Monday, May 9, 2016

The 10 Hottest Trends for Brides in 2016

New wedding trends are popping up every which way, from bridal gowns and jewelry to bouquets and hairstyles. There are more creative ways to personalize your look to fit your style on your Big Day than ever before. Here are our favorites!

1. Convertible two-in-one wedding dresses

Dresses with removable skirts seduced the Fall 2016 runways while providing the best of both worlds for your Big Day. These magical gowns easily transition to reception-ready attire, ensuring that you'll make the wardrobe switch without missing out on a second of the action and without sacrificing any of the elegance for the sake of convenience.

2. Natural Makeup

The consensus among the makeup artists is that the trend for this year is a fresh face. The trick? Natural colors in subtle pink or nude. Bold brows, luminous skin, natural eyes and a matte lipstick - an earthy-chic look -  were quite alluring on the runways for the Fall/Winter 2016 trends. 

3. “Messy” Hairdo

Hair looks are a mix of effortless - not overly styled, while still detailed and with a touch of glam.  Updos with layered braids and delicate face-framing strands made a big statement this season.  The look feels fresh and contemporary, a cool alternative to the traditional chignon. It adds an edge to a classic, more formal gown and pairs perfectly with a laid-back bridal look.  

4. Nail Art

Traditional plain nail polish is a thing of the past. Switch to the edgy trend of delicate flowers, lace appliqués, negative space, ombre or metallic patterns. Just an accent nail will do too.

5. Unique Wedding Bouquets

Succulents, berries, exotic flowers in bright, clashing colors are making a powerful statement this year. With draping greens at the base of the pretty, open blooms, the strong emphasis on rich colors and textural foliages conveys sensuality and romance.   

6. Flower Headpieces

Floral headbands and bohemian floral crowns blossomed on the runway of various fashion shows this year, forming a beautiful and utterly feminine hair accessory trend for the new season.

7. Wedding Garter

Although some say that the tossing of the garter might be going out of style, the custom still remains one of the oldest wedding traditions practiced. Usually the bride will perform the bouquet toss first, then the groom will do the garter toss. This garter toss is very similar to the bouquet toss in that it is said that whoever catches the garter will be the next man to be married. Many brides choose to wear two garters: one to toss, and one to keep. Hide your “something blue” until the big reveal!

8. Rose Gold Jewelry

The light, “pinkish” hue of rose gold seems to be here to stay. Rose gold has an extremely subtle and classy look that makes a sophisticated and feminine statement.

9. Barefoot Sandals

Put a spring in your step and feel more than just the sand between your toes! Barefoot sandals are foot jewelry that consists of an anklet attached to a toe ring that goes over the top of the foot and has no sole. Barefoot sandals originated in South Asia being worn at religious ceremonies and weddings, and now, with a modern spin on classic elegance they are all the rage at beach or destination weddings.

10. Cultural and Religious Details

Incorporate your culture and traditions in your wedding by paying tribute to your roots.  Personalize your day by adding a religious tradition to your ceremony, an ethnic dish to your menu, or send guests home with party favors traditional to your culture.

Sources: Glamour, Huffington Post, French Wedding Style, The Knot.  Images Courtesy of Pinterest.

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  1. Adorable dresses. The idea of convertible dress is amazing. I was searching for unique dresses for my wedding at New York wedding venues, and finally I have got amazing ideas here. Thanks a lot for sharing great designs here.

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