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Three key trends for next season from the UK’s leading bridal fashion buying event

Every year, bridal retailers from across the globe flock to Bridal Week Harrogate to scope out the next bestseller for their boutiques.

A true fashion touchpoint for the bridal industry, Bridal Week Harrogate welcomes up-and-coming new names ready to launch their new collections for the first time, together with the biggest and brightest in bridal design.

Take a look at some of the biggest trends we expect to hit boutiques next season:

Sleek and Simple

Whilst some brides adore extravagant beading, layers of lace and voluminous fabrics, others find beauty in sleek shapes, clean lines and the subtlest of detail – even simple designs can have significant impact. Elegant, feminine and ultra-chic, here’s a selection of brands who are championing the minimalist gown. Allure Bridals 9965 minimalist crepe sheath gown is chicly adorned with only a tie back. Clean-cut and sophisticated, PureWhite by Lilly’s 4387 gown holds a stunning squared neck and light sheen in the full skirt. Evie Young’s Madden dress features a dramatic thigh-high split and deep sweetheart neckline, complete in high shine satin.

Bohemian Dream

Whilst the bohemian style was originally influenced by the free-spirited and whimsical style of the 1960’s and 70’s, the relaxed feel continues to trend in bridal fashion today. Flowing fabrics, romantic flutter sleeves and floral lace adorn the boho bride for a natural and free look. Take a look at a few of our favourite bohemian elements from the dresses gracing the halls of Bridal Week Harrogate. Lillian West’s 66250 gown holds earthy, nature-inspired organic lace and delicate embroideries. Madison James’ MJ810 Landry gown is adorned with bohemian inspired lace, trailing to a free-flowing hemline. Tiffanys’ Camelot gown features a pair of whimsical sheer bell flutter sleeves to complete the bohemian look.

Statement Sleeves

From puffed to flared, capped to lantern, sleeves have proven themselves to be one of the most influential wedding dress features of all time. Whether used to cover up or add some drama to a simpler silhouette, here are some of our favourite pieces showcasing at this year’s Bridal Week Harrogate. Mikaella’s style #2403 is a strapless draped satin faille gown, with detachable puff sleeves. The Udele dress from Couture by Modeca is elegant and feminine, the highlight being two long sheer lace bell sleeves. Ronald Joyce’s Sloane gown holds extravagant detachable ruffled glitter sleeves, adding a bold touch to the wedding day look.

Bridal Week is a trade-only buying exhibition. If you are a bridal retailer, please contact bridal@oceanmedia.co.uk for more information.

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