Fall 2016 Bridal Trends
Now that we've returned from New York Bridal Fashion week, we just couldn't wait to share some of the latest trends in Bridal with you. Although some are styles that have been slowly increasing in the market place over the past few seasons, there are also some trends that have come out of the whimsy bridal beyond to share their romantic sensibilities with soon to be brides.
On Trend: Long Sleeve
Long Sleeves have been slowly increasing in popularity ever since Princess Kate wore them back in 2011. A nod to vintage styling of old, Long Sleeves provide a timeless sense of tradition.
In order to modernize the Long Sleeve, Designers have begun creating Long-Sleeved Bodysuits that hide seamlessly under gowns. This allows the modern bride to show off a long-sleeved look during a portion of her wedding, and then to remove it entirely later on for an entirely different effect.
On Trend: Separates
Almost ever major bridal designer has released their interpretations of separates in collections that are due to hit stores in August of this year. With choices of fitted Mikado skirts to full, flowing organza ruffles; strapless crystal bodices to illusion long sleeve lace tops; Brides are now able to fully customize their style by not only choosing the top and bottom they love best, but by even creating a truly unique look by mixing separates from different designers.
What makes these separates different from the ones that have come before? Designers have made absolutely certain that these pieces don't look like separates when worn in combination. In addition, for the Bride who wants to custom design her gown but still wants to wear a full dress, companies like Martina Liana will combine selected separates into a one-piece gown for her wedding day.
On Trend: Floral Prints
One dreamy trend that brought a smile to our faces at market was the romantic use of pastel and jacquard floral prints to create texture and statement in gowns with simple and classic silhouettes. These patterned dresses provide the ultimate surprise while providing a way to express a Bride's own individual tastes. Paired with Ivory or a deep complimentary shade of bridesmaid dresses, these colored gowns will still pop in an ultimate expression of bridal elegance.
Photo Credits: (1) Andria by Sophia Tolli (2) Rosaleigh with bodysuit by Maggie Sottero (3) Blake Bodysuit and Sanja Skirt by Martina Liana (4) Rosella Top and Shardea Skirt by Sottero and Midgley (5) Kira by Sottero and Midgley (6) Alvina Valenta 9602 (7) Alicia by Jaclyn Jordan