6 Of The Most Unexpected Bridal Trends You’ll Be Seeing In 2019

BY Delara Zand / Apr 1 2019 / 21:20 PM

The bridal industry has seen a 43-percent increase in white suits, a 78-percent increase in headbands and a 61-percent increase in wearing sneakers down the aisle

6 Of The Most Unexpected Bridal Trends You’ll Be Seeing In 2019
From left: Justine Alexander wedding dress with pockets; Rachel Weisz wearing a Cartier headband at the Oscars; Gigi Hadid in a white suit

International fashion search platform Lyst collected data from the online sphere and predicted these to be the trends that will take this year's wedding fashion scene by storm...

1. The White Suit

According to Lyst, this year’s award season served us many a chic two-piece look, with some serious advocates that include Blake Lively, Gigi Hadid and Cate Blanchett. And now, it looks like a smart pantsuit look may translate to the aisle – for guests and brides alike. Searches for white suits have increased 43-percent after the likes of Glenn Close, Victoria Beckham, Priyanka Chopra and Lupita Nyong’o brought them to the red carpet.

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2. The Vintage Dress

Buzzword: sustainability. We’re seeing a trend towards sustainability in all markets – from business, to beauty, to catering. The bridal industry is also jumping on the eco-friendly bandwagon, giving rise to a 93-percent spike in views of second-hand wedding dresses and a 42-percent combined yearly increase for searches which encompass the words “vintage” and “second hand”.

3. Customised Trainers

Comfort is taking precedence on all occasions, not least on your big day. Not only are dressy sneakers becoming the go-to choice of footwear, provoking an internal sigh of relief when we’ve made it to the end of the night with our feet intact, but searches for “white personalised sneakers” are at a peak, seeing a 61-percent increase since last year. The key terms in sneaker searches are “personalised” and “sparkly”…keep your eye on this season’s sports-luxe footwear.


4. Gowns With Pockets

Case in point: Eve Patereson, whose wedding photo of her and her bridesmaids’ gowns with custom-sewn pockets made headlines and garnered over 15,000 likes on Twitter. Another example of comfort and utility brought to the fore – a trend hot off the red carpet, with Olivia Colman, Sarah Paulson and Gemma Chan amongst those championing dresses with pockets on the Oscars red carpet. The last six months saw an 83-percent rise in searches for “gowns with pockets”. If it’s good enough for the A-listers…?


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5. The Statement Headpiece

Rachel Weisz’s vintage diamond and platinum Cartier headpiece worn at this year’s Oscars sparked a 78-percent increase in searches for “diamond headbands”. Another common search, seeing a 94-percent increase since the start of the year, is “bright head bands”. Looks like we’re swapping our mesh-veiled fascinator hats for a bejewelled designer headband.

6. The Hot Pink Dress

Yes, really...Think Molly Goddard’s Killing Eve-inspired tulle dress at London Fashion. Searches for the brand have seen a 24-percent increase whilst the show’s been on air. Why can’t we marry (pun intended) neon pink and formalwear?