The Autumn Winter 2016 - 2017 collections have been unveiled on the world catwalks. Here we have focussed on the key trends to inspire our brides for their BIG day.
Key Bridal Gown Styles
The rules in bridalwear for Autumn Winter 2016 - 2017 is that ‘There are no rules’. The 1920s and 1950s are key eras that have been modernised and brought into the 21st century with updated details and silhouettes. The emphasis on multiple looks has been a key focus for many designers with the use bridal separates in the collections. Texture and intricate details are still important and are mixed together unconventionally. A shift towards unfussy fabrics in classic shapes is coming through to give a timeless feel.
A slightly paired down princess look for AW16 - 17. Embellished bodices with full layered tulle or chiffon skirts soften the bridal look but still in keeping with classic silhouettes. The mix of traditional bead work with flowing skirts add a whimsical touch.
The golden age of the 1950s has been a focus for many, especially over the past few years. We have fallen back in love with the time of optimism and notion of nostalgia. The 1950s was an era that brought us Marylyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor. This was a fairy tale age which is still has a massive influence on today's catwalks, with this modern and updated take on the finished looks.
Hollywood glamour encompasses everything spell binding and luxurious. Taking inspiration from the silver screen and Art Deco details of the 1920s. This season shows such intricate beauty where the attention to detail is paramount. Fitted silhouettes are key for this vintage look with use of, stunning laces, hand embroidery and geometric bead work are a must . You can keep this romantic to bring together a true Hollywood feel or update the look and bring it into the 21st century by opting for a more simplistic style and emphasising on the details.
The catwalks were in abundance of bridal separates this season. Skirts and dresses are teamed with crop tops or styled layering pieces to give a modern bride a youthful take on tradition. The layering of shorts and lace is particularly fresh and has an exciting touch.
The High - Low
One of the key trends for AW16 - 17 was the High Low hem. A bold statement to any gown which adds a touch of modern drama. Perfect for the traditional bride who longs for a flowing ball gown with a a full skirt and train or for the more contemporary bride who wants something a little more unique.
For those more daring brides the plunging ‘V’ neckline was a key trend coming through on this seasons catwalks. Although this risky trend is not for every bride the use of lace and illusion overlays can be used to give this sultry effect but still be kept sophisticated and modest.