While last season's bridal runways were full of outside-the-box ideas for brides, this season calls for a return back to tradition. For Fall 2018, gowns feature bigger ball skirts than ever, the sexy bride has hung up her hat in favor of a more fashion-forward take on sheer and sensuality, and the overtly edgy girl is a bit more cool and confident—without the need for added angst. Long-awaited minimalism is on the rise for an industry often ridden with over-embellishment, and while laces are going nowhere, there are now an array of alternatives to its vintage appeal. We combed the season's runways for what brides-to-be should be shopping for as they plan for Fall 2018 walks down the aisle. Here, the bridal trends you'll be shopping for next season's weddings.
2. All About Intimates
Exterior corsets, negligee-esque laces and lace layering bras (yes, layering bras) have replaced the once-heavy handed linings American bridal has long embraced. For next season, Vera Wang proposed you wear your corset and garters on the outside of your ballgown, while newcomer Danielle Frankel offered brides the option to order a sheer A-line look with a lace bra or mini slip rather than a full silk lining. At Galia Lahav, sheerness that was once dubbed too sexy for bridal got an athletic-inspired makeover with a swimwear inspired neckline and cheeky shorts.