Destination Wedding Trends 2016: The Dress

chiffon wedding jumpsuitToday’s smart trendsetting brides are always happy to receive more information when they are in the planning stages of their weddings. You’ve set a location, selected your fabulous wedding stationery packages, and are now considering caterers. You haven’t settled on your bridal wear. Fashion Week gave us a lot of predictions. Some fizzled out; some did not. For those of you hosting your special ceremony in the spring of 2016, the team at Invitations by R Squared has rounded up a review of some of the trends in bridal wear – and how things have changed in just a few months – for the coming year. Earlier this year, predictions were made and things in the bridal fashion world can shift.

So, without further delay, Invitations by R Squared brings you the best updatedoffbeat bride wedding tuxedo trends for spring brides of all kinds wedding in 2016:

Thinning down the evergreen trend of “Traditional,” expect to see lots of long sleeves – ala Kate Middleton – done in luxurious sheer fabrics, perhaps with beading, embroidery, or crystals.

One prediction that seems to be sticking around is the body conscious ultra-low backed, backless or sheer-backed dresses, as well as more in revealing necklines. The low-backed gown trend is still going strong after a couple of years.

elegant pillar style wedding dressA new prediction is three dimensional features and embellishments. Picture flowers created of gorgeous ivory silk with watercolor butterflies. You get the idea. We’ve seen florals, bows, silk origami birds and more. It really is a marvelous look!

Feathers are still strong in the trends, with several designers producing fluttery Avant Garde looks for this year’s brides. As we mentioned earlier this year (right here), Vera Wang gave us a wonderful, wearable feathered skirt paired with a crop top … in black! This is a look that brides are running with!

Pastels are another evergreen choice, as are lovely watercolor prints. Frozen’s Elsa elegant details on the back of a wedding dress Blue has been in demand for a while now, as is the palest of blushes, princess pink and shades of peach. With the prints, it’s always wise to be mindful of your flowers not clashing with your dress.

Ah, the overlay. Also a new runner. The dress is basically a slimming column dress with a poufy, princessy layer of organza, lace or even tulle. Very slimming, very elegant. Just a wonderful look that many brides can totally rock. Another plus to this look is to have the overlay removed afterwards to give you a classic evening look to add to your closet.

the perfect little white wedding dressThe trend of the Little White Dress is waning with the exception of second (or third) weddings. The off-beat brides are going for the LWD look with the added punch of vintage styling. There were many offerings in this area at Fashion Week. This trend is a great choice when considering wearability.

The trend for trousers and capris (with the exception of our favorite beach destination weddings!) has narrowed somewhat down to white tuxedo suits with ultra-chic and elegant accessories and flowy, romantic chiffon and lace jumpsuits. The chiffon and lace looks are really perfect for tropical or beach weddings. They are airy, comfortable, are slinky white wedding jumpsuitavailable in all kinds of colors and prints, plus you’ll be so beautiful in all that chiffon!

Invitations by R Squared is always thrilled to hear of a new bride-to-be planning and making choices for this most special of days. We’re here to help. Ask us questions; if we don’t have an answer, we’ll find it! Let us be of service to you in selecting your destination wedding stationery package, Save the Date cards or wedding invitations. Visit us here. Oh, and before I forget, please visit our boards over at Pinterest! We’ve worked hard to source and present a wide and eclectic collection of images, sure to get the creative sparks flying for all you beautiful brides-to-be out there! Congratulations!

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