With the new year fast approaching, and the promise of lots of romantic festive proposals on the cards! We wanted to put together a post highlighting the key trends for wedding dresses in 2018.



A popular bridal trend which has carried over from last season is the cutout feature. Stella York have featured sheer side cutouts beautifully in their newest collection, including some lovely fresh and playful ways. With exposed boning, layered laces and corset details – these wedding dresses offer a sheerness that feels both romantic and couture.

La Couture Wedding Dresses Birmingham Stella York 6571

Stella York Style Number 6571


La Couture Wedding Dresses Birmingham Stella York 6581

Stella York Style Number 6581

Stunning Sleeves

Sleeves are a huge trend for 2018. And the beauty is that the trend is so versatile that you can incorporate them so easily into your own personal bridal style. The catwalk has seen some incredibly dramatic sleeves, however long and lacy, off the shoulder or delicately beaded cap sleeves can be much easier to wear.


Charlotte Balbier Klara


La Couture Wedding Dresses Birmingham Stella York 6628

Stella York Style Number 6628


La Couture Wedding Dresses Birmingham Stella York 6569

Stella York Style Number 6569

Micro Straps

For brides who don’t necessarily want a sleeve but welcome the security of a strap, this could be the trend for you! Functional and fashionable, these micro straps can add an additional dimension to your wedding gown. Delicate shoestrings that crisscross in the back add a boho feel. Whereas dramatic beaded bands add a fabulous touch of glamour.

La Couture Wedding Dresses Birmingham Stella York 6586

Stella York Style Number 6586


Décolletage flattering v-necklines are huge for 2018. Directly inspired by how prevelant they were on the red carpet this year. This particular neckline is universally flattering. A v-neckline will elongate a bride’s silhouette, creating a beautiful feminine line. Larger busted ladies needn’t be put off either. V-necklines can make shoulders appear narrower, slimming the top half and paired with a fit and flare finish or soft A-line will result in a fashion forward flattering gown.


Charlotte Balbier Halo


La Couture Wedding Dresses Birmingham Stella York 6476

Stella York Style Number 6476

Blush & Nude Tones

Another trend carried over from last season is the blush wedding dress. This trend has been developed for 2018 with variations of the colour available however blush tones prove to be particularly popular.


Charlotte Balbier Bellatrix



Charlotte Balbier Bohemian Blush


If you are planning your wedding for 2018 and like the look of any of these wedding dresses shown here, please do pop on over to our appointments page. Arrange a time to come in and discuss what you are looking for from your dream wedding dress and how we at La Couture can help. We can’t wait to meet you!