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Most popular Wedding Dress Trends for Spring 2016 brides

Wedding dress trends for 2016 are refreshingly modern. There are beautiful choices to satisfy both the traditional and contemporary bride. Let us take a look at what was hot and happening in the world of bridal fashion in Spring ’16.

Daring Deep necklines

As more and more women choose to flaunt their bodies, deeper necklines are growing in style. The most popular style is the deep V that plunges to display more than a moderate dose of cleavage. Although it may not be a good idea to choose this design for a traditional wedding ceremony, it is a perfect choice for a beach wedding or a casual-style one.

Deep necklines make your upper body look more slender. They best suit hourglass figures and women who wish to look slimmer. It should be avoided by women with smaller busts.

Cap sleeves and short sleeves

Although we can expect brides to continue choosing strapless and sleeveless wedding dresses, the hottest trend this year are wedding dresses in cap sleeves and short sleeves. The illusion sleeve design with lace motifs and crystal embellishments continue to be in the limelight, but along with sheer sleeve patterns, solid designs in fabric that matches the rest of the wedding dress is also equally in demand. Many design houses including Reem Acra and Lela Rose featured short sleeve dresses in their collections.

Short sleeves look great on both slender and curvy women. It allows you to disguise flabby upper arms and is slimming when you choose a T-shirt sleeve. Cap sleeves add more bulk to your frame, and can make very thin arms look little thicker.

Tiered-skirts

The Moscow Bridal Fashion week brought several dresses into focus, that featured tiered skirts on all designs ranging from ball gowns to A-line skirts and even the fit and flare silhouette. The pattern adds more volume and bounce to a wedding dress, and makes the overall wedding look interesting and princess-style.

By choosing the right position of the tiers, you can create the desired effect. When the tiers are at the end of a fit and flare skirt, you naturally look taller. When the choice is a ball gown with tiers, the effect is added volume and you look more curvy.

Beautiful back details

Embellishments on illusion backs continue to be a favorite. Deep cut back designs bordered with embellishments were another trend. Apart from that keyhole back designs and those that have lace designs on the back were featured by many designers.

These designs are a great choice for those who wouldn’t want to wear a baring neckline, but don’t mind about wearing a plunging back. It is a signature element, that will add more style to your bridal outfit. Since your guests will be viewing you from behind during the wedding ceremony, having a fantastic back design is a great way to get noticed.

For fantastic wedding dresses with these features, visit us on Best for Bride. Our bridal collection has these and so many more design features that you will instantly fall in love with.

 

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5 Steps to Selecting a Wedding Dress at Your Local Bridal Shop

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Selecting a wedding dress may seem simple, but when you are in a store filled with dresses that all have different styles, it can be a little bit overwhelming. With your maid of honor and a close family member at your side, usually your mother or sister, a wedding dress shop may not be as intimidating, and by following these five easy steps, we are confident you will find the perfect dress for your wedding day in a your local bridal shop.

Step One – Research Wedding Dresses You May Want to Try On

Looking online or through some bridal magazines will give you an idea of the kind of wedding dresses you may want to try on. If you want a specific designer, make sure to write down their name or save the photo to your phone. Doing a little bit of research online before going dress shopping will ease the feeling of being overwhelmed when you get to the shop.

Step Two – Research Prices for Dresses You Like

Price is an important factor, and this can vary from store to store. In order to get prices on dresses, it is always easiest to go to the designers website and see if the price is on there. This will help you stay within your budget so you aren’t trying on dresses you will never be able to afford. It is important to stick to your budget, especially when it comes to the dress.

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Step Three – Research Shops in Your Area

Most shops will have social pages that provide reviews from other people who have shopped there. You can also see photos of the shop, or visit before making an appointment to make sure that this is the shop for you. Pay attention to reviews that talk about the service and reliability of the people who take care of hemming and taking in dresses as you may need to have something on the dress altered. A dress boutique with high ratings and happy clientele is definitely the place you want to shop.

Step Four – Make an Appointment at the Shop You Want to Buy From

With every bridal shop, you must make an appointment. Make sure to tell whomever you are bringing with you the date, time and location if you will not all be traveling together. Appointments are important to keep as some bridal shops take bookings weeks in advance, depending on how popular the store is.

When you are making the phone call, you can also tell the person booking the appointment if you have any specific dresses you would like to try on. This will give them time before your appointment to pull the dresses so you are not stuck waiting around for them to find them. Plan to arrive about fifteen minutes before your appointment and browse around a bit while you wait; you may find a dress to try on that you hadn’t considered before.


Step Five – Take Advice from the Salesperson but Listen to Your Heart

The salespeople at bridal boutiques usually aren’t that pushy about sales, however if you do not like a gown you are trying on, you have to be honest. The salesperson is there to help you find the dress that is right for you but it is always alright to accept some advice. They may even find a dress you love that you wouldn’t have looked at before. Make sure you absolutely love your dress before confirming that this is ‘the one’ because you will be looking at the photos for years to come!

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Bridal Fashion through the decades

Like everything in the world of fashion, bridal outfits have also changed drastically with each passing decade. Over the century, bridal dresses have changed in length, silhouette, neckline patterns, sleeves, colors, fabric and styles.

Here we bring you the typical bridal fashion choices associated with each era. So, find all the wedding dress inspiration that you need to carve your unique wedding look around it.

1920’s and 30’s Gatsby Style

The Great Gatsby wedding inspired long flowing lace dresses, embellished with beading. Although the style later changed from dropped waist wedding dresses to those that once again featured the waistline, the overall effect was one of women embracing their sensuality and letting it shine through. The 30’s and 40’s were years marked by war, and the Great Depression had brides turning to practical and sensible options for wedding dresses. Many brides even chose to just wear their Sunday best for their big celebration.

Featured here is a magnificent gown from the Jasmine Couture ’14 collection. The beautiful play of lace on a simple fit and flare silhouette works perfectly for a 1920’s inspired wedding theme.

Stylish 1950’s and 60’s

This era introduced us to the sweetheart neckline and shorter hemlines. Tiered wedding dresses were a huge hit, with elaborate lace details being the trend. The illusion neckline made its debut, although in a very modest form, with the sweetheart neckline being barely visible under high collared lace necklines. The 60’s popularized empire waistlines and metallic embellishments.

This Mori Lee wedding dress 6749 from the 2014 Voyage Collection is just perfect for a 1950’s or 60’s theme wedding, with its lace illusion neckline and short hemline.

1980’s fairytale princess gowns

Princess Diana set the trend for princess style fairy tale gowns in the 1980’s. Wedding dresses featuring elaborate trains, flowing skirts, full sleeves and gathered or basque waists were the new trend in wedding fashion.

Featured here is a princess-style gown from the Mori Lee Spring 2015 collection. It is missing the statement enormous puff sleeves, or it would look the exact part of a 1980’s wedding gown.

Contemporary 1990’s style

As women of the 1990’s explored fashion, the wedding dress too took many shapes and forms. Lace was still popular, and elaborate ball gowns were still the rage. Illusion necklines and off-the-shoulder necklines were also growing in popularity, as women dared to bare more skin. Most women preferred puffed sleeves or shorter sleeves, in place of the full-sleeve gowns of the previous decade. The famous wedding movies like Father of the Bride and Four Weddings and a Funeral portrayed the common fashion styles of the time.

Our pick is this pretty ball gown with lace on the bodice from the Mori Lee 2015 collection.

The dynamic 2000’s and 2010’s

As we step into the 21st century, the strapless style makes its appearance. Simpler silhouettes such as the sheath and minimalist wedding dresses were growing in importance. In the 2010’s, a new wedding dress style was the mermaid-inspired or fit and flare gown. This continues to be a favorite with the slim modern woman.

This strapless mermaid gown belongs to the Mori Lee 2014 wedding collection. It is a common pattern we see brides of our generation sporting.

That wraps it up. To take a closer look at any of these gowns, and to find more choices, visit our bridal collection at Best for Bride today.