An exciting edition of London Bridal Fashion Week and White Gallery took place last March at London’s ExCel centre. Hundreds of top international names unveiled their 2020 collections at the trade event. Read about the seven top trends that filled the catwalks and exhibition area of the UK’s leading bridal fashion event here:
The first key trend that emerged from LBFW & White Gallery 2019 was sleeves! Designers like Danit Levi and Ivory & Co featured short sleeves in their collections, a perfect offer for a summer bride. While Eliza Jane Howell, Justin Alexander and Morilee showcased the versatility of long sleeves, with the bell sleeves taking centre stage in the various collections.
After the royal wedding last year, halterneck dresses flooded the catwalk this season too – just as we predicted. Designers like Ronald Joyce and Coya Collection featured stunning and elegant dresses with beaded necklines, while the collection from Victoria Sanders presented a playful flower print dress coupled with a frilled halterneck. The halterneck is a great offer for those brides looking for something less traditional, but still on-trend.
The favoured material by brides across the world as highlighted by Zankyou’s international bridal survey, was another trending look throughout the LBFW fashion shows. Layered tulle was a style used to generate volume and have maximum effect. Brands like Tal Kedem and Le Papillion by Modeca showcased tulle in the traditional sense with large layers from the waistline down, while companies like Dando London used the delicate fabric to form dresses with a mermaid and trumpet silhouette.
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Separates first appeared at White Gallery in 2017 and have proved themselves here to stay! Lillian West, Allure and BSS by Safiyya Babayeva showcased cropped tops and trousers, offering perfect options for both the boho and the fashion-forward bride. Whereas, Eliza Jane Howell’s and Peony Rice’s collections featured two-piece outfits covering the mid-drift for the more conservative bride.
Feathers were another key trend among both London Bridal Fashion Week & White Gallery brands. White Gallery designers were daring with their use of feathers, with Danit Levi using feathered edging along a high leg split and Eliza Jane Howell featuring peacock feathers in a showstopping gown.
The penultimate trend that we spotted on the fashion runway this LBFW were coloured dresses. Modeca and Eternity Bridal chose dark colours for a dramatic yet stunning bridal look. In contrast, Lusan Mandongus opted for light blue undertones which simply offered a dash of colour to the gown. Coya Collection’s also had a showstopping bridesmaid and guests offering which featured a myriad of colours.
Lingerie Inspired Dresses
And last but not least, the bridal look of women opting for somthing a little sexier on their wedding day was the lingerie inspired dresses. We saw exposed boning and built-in bustiers by the likes ofdesigners such as Lilly & Charles, Sincerity, Victoria Sanders and Le Papillion by Modeca.
So, that rounds up all the action from the 2019 edition of London Bridal Fahion Week and London White Gallery! Now we are eagerly anticipating the Harrogate bridal show that will take place this coming autumn. Watch this space!