This past week, the industry’s top bridal brands presented their latest collections in New York for Fall Bridal Fashion Week 2024, and may we say this has truly been a stand-out season! With newcomers to the runway like Bronx and Banco and SOUCY, to bridal staples like Vera Wang, Amsale and Lihi Hod delivering nothing but the best 2025 brides can consider themselves lucky with the wealth of inspiration! We've seen a resurgence of trends from the noughties given a modern facelift, hot trends from 2023 being refined to perfection and fresh new takes blowing our socks off; the new collections unveiled at BFW Fall 2024 are teeming with dreamy options for every style type.
If you're newly engaged, congratulations! Consider this your guide to the seven biggest wedding fashion trends for Fall 2024, fresh off the runways.
1/ Dropped Waistlines
2024 Bridal is bringing the 2000s back in full swing with the dropped waistline; this time it's a tad more flattering! Brands like Francesca Miranda, Lihi Hod and Nardos have incorporated subtler waistlines into the Fall 2024 collection for the bride who wants a modern silhouette with just a touch of vintage inspiration.
As less couples have the traditional church wedding in favour of city celebration, more and more brides are opting to ditch the floor length dress for chic, playful and sexy mini on their weddings day. While bridal collections have typically always feature at least one shorter dress, 2024 sees a lot more love being put into the little white dress. If you're looking for a sweet and girly mini then Honor and Enaura offer some beautiful options, but if you want to look like a stone cold fox on your wedding day then Kim Kassas, Dana Harel and Bronx and Banco are the designers for you!
3/ Strappy Cold Shoulders
When done right, a cold shoulder sleeve is absolutely stunning, but it can be tricky to get right. Brands like Halfpenny London and The OWN Studio put a modern twist on the traditional cold-shoulder silhouette, opting for pin-thin straps for an exposed arm design. If you're a fan of your collarbones but want a little more security than what an off shoulder dress typically provides then cold shoulder is the style for you!
4/ Statement Shoulders
Statement sleeves never go out of style so we're happy to see a resurgence in the iconic 80's trend of statement shoulders! While there were a few designers who put a modern twist on this 80s-style staple, we particularly loved Julie Vino's structured, pointed iteration, Bronx and Banco's leg of mutton sleeve adding volume to the shoulders and Scorcesa's modern, puff-shoulder variation.
A trend we've been seeing a lot more of in recent years is the addition of an overskirt, "what's an overskirt?" you may ask, well it's very exactly what the name suggests, a second (Usually very dramatic) skirt that you attach to your base dress. With an overskirt on your wedding dress you can go from ballgown to pencil skirt in a few seconds! ultiple designers like Enaura embraced this trend by pairing sleek column dresses with gorgeous overskirts with full trains to create an elegant contrast in shape. We also saw the rise of hemlines at Reem Acra and Francesca Miranda with sexy minis made formal with overskirts for a ceremony to after-party transition.
6/ Sheer Elegance
At Fall Bridal Fashion Week 2023 cut out's were all the rage, for 2024/25 designers have embraced a peekaboo of skin with an added sheer veil. With designers like Vera Wang and Honor keeping things modest with a hint of midriff and a pop or leg or designers like Nardos and Rebecca Vallance going gung ho and letting body confident brides strut what their mammy gave then; we're expecting to see a lot more sheer gowns in the coming years!
7/ High-Low Hems
Yet another trend that was topping designers collections in the mid to earth 2000s, high-low hemlines have been spotted across several collections and, unlike their dated predecessors, we actually really love them! The update? A mix of dainty fabrics, billowy silhouettes, and romantic details. Milla Nova, Ese Azenabor, Amsale and Scorcesa are just a few designers taking this iconic style choice and modernising it. If your nutty for Manolo Blahnik or Jimmy Choo then this is the dress to feel like hell on heels!