Best of Bridal Week Spring 2016

Ethereal. Frothy. Regal. These are the words that spring to mind as I gaze upon the Spring 2016 bridal collections. Lace is still featured, but in smaller smatterings than previous years (much to my delight, I’ve been getting a little tired of lace). Replacing it are soft, full skirts of tulle, organza and jacquard; while pastel tones of blue, blush and gold seep into the filmy skirts. Bodices are laced tight and adorned with crystals and tiny flowers, with strapless and off-the-shoulder becoming the dominant necklines for 2016. The ballgown skirt is queen. Many designers cite Shakespeare and fairytales as the inspiration; not surprising given the recent release of Cinderella. I’m reminded a little of Marc Jacobs Fall 2010 collection for Louis Vuitton, full of ladylike decolletage and nipped in waists, all the while celebrating curves. My only disappointment is Vera Wang – sure, she’s been experimenting a little with her couture collections, but to witness practically emaciated models draped on chairs in little more than their underwear and translucent tulle is a little unsettling – in my opinion, the opposite of what bridalwear represents.

My favourites from this season are Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, Romona Keveza, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta (Peter Copping’s debut bridal collection for the fashion house since Mr de la Renta’s passing), Reem Acra, Naeem Khan and Amsale. Ines di Santo and Jenny Packham also caught my eye on a couple of pieces. All in all, I’m excited about this one – it’s romantic, regal and altogether girly while still celebrating the female form.

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So, do you agree with my picks? Or did you spot any others that you think should be featured here? Let me know!

All images are from Style and WWD


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