2016 has been declared the Year of the Fashion Weddings, what with some of the industry’s major players getting engaged over the New Year.
With Couture gowns and stunning destination venues in cue, it’s no wonder the designers pulled out all stops to create some of the most breathtaking bridal dresses of the year. What’s more interesting is that the new designs not only cater to conventional brides but are perfect for the modern-day bride too.
Remember even though you are the star of the day, you need to shine with understated glam and pure elegance. Keep the makeup minimal - soft and radiant; pastels all over or pastels on the eyes and cheeks with a statement bold lip. This will not only allow your natural beauty to shine through but will also won't take unnecessary focus off your gorgeous dress.
However, do remember that in order to rock the natural look, you need to have gorgeous skin. Up your skincare regimen a good three months before the big day to ensure you are glowing through and through on the day of the event.
Take a look at the top 5 Bridal Dress Trends Every 2016 Bride Should Know about:
- Plunging Necklines
We saw the trend at the recent red carpet season and we saw it again at the bridal runways. While the style is not for everyone, it is still definitely here to stay. From straight super-deep V necklines to the more scalloped cuts, there are a number of options to choose from.
If you are not up for a daring V neckline, a more subtle yet similar trend to try out is the Keyhole neckline. It has the classy touch of a high collar with just the right dash of sexiness of a peek-a-boo plunging neckline.
Yup, you read it right. Pants for a bride.
Let’s be real, princess-y gowns aren’t for everyone. And it’s good to see designers cater to those looking for a more contemporary dress for the Big Day. Plus, the runway pants ruling the season aren’t just those traditional tailored ones with white tuxedos but there are a variety of silhouettes to choose from including some gorgeous, flowing palazzo types.
- Tiers and Layers
Now these are the perfect choices for a traditional bride planning to look like a true princess on her big day.
Tiers and layers have marked a comeback this Bridal season and how so. From traditional poofy ball gowns and tiered gowns to more contemporary layered gowns, these dresses are sure to bring out the inner princess in you. Designers went on to give soft touches to the intricate details to create the most romantic of the flowing layers made with luxe fabrics.
- Feathers and 3D Florals
On the embellishment front, feathers and 3D floral appliqués remained the top choice.
While feathers might not appeal to all, the 3D spin on the floral appliqués will be a unanimous choice. This textured trend gives a modern touch to the good old floral appliqués and brings life to the otherwise contemporary bridal gown.
- Illusion Bodices and Sheer Slits
Again, not a trend for the faint-hearted or someone with a conservative approach, but definitely one ruling the runways and red-carpets for the season.
Designers went on to create some stunning bridal dresses with illusion bodices with strategically placed lace and gossamer mesh along with sheer or thigh-high slits to show off those toned legs and killer heels.
Now that you know which dress trends to rock in the upcoming bridal season, don’t forget you can amp up the entire event with little changes too.
We spot flower girls replacing bridesmaids, Dutch-inspired pained centerpieces replacing traditional OTT arrangements, small clutches of nosegays replacing oversized, trailing bridal bouquets and bite-sized desserts replacing the traditional cake-cutting ceremony.
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