2016’s Top Show stopping Wedding Dress Trends
When it comes to planning a wedding, top of most ladies’ lists is finding that dress! So, on the quest to help you find your dream dress, we’ve rounded up 2016’s top show stopping wedding dress trends, straight from the bridal catwalk – it’s the perfect motivation!
There’s something about lace that just exudes luxury and maybe we’ve got Kate Middleton to thank for the fact that lace remains firmly at the top of the wedding dress trends list. Neither brides nor designers have tired of this traditional texture with classic and vintage looks being somewhat reinvented with an energetic twist in 2016. The result? It’s both chic and beautifully romantic! From long sleeves to high necks, terrific tiers and gorgeous appliqué, go lavish in lace!
Create an illusion
Brides who love a little intrigue are fascinated by illusion bodices! While designers have toyed with the trend for quite some time, they’ve taken things to the next level with full on illusion bodices. From ultra sheer tops with strategically placed embellishment to nude lining encased beneath tightly women bodices, this look isn’t for the faint hearted.
Big & bold
A firm favourite with brides with a flare for the dramatic, in-your-face detailing sashayed down the runway at Vera Wang’s spring shows! Tiers of tulle, supersized bows and over the top finishing touches still manage to remain effortlessly chic to create that desired show stopping moment!
In the neck
Step away from the sweetheart neckline… this season is all about the off-the-shoulder neckline. Sexy yet romantic, we’ve fallen hopelessly head-over-heels in love with this trend and so have fashion’s hottest designers including Maggie Sottero, Jenny Packham and Carolina Herrera. From one shoulder designs, to off the shoulder cap and illusion sleeves, the trend is perfect for Grecian goddesses and bohemian brides with a penchant for graceful gowns with plenty of movement.
Better from the back
Give your guests something to swoon over as you walk down the aisle, by choosing a wedding dress with stunning back detailing. With brides rightly demanding to look good from all angles, designers have found creative ways to make the back of wedding dresses the focal point. From illusion backs, to stunning embellishment, these dresses are better from the back and fab for photo ops!
Short and sweet
A firm favourite with retro brides, tea-length gowns are perfect for the fun and flirty, and a fabulous excuse to purchase a show stopping pair of shoes! When it comes to short dresses, there are no rules. Designers are opting for both lace and tulle gowns with a full skirt, thanks to layers and layers of pretty petticoats. Dare to be different? Rock a petticoat in a stand out colour and stray from white for those killer heels.
Dreaming of bling for your big day? Fear not! The Great Gatsby effect is set to last a while longer as designers prove their passion for 1920’s drama remains. Slim and sparkly, these red carpet inspired gowns exude formal elegance! Designers expertly work with delicate fabrics, fluttering sleeves and a sprinkling of sparkle to create Carey Mulligan worthy gowns!
2016 definitely proves it’s going to be a stand out year for bridal style! We can’t wait to see these trends come to life in stunning wedding photos! For more information on Andrew Moore Photography, click here.