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Top bridal trends from Harrogate Bridal Show

WJ attended Harrogate Bridal Show to find out what the top bridal trends for 2016 are...


Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show

WJ attended Harrogate Bridal Show to find out what the top bridal trends for 2016 are. This is what we discovered…

It’s all about the bling

There were literally thousands of new dresses on display at Harrogate Bridal Show, in all shapes and styles. As we moved from one wedding dress exhibition to another, we couldn’t miss one common factor – which was of the course the bling.

Dazzling dresses are in for 2016, think diamantes, sequins and Swarovski crystals. From head to toe glitz, to plain dresses with a blingy broach, belt or back detail, there really is a style to suit all tastes.

Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Ellis
Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Justin Alexander
Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Justin Alexander, Mark Lesley, Mark Lesley
Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Justin Alexander, Diane Legrand, Justin Alexander
Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Alfred Angelo
Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Modeca, Mon Cheri, Venus

And the back

There seems to be as much emphasis on back detailing as ever; detailed illusion, low cut and backless, and strings of pearls over bare skin.  Dresses that really caught our eye are the Mark Lesley gowns pictured.

Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Bien Savvy, Agnes, Sandoni
Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Mark Lesley
Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Mark Lesley
Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Ellis, Linea Raffaelli, Linea Raffaelli

Black is in

There were A LOT of black dresses on display in Harrogate’s exhibitor stands and on fashion runways. Rather than all-over black designers have opted for black lace over white, a black bodice paired with a white skirt (or vice versa), and black illusion paired with nude underlay.

Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
White Rose, Tarik Ediz, Margaret Lee
Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Candy Quinn, Allure

Coffee and champagne

Mocha, late, cappuccino – coffee coloured and champagne shades are very much on trend for wedding and bridesmaid dresses.

Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Sottero & Midgley
Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Ian Stuart, Maggie Sottero

Lovely lace

2016 collections featured lots of lace as this popular trend continues.

Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Private Label by G, Sandoni

Satin

Satin is set to make a comeback next year, particularly in A-line styles.

Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
Mark Lesley, Lilly, Diane Legrand

Quirky

Romanian company Bien Savvy caught our eye for their quirky wedding dresses.

Top bridal trends for 2016 – from Harrogate Bridal Show
OKSANA MUKHA, Anna Romysh Haute Couture, Bien Savvy