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These are the five wedding trends you will be seeing everywhere in 2018

22 Mar 2018

When it comes to planning and preparing for your Gold Coast wedding there are no shortage of big deci-sions to be made before the big day. But without a doubt the biggest decision you will make is what you will wear.

Your wedding gown will be the statement piece of your entire wedding, it will ultimately make you look like a goddess and feel like a queen and it isn't a decision you should make without spending two weeks on Pinterest and trying on 200 gowns.

To help you navigate the world of wedding dresses we chatted to the experts at Austy Weddings, the Gold Coast’s one-stop shop for all things weddings about the latest trends in wedding dresses straight from the catwalks of New York Fashion Week.
  1. Capes. Practical and incredibly stylish capes are a bride’s best friend. Not only do they provide warmth for an autumn or winter wedding on the Gold Coast and hide untoned arms, they also add an element of drama and elegance to any gown. Seen on the runway at Christian Soriano, Noon by Noor and as worn by Bella Hadid for Prabal Gurung, capes can vary in length and fabric depending on the gown. We love the bridal cape attached at the shoulders trailing to the ground for a new take on the classic veil. Or for a reception reveal, make your cape detachable.
  2. Colour. And the bride wore…colour. Sure, to have your guests talking long after the cake cutting, wearing anything but a white gown is growing in popularity. One of the biggest trends from NYFW was colour - bright, saturated hues as seen on the runways for Tom Ford, Carolina Herrera, Marc Ja-cobs and Sachin & Babi. While we are talking colour, there has been a shift from white and nude tones towards lavender and neutrals. If you would like to wear white and have the skin tone to pull off purple, then a slight lavender hue can be spectacular choice.
  3. Dripping in Jewels. So - this isn’t necessarily a new trend, but it certainly isn't going anywhere as jew-els and embellishments are back in a big way. Think heavily embellishment gowns with lavish crystals, jewels and other pretty, shiny things. Attico, Erdem and Huishan Zhang showed us how with delicate materials swinging with jewels as models sashayed down the runways at New York Fashion Week. But it doesn't stop at the gown ladies, earring, necklaces and bracelets are big and brassy. Keep hair and makeup minimal and let your jewels do the talking with this trend.
  4. Skin. Gone are the days of the demure bride. More than ever brides are opting to show more than a little skin on their wedding day. Open backs are big, along with plunging necklines, centre splits and beautifully sheer, delicate fabrics. Jason Wu illustrated this trend beautifully, matching a sheer turtle-neck with a pantsuit for added femininity. The trend was also seen on the runways for Ulla Johnson, Mansur Gavriel and Jeremy Scott.
Austy Weddings are located at Shop L14A, Chevron Renaissance Shopping Centre, 3240 Surfers Paradise Boulevard, Surfers Paradise. Phone (07) 5527 5999 for more information.