New York Bridal Week Trends

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Almost every woman has spent her whole life imagining her wedding day (the groom simply a last minute detail that eventually falls into place), and in most of these fantasies the birds are chirping, the flowers are blooming and the weather is that perfect sunny warm and you’re sailing down the aisle in the ideal wedding dress. Simply put, spring is the best time to have a wedding, and because of that, this past week, all major bridal designers have presented their 2016 spring collection at New York Bridal Week. And lucky for you brides-to-be, we’re breaking down the biggest bridal trends so you can pick the perfect dress for your special day.

 Modern silhouette

In response to the strapless dress fatigue, many designers offered two piece wedding dresses and separates. Carolina Herrera’s collection included chiffon tulle and lace tees and jackets and Reem Acra included crop tops and cut outs. Olivia Palermo rocked the style for her wedding to Johannes Huebl, wearing a long-sleeve cream cashmere sweater with ostrich feathers, white shorts and a full tulle skirt overlay. Tuxedo suits and mini dresses also brought modern shapes to the runway.



Transparently Colorful

While brides once had to be innocent and pure, draped in heavy satin and brocade, Spring 2016 sees them as flirty and sexy. Sultry, provocative shapes with plunging necklines and slits were the norm at shows like Marchesa and Vera Wang, constructed out of lightweight and transparent tulle, chiffon and lace. Meanwhile the virginal white was shaded in blush, blue and even black tones.

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Wave Goodbye to Veils

No more cathedral length veils tripping up your bridesmaids on the aisle, bridal week saw designers showing off and complementing their dresses with bejeweled and flowered head bands and hairpieces, adding just the perfect amount of luxury and sparkle.

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by Debbie BancroftPhotographed by Griffin Lipson and Hunter Abrams/