2016 Bridal Gown Trend Predictions // NYC Bridal Fashion Week

This past fall’s Bridal Fashion Week in New York showed a glimpse into the world of wedding dress trends for the coming Spring 2016, revealing the perfect marriage of classic romance with modern and sexy silhouettes. From the revival of vintage lace to the rise in intricate back detailing, there was nothing short of breathtaking and whimsical in the dresses featured this past year!


It’s all about the lace, about the lace, ‘bout the lace!
Lace detailing in bridal fashion has always been in style from the classic gowns from the 1920’s the intricate and sexy designs of modern day brides. Lace is timelessly romantic, ethereally innocent, and classically sultry. The possibilities are endless, proving lace is a versatile bridal detail for every kind of bride. Romantic lace and delicate lace can be seen from across collections such as Maggie Sottero and Watters, and from the collection of Pronovias we see modern lace in classic yet sexy silhouettes, adorning the entire dress as the main star and not just a detail.


The devil is in the BACK details.
This past Bridal Fashion Week showed a rise in design love for the back of bridal gowns. These designs featured low or bare backs, flowing fabrics, and intricate lace. Val Stefani, Jenny Yoo, and Watters are just a few of the collections that took advantage of the back as it’s own canvas for bridal designs and detailing from elegant straps to embroidery detailing. And we cannot forget the beauty of the bare back itself showcased by loose and flowing fabrics. These dresses are beautiful at a full 360° and leave all eyes pealed on you from when you arrive to when you leave.


Floral inspirations in full bloom.
Expect to see a bloom of floral inspirations in bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses this coming season. Not only in the lace details and accents but in the subtle patterns and soft pastel hues of pink and lavender, floral inspirations are especially strong in bridesmaid dresses. These floral inspirations are also perfect for adding a subtle pop of color and the ability to variate the colors and styles amongst your bridesmaids. In collections from Jenny Yoo and Watters, the delicate pink and lavender hues and floral patterns add romance and whimsy to the bridal party. Perfect for romantic spring weddings or a rustic Napa affair.

Hope you enjoyed reading this trend post!  For designer specific posts, check out Pronovias, Watters, Maggie Sottero and Jenny Yoo.

Angela for Vero Suh Photography

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