GIRL GANG - TRENDS FOR 2018
Bedeck your besties in the most beautiful frocks imaginable! Feast your eyes on this season’s freshest fashion with savvy #stylegoals to suit your wedding theme.
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This style is made for an adventurous bride tribe. Floral gowns can vary from soft conservative patterns to more contemporary graphic prints.
These gowns are slightly more casual, which means your girls will be able to wear their frock again. In 2018, expect to see an influx of full-length variations of the sweet and whimsical prints.
The best way to style the floral gowns with your reception is to keep the statement gowns as the focal point and use natural materials to decorate the venue. Think linen napkins on tables, hanging foliage and candles throughout the room. These gowns are also a delightful option for picnic or teepee receptions and dancing the night away under the stars.
Gowns: 1 -2. Elavonza, Twig and Fawn Photography, 3. Anthea Crawford, 4. Colour by Kenneth Winston 5. Lavee
It’s the colour of the moment, but did you know that ‘Millennial Pink’ is a range of shades (including dusty pink to almost grapefruit)? Bridesmaid gowns in these fresh, feminine and highly flattering colours are popping up everywhere.
Pink is also making its way into wedding day styling, but before you worry about what your groom will think, don’t worry, the styling doesn’t need to be OTT girly. In fact, modern pink-inspired weddings are undoubtedly romantic yet surprisingly earthy. Try mixing pink with crisp whites and natural elements like stone, wood and eucalyptus leaves. It creates a relaxed and more rustic take on the classic romantic styling.
Gowns: 1. Elavonza Gown 2. Shona Joy 3. Demetrios
Remember those fizzy lolly lozenges that came in all different colours? Well, that’s the best way we can describe this happy and colourful trend. Bridesmaid gowns in bold block colours not only stand out, they also bring an element of FUN to your bridal party!
Gowns: Colour by Kenneth Winston
Light, floaty fabrics mixed with subtle embellishments and lace will make your angelic bridesmaids look and feel the part. This celestial trend will be taking over weddings in 2018. Previously reserved for bohemian and beach weddings, next the gossamer-spun bridesmaid gowns will take over more formal affairs. This trend is going to be big!
Gowns: 1. Tania Olsen Designs Gown, 2. White Runway Gown, 3. Forever New Gown
The LBD is a timeless option for a sophisticated lady. Formerly deemed taboo at a wedding, now black is forecast to reinvent the way we look at bridesmaids’ dresses. This chic and versatile hue is perfect for a statement gown. Be bold with structure, bows and low backs. Add some sparkle in the accessories and shoes et viola! You have a party outfit that would rival Ms Hepburn herself.
Channel this French-chic feel for a luxurious soiree with a monochrome palette for the stationery and décor. 2018 will see a surge in refined country receptions and this theme fits the brief like a glove. A backdrop of rolling green hills will enhance the striking minimalist colour palette, conjuring understated luxury and eternal elegance.
Gowns: 1. Rodeo Show bridesmaids dresses / Photography: Alli Oughtred 2. White Runway
Words: Katelin Bosler