TRENDS FROM THE RUNWAY: BRIDAL FASHION WEEK 2016

Many a unique figure was cut during the Fall 2015 New York Bridal Fashion Week, from the classic princess ballgown to the figure-hugging mermaid and everywhere in between.

 

A still-popular trend in the bridal world is vintage, especially when it comes to gowns. The lavish lace overlays and intricate beading echo not only the ever-popular Victorian era, but the Art Deco age and the Swinging Forties. In Galia Lahav’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection Tales of The Jazz Age, unusual fabrics such as honeycomb-like netting pair up with figure-hugging trumpet, sheath, and mermaid-style gowns that make for the perfect attention-grabbing look. Plunging backs and drama-filled trains frequent the collection, which is just right for the bride that wants to make a statement.

 

For the more traditional vintage brides, there are collections like Romona Keveza’s Legends line which emulates famous brides from decades past like Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy. A key detail in not only this line’s dresses, but many others this season, is the illusion neckline. Often paired with a lacy detail and sometimes even extended into sleeves, the look gives a certain elegance to the gown. With a collection full of boat necklines, ballet-length hems, and full tulle skirts, Keveza’s Legends collection has a timeless feel that is certain to evoke an classically glamorous figure.

 

Many brides opt for a more modern, unique look on their wedding day. With looks like those featured in Carol Hannah’s collection, anything is possible. Hannah’s collection pushes the envelope by including lesser-seen patterns and fabrics, like jersey knit fabric and chevron print, as well as by carrying through this year’s bridal trend of color with pops of gold and mauve.

For the more extravagantly feminine bride, Marchesa’s collection is right up your alley. With a certain ethereal flowiness to even the shorter gowns in the line combined with the lace appliques and luxurious tulle and chiffon detailing, every gown is sure to make any bride feel like a fairy princess.

With this season’s crop of bridal fashions, there’s a gown for every bride, whether they’re going for a timeless Old Hollywood look, an edgy and eye-catching style, or a flowing fairy-like fashion.

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