When a woman is in the midst of planning her wedding, what she will wear is one of her most important decisions. Your wedding dress will say a lot about who you are, and will be the source of much of the conversation surrounding your wedding. So if you’re a bold bride, a fashionista bride, or want to just wow your guests, you want a dress full of drama and wonder and innovative design. So in honour of these brides, we’ve picked five amazing couture wedding dresses from the runways this year that we thought were super beautiful.
Stephanie Rolland, Spring 2016
There’s something so simple about the shape of this dress, with vintage details and an overwhelmingly beautiful feather display towards the hem. It’s just so romantic and lovely, and would fit in perfectly with a rustic or vintage-themed wedding. It’s not too over the top, so it would be easy for any ordinary bride to dazzle in this dress on her special day.
Pallas Couture, 2016
This dress has just the right amount of visual interest to stun without being unattainable. Imagine cascading down the aisle and as you pass by, a back full of ruffled layers follows you. The lines that travel down the fitted back are also a nice touch, exaggerating your curves. And of course, that traditional detail of buttons down the back is divine.
Eve of Milady Couture, Spring 2016
A gown that has a little bit of everything can be too much, but this one just works perfectly. There’s the low neckline to showcase a little bit of cleavage, a slim silhouette, tons of jewels and glitter, and a large amount of ruffles on the skirt. It’s the ultimate glam queen gown that will drop jaws, which is always fun on your wedding day.
Ashi Studio Spring 2016
Any artist or fashionista could rock this conceptual beauty, full of interesting lines and volume. The middle of the dress remains fairly close to the body, with intricate lace-like detail running all along it. A dramatic multifaceted peplum along the sides of the dress reminds us of a blooming flower, which is just as beautiful as a happy bride.
JLM Couture, Spring 2017
We got a little glimpse of the future and it looks like couture isn’t giving up on bridal wear. Not only is this gown a lovely, modern shade of blush, but it’s a very sexy dress that’s not overtly showy. The voluminous ruffled skirt is to die for, with a nice figure hugging bodice that plays on illusions with embroidered detail throughout. Lastly, a dipped neckline is subtly flirty, just enough for your wedding day.
What are your thoughts on the way bridal wear has changed over the years? Do you love the more traditional wedding dress or something extraordinarily modern? Chat with us in the comments and let us know what you think! You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter and chat with us there, and follow our Pinterest for lots of wedding inspiration updated all the time. For lingerie tips and tricks, head on over to our YouTube channel.