If there’s one word to summarize the bridal landscape in 2016, it’s “OPTIONS”. In the 2016 bridal presentations, there wasn’t a distinct wedding dress silhouette or novel detail that emerged (we’ve already done color, and all permutations of sleeves, necklines and hemlines in the past few years). Instead, brides-to-be were presented with a dizzying variety of options, even within a collection (yay!). A lot of the hottest bridal trends of 2015 will still be popular this year, with some minor updates. Here are some of the bridal trends we love for 2016:
Two-Piece Wedding Dresses
Remember one gown, two looks and the crop top trends of 2015? The two-piece (or three-piece) bridal gown is a natural evolution of this trend. What we really love about bridal separates? Switching the top or the skirt for another piece gives you an entirely different look.
Crop + Pockets
Speaking of cropped tops, designers have fully embraced the trend for the 2016 bridal season. We’re also seeing a lot of crop tops paired with skirts that have pockets. A really fun and casual look for a destination wedding!
Wedding Dresses with Short Sleeves or Half Sleeves
Long sleeve and ¾ sleeve wedding dresses are everywhere, and we love it! If you’re looking for something a little different, try a gown with half sleeves (which end around the elbows).
Short sleeves are the slightly longer, but equally pretty cousin of the cap sleeves.
Gowns with light, fluid layers
These are gowns with layers and layers of soft fabric (like silk chiffon) that dance and float as you move.
Motifs with geometric or crystal inspired forms
While lace and organic, feminine details are ever present, some designers are incorporating fresh, geometric details into their designs.
Mock turtlenecks, halternecks and stand-up collars are getting their moment in the sun in 2016.
Want more? Check out the second part of the Hottest 2016 Bridal Trends!
You can also check out these posts for more beautiful inspiration:
Top 100 Wedding Dresses Part 1: Ball Gown & A-Line Gowns
Top 100 Wedding Dresses Part 2: Sheaths, Fit/Flares, Trumpets, Mermaids
Top 50 Bridal Collections in 2015: Popular Collections on Wedding Inspirasi
The Hottest 2015 Wedding Dress Trends: Last Year’s Bridal Trends