Summer is fast approaching and your wedding will soon be here! If you’re still deciding on those all important details, it’s time to kick things up a notch to make sure everything is perfect for the big day. By now you’ve organised the venue, caterers, colour scheme and invitations – now it’s time to make sure everyone is dressed to impress.
To make sure you’ve got a dress, bridal party and groom that will turn heads on the day, we’ve put together the ultimate wedding style guide. Check out the latest trends for summer 2019 below.
Style the bride:
Of course you want everyone looking perfect for the wedding photos, but no one will shine as bright as you on your big day. That’s why we’ve pulled together this season’s hottest trends to help you find the wedding gown of your dreams.
Bows are in
Make a statement or just add a very sweet little touch with bows this year. Yep, you heard us right! Bows are so in right now, whether that’s a big bow on the back of your dress or a smaller one on your waist, shoulder or even worn as a hair accessory.
Lace it up
Lace is nothing new when it comes to wedding dresses, of course it’s not. But this signature wedding style has had a makeover this summer and is no long just about being dainty and demure. Stretched lace and statement dresses mean you can create a stunning look whether you go big, opt for a midi or mini dress (this is also really in right now) or something a bit more boho.
If dresses aren’t really your thing, you’re going to love this next trend. These days brides are breaking the rules and choosing more bold and unique looks for their big day. In fact, rapper Cardi B actually wore a white tracksuit to her wedding ceremony! No we’re not suggesting you do the same, but why not consider a combination outfit, a broken dress made up of a top and skirt, a pant suit or a trouser and top combo – this is your chance to be creative.
Classic and timeless
Minimalists rejoice because the classic and timeless gown is back. Meghan Markle’s gorgeously simple wedding dress set this trend on fire last year and it’s set to be big this summer too. To get the most from this style, you’ll need to choose the right silhouette for your figure and make sure the dress is tailored to fit like a glove.
Style the groom:
Perfecting your wedding style doesn’t stop at finding the perfect dress, remember, it’s the groom’s big day too and he’ll want to impress your guests just as much as you do. To make sure you get it right, below are some of the most popular trends for men this summer.
The three-piece is back
Another timeless classic has made a re-appearance just in time for summer 2019. The three-piece suit is back and this time it means business. It’s time to ditch the loose shirts and wedding trainers that have walked many isles in recent years, now it’s all about sharp style and well-fitting suits. Look flawless as you say ‘I do’ in your three-piece, then later ditch the jacket and roll up your sleeves to let the party begin!
For the modern male, why not step away from tradition and choose a bright and bold suit. No, we’re not suggesting neon pink, but vibrant hues such as ink blue, purple or burgundy. These colours divert from the all-to-common black or grey and can add a classy and unique look to your day.
Tweed might not always seem like the coolest style, you’re probably picturing a farmer with a flat cap and tweed jacket. But if you can find the right look, it can be a real winner and it is set to be one of this summer’s biggest wedding trends. To make it work, you’ll need to choose slim cuts that flatter your shape. You can also mix and match shades and styles with your groomsmen to create a unique look to your party.
Slim it down
The final look for this summer is slim fits from head to toe. Strong tailoring really is key here, to help create a masculine and flattering silhouette. Think tapered or straight leg trousers and a slim-fit jacket that emphasises your chest and shoulders.
Style the bridesmaids:
The bridesmaids are going to be walking down the aisle and standing right up the front with you, so you’ll want them to look stylish and match your colour scheme. With so many styles of bridesmaid dress to choose from and often a variety of shapes and sizes to cater for, it can be a minefield trying to find the perfect dress to flatter your whole bride tribe. That’s why we’re here to help with this season’s best trends, as outlined below.
Contrast of colours
This summer has two popular colours that will be dominating weddings across the nation. The more relaxed and summery coral, and the ever-classic navy blue. You’ll find a range of styles of dresses in these beautiful shades, coral can look great with a range of skin tones, where navy is always a classic bridesmaid look.
This is not a new trend, but it’s one that is certainly set to be big this summer. The choice of halter neck dresses has soared, once again thanks to the stunning evening gown worn by Meghan Markle. Best of all this s a very flattering style for most figures, so it could help to cut down some of the stress of finding a crowd-pleaser dress for your squad.
Wrap it up
The final trend for this guide is the humble wrap dress. These have increased in popularity this season and don’t look to be slowing down any time soon. These are not only comfortable and versatile, but they’re also very flattering. This means you’re sure to please your bridesmaids.
Written by Hayley Sturniolo, owner of bespoke jewellery boutique Inscripture.com.