It's the ivory-themed, fashionable time of year in New York. At this latest Bridal Fashion Week, the leading wedding dress designers unveil their 2024 Fall collection to excited buyers and stockists. This year, the Eternal Bridal editorial team combed the runways and showrooms to bring you some of our favourite NYBFW 2024 bridal trends during your dress-shopping session.
MATCH IT WITH A VEIL
Veils have long been part of the bridal look; some brides will even see them as essentials. This season, designers have reimagined the traditional bridal veil as a creative extension of the wedding dress. These veils will highlight or magnify the star design feature of the dress and allow brides to have a more statement look on their day as they walk down the aisle. For brides who want to try this trend out, we recommend Le Lee Studio's Ashton veil and Ellie May veil.
BACK FOR MORE BOW
The bow has become a feature throughout the past few bridal fashion seasons. Starting from the small bow found on dress bodices to growing in size and migrating to become a feature on dress straps and sleeves, this year, the beloved bow is back to its starting point on the bodice and found home at the back of the dress. Like many other classic bridal dress features, it has been enlarged to become a statement centrepiece of the wedding dress. For bow-loving brides, we recommend trying on Le Lee Studio's Astrid gown with her gorgeous oversized bow at the base of a panelled corset.
NO MORE SWEETHEART
Designers are stretching their creativity into necklines this season. For the longest time, sweetheart necklines have dominated the wedding dress scene. This NYBFW has introduced various neckline options, but straight-across and square necklines are the notable stars. Necklines are no longer solid, with designers taking illusion tulle and netting into experimental yet softer edges created by placement lace or embellishments. We recommend trying Le Lee Studio's Ellie May dress for brides looking for a glamourous sparkly square neckline. For brides who want to try the softer square necklines, Taelyn by Enzoani is one we would start with.
FLORALS IN 3D
Florals are back for another season in NYBFW. This time, the florals are bolder and in 3D relief style. Wedding dress designers have stepped up their floral game by introducing 3D florals as a significant feature of the dress instead of just a small highlight. Some designers have gone as far as expanding the florals to become the entire sleeve or skirt. For brides looking to add texture to their wedding dress with 3D flowers, we recommend trying Le Lee Studio's Archilla and Elysian A-line gowns.
GETTING A LITTLE BOUDOIR
Things started to get a little cheeky during the last season at NYBFW with sheer corsets and panelling details. For Fall 2024, designers have applied the sheer to the entire gown. Taking love notes from the boudoir and lingerie designers, we see finer lace and embellishments, lightweight tulles and corsets with highlighted boning. These dresses are a fun choice for daring brides who want to show a peak of their silhouette on the day. For brides looking to try dresses with this trend, we recommend Robyn from Blue by Enzoani and Le Lee Studio's Paradise Dream.
STATEMENT IN THE SLEEVE
Like with the florals, this season's trends are all about magnifying a feature and pushing it to the limits. The ballooning and widening sleeves of the past few NYBFWs have become a critical feature that makes a statement. They have grown in size and length, and some designers have even experimented with magnifying the sleeves to become huge floral or waterfall-mimicking features that trail like a train as the bride walks down the aisle. For brides looking to try a dress with a statement sleeve, we adore Le Lee Studio's Gardenia dress and Rowan dress from Blue by Enzoani.
With exhaustion from a few years of exploring minimalist concepts and with the return of large-scale weddings, bridal dress designers are now all about maximalism. The embellishments are sparkly and cover all of the dress; the sleeves are more expressive, and the florals are louder. The next thing to turn up the dial is naturally the detachable features such as the sleeves and the ever-growing-in-popularity detachable skirts. These detachable are a great way to add a second or even third look for the bride on the day. For brides looking to try this trend, we recommend Le Lee Studio's Ingrid and Millenium Rose gowns.
*Disclaimer: Some images of wedding dresses from New York Bridal Fashion Week in this blog are not currently available at Eternal Bridal Boutiques. Please enquire with your local Eternal Bridal boutique or our website for all our currently gown styles.