Bridal Gowns Go Bigger, Bolder, and Brighter in 2024 – Here’s What to Expect

Bold, beautiful, and utterly romantic looks are predicted to dominate 2024 bridal fashion! Statement sleeves, plunging necklines, and vibrant pops of color are taking gowns to exciting new heights just in time for next year’s wave of brides. Floral embellishments will bloom across fabrics and trains will achieve magnificent new lengths. More is more when it comes to gleaming beaded gowns, with designers embracing lace, sequins, and tulle in decadent combinations. From the subtly accentuated to the ultra-glamorous, brides have fresh options for achieving a show-stopping look.

Whether you crave a minimalist gown transformed by a colorful hue or want an absolute showstopper, the 2024 bridal trends are ready for the spotlight. Ready to discover standout styles for your big day? The bridal beauty experts at Evangeline Bridal in Tomball, TX can help brides bring these dazzling trends to life. Schedule your bridal consultation today to explore romantic designs and find your dream wedding dress.

Floral Appliques

Floral embellishments will bloom all over wedding gowns next year. Roses, peonies, and poppies will prominently adorn skirts, bodices, sleeves, and trains in eye-catching patterns. Touches of floral elegance won’t be limited to dresses either. Veils and elegant hair pieces will also carry natural beauty from petals and leaves.

Wedding dress bodice with floral applique pinned to be sewn on

Bold, Colorful Gowns

White and ivory dress shoppers—move over! In 2024, wedding gowns are breaking free from tradition by embracing a vibrant range of jewel tones and modern hues that rival Lisa Frank. Soon to be brides are choosing their wedding dresses by channeling their inner Disney princess or favorite crayon from childhood (just imagine walking down the aisle in a gorgeous bold colored gown). Whether brides want rich emerald green, dreamy indigo blue (what a creative and unique way to wear something blue), or romantic burgundy red, designers have them covered. Gowns incorporate color in watercolor-like patterns or whimsical ombre cascading into colorful gradients. Wedding dresses are throwing out all the rules this season, welcoming vibrant colors and patterns you can say “I do” to!

blonde woman wearing bold burgundy wedding dress
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Vintage Inspired Statement Shoulders 

Shoulder pads are making a comeback in 2024! Exaggerated shoulders will return to the spotlight as well as sculpted ruffles and lush bows. Whether in the ballgown of someone’s princess dreams or an effortless sheath silhouette, amplified sleeves and shoulders let this season’s brides channel nostalgic glamor from a totally tubular era. Everything old is totally awesome again!

Beautiful lace vintage style sleeves on wedding dress
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Maximalist Wedding Gowns

For the bride who believes more is absolutely more, 2024 offers the perfect excuse to embrace maximalism from head to toe. These dresses pull out all the stops with layer upon layer of frothy tulle underskirts, long trains bordering on excessive, abundant 3D embellishments, and decadent combinations of lace and sequins or beads and bows. The overall effect lands somewhere between a fairy tale princess costume and a glamorous awards show outfit. But restraint isn’t in the vocabulary for the maximalist bride. The mantra is “go big or go even bigger!” Extravagant shapes, overstated sleeves, heavy beading bring the drama. Say yes to the over-the-top dress of your fantastical dreams!

bold maximalist wedding dress

Wedding Dress Alternatives

Brides ditching tradition in 2024 have more options than ever beyond the expected white wedding gown. Designers are welcoming brides down the aisle in wedding dress alternatives ranging from striking pantsuits to fun rompers or jumpsuits. For less formal affairs, lace rompers or beaded jumpsuits carry effortless romance. Whether yearning for comfort, seeking a look that defies bridal stereotypes, or making a bold statement by foregoing dresses entirely, stylish two and one piece alternatives provide versatility. 

From figure-flattering silhouettes to eye-catching colors and details, 2024’s bridal runway trends check every box for romance and style. Whether you envision an utterly timeless look transformed by a vibrant blue ribbon or an unapologetically decadent beaded and sequined creation, the possibilities are endless. The styling experts at Evangeline Bridal in Tomball, TX can’t wait to explore dazzling new collections with you and discover your dream wedding vision. Schedule a bridal VIP appointment today for an experience like no other – where compassionate consultants provide thoughtful advice in our relaxing spa-like suite over champagne. At Evangeline Bridal, every bride receives red carpet treatment and attention to detail that celebrates your unique beauty. With gowns that embrace both classic elegance and leading-edge trends, you’re certain to find a look to love and say “Oui” to! Click here now to book your special appointment.

candice gold, bridal shop owner with bride

Hi, I'm Candice!

I’m a Native Houstonian, a mom, a firefighter wife, and the owner of Evangeline Bridal. I’m slightly obsessed with all things French, and it certainly shows in the boutique. I love the charm of downtown Tomball and the community that encompasses it, and I believe our spot on Main Street is a perfect one. When you visit us, look for the “Bonjour, Tomball” mural on the side of our building.

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