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5 Wedding Dress Trends for 2016

Designers have unveiled their 2016 collections on catwalks across the globe and there are some beautiful trends emerging for the months ahead. From plunging necklines to feather details, there is a look out there for every kind of bride. Check out these five trends that stood out from the crowd.

Bare midriffs

A big trend in the fashion world, bare midriffs have made their way to wedding gown design. The 2016 shows featured gowns that showed off a bit of skin at a bride's middle, but just the right amount. With separates being a big look for 2015, the idea of wearing a top and skirt will continue in 2016. Reem Acra and Vera Wang were just two designers who embraced the midriff, and while it's not for every bride it's a look that's perfect for a beach or summer wedding.

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Vera Wang

Layered lace

Lace was in abundance on the catwalks in the spring 2016 collecitons. Maggie Sottero and Angel Sanchez layered Chantilly lace on embroidered tulle to create sumptuous detailing. Pronovias' 2016 collection features gowns with sheer tulle decorated with appliqués, a combination that gives a traditional wedding gown a modern feel.

Pronovias

V-neck / plunging gowns

Now it may look risqué but this isn't as low as the plunging neckline. The V-neck wedding gown is subtler, although it might still make your grandma blush! Oscar de la Renta, Anne Barge and Maggie Sottero were just a few of the disgners that featured this neckline in their 2016 wedding dress collections. We love this look that's a little sexy but also full of class.

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Reem Acra

Julien Macdonald


Feather detailing

We have seen feathers feature on some gowns in recent years, but expect to see lots more in 2016. Kelly Faetanini featured feather detailed skirts, while English designer Jenny Packham had a stunning cascading feather bodice that wowed the crowd. Both big and dramatic and feminine and delicate, there is a gown with feather details to suit every bride!

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Jenny Packham

Opulent overskirts

Overskirts are a popular trend amongst bridal designers. The overskirt adds romantic layers to gowns, whether they're made with silk, tulle or satin. Add a skirt to an ordinary gown and it transforms it into a showstopper! There were plenty on show on the catwalks, including collections by Romona Keveza, Carolina Herrera and Naeem Khan. We love them as much as the designers do!

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Naeem Khan

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