2018 Trends and past Traditions for your wedding attire. 2018
The royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at Royal Windsor this year defiantly set a trend for the halter neck wedding gown ( I feel Meghan Markles reception gown was more talked about than the wedding dress here) Meghan as we know wore an open bateau neckline, which was a comeback statement for Audrey Hepburn’s very own style In the film “ Funny Face”.
Clean cut clean lines and sleek simple materials are definitely a brides trends this year however the very opposite trends for the Bridesmaids, this year is Frills and Ruffles with the good old colours Pink or Green being hot favourites.
So why the bridesmaids dress traditionally to be matching and long? Well bridesmaids dresses traditionally came about in Ancient Roman times (when the idea of the bridal party first arose), bridesmaids would not only have the same dresses as each other, but also to match the bride, covering the altar with nearly indistinguishable ladies. Thus being the idea that the bridesmaids were decoys. Any glad tidings had potential to attract evil spirits, and then there were all the maybe could-be grooms the bride had turned away. So to keep the bridal couple safe from demons and angry, rejected potential groomsmen, they dressed their friends in matching wedding dresses as decoys. The theory was that the bevy of brides would confuse any malcontents long enough for the happy couple to get their vows said and done. And on to their merry wedded bliss.in the Victorian ties this fizzled out, however the bridesmaids unison look did not, Thus why tradition of the bridesmaids matching is still as we know it today.
Moving on to the Groom, Traditionally the groom would be in a morning suit. The name was originated from the gentlemen of the nineteenth century who would ride out in the morning on horseback, Also why the cut away shape of the jacket. At this particular time it was known as casual wear.
Prince Harry opted for the Blues and Royals Household Cavalry uniform, whilst Prince William wore the uniform of Colonel, Irish Guard, both brothers looked flamboyant and happy.
A Traditional style morning suit compromises of a single buttoned jacket with peaked lapels, and a waistcoat in the same material as the jacket mainly black however can also be in a contrasting lighter colour and a pair of striped trousers. Today With the rapid change in fashions trends and more style-aware men, the morning suit has been passed up by many opting for a more casual tailored suit in a variety of colours, also with no jacket as an option. The move away from tradition has meant that men are able to exercise their sense of style on their wedding day and be more fitting to schemes and themed ceremonies.
Thus said fashion and trends are ever changing but those who wish to stick to tradition never look out of place.
The good old fashioned war time street parties also put in a grand appurtenance from the UK to the USA to celebrate this year’s trend setting couple, something everyone could enjoy, sparking a new theme for the British bride alike. Street parties in 2018 with a twist are at an all-time high for newlyweds bringing something old back to the moments of fresh ideas.