When it comes to wedding fashion, every year brings something new, and 2016 is no exception. What brides will be wearing this year is set to be very different from last year.
Below is a roundup of the strongest trends.
Brides who get married in 2016 will have plenty of choice when it comes to necklines. Three main styles are set to dominate this year.
Dipped v-neck dresses are quite daring, but many summer brides are likely to opt for this stunning look. A wonderful example of this type of dress is the Taima by Augusta Jones, sold by some of the more exclusive wedding boutiques.
For the spring and autumn, bateau necklines are a more practical choice. The classic, elegant and flattering sweetheart neckline will also be popular with glamorous brides.
This year it is hard to pin down a trend for dress shapes. Over the past few months, we have seen every style imaginable on the catwalks, so there is plenty of choice for brides.
However, it is the glamorous cuts, which emphasize the feminine shape, that are set to dominate this year. Mermaid gowns and A-line dresses are appearing in many wedding boutiques.
The Hanoi dress by Enzoani Blue is a wonderful example of a mermaid shape dress that also features a sweetheart neckline. Another fantastic example of this style of dress is the Janelle by Enzoani.
Wedding dresses are always made from luxurious material, and that is not changing. However, for 2016, more textured fabrics will be used, than in the past few years.
In many cases, elaborate embroidery and beading will be added to produce luxurious and glamorous wedding dresses. This year many of the gowns in the Kenneth Winston collection are richly embroidered.
Silk tulle is the fabric of choice for the few designers who have opted to offer layered dresses, with full skirts. The Karolina and Kerianna dresses, made by Enzoani, are both dazzling gowns, which combine tulle with lace.
Lace looks lovely on a bride, and this year. Layered lace is set to be used more. Many dresses include embroidered lace at the neck and the bodice. Lace accents on skirts and around the waist will also feature more in 2016.
In addition, we have noticed a lot of floral applique at wedding fashion shows. So, we can expect to see that fabric used more during 2016.
There are more corals and pinks appearing in wedding dress shops. However, once again white will dominate.
Most designers will also offer brides the chance to buy their designs in ivory, silver or light grey. This year some of Kenneth Winston’s collection is also available in light gold. The Hollywood by Enzoani is available in mocha as well as the more traditional silver and ivory.
Once again, this year, brides will opt for minimal accessories. Most will not wear any jewelry. Those that do are likely to opt for a simple necklace in silver.
Very few wedding designers have included veils in their dresses. Most brides are not likely to adorn their hair. We have seen a few tiaras on the catwalk, but they have all been very fine and understated.
Many designers have chosen to accentuate the waistline by incorporating a beaded belt into the design. A nice touch, which should prove popular with today’s brides. It is possible that we will see these belts sold as a separate accessory rather than being sewn into the dress.
Where to get the best choice
For wedding dresses Leeds is a great place to shop. It is a city that is big enough to attract the big designers and retailers. This means that brides that shop there have a fantastic choice.
Happy weekend! Which idea are you loving the most for wedding dresses in 2016? Would you ever consider a non-white dress in a traditional ceremony?
I'd love to hear your thoughts!