Bridal Fashion Trends 2016
Bridal fashion trends in 2016 look set to include plunging necklines, delicate feathers, 3D detailing and much more! While styles haven’t dramatically changed from last season, there are still some exciting and noteworthy trends, accents and detailing to take a look at – especially if you are beginning the search for your dream wedding dress.
With high necks, long sleeves and stunning fabric layering, modesty is very fashionable. There are so many different styles and silhouettes for you to choose from, and the gowns have some beautiful accents such as sequins, beading, embroidery and intricate lace.
Bridal wear designers such as Inbal Dror have taken inspiration from the catwalk and created some fabulous barely-there gowns. This style leaves little to the imagination with see-through silhouettes, peekaboo lace detailing, and illusion panels. The illusion bodice has taken a step forward this season as lingerie-esque designs now feature ultra-sexy sheer tops with lace appliqués covering just the right places.
INBAL DROR BR-16-03 ~ PALLAS COUTURE ‘EMMALISA’ ~ INBAL DROR BR-16-01
Thigh-high slits are a sophisticated way to add some sexiness and allure to your bridal gown. These beautiful leg-baring wedding gowns dominated 2016 Bridal Fashion Week, truly embracing the underwear as outer wear look.
Two-piece wedding dresses
This hot bridal trend is extremely versatile as styles range from skin-baring to classic, glamorous to understated. Bridal separates make it so easy to change your daytime/evening look as well as delivering a statement look.
Plunging and Keyhole Necklines
It’s a fact that the daring plunging neckline is here to stay. The question is, how low will it go? It’s not too unexpected that as the low back has continued to be a trend, that low necklines follow suit. Balance is created with lace and bead detailing, soft capped sleeves and a fuller A-line skirt.
If you’re not ready to bare all, then the keyhole neckline gives the elegance of a high neck, but the sexiness of plunging neckline. This exciting cut-out will be very popular in 2016.
Feathers add a whimsical touch to any bridal look, whether it’s a full feather skirt or used as detailing, this is a very unique way to add some timeless glamour to your look. This also works really well for bridal separates, especially when it’s teamed with a bandeau crop.
INBAL DROR BR-16-08
A wedding dress is a perfect canvas for designers to express their individuality and experiment with new trends. 3D-floral appliqués and detailing are transforming the traditional into a fresh modern look. Whether it’s utilising the ivory landscape to add dreamy designs or intricate florals, many designers are now jumping on this ultra-modern trend, using textured adornments to bring the gowns to life.
MARCO & MARIA ~ MAGGIE SOTTERO ‘JADE’ ~ NOVIA D’ART FARA SPOSA ‘PENELOPE’
Short dresses are becoming more and more popular with brides as hemlines rise to higher lengths. Elegance is balanced with this silhouette, with the addition of high necklines, cap sleeves, and intricate beading.
INBAL DROR BR-16-02
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