeks and lips, while diamond drop earrings will catch the natural sunlight of an outdoor ceremony.
Dana Harel Morning Star Collection, danahareldesign.com | Montse Esteve 18K Gold, Oxidized Silver and Diamond Earrings
Fit and Flare
A modern-day bride will still appreciate the appeal of enduring dress styles that have been updated to hug the body in all the right places. While strategically placed pearls in the hair prove a little jewelry can go a long way, an all-silk handbag in baby blue dials up the drama on an age-old tradition.
Maggie Sottero Rosamund Applique Gown | Lelet NY Mercury Imitation Pearl Comb | The Row Ascot Small Satin Tote in Light Blue, blouinshop.com
A sweetheart gown that crops just above the ankle has an of-the-moment feel suitable for a ceremony on the water. Pick up on the dress’s metallic detailing with silver sandals in the same shade, then give hair a quick spray of micro mist to give hold with natural movement all night long.
Marchesa Notte 3D Embroidered Strapless Gown, shopbop.com | Jimmy Choo Lang Fine Glitter 85mm Sandal | TRESemmé Compressed Hairspray Smooth, Hold Level 2 Hairspray
Diamonds are Forever
Every bride wants to stand out on her wedding day, and embellished dresses are guaranteed to shine. Before slipping into the dress, brides-to-be can apply shimmering body oil to arms and legs for just a little bit more sparkle, and anchor the look with a gauzy floor length veil for a more classic appeal.
Sottero & Midgley Evangelina Sheath Gown
Inmaculada Garcíam Chapel Veil
An open back gown is a sophisticated way to show off a little skin at an outdoor wedding. As for beauty, a couple of strokes of bronzer is all it takes to highlight any bridal glow. Keep a pale pink ring clutch in hand for a striking contrast to an otherwise refined look.
Mikaella Bridal V-Back Sash Fit-and-Flare Trumpet Gown
Alexander McQueen Pink Four Ring Flat Clutch
Pretty in Pink
Everyone expects something blue, but Vera Wang’s pink and nude gown will give them something they’ll never see coming. Keep it modern with clear, crystal-studded PVC heels for the illusion of legs for days. Press-on nails with Instagram-glam art make for instant standout manicures – and an enduring look of love.
Vera Wang Corset Ballgown, modaoperandi.com | KISS Glam Fantasy