In the countdown to the new year we thought we’d explore some bridal trends that we expect to be seeing a lot more of in 2016-2017…
…First up, the Floral Printed Wedding Dress.
Recently we’ve seen brides move away from the more traditional “white wedding dress”, and start to introduce colour to their wedding wardrobe with blush pink, baby blue and gentle taupe colours becoming popular.
However for brides who want to make even more of a statement, we’re seeing a rise in popularity of patterned wedding dresses. If I had my wedding day again, I honestly think that I’d be all over this trend. The dresses are so feminine, pretty and elegant – but have that unique look that stands out from a crowd.
From the most subtle of watercolour prints to bold and bright designs we’ve pulled together a round up of our favourite floral wedding dresses from the latest collections – perfect inspiration for any summer 2016/17 bride to embrace.
AnnyLin gowns incorporate contemporary tailoring with creative design to create unique and modern bridal looks. We particularly love how the Felicia gown from the 2016 collection has the strapless sweetheart neckline and full ballgown skirt of a “traditional’ bridal gown but the floral pattern and structured bodice provides a modern edge.
For an even bolder look, Vasanti from the same collection is a figure hugging mermaid gown made of silk Organza. Handmade flowers trace down the right side of the skirt and the back buttons up with pearls and crystals.
I wish I had known about Hungarian bridal design house Daarlarna when I was getting married. Their collections are right up my street – feminine, elegant, romantic and lots and lots of silks and tulle! *Swoon*. The latest collection, Flower, has so many gorgeous gowns that I could (okay, can) spend hours lusting after them all. However, for the purpose of this feature, there are a couple of gowns in the collection which nail the floral brief! Style FLW963, and FLW931 (The naming of these dresses could have been a bit more creative! )
Style FLW963 once again provides a twist to a traditional bridal gown silhouette. The waist line and full skirt make for a super flattering fit and the blush pink fading into an ombre burst of pink watercolour flowers is stunning. This is a more subtle way to wear the trend without the need for an all over print.
FLW931 is also a full ballgown shape, fastening at the back with a pale pink ribbon. It features a subtle watercolour effect of pink and purple flowers scattered across the dress and beautiful train.
Wendy Makin, one of Australia’s leading designers, features two dresses within her Couture Collection that would be perfect for a bride looking for an all over floral pattern. The Katelyn with full skirt, sweetheart neckline and pockets would add a bold floral look to any big day and the Marilyn would tick the ‘something blue’ box!
What are your thoughts on this floral printed trend? Yey or Ney?