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Bridal fashion trends for Spring 2016

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.


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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Fashion for the Daring Bride: Sheer see-through bridal dresses

We thought we had seen them all: puffy, poufy wedding gowns, bridal pant suits, short wedding frocks and mermaid-inspired beauties. But, it looks like the wedding gown is still evolving, and this time in a daring direction. The newest buzz on the spring runways for 2016 are sheer see-through bridal dresses. The New York Bridal Fashion week in 2016 saw designers like Vera Wang, Marchessa and Naeem Khan bringing this idea to life with their designs. Ranging from lace-adorned wedding gowns to huge sheer cutouts, transparent, shimmery silhouettes rocked the catwalks.

Some dresses may be described as downright shocking. Entirely exposed backs and silhouettes were seen on the ramps in may designer collections. In fact, I am certain of finding many a wedding guest frowning at this unconventional choice, should a bride make this her wedding day choice. The Daily Mail aptly calls these wedding dresses as “Barely There.”

Most of these dresses are inappropriate for a formal church wedding, as the bride would feel overly exposed in the skin clinging and revealing silhouettes. However, they wouldn’t be out of place on a beach, or at a chic destination wedding. In fact, these choices would have the younger generation at your party swooning over your wedding dress selection. If you have always been the bold one, who enjoys revealing more than the modest cleavage, this new style which has found the likes of celebrities like Beyonce and Jennier Lopez may be worth a try.

So, what do you say? Is this style for you?

Check out these two-piece dresses we have at Best for Bride, that fit the bill. They may not be just as see-through as the collections of Vera Wang, but are splendid choices that blend sensuality with style.

Lady Almog

This stunner from the My Lady collection features a see-through bodice and a fit and flare skirt. The sexy bodice has a plunging sweetheart neckline. Vertical lines in silky lace spread all over the bodice and have sparkling embellishments to add that extra touch of finesse to the elliptical pattern. This dress is made of two-pieces, and the skirt is a simpler version of the pattern on the bodice. Perfect for a warm summer wedding, your guests will appreciate your choice.

Ladie Abbie

Now, what if you don’t feel like defying tradition entirely? The Lady Abbie dress from the My Lady collection offers you the balance between a shimmery see-through dress and one that isn’t too daring to offend anyone. This two-piece dress has a strapless bodice with pleated layers that wrap onto one side of the torso. The lighter fabric reveals the midriff in a sexy twist. The skirt then cascades down in layers of pristine white ruffles, completing the masterpiece beautifully. Finest Swarowski crystals embellish the bodice of this pretty couture dress, making it a work of art.

So, what do you say? Is this style that is being called the “sexification” of the wedding gown for you?

If it is, visit our My Lady collection at Best for Bride for more dresses that fit this style and find the one you love.