There is much to look forward to in Bridal Fashion for Spring 2016. The international catwalks were teeming with trends that spanned eras and brought contemporary and modern choices into focus, alongside elegant timeless trends.
If you are getting married in spring or summer this year, here are the trends to look out for.
The latest in tactile fabrics that has taken the runways by storm, are wedding dresses with feathers. Feathers appeared everywhere, on the skirt, in the waistband and even in the bodice. Although they are more like a cozy winter/autumn element, this time the scales have tipped in favor of spring and summer. Flirty feathers adorned full ball gown skirts or appeared as accents to create a subtle effect. Overall, the presence of feathers on a wedding gown adds a playful touch to it, and is perfect for a casual or semi-formal wedding. It was also seen in two-piece wedding suits and bridal ensembles. That’s another fashion trend, which we will look at.
Trousers and two piece wedding suits
Picturing a bride in a pair of well tailored trousers is a little difficult. After all, it comes nowhere near our traditional idea of a wedding bride in a ball gown, complete with tiara and veil. Nevertheless, this trend was huge on the spring/summer bridal runways. White tuxedos were styled to fit snugly and tops in lace and strapless patterns were used to create dynamic silhouettes. Also replacing the traditional long flowing wedding gown were two -piece chic ensembles, both with cropped tops for the younger stylish bride, and longer bodice halves for the less daring ones.
Daring low backs and plunging necklines
The illusion neckline and back has been in the spotlight for the last two years. This trend continues, but this time is more stunning. Women today are embracing their bodies and want to show off what they have. Don’t be surprised to find more and more wedding dresses featuring bare backs and soft plunging necklines. The V-neckline is a favorite this season. Being very versatile, this is one trend you can choose to go with, whether you are tall or short, curvy or thin. If this is not for you, go with the illusion trend that is sexy and sophisticated, but not as revealing.
Dreamy Floral prints
While we’ve seen colored gowns on the runway every year, this time it is more about dreamy prints that are perfect for spring and summer. Dainty floral prints on both the bodice and skirt were a huge hit. It still fits the classic description of princess-like wedding gowns, but has an endearing charm due to the addition of floral elements. Prints were highlighted with watercolor effects and lace appliques that blended well into the rest of the fabric.
The Huffington Post gives us more trends that were hot on the catwalk including partial overlay skirts and 3D effects created by layering fabric and lace. Blush and blue wedding gowns were also popular choices.
Which of these trends will you be incorporating into your wedding wardrobe? To find a dress with these features, or one that you have always dreamed about, visit our wedding dress collection on Best for Bride.