Best of 2018: Wedding Dresses

Words by Tamarin Morley
December 30, 2018

When it came to the dress, we could tell you that 2018 was all about plunging necklines, bare shoulders and minimal silhouettes. Which it was. But it was also about sparkle, femininity and totally unexpected styles. Continuing our Best of 2018 series, these are the bridal styles that got you clicking and pinning this year.

The versatility of bridal fashion from Australian and New Zealand designers, as well as increased online availability from international designers, meant there was no shortage of incredible options for the unique bride. Gone are the days of wedding dress fatigue, where we’d see the same dress over and over!

As always, it was awesome to see a bunch our most loved local designers in the mix. And while we could go ahead and share a hundred amazing dresses from this year, we’ve lined up the ten stunners that you guys went most bananas for.

If you’re in the dress hunting zone, be sure to head on over to our Pinterest board or check out last year’s top scorers after you’ve perused this post.

minimal Diane Von Furstenburg wedding dress with bold plunging V-neck minimal Diane Von Furstenburg wedding dress with bold plunging V-neck
Emma nailed the ‘modern-classic’ bridal style in her minimal Diane Von Furstenburg gown with plunging v-neck and floor-length back tie detail. Image by Jimmy Raper from Emma and Aaron’s cocktail bar wedding.
pale blue wedding dress with lace bodice light blue wedding dress with V-back lace bodice
Marina knew from the get go that she wouldn’t be wearing white to her wedding and opted for this swoon-worthy pale blue gown by Mywony Bridal. Image by Kate Drennan from Marina and Cam’s vibrant Guildhall wedding.
modern and minimal wedding dress with off-shoulder cape detail modern and minimal wedding dress with off-shoulder cape detail
Hayley was the embodiment of the modern bride in this off-shoulder number with chic cape detail by White Runway. Image by Kama Catch Me from Hayley and Brenton's Fiji wedding.
Pregnant bride in Rue de Seine Bridal 'Avril' gown Pregnant bride in Rue de Seine Bridal 'Avril' gown
Looking stunning in the Avril gown by Rue de Seine (from Through the White Door), Chanelle and her gorgeous baby bump got a tonne of love on the socials, and it’s not hard to see why! Image by Alexandra Cohen from Chanelle and Andy's Fremantle wedding.
modern bride in sheer panelled wedding dress by Georgia young Couture modern bride in sheer panelled wedding dress by Georgia young Couture
We can always rely on Melbourne designer Georgia Young to wow us with her modern, structural designs. Jessica’s off-shoulder gown with sheer panel detail was an absolute show stopper! Image by Sabine Legrand from Jessica and Antony’s St Kilda wedding.
long sleeve wedding dress with plunging neckline by Houghton NYC long sleeve wedding dress with plunging neckline by Houghton NYC
Channelling a little old Hollywood glamour, Kate looked incredible in her Houghton NYC gown with billowed sleeves and deep v-neckline. Image by Oli Sansom from Kate and Matt’s Montsalvat wedding.
sheer long sleeve sequin wedding gown by One Day Bridal sheer long sleeve sequin wedding gown by One Day Bridal
The glittering Toby gown by Chosen by One Day went down a storm on the socials, and understandably so! Image by Ash & Stone from this gilded editorial.
quirky bride in tiered tulle two-piece wedding dress with pink bandeau top quirky bride in tiered tulle two-piece wedding dress with pink bandeau top
Jascha had no qualms about doing things a little differently for her wedding getup, sporting a layered tulle skirt, pink bandeau top from Posse and white sneakers (perfect for the ensuing dance floor acrobatics). Image by Kate Pardey from Jascha & Joren’s quirky Adelaide wedding.
1920s-inpsired art deco wedding dress with fringe detail art deco lace wedding dress
With its detailed lace bodice and gorgeous tassel fringed hemline, Kiana’s deco-inspired gown (made by her bestie’s mum) was perfect for shimmying the night away. Image by Milina Opsenica from Kiana and Danny’s farm wedding in Byron.
soft tulle gown with high neckline, billowing bishop sleeve and buttoned cuff soft tulle gown with high neckline, billowing bishop sleeve and buttoned cuff
With a high neckline, billowing bishop sleeve and buttoned cuff, this romantic soft tulle gown by Hariette Gordon was a firm fave of 2018. Image by Natasja Kremers from this textural editorial.

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Header image Milina Opsenica | Other images various, as captioned |


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Lantana Venues 6 months ago

You have listed a nice collection of trendy wedding dresses. Nice post.

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