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What’s Hot in Bridalwear for 2016

We visited the Bridal Buyer show in Harrogate, which is where many of the bridal boutiques and stores will order their new range of dresses for 2016. There were so many new styles and designs on offer, we’ve created a snap shot overview of our favourite finds.

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Full Gowns – Not quite ‘my big fat gypsy wedding,’ but the full skirted ball gown is well and truly back in fashion. This time the style is designed with structured pleats and layers of delicate tulle to provide a stunning look for the bride wanting that fairytale inspired dress.

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Sparkle – Glitter, sequins and layers of sparkling material were a frequent sight sashaying down the isles of Harrogate, with many of the designers displaying plenty of glitz and glamour. If you’re a bride who loves all things that shimmer and shine then this bridal trend is perfect for you.

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Embellishment – Downton Abbey inspired sequins and vintage lace were a very popular theme, teamed with figure hugging gowns and fishtail hem lines. The intricate detailing and hand sewn embellishment coupled with textured fabrics provide truly stunning dresses that will give you a perfectly unique wedding look.

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Colour – As brides become more adventurous and steer away from the traditional white gowns, retailers are finding their confidence and opting to stock a variety of alternative colours.  A big trend we’ll see in 2016 is gowns in blush, oyster, light gold and muscado.

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Trains – Whether it’s short and sweet or long and lacy, the train is definitely back on trend creating a dramatic look as you walk down the isle.


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