Brides-to-be, you are in for a treat! Today we’re re-capping our favorite bridal trends seen at fall bridal fashion week 2015. As magical as bridal fashion week is, the sheer volume of dress options available can become overwhelming! To help you make sense of it all, we’ve narrowed down all the swoon-worthy looks into seven of bridal fashion week’s hottest trends. These gorgeous dresses will have you dreaming of your big day, and are sure to send you running to the nearest bridal boutique! From lovely floral embellishments to foxy plunging necklines this year’s dresses are nothing short of exquisite! So without further ado, here are some of the most coveted bridal trends this year…
Trend 1: 3D Floral Embellishments
Designers (from left): Angel Sanchez, Pronovias, and Marchesa
This dainty detail was spotted all over fall 2015’s bridal catwalks and we absolutely love it! Floral embellishments are so romantic and the 3D effect adds another layer of interest to classic gowns. Designers Angel Sanchez, Pronovias, and Marchesa exemplified how this trend makes a lovely addition on a range of silhouettes. If we had to point you to just one over-arching trend from bridal fashion week, it quite possibly would be to these sweet floral embellishments that were everywhere at fashion week!
Trend 2: Detachable Skirts
Designers (from left): Naeem Kahn, Elizabeth Stuart, Carolina Herrera
We love the detachable skirt trend because it gives you the option to have two dresses in one! This style is for the bride who drools over dramatic princess gowns in magazines, but knows that there is no way she could dance the night away in one at her reception. Luckily, with detachable skirts you can be glamorous at your ceremony and still get down on the dance floor in a sleeker silhouette later.
Trend 3: Low backs with Illusion Details
Designers (from left): Lela Rose, Legends by Ramona Keveza, Sabrina Dahan
The Illusion trend (when parts of the dress are heavily beaded or embroidered yet still sheer) was applied to just about every aspect of wedding dresses seen at bridal fashion week this year. That being said, we most adore this treatment on a wedding dress with a low back. The addition of illusion details to a low-backed dress gives this timeless trend a new flair. This combo is for brides who like the idea of having a bit of a sexy styled dress while keeping their look tasteful.
Trend 4: Plunging Necklines
Designers (from left): Galia Lahav, Marchesa, Romona Keveza
This risqué trend was all over the designer runways this fall (and we love it!). Despite the bold plunge, many designers, like the ones featured above, made this daring style look delicate by adding lace and soft edges. We think Marchesa (center) did an exceptional job softening this look with the addition of light and airy off-the-shoulder sleeves. Sexy bridal wear is becoming more and more popular every year. This trend confirms that it is here to stay!
Trend 5: Stylish Separates
Designers (from left): Pronovias, Elizabeth Stuart, Honor for Stone Fox Bride
If you thought crop tops were only for the beach, think again! This year’s bridal fashion week was full of stylish separates like the ones featured above. Top lengths ranged from nearly touching the skirt’s waistband, to midriff bearing tank tops! This fun two-pieced trend is for the bride who isn’t afraid to take risks and wants to wear something chic. Although there were many pretty lace versions seen on the runways, we think these stylish separates look best when left simple, crisp, and classy.
Trend 6: Soft Blues
Designers (from left): Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, Hayley Paige
This trend brings the tradition of “Something Blue” to a whole new level! Anyone who thinks bridal gowns absolutely must be white is seriously missing out. We like how designers Carolina Herrera, Monique Lhuillier, and Hayley Paige all complimented this stunning shade with glorious amounts of volume and added texture. In a soft blue gown a bride is sure to stand out!
Trend 7: Flower Power
Designers (from left): Kate McDonald, Naeem Kahn, Romona Keveza
Floral printed wedding dresses were a staple in this year’s inspiration for Spring 2016 collections. Whether they were hand painted like at Kate McDonald, or simply within a subdued print like at Naeem Kahn and Romona Keveza, bridal blooms consistently awed us! These delicately patterned gowns give brides the opportunity to add just a little pop of color to a traditionally all white outfit.
We hope that this trend re-cap has given you some inspiration for your own wedding dress, and has gotten you caught up on all the must-see looks featured at bridal fashion week 2015. Now all you have to do is grab your handbags and your go-to fashion advice givers, and go shopping!
Photo Cred: Image 1 by Bryan Bedder via Brides Central, Image two (left) by Randy Brooke via E!online, Image two (center) by Pronovias, Image 2 (Right) by Thomas Concordia via Zimbo, Image 3 (left) by Naeem Kahn, Image 3 (center) by Elizabeth Stuart, Image 3 (right) by Carolina Herrera, Image 4 (left) by Lela Rose, Image 4 (center) by Legends by Romona Keveza, Image 4 (right) by Ruffled Blog, Image 5 (left) by Galia Lahav, Image 5 (center) by Marchesa via Vogue, Image 5 (right) by Romona Keveza, Image 6 (left) by Pronovias, Image 6 (center) by Elizabeth Stuart, Image 6 (right by Stone Fox Bride, Image 7 (left) by Ever After Miami, Image 7 (center) by First View via Wedding Bells, Image 7 (left) by Wedding Wire, Image 8 (left) by Dress for the Wedding, Image 8 (center) by Naeem Kahn, Image 8 (right) by Romona Keveza, Image 9 by Bryan Bedder via Brides Central.