There's something about buying in Barcelona......
76% INTERNATIONAL BRANDS
34 FASHION SHOWS
With its impressive statistics it's perfect for us Bridal shops to go and seek out new designers, buy from our existing designers and get a flavour of what's to come and give our Bride's an insight of what to look out for, for those who want to be bang on trend - plus the Sangria, weather and Patatas Bravas make it just that extra bit special!
We've seen the past couple of years some definitive strong gowns with beautiful applique laces and lots of clean lines. 2024 we can see some really strong trends coming through and an emphasis swinging back round onto classic, very 'bridal' styles and I can't wait to share.
Anything with feathers instantly takes me back to Hollywood, Gatsby glam and I am there HERE for it. Done well you'll see soft touches on the shoulders & trains and we've seen this one more simple gowns to add just a touch of something chic and also full embellished & lace gowns to give more of a statement look.
Heavy Embellishment -
We've seen this trend already ramping up in FW23 collections in London but we can see this trend continuing into the SS24 collections with both the heavy details & also softer lighter versions. Gorgeous for catching those vintage photo flashback shots, no need for veils or accessories the dress is the statement here. Perfect for the modern bride who isn't feeling simple slip style gowns and looking for the real magpie treatment. Adding tulle to the skirt, capes or wings just bringing this back into Bridal.
Distinctive strong shoulder detail -
Lots of our Brides love a bardot, it gives a little coverage on the arms and gives that soft romantic look, but as we transition into the more classic bridal vibes we are seeing designers add more structure to this style with more statement shoulders or thicker lines.
Poofy & Pretty -
Who remembers when they were little and you'd have your dream Bridal dress in mind. For me it was always the dream poofy princess gown and they are making a comeback. What we like to think of true bridal we are also seeing taffeta coming through in a few of the designers collections - not the old school princess Di disaster type but modern versions of this structured fabric.
Corsage & Flower details -
We can already see some of these trends here overlapping and Corsage and Flower details are a definite. We've already seen lots of celebrities and catwalks showcasing this and it's fallen straight into the Bridal world without a doubt. A mix of soft touches on the clean gowns, 3D florals and lace and even detachable touches giving you the choice to add a little detail.
Asymmetric Skirts -
This is something I spotted on a few of our designers that seems to be a relatively new style pulling through. Super flattering for lots of body types giving definition and length to bodices to elongate a shorter torso but also keeping one side for that leg length but also long enough to cover the stomach area for those not enjoying the clean styles which can need underwear considerations. Really excited to see where this style develops over the next 6 months.
We have been so excited to give our Brides a really good mix of gowns in store and we can't wait for the new collections to arrive later in the year! We'd love to know which style in the comments if your favourite or what you'd like to see the designers showcasing more.