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Latest Wedding Dress Trends For 2024

Wondering what’s the latest wedding dress trends in 2024? We’ve got the inside scoop after a busy start to the year, seeing the hot new wedding dress trends flaunted at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, New York Bridal Week and Bridal Week Harrogate. From dropped waists  to bridal minis and bows, these styles are sure to inspire brides-to-be as they search for the perfect gown. Let's dive in and explore these exciting trends!

Latest Wedding Dress Trends:

Dropped Waists

What is a dropped waist wedding dress? 

A dropped waist wedding dress is a style where the natural waistline is lowered, creating a more relaxed and effortless silhouette. This trend has been gaining popularity and features everywhere.

Benefits of a dropped waist wedding dress:

  • Flattering for a variety of body types

  • Elongates the appearance of the upper body, contrary to belief it makes a bride look taller

  • More flattering way than cutting off at the waist,

  • Finishes at the perfect spot between the waist and hip

Basque waists

With the popularity of period dramas designers many of this season collections have taken inspiration from the 18th & 19th century with basque waists.  Like the dropped waist it sits slightly lower on the natural waistline and end in a V-shape point, create volume at the hips that is a little bit Marie Antoinette and very fashion forward

Love this trend? You’ll love ‘Enchanting’ by Dando London. 

Enchanting Dress by Dando London

Enchanting by Dando London is a stunning example of a basque waist wedding dress. This  gown features a basque waist, which creates a beautiful, flowing line from the corseted bodice to the full tulle skirt. The delicate floral sparkle of the skirt adds an elegant touch to this modern and versatile design.

Trompe L’oeil Bra Necklines

This look gives the illusion of a bra peeking out of a gown’s neckline.  It’s a trend that resurfaced on celebrities and the red carpets.  So if you’re a fashion forward type of bride this trend is one for you.  

Love this trend? You'll love Fondness by Dando

Fondness by Dando

Bridal Minis

What is a bridal mini? 

A bridal mini is a short wedding dress that falls above the knee, offering a playful and youthful alternative to the traditional long gown. This trend has been gaining celebrity attention as well in recent years, with both Kourtney Kardashian and Denise Richards opting for a bridal mini at their respective weddings! 

Benefits of a bridal mini:

  • Perfect for a more casual or non-traditional wedding

  • Showcases the bride's legs and can be paired with statement shoes

  • Offers a fresh and modern take on the classic wedding dress

  • Fantastic choice for a hot summer wedding 

Love this trend? You’ll love Lovebird by Dando London.

Lovebird by Dando

Lovebird is a fabulous example of a bridal mini. This wedding dress features bohemian sleeves and a flowing cape train, adding a touch of drama and romance to the short silhouette. The combination of the mini length and the dramatic elements creates a stunning and unique look for the modern bride.


Why choose bows for your wedding dress? 

Bows can transform a gown whether it’s minimalist or extravagant..  From oversized back bows that add drama; to a waistline bows to accentuate the waist or for a modern twist bows added to the shoulders.  Bows are one of the trends that stands the test of time. 

They can be incorporated in a variety of ways, from delicate accents to bold, statement-making features.

Can I add bows to my dress? 

Absolutely! There are several ways we can incorporate bows to elevate the look of your gown:

Oversized Back Bows

Oversized bows trailing gracefully at the back of a wedding gown add glamour and create a stunning and dramatic impact as you walk down the aisle 

Stella York 7711 is a stunning example of a oversized back bow:

Stella York Bow Wedding dress

Bow Accents on the Straps

Adding a bow effect to the straps of your dress can create a charming, feminine touch. This could involve tying delicate bows at the shoulders or having the straps themselves form a bow-like shape.

Statement Bow Belt

A bold, statement bow belt can cinch the waist and add a dramatic flair to your gown. This eye-catching detail can transform the overall silhouette and make for a truly show-stopping look.

Subtle Bow Embellishments

For a more understated approach, consider adding subtle bow embellishments to your gown, such as on the bodice, skirt, or even the back. These delicate touches can really elevate your look on the big day!

Let me know if you have a particular vision in mind, and I'd be happy to provide more specific suggestions on how we can beautifully incorporate bows into your gown design.

Love this trend? You’ll love Stella York 7899.

Dainty bows on a Stella York dress

The gorgeous Stella York 7899 features a beautiful bow detail on the straps of the dress. Creating a decadent and subtle effect which incorporates the trend without taking away from the gorgeous floral detail of the dress. 

Fully Beaded

What is a fully beaded wedding dress? 

A fully beaded wedding dress is a gown that features intricate beadwork, creating a dazzling and eye-catching sparkle effect. This trend is perfect for brides who want to shine on their special day. 

Benefits of a fully beaded wedding dress:

  • Adds a luxurious and glamorous touch to the overall look

  • Catches the light beautifully, creating a stunning visual impact

  • Offers a unique and memorable look for the bride

  • Can be a statement piece that sets the tone for the entire wedding

Love this trend? You’ll love Stella York 7954.

Beaded Wedding Dress by Stella York

What a showstopper the Stella York 7954 is! This stunning halter neck gown is adorned with beautiful beading that follows the stunning floral pattern of the dress. 

Paired with this beautiful veil featuring delicate shiny beads, this dress is truly a moment!


As we head further into 2024, these trends are sure to captivate and inspire brides-to-be. 

Whether you're drawn to the elegance of a dropped waist, the playfulness of a bridal mini, the romance of bows, or the sheer opulence of a fully beaded gown, Oliver's Bridal and Formalwear has a wide selection of stunning options to help you find the perfect dress for your special day.

Shop Latest Bridal Trends at Oliver's Bridal

Hertfordshire brides, your search for the dream wedding dress begins at Oliver's Bridal. We’ve been serving brides for over 19 years so are well placed to advise you on styles, designs and materials to help you find your perfect dress.

Come visit our welcoming boutique and experience the magic of these gowns firsthand.

Our Bridal shop is located in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire - close to areas such as Essex and North London and we’ve served many happy Brides within these areas.

We're an award-winning business that treats our Brides with the utmost care - with glowing 5* reviews across Facebook and Google!

Our experienced bridal stylists will guide you through the collection, helping you find the dress that speaks to your heart and makes you feel like the most beautiful version of yourself on your wedding day.

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