Wedding Dresses 2016 Fashion Trends

A wedding celebration is a rather laborious process that requires patience and time. The choice of the bride dress is traditionally one of the most pleasant moments, and if you are already familiar with the main trends in wedding fashion 2016, then the choice of dress for you will become even more apparent. When choosing beautiful wedding dresses, do not blindly chase all hottest trends, primarily paying attention to individual peculiarities, first of all, your style, and, of course, your figure.

Below you’ll find 25 major trends in wedding dresses 2016.

Tiered wedding dresses

Tiered skirts and dresses continue to be one of the most popular trends in 2016, and wedding fashion in this case coincides with the trends of the pret-a-porter. You can find both traditional princess style dress with tiered skirt and a bridal gown, which is adjacent to the thighs and the tiers don’t attract much attention. The original decision of the year – a dress with tiered tulle skirt or gown, which is decorated with tiers of ruffles, that gives a luxurious look along, imitating the whipped cream.

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Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka
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Oscar de la Renta, Houghton

Appliqués bridal dresses

Appliqués allow to save the design of the dress from the flatness and boring simplicity, giving it volume and multidimensionality. It’s hard to argue with the fact that floral appliqué in the form of lace transforms an ordinary fabric, giving it a chic and a kind of nobility. Most classic appliqués wedding dresses presented in the collection of Monique Lhuillier, Inbal Dror Fall 2016 collection is very rich in different variations of appliqués that smashes smoothness and whiteness of the tulle.

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Badgley Mischka, Inbal Dror
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Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa

Lace wedding gowns

It’s hard to imagine a wedding without lace dresses or models with partial lace decoration. Lace is often used as an auxiliary decorative material or the base, which, in turn, complemented by matte fabrics or airy lightness of tulle. But also you can find wedding dresses made entirely of lace, combining vintage chic and small note of aggression, which appears because of the design of lace and transparent dresses.

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J.Mendel, Oscar de la Renta
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Marchesa, Reem Acra

Greek style bridal gowns

Greek style wedding dresses with time undergone many changes, and became less authentic. In the modern Greek style dresses you may not look like a Greek goddess, but, nevertheless, many traits of this style can be found in various models. Among them: typical top cut, draping on the bodice, trim with gold embroidery at the waist and sleeves.

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J.Mendel, Marchesa
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Badgley Mischka, Oscar de la Renta

Retro style wedding dresses

These dresses just emerged from the fashion houses ateliers, but they have many features of retro style that gives them a special vibe. If you’re a fan of a certain era, you will definitely find in the collections of the 2016 a wedding dress in the style of the 20’s with a “feather” skirt, in the style of the 50s with a slim waist and a bell skirt, in the style of the 70s — made of lace and flared sleeves.

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J.Mendel, Oscar de la Renta
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Inbal Dror, Marchesa
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Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra

Mermaid style bridal dresses

“Mermaid tail” in wedding fashion is becoming an important style accent. It can be a standard, inconspicuous and barely defined, and very lush, created from contrasting material, lace, tulle, decorated with embroidery or appliqués. Increasingly, designers combine the “mermaid” and high low design, opening the dress in front, slightly raising the hem, leaving behind a floor-length skirt or a long train.

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Carolina Herrera, Reem Acra
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Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa

Princess style A-line wedding gowns

Despite the popularity of simple, minimalistic, close-fitting silhouettes, the demand for lush dresses that we call princess-like, will never disappear from runway and bridal collections. The fitted silhouette flatters the figure, and the skirt can be from lace and silk, stacked or layered.

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Carolina Herrera, Marchesa
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Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta
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Monique Lhuillier
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J.Mendel, Reem Acra

Tulle skirt wedding dresses

Opulent, translucent weightless soft tulle skirt gives any wedding dress a special character. Romantic and charming, old-fashioned, which is diluted with bright accents in the form of asymmetry, ruffles and other traits that are peculiar to modern outfits. If you are afraid of looking unfashionable in this dress, choose the appropriate design of the skirt, where a tulle combined with lace or thick material, the skirt has fancy decor or tulle thrown down into a “mermaid tail”.

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Marchesa
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Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta

Off-shoulder & open neckline wedding dresses

A summer wedding is to choose bustier dress or an off-shoulder design. This is one of the main trends of 2016, which is not only relevant, but also for celebration allows the bride to decorate the neckline by a beautiful necklace.

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J.Mendel, Oscar de la Renta
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Marchesa, Lela Rose
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Monique Lhuillier, Inbal Dror

Wedding dresses with long sleeves

Long sleeve found in fashionable dresses, irrespective of their basic design, you can find puffy dresses A-shaped silhouette with lace and long transparent lace sleeves, reminiscent of the traditions of bygone eras. At the same time, long sleeves amazingly combine with sleek, minimalist silhouettes as it happens in evening dresses.

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Inbal Dror, Houghton
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Lela Rose, Carolina Herrera

Wedding dresses with train

The train is one of the few parts of the outfit, which can be seen in evening and wedding dresses only.  And while some designer houses have shortened their dresses, making them more comfortable to wear, others remain true to traditions, ending with a long train skirt, dragging on the ground. Impractical? Possible. Beautiful and impressive? Of course!

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Angel Sanchez, Oscar de la Renta
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J.Mendel, Vera Wang

Wedding dresses with belt

Elegant belts are often the bold decoration of wedding dresses, but this year, belts are very contrasting in designs, they are gold, red, pink, white, with their color belts emphasize the splendor of the bridal gown. You will find wedding dresses with belts in the collections of Oscar de la Renta and Vera Wang.

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Monique Lhuillier, Carolina Herrera
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Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta

Wedding gowns made of matching top and skirt

When we say «bridal suit» we imagine a classic two piece suit with a jacket and pants. But not only. In 2016 you will find wedding dresses that are… not quite dress – they consist of a top and skirt, which, however, look like a full dress. This may also include dress with slits on the waist, and both models are, of course, only suitable for slender brides with a perfect waistline.

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Carolina Herrera, Angel Sanchez
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Reem Acra, Houghton

Silk wedding dresses

If you are foreign to the fluffiness of the tulle or lace vintage dresses, and silk fabric is what makes your heart flutter, then a silk bridal gown is your choice. To enhance the glow and luxury of this model, choose a silk dress of a simple elegant design, in which uniformity of this fabric is not broken with unnecessary decorative elements.

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Carolina Herrera, Badgley Mischka
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Angel Sanchez, Oscar de la Renta

Bridal dresses with flounces and ruffles

The ruffles have become one of the most popular decorative element for the clothing of 2016, and not only for dresses. Cool flounces embellish lush skirt wedding dresses, making them look like fluffy dessert, but only in the best sense. The large ruffles make the dress more elegant, but also you can find outfits with fine wavy tulle or lace ruffles that adorn the tiered skirt.

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Bagdley Mischka, Carolina Herrera
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Marchesa

Elegant minimalist wedding dresses

Less is more is a motto that for many women is the fashionable motto in life, and for a wedding they are not going to make exceptions. If you prefer simple casual style, for wedding can choose it too. Minimalism showcases itself in the smoothness of the fabric, the lack of decor, and adjoining silhouettes. Such wedding dresses are found in the bridal collections of J. Mendel, Oscar de la Renta, Reem Acra.

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Lela Rose, Angel Sanchez, Vera Wang
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J.Mendel, Reem Acra, Anne Barge

Rigid cut wedding dresses

Rigid cut is an unconventional characteristic for wedding dresses but not only for custom-made. More and more houses are trying to include in their collection hard silhouette gowns, which immediately distinguishes these pieces from all others, attracting more potential buyers. Inbal Dror, Houghton and Oscar de la Renta presented the most vivid examples of the original approach to the tailoring in this case.

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Oscar de la Renta
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Anne Barge, Lela Rose

Double layered skirt

More and more wedding designers pays attention to the texture of the skirt. On the one side we have multi-tiered skirts, on the other hand, there is a growing trend, in which the skirt has at least two layers. As a rule, they consist of different materials or the contrast is emphasized in other ways.

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Monique Lhuillier
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Carolina Herrera, Marchesa

Wedding dresses with crystal and sequin embroidery

The shining silver metallic in the form of applications and embroidery has long been a classic decoration of the wedding dress. In 2016 the shades of grey and metallic shine are very popular in design, it makes sense to emphasize your wedding dress in this decor as well. The most dazzling embroidery on the bodice with the inclusion of rhinestones or sequins is not forbidden.

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Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier
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Badgley Mischka, Marchesa

Transparent wedding dresses

It seems the transparency was almost the only trait that separated the wedding dresses from casual or evening ones. Can you even imagine that you will be walking around in this day in a dress baring your body? However, we have a trend, what means that in the collections of 2016 you will find a sufficient number of fashionable wedding dresses, which reveal what is hidden. Typically, this is partially translucent skirt, but there are more daring gowns with transparent bodice.

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Vera Wang, Houghton
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Inbal Dror

Floral wedding gowns

Flowers and weddings are inseparable from each other. And if you are going to carry a bridal bouquet, why not confess your love to flowers again, choosing a wedding dress with floral motifs? It can be floral appliqué, lace flowers, floral embroidery.

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Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra
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Angel Sanchez, Lela Rose
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Carolina Herrera, Houghton

Bridal dresses with draperies

The draping makes the dress elegant and at the same time careless looking. If these are soft folds of thick fabric, for example, silk or satin, the wedding dress will not need additional decorative elements – so it becomes self-sufficient in design. If you are not afraid that your outfit will look relaxed and asymmetrically, then choose the gown with draperies. The only difficulty is the adaptation to the plus size figure.

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J.Mendel, Oscar de la Renta
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Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa

Warm shade wedding dresses warm shades (champagne, ivory, beige, lemon)

White wedding dress is a tradition, but not a dictate. Soft shades of champagne, beige, porcelain, and ivory are more suitable for tanned or olive skin, than the snow-white gowns. To find an appropriate wedding dress of these shades, look through the collections of Inbal Dror, Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka.

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Marchesa, Jenny Packham
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Monique Lhuillier, Inbar Dror

Cool shade wedding dresses (pearl, silver)

Another possible alternative to the fashionable white wedding dress – cool pearl and silver shades. If you have the cold type of appearance and you want to choose an outfit made of silk or with silver embroidery and appliqués, consider the silver-pearl hue which is incredibly popular this year. Pearl gray wedding dresses appeared in the collections of Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Anne Barge, Angel Sanchez, Reem Acra.

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Pronovias, Reem Acra
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Anne Barge, Jesus Peiro

Wedding dresses with a slit

The high slit on the skirt of the wedding dress, which deliberately exposes the leg is a novelty of bridal fashion 2016. No matter what style of wedding gown you choose, if you look at some pictures of trendy bridal gown, you’ll see that a slit cuts both voluminous and minimalist skirts.

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Inbal Dror, Victoria Kyriakides
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Monique Lhuillier, Reem Acra

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