It’s that time of year again! Bridal Fashion Week! Designers from all over have gathered in New York to showcase their new Spring 2016 Collections. From what we can tell from the collections already revealed there are five things that are going to be huge for 2016.
2) Textured Skirts
3) Sheer Sleeves
4) Off The Shoulder
5) Illusion Necklines
Here’s a peek at how designers took those trends and created magic. (Get ready. We had a hard time narrowing down the gowns to show you!)
For the past few years it seems that the amount of strapped gowns compared to strapless was very small. But the collections from this years New York Bridal Market have shown us that 2016 is going to start closing that gap! Take a peek at these beautiful strapped gowns!
This gown feels like a bridal interpretation of Jennifer Lopez’s knock out Oscar gown! We love it!
Textured skirts have been around for a couple seasons now and they show no signs of disappearing any time soon! We love a fun skirt whether its shredded tulle, layered ruffles or a floral design!
*Bonus points to Randi Rahm for the blush colour in this gorgeous gown!
Sleeves! Ever since Kate walked down the aisle in 2011 brides have been after sleeves. While some designers were quick to answer the call, there still wasn’t a huge selection. Until now. Nearly every designer showcased some sort of sleeve, it seems that sheer sleeves with lace, beading or appliques are going to be big in 2016.
A round of applause for Monique Lhuiller and this whimsical sparkling, blush creation!
While we’re hovering around the strap and sleeve arena, lets take a peek at one of my favourite trends. The off the shoulder gown! While I know it’s not for everyone, I think that the soft romantic strap alternative should really get a little more recognition. Luckily, designers thought so as well. Check out these different off the shoulder designs!
LOVE how soft and ethereal this Austin Scarlett gown is!
And finally what I predict to be the BIGGEST trend of 2016: the illusion neckline! We’ve seen this neckline showcased a little bit over the past year or so from some fashion forward designers but not until this collection has it really taken off. Much like those sheer sleeves we saw, nearly every designer has given their own take on an illusion neckline. Some with sleeves, some without. Some with lace and some with beading, appliques or embroidery. Take a peek at just a few of the beautiful designs to hit the runway this week!
This chantilly lace fit and flare gown is sexy, glamourous and elegant all in one!
Now you may have noticed that we didn’t show any of our very favourite designers like Lazaro, Alvina Valenta and of course Miss Hayley Paige. Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten them! Stay tuned for our thoughts on the swoon worthy gowns created by the brilliant minds at JLM Couture later this week!
Are you planning to rock any of these new trends for your wedding? Let us know!
Photo credit for all images: Brides.com