The Hottest Wedding Dress Trends for 2019 Brides – Washingtonian

Dress by Lela Rose. All photographs courtesy of design houses

Searching for new wedding dress trends for 2019? From floral appliqués to embellished pantsuits, this season’s bridal designs offer feminine flair.

Brides will fall in love with these 2019 wedding dress trends.


Wedding Dress: Justin Alexander

Royally Off The Shoulder

Off-the-shoulder gowns expose shoulders for a romantic and princess-inspired wedding-day look. See more of our favorite off-the-shoulder gowns from this season here.

Gowns counter clockwise from upper left: Wtoo by Watters, Morilee by Madeline Gardner, Sareh NouriLiancarlo


Wedding Dress: Jenny Yoo

A More Conservative Plunge

This 2019 wedding dress trend let’s brides take the plunge with a bit more security. Check out our other favorite sexy, (but safe!) deep V necklines here.

Gowns from left to right: Legends Romona KevezaLeanne Marshall, Ines Di Santo

Wedding Dress: Sareh Nouri

Flower Power

Floral appliqués add dimension and movement to gowns to evoke a flirty and feminine look. These designs are perfect for an outdoor setting, too! For more sweet and romantic gowns, check out these wedding dresses adorned with pretty floral appliqués.


Gowns from left to right:  Monique LhuillierLela RoseReem Acra, Jenny Packham


Wedding Dress:Jenny Yoo 

The Era Of The Overskirt

Brides can switch things up from ceremony to reception by opting for a wedding dress with an overskirt. Here’s several gowns with overskirts that will definitely wow the crowd.

Gowns from left to right: AmsaleLiancarloMorilee by Madeline Gardner


Wedding Dress: Oscar de la Renta

A Chic Alternative Neckline

This modern neckline is a chic alternative to the classic sweetheart neck we’ve seen in past seasons. See more structured necklines here.


Gowns from left to right:Ines Di SantoAlexandra Grecco


Pantsuit: Oscar de la Renta

Fashion-Forward Pantsuits

Bridal pantsuits are totally changing the game when it comes to wedding-day fashion. From tailored styles to suits with sexy sheer lace, here are a few more reasons why we think this 2019 wedding dress trend is here to stay.

Pantsuit from left to right: Lela RoseJustin AlexanderReem Acra


Wedding Dress: Reem Acra

More Sky-High Slits

Thigh-high slits are letting legs take center stage, à la Jennifer Lopez style. Check out these leg-baring wedding dresses for more inspiration.

Gowns from left to right:  Jenny PackhamBliss by Monique LhuillierOscar de la Renta

This article appears in the Summer/Fall issue of Washingtonian Weddings.


Assistant Editor, Washingtonian Weddings

Jacqueline comes to Washingtonian with close to five years of digital content experience and SEO best practices. She previously was a senior editorial associate at WeddingWire, specializing in wedding fashion, and before that, an assistant at Vow Bride. Originally from Norfolk, Virginia, she now lives in Columbia Heights.