2019 Bridal gown trends … find them all at Olivelli!

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Olivelli owner Karen de Villiers sure keeps updated with global trends by attending expos in Europe & America and of course staying in touch with major designers.  “I would love to share some of the latest trends with future brides and with all visitors to our website” says Karen.

Model in white wedding gownLavender joins the pastels

First up is the broadening of the bridal gown colour palette.  At a time all gowns were White but Blush, Ivory and Champagne recently made their debut and are very prominent and popular in wedding aisles!  Now there’s a newcomer…. top designers have started making waves with the cool shade of Lavender!

Dare to be different in a head-to-toe look of whisper-thin tulle or lace and lead the way in a Lavender gown or Ivory gown with Lavender undertones!

PS … watch this space for the advent of light, heavenly blue….

Lavender undertones are on trend in Honor by Rebecca Ingram with soft Lavender under Ivory tulle and lace.  Click here to book a fitting…

Halterneck Wedding DressHalternecks

Designers have gone crazy for high-neck halters this season, following on Megan Markle’s famous Stella McCartney dress!  Regal and elegant these are particularly good for taller brides and also brides with fabulous shoulders and slender necks.   Halter-necks are gorgeous on any style dress so why not get with this trend!  Olivelli has several for you to choose from.

Can a halter-neck dress be more beautiful that Zayn by Sottero & Midgley with its illusion halter over a plunging V- neckline? Click here to book a fitting…






Feather Wedding DressFeather fantasy

 Suddenly, designers have gone all out with feather touches. Think feather details, either soft or bold, plumes galore, feather-edged boleros and little feather details.

When it comes to this trend, don’t skimp. Be theatrical, yet chic. Feathers are part of the 2019 trend whether edgy or minimal.

Feathers, feathers everywhere … Maggie Sottero’s Ally will arrive soon at Olivelli.   But right now, this exquisite feathered bolero (E184) is in stock.  Click here to book an early fitting…

Lace goes floral in 3DLace goes floral in 3D

Texture and 3D lace have been on the rise for quite some time now, but more recently with florals! This 3D floral trend will add drama to your wedding and is perfect for that ethereal, romantic vibe.

Essense D2752, designer brilliance in cotton floral lace!

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Minimalist vibes…


Here, in elegant crepe: McCall, Evangelina & D2473.

The timeless clean and classic look has made a comeback. There’s something to be said about minimalist wedding dresses in traditional silhouettes that make a statement in a whole different way, leaving behind beading and elaborate applique.

So, if you’re recently engaged and prepping for your big day but an elaborately embellished gown is not for you, Olivelli has you covered. You’ll fall in love with our carefully selected assortment of gowns for the minimalist bride.

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As part of the trend towards regal wedding gowns and accessories, capes can be worn instead of veils and are being seen all over the bridal world this season.   Initially you might hesitate, but the trend is running!  Dare to be a touch different in a regal-looking cape, either minimalistic in chiffon or tulle or embellished with lace and beads.  Go on, try this dramatic touch!

Maggie Sottero’s Sapphire turns regal and royal by adding a cape.  Click here to book a fitting…..


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