Cinderella ballgowns: 16 best Spring 2019 wedding dresses to say Yes to
While other silhouettes and shapes are gaining popularity, the ballgown remains a favourite with brides for its timeless, glamorous appeal. From the dreamiest styles to ones that are fit for royalty, here are the latest ones to get hitched in.
Structured fluid silhouettes and long sleeves are your ticket to a classic and regal wedding look – just think Grace Kelly’s iconic wedding dress.
Off-shoulder necklines aren’t just a great way to tastefully bare some skin (the collarbone’s the erogenous zone to show off) but also creates a more proportionate look for those of you with wider hips. For a more trad look, the scoop neckline is a flattering option.
Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren’s take on bridal couture has always struck the perfect balance between unconventional and wearable. Just take this tiered confection for instance – there are plenty of frills and flounces but it resists looking too cupcake-like thanks to a clean, structured bodice and immaculate cut.
If your bridal mantra’s less is more, these tailored styles are just plain chic. Justin Alexander’s classic approach features a long sleeved fitted bodice with an elegant bateau neck (very 50s inspired), while Gracy Accad gives it a modern spin with a sheer layer.
Left: Justin Alexander Spring 2019 / Right: Gracy Accad Spring 2019
For the minimalist bride
Or dress up the minimalist look with pan interesting neckline, graceful draped gathers or understated floral motifs.
Gone are the days where the crinoline skirt was hidden under an overlay. Ines Di Santo showcases the caged detailing with sheer tulle layers for a beautiful look that’s a little coquettish, a little sexy and ultra romantic.
Gowns: Ines Di Santo Spring 2019
Tiers of joy
Tiered styles don’t just add volume (sans the heavy layers), they also give your big day look modern intrigue.
Fluttery tiers evoke feminine charm while a tulle peplum offers both softness and structure.
Left: Francesca Miranda Spring 2019/ Right: Monique Lhuillier Spring 2019
Nothing screams bridal quite like a huge frothy skirt. Paired with a sheer sparkly bodice, it makes for a showstopping number fit for an elaborate celebration.
For fairytale-worthy dresses, Elie Saab is a go-to for many. For the bride who prefers her floral wedding dress (a perennial bridal favourite) a little more contemporary, this one with cascading 3D appliques, a nipped-in waist and a modern neckline gets our thumbs up.