2024 WEDDING DRESS TRENDS: WHIMSICAL TO MODERN
A GUIDE FOR NEW ZEALAND BRIDES
As the clock ticks closer to your big day, the search for the perfect wedding dress becomes paramount. If that dream gown eludes you, fear not. 2024 bridal trends bring a captivating array of styles, merging timeless elegance with a touch of modernity. Explore our curated selection of the coming season’s standout designs, and find the look that aligns with your unique vision for the day.
PASTEL SHADES & BLUES
This coming bridal season’s looks are awash with pastel shades, ranging from delicate blush to gentle violet. Pale blue emerges as the standout hue, appearing in numerous variations. Ines Di Santo highlights this trend in her latest collection with this spectacular tulle wedding dress, marrying the romance of sheer layers with the contemporary appeal of colour.
CORSET BODICES & PIN STRAPS
Corset bodices are a defining feature of 2024 bridal fashion, celebrated for their inherent sexiness. These are frequently paired with pin thin spaghetti straps. Featured is a semi-sheer Chantilly lace dress by Le Petra Grebenau. Some designers showcase these bodices on form-fitting dresses, while others pair them with either voluminous ball gowns or relaxed column styles.
CHIC 90’S SILHOUETTES
Minimalist and timeless, Lihi Hod’s ’90s inspired wedding dress epitomizes enduring elegance. Such designs, pared down to their essence, effortlessly highlight the bride’s beauty, allowing her natural radiance to take the forefront on her special day. Embracing the decade’s love for minimalism, this season’s bridal fashion showcases luxurious satin, structured bodices, and crisp lines, reflecting the ’90s enduring allure.
CONVERTIBLE BRIDAL LOOKS
Whimsical yet sophisticated, we present the Moon Topper by Lihi Hod. Convertible styles are a highlight of 2024 bridal fashion. Capes have a dreamy flow, jackets feature sheer, billowy sleeves, and gloves and gauntlets are trending. Detachable bows and removable trains are everywhere in the latest collections.
FLORAL WEDDING DRESSES
Romantic and effortlessly graceful, textured floral lace is more prominent than ever in 2024. This enchanting wedding dress by Neta Dover features luxurious embroidered lace with floating appliques while keeping the silhouette streamlined. From flower appliqués and floating blossoms to rosettes and oversized florals, this year celebrates bold floral designs.
DROP WAISTS ARE BACK
This striking 2024 wedding dress by Lihi Hod incorporates a modern drop waist silhouette into a pleated, timeless satin gown. With the waistline set lower than typical designs, drop waisted gowns give the torso a streamlined, slimline appearance. Brides in search of a distinctive and confident style will find this updated silhouette both current and chic.
HIGH NECKLINE LACE DRESSES
Vintage-inspired, all-over lace dresses with high necklines have emerged as a new trend. Showcased here is a delicate Chantilly lace design from Liz Martinez’s 2024 collection. These wedding gowns, often featuring long sleeves—sometimes puffed at the shoulders—can be found in fitted silhouettes or with full skirts. Ethereal and classic, these designs echo Grace Kelly’s enduring elegance.
BALL GOWNS WITH VOLUME
Sculptural and dramatic, the ball gown silhouette remains a perennial favourite, with its look reinvented each season. Oscar de la Renta’s latest lace wedding dress stands out with its distinctive laser-cut lace, perfectly balancing a voluminous skirt with a refined strapless bodice through artful, architectural lines.
ART DECO ELEMENTS
Luxe pearl beading adorns this 2024 wedding dress design by Berta, complemented by a capelet crafted from lavish Marabu feathers. The 1920s Art Deco aesthetic is making a prominent comeback, showcasing opulent and rich textures. Distinctive and unique, this style stands out in contemporary bridal fashion. For brides seeking an alternative to traditional looks, modern interpretations of 1920s classics are the ideal choice.
SEQUINS & SPARKLES
In 2024, bridal sparkle commands the spotlight. Behold this stunning Eva Lendel design, captured in a setting that accentuates its shine. Whether adorned with sequins, beads, or drenched in glitter, wedding dresses radiate a diamond-like glow. These gowns offer brides a standout, luminous look for their big day.
MORE BRIDAL FASHION TRENDS
Tea-length hemlines remain popular, often styled as full, feminine A-line skirts. One-shoulder designs also merit mention. Scattered throughout the 2024 bridal collections, they offer a chic twist to classic wedding dresses, giving timeless styles a contemporary edge. Slits maintain their popularity, while backless gowns are making a comeback in various silhouettes.
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