12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016

Want to know what’s hot when it comes to bridal attire? We take a look at the latest gowns to hit the catwalk and share our favourite designs and trends for 2016.

2016 looks to bring some very exciting designs and styles to a bridal shop near you. From stunning keyhole back designs, to fuller numbers with a modern, pretty edge. It might just be time to say goodbye to that ever-popular vintage-inspired lace gown…

All in the detail

2016 is all about the detail – whether it’s layered or tiered dresses, full tulle skirts, or gorgeous floral lace appliqué, the look is set to be classic yet romantic.

1. Delicate details

Delicate floral details and a nude underlay add some real romance and majestic charm to this Angel Sanchez dress.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Angel Sanchez dress | CHWV
Image © Angel Sanchez

2. Layers

Featuring 2016’s trend of layers and lace appliqué, this stunning gown, designed by Monique Lhuillier, is bang on trend.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Monique Lhuillier dress | CHWV
Image © Monique Lhuillier

Figure-hugging designs

Sleek and sensual is also in – terms used by many bridal wear designers in their 2016 designs. This look is great for brides looking for a streamlined, elegant silhouette. The key to getting it just right is keeping things simple and minimalistic in style.

3. Simple

Simple, yet sophisticated, this pretty number, designed by J Mendel, proves that sometimes less is more.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - J Mendel dress | CHWV
Image © J Mendel

4. Glitz

A bit of glitz goes a long way with this sleek and sultry gown, designed by Mira Zwillinger.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Mira Zwillinger dress | CHWV
Image © Mira Zwillinger

Ultra-low backs

While the front of many of these sleek designs may look chic and simple, many of the backs add real wow factor. The low back and illusion back look is in for 2016 and is likely to be adopted by many modern brides.

5. Low back

Designed by Temperley London, this 2016 gown features a stunning butterfly back fused with classic, simplistic bridal style.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Temperley London dress | CHWV
Image © Temperley London

6. Exposed back

Ideal for the vintage bride, this pretty Stone Fox Bride gown leaves only the back exposed.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Stone Fox dress | CHWV
Image © Stone Fox

Grand silhouettes

While a sleek, chic look may work for some, it’s not ideal for the more body conscious of us. Luckily, brides seeking a fuller skirted look are also in luck as grand silhouettes are also back.

7. Fuller gown

This gown, by Angel Sanchez, is full, fabulous and romantic, washing away any preconceptions brides might have about the fuller gown.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Angel Sanchez dress | CHWV
Image © Angel Sanchez

8. Princess look

Featuring a full skirt and delicate details, this Angel Sanchez gown gives the princess look a chic and modern update for 2016.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Angel Sanchez dress | CHWV
Image © Angel Sanchez

The little white dress

Quirky and cute also remains popular in 2016. Whether it’s a floral lace appliqué tea-length dress or a cute detachable, tiered tulle skirt à la Olivia Palmero, being different is in.

9. Shorter

Teaming floral appliqué with a cute just-below-the-knee design, this Oscar de la Renta gown is reminiscent to that worn by Kiera Knightly following her marriage to musician James Righton.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Oscar de la Renta dress | CHWV
Image © Oscar de la Renta

10. Cute

Designed by Stone Fox Bridal, this chic full-skirted gown is undeniably cute and playful.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Stone Fox dress | CHWV
Image © Stone Fox

Watercolour wonder

Inspired by one of this year’s hottest trends, which looks to be even more popular in 2016, watercolour-inspired gowns are in. Think soft pinks and blues for a truly romantic look.

11. Boho

With its flowing material and blend of ombre / watercolour, this Jenny Packham gown would be perfect for the boho bride.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Jenny Packham dress | CHWV
Image © Jenny Packham

12. Blue

This gorgeous watercolour-inspired gown, designed by Naeem Khan, would be the perfect “something blue”.
 

12 of the best wedding dresses for 2016 - Naeem Khan dress | CHWV
Image © Naeem Khan

 
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