10 Bridal Trends Straight Out of New York That Are Actually Practical

Bridal Fashion Week took place recently in New York City, and while the dust has settled on the runways, the trends that emerged from the week have only just begun to pick up speed. If you're engaged and planning your nuptials for next year, first off, congrats! But more importantly, it's time to nail down your attire for the big day. 

There is a maze of options to choose from when it comes to bridal trends. Minimalist, bohemian, dramatic, nontraditional, and beyond. It can feel overwhelming to decide what you want to wear, but one place that's good to start is practicality. After all, you don't want to choose an outfit that feels misaligned with your aesthetic or looks impossible to walk down the aisle in. That's why we rounded up 10 bridal trends that are as beautiful as they are down-to-earth. Continue ahead to discover them, and if one piques your interest, shop our pick.

The Trend: Lace Flutter Sleeves
Carolina Herrera Lace Flutter Sleeves


Carolina Herrera

Long sleeves adorned in lace had their moment (and they're still going), so why not consider their whimsical, fluid counterpart? The flutter sleeve is so romantic.

The Trend: Metallic
Danielle Frankel Metallic Dress


Danielle Frankel

Eschew the tradition of wearing head-to-toe white and opt for a gown that incorporates a flash of metallic.

The Trend: Matching Set
Lela Rose White Matching Set


Lela Rose

Jumpsuits have been the non-dress option for the last several years, but a matching set feels like a fresh update to the trend. 

The Trend: Tiered Ruffles
Viktor & Rolf Ruffled Gown


Viktor & Rolf

For an easy way to add fluidity and a hint of romance to your bridal aesthetic without feeling over-the-top, go for the tiered ruffle trend that's on the rise. Spotted on the runway at Viktor & Rolf, this trend also happens to coincide with arguably the most-anticipated movie right now: Little Women. If you're into the trend IRL, Floravere created a brand-new, dreamy wedding dress (below) inspired by the movie's protagonist, Jo March. 

The Trend: Statement Bow
Monique Lhuillier Bow Gown


Monique Lhuillier

If a no-frills frock is up your alley, but you're searching for a small detail to polish it off, look no further than the statement bow.

The Trend: Column Silhouette
Lein Wedding Dress



Keep it sweet and simple with a column dress in white. 

The Trend: Corseting Details
Galvan Corset Dress



For a subtly sexy take on bridal wear, go for a minimalist dress featuring a corseting detail up top. 

The Trend: Dramatic Slit
Ines Di Santo Wedding Dress


Ines Di Santo

Since wedding dresses are notorious for being difficult to walk in, skip the headache and reach for a gown that includes a slit.

The Trend: Plunging Back
Lihi Hod Backless Dress


Lihi Hod

A plunging neckline is great and all, but a backless dress is a real showstopper. Plus, it looks stunning in photographs.

The Trend: Delicate Peplum
Eisen Stein Sheer Dress


Eisen Stein

A dramatic peplum might feel too princess-like for some, but a softer, more delicate iteration feels just right for the big day.

Up next: Are you up to speed on the biggest bridal trends of 2019?