We all oohed and aahed as Meghan Markle made her way down the aisle. Keeping things simple and chic, she looked stunning. But if you’re looking to shake things up a little for your own nuptials, the wedding world has unveiled some amazing trends for 2018. This summer you can feel your best and make heads turn with a few standout looks that are quite simply… fabulous. We’ve picked our faves and with the help of an RCS Personal Loan you can wear yours!



Feel like a superhero and a princess all in one by layering a romantic cape over your dress. Sportswoman Serena Williams did just that when she wore a delicate, sheer cape on her wedding day. Whether long and dramatic or short and sweet, capes have a traditional feel while still being unique. They’re also the perfect way to cover up but still keep cool.




Bridal Couture, Blackeyed Susan Bridal; Photography, Kaitlyn de Villiers; Model, Sophia Smith


So dresses have never really been your thing? No need to change on your wedding day. Jumpsuits have gained popularity among easy-going brides who want to be chic and comfortable on their big day. Back in 2014 Solange Knowles proved just how cool she really is by rocking a cape and a sleek ivory jumpsuit on her wedding day. And then to top it all off she added a bold red lip. Wow.



Jumpsuit, Janita Toerien; Photography, Wesley Vorster



Besides being a great way to beat the heat, a short dress or skirt with ruffles or tiers has a playful vibe that perfectly suits summer and a less formal wedding. If you aren’t quite ready to trade in your full-length gown, then tick off another big trend and wear more than one outfit on your wedding day. Again, Serena Williams nailed it with a short number for her first dance (yes, she was lucky enough to wear three different dresses for her wedding).



May skirt, Janita Toerien; Photography, Wesley Vorster



The perfect ode to summer, more and more brides are choosing to add a handmade touch to their gown with floral embroidery. The look can be as subtle or as bold as you like with anything from traditional white embellishment, to soft pastels or big, bright florals. It’s an eye-catching trend that is feminine and creative.



Bridal Couture, Blackeyed Susan Bridal; Photography, Kaitlyn de Villiers; Model, Courtney Dedekind



Bell sleeves, detached sleeves and even puff sleeves are making it big. Our favourite though, has got to be the flutter sleeve that is super flattering and fuss free. It’s the perfect pick for a boho bride.



Dress, Molteno Creations; Photography, Nichola M’Crystal Photography



Don’t let the word “budget” put a damper on your wedding day excitement. If you need a little help making your dreams a reality then apply for an RCS Personal Loan today. There’s a quick, paperless application process, flexible monthly instalments and you get cash from R2 000 up to R150 000 in your account within 24 hours. Happy planning!