Alternative Wedding Dress Styl...


Alternative Wedding Dress Styles For 2018


01:06 12 Sep 2017

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98FM have teamed up with the Wedding Journal Show to find out the top trends for quirky brides in 2018. 

From a boho look to a splash of colour, we've got you covered. 

Splash of Colour

Although coloured wedding dresses have dominated bridal catwalks for the past few seasons, the majority of brides still opt for a neutral colour scheme to include ivory, blush and shades of metallic. If you prefer something more daring choose a richer colour palate or a gown that changes tone from the bodice to the skirt.


Alternative brides like to think outside of the box when it comes to cut and design. You wedding day style should reflect your personality and if you’re the type of girl who hates full length gowns then your wedding day is not the day to debut a traditional ballgown. Opt for a two piece combo or rock a bridal jumpsuit to show off your unique style. Don’t forget to visit the Curious Wedding Zone at the Wedding Journal Show for lots of unique wedding inspo!

Dare to Bare

If you are the type of bride who has a fab body and doesn’t care what anybody thinks, then a daring wedding dress is for you. Not all brides have the confidence to pull off a plunging neckline or sheer paneling, but with the right underwear, a daring dress can create the most striking of silhouettes.


Ideal for the summer bride, bohemian wedding gowns usually feature soft, flowing fabrics and non-structured tailoring. To really set off a boho look, add romantic floral applique to your gown and accessorize with a delicate headpiece or flower crown.

Traditional with a Twist

Perhaps you favour a dress that is traditional in cut but has a pop of colour or a spectacular accessory. If you fall into this category, you might consider a two-in-one dress with a detachable skirt or topper than can be removed after the ceremony to create a more contemporary look. Bridal separates are a huge trend for 2018, so make sure you catch the International Catwalk Show at the Wedding Journal Show running three times a day for all the latest designs.

Modern Vintage

A vintage inspired wedding dress can provide the perfect touch of glamour for brides who like something that little bit different. Take inspiration from previous eras when considering the type of styles you admire. For 2018 we are seeing an emerging trend for simple, sheath designs combined with statement accessories.

For more style tips and general gossip about the show join me over on WeddingJournalOnline

Visit the Wedding Journal Show Dublin Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th September at Citywest Complex Dublin.

You can book your discounted tickets now here.

We have VIP tickets up for grabs on 98FM's Facebook page.  

The VIP prize includes:

  • A goodie bag worth €45 containing Benefit products and lots more
  • Free entry to the new extended VIP area
  • A glass of bubbly
  • Reserved seating for the Catwalk
  • Fast-track entry to the show
  • Sweet treats
  • A free copy of Ireland’s Wedding Journal Magazine


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