Trends at The London Bridal Show
Visitors from the UK and overseas headed to the capital to see the latest pieces presented at the first international buying event of the year. The London Bridal Show is where the trends are set, and is the best opportunity to see the biggest names and freshest new design talent all in one place
This year’s event saw a range of show-stopping styles from slinky fishtails to regal ballgowns, and the selections were a real hit with buyers. Boho is still a strong look for the new year, with stockists and brides looking for relaxed and easy to wear styles. Likewise, lightweight fabrics and less-structured, floaty silhouettes have been hugely popular for the brides heading abroad.
There’s been a definite move from blush to statement girly pink - and, to name a few, Gino Cerruti, Jasmine, LouLou, Justin Alexander, Diane Legrand and Hayley Paige had some fabulously feminine options on show. 3D florals were another new trend with a plethora of gorgeous designs on offer - notably there were some beautiful pieces from Justin Alexander, Julija Bridal Fashion and Gabbiano.
Tulle dresses were everywhere - perfect for the princess bride - and there was an injection of bling with fabulous over-the-top sparkle in occasionwear, bridalwear and accessories. Contrasting with this, plenty of 50s and 60s plain satin styles offered a very simple statement.