Bridal Couture: Top 5 luxury bridal gowns for the bride-to-be

With wedding fever in full effect, we take a look at the top five bridal gowns from our favourite designers. If you are a bride-to-be, you won’t want to miss what’s in store for 2019! Read on for a dose of inspiration! 


Bridal Couture: Top 5 luxury bridal gowns for the bride-to-be

After months of speculation, the world was pleasantly surprised as Meghan, the new Duchess of Sussex, stepped out it in a pure white, boat beck bridal gown designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the artistic direction of French fashion house, Givenchy. The haute couture dress was made of double-bonded silk cady cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza. Reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn – another famous Givenchy bride – this gown not only represents contemporary minimalism at its finest, but demonstrates that simple elegance and impeccable tailoring continues to withstand the test of time. 

Vera Wang

For the Fall 2018 bride, Vera Wang is introducing ivory ballgowns with a classic touch of panelled lace. Pictured left is Maude, a light ivory long sleeve ballgown with hand appliqué macramé lace panels on the bodice, sleeves and skirt. For the contemporary bride, the Audore is the perfect mix of classicism and fashion. The light ivory long sleevy macramé lace ballgown comes with a high neck accent and couture hand draped skirt. Both dramatic and statement-making, these dresses are perfect for the fashion-conscious bride and will see you strut down that church aisle, as if it were a runway. 

Carolina Herrera


For Spring 2019, Carolina Herrera adds a touch of tradition while still bending the rules – perfect for the modern bride. As 2019 brides prepare for the biggest day of their lives, the Venezuelan fashion designer’s collection acts as a reminder that sometimes, breaking the traditions may be the statement you are looking for. Introducing bursts of yellow or purple satin, this collection is a nod to the designer’s meticulous attention to detail with an unexpected layer of playful romanticism for the bride who is ready to make her own unique statement. 

Elie Saab

Elie Saab’s expertise in all things opulence is reflected in his Spring 2019 ‘Bal de Vienne’ bridal collection. From voluminous ball gowns to figure hugging mermaid shapes, the collection offers plentiful options to choose from. Aside from the beautiful shapes, it would be folly not to declare the exquisite details, luxurious fabrics and fine craftsmanship that are all present in these bridal gowns and sincerely reflect the Maison’s longstanding heritage.

Jenny Packham

British fashion designer, Jenny Packham has been much appreciated for her impeccable attention to detail in embroidery as well as the sumptuous, light and floaty fabric that glides across runways and church aisles. For Spring 2019, Packham brings combines her signature conventions with a playful element of charm that resemble the Club Studio 54-inspired glamour of the 70’s, including metallic sequined pieces and jeweled halternecks. For the more traditional bride, we love the Lucille dress (pictured above), which gives special attention to off-the shoulder straps and is perfect for those balmy spring-summer days.


Text: Hira Desai 

Photo Credits:

Givenchy, Facebook
Carolina Herrera NY Facebook
Elie Saab World Facebook
The Jenny Packham, Facebook