For the romantics at heart, the next eighteen months will prove (sartorially speaking) a particularly perfect time to be wed. With an aura of heightened femininity permeating many of the Spring 2016 collections, a sense of nostalgic romance continued throughout Couture and most recently the Fall 2016 shows, where Victorian and Edwardian references lingered, re-imagined through many lenses.
Both Elie Saab’s Spring Couture and Fall Ready to Wear collections celebrated an heirloom sensibility, gowns rich with demure details and nostalgic lace. Alexander McQueen continued to re-imagine ruffles and frills that fall in feminine waves. Elongated sleeves and high collars lent a ladylike edge to many shows, softened with movement and a sheer sensibility for a more modern incarnation.
Perfect for brides drawn to dresses that cinch at the waist, yet retain a dreamy ease of movement, these romantic gowns effortlessly merge both moods, drawing upon luxurious fabrics of textural contrast. For the non-traditionalists, shorter silhouettes offer a beautiful balance to demure details, their raised hems perfectly offsetting a long sleeve or higher neckline.
Find a selection of our favourite styles to shop now, beneath the gallery and explore our edit of most recommended Bridal designers here.
Samuelle Couture Isabella Gown
George Wu Sancta Sedes Vulcan Dress
Bo & Luca The Sisloe Jacket
Odylyne The Ceremony Lady Christiana Dress
Christos Costarellos Lace Gowns
Rue De Seine Halo Gown
Self Portrait Primrose Guipure Lace Gown
Marc Jacobs Cotton Voile Mini Dress