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.
5. After Party Midis
Super-short, flirty party frocks are going nowhere for the reception—in fact, a finale of beaded fringe minis graced the runway at Naeem Khan this season–but designers are offering an alternative to after party looks that’s just as sexy, but endlessly more sophisticated. Enter the after party midi, which shows off your frame as much as it does your fashion-forward aesthetic.