7 Bridal Trends That Prove Simplicity Is Everything in 2018

Planning your dream wedding takes a *lot* of work, which is why saying yes to the perfect dress shouldn鈥檛 feel like a chore. Instead, look at gown shopping聽like an opportunity to find your fairy-tale聽frock 鈥 an effortless ensemble that makes you feel like a queen. And because it鈥檚 a new year full of possibility and plenty of fresh trends, we asked bridal trend guru and聽Kleinfeld Bridal聽marketing director Jennette聽Kruszka what聽fabulous styles聽are totally en vogue this year.

1. Bell Sleeves:聽We鈥檙e seeing sleeves everywhere right now, and聽bridal fashion is no exception. Channel your聽most sensible princess聽and opt for whimsical layers, a deep V neck, and these oh-so-stylish bell sleeves.

2. Pants:聽The future of bridal fashion has arrived and it鈥檚 in the form of stunning, two-piece suits. Swap out the gown聽and聽make a statement in a pair of polished trousers and a sultry tank.

3. Simplicity:聽Gone are the days of totally off the wall and often聽immobile dresses. Instead,聽we鈥檙e seeing more focus on sophisticated, looser fabrics with draping cuts that highlight the natural silhouette and聽are sure keep you dancing all night long.

4. Detachable Trains:聽This genius design makes your dress that much more versatile. 鈥淒etachable skirts continue to grace the runway,鈥 says Kruszka. 鈥淢ore and more brides are looking for two looks in one to go from ceremony to reception.鈥澛營nstead of having to change into multiple outfits, brides can enjoy the luxury of the train on the aisle without letting it slow聽them down on the dance floor.

5. Lace:聽As timeless as it gets, lace is clearly not going anywhere. And although this year is no exception, expect a shift away from traditionally all-lace, ivory gowns. 鈥淭his season we are seeing more blush colored fabrics, as well as metallic embellishments such as silver and gold embroideries,鈥 says聽Kruszka. Yay for bling!

6. Capes:聽You don鈥檛 have to be a superhero to wear this style but聽it will surely make you feel like one! Capes add practicality聽and eleganceto聽every bridal 鈥榝it 鈥 just ask trendsetting goddess Solange, who rocked a similar look at her 2014 wedding.

7. Illusion:聽Nylon netting isn鈥檛 just for veils. Much like the tulle styles we鈥檝e been seeing on fashion week runways, illusion fabric is super IN right now. Gowns with illusory detailing are a聽very fashionable way of incorporating bridal flair like pearls and crystals to otherwise simple gowns.

Which bridal trend do you love? Be sure to try on ALL the styles and tag us on Insta @BritandCo!

(Photos via Kleinfeld Bridal)

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