Trends of 2016 Bridal Fashion Week: 3D Florals Please

We won’t lie… When dreaming up wedding dresses for our future weddings we’re pretty convinced it’ll be a scene out of Sex and the City – dozens of couture gowns for our choosing, hair and makeup stylists touching up at our every move, Vogue photographers capturing every effortless (not so candid) movement as our friends swoon on the sidelines ONLY to have one magically appear at our NYC loft.

While we’re still holding onto making that dream a reality, for now we find comfort in counting the days until we can live frivolously and vicariously through the newest Couture collections presented at Bridal Fashion Week!

We loved all of the gowns presented but kept seeing one beautiful trend shinning through : FLORALS! See below for our favorites!

Floral 3D Applique :: It’s always a challenge to find a sweet spot between what is reserved for high fashion and what reception ready. We love inspired designers but are extra intrigued when it’s something we could see ourselves in. The trend of a three dimensional adornment does just that – integrating florals in an feminine way that captures the rising trend while keep classic bridal beauty in mind.

Our hats are off to these fabulous designers for nailing it!

Lela Rose: Photos via Instagram

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Oscar De La Renta: Photos via Huffington Post

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Angel Sanchez: Photo via Brides.com | Indigital Images

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Jim Hjelm: Photos via Brides.com | Indigital Images

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Bridal Fashion Week :: The Inside Scoop

As we all know, Bridal Fashion Week just wrapped up in New York City. Leaving those who took the event by storm completely exhausted and those who didn’t attend wishing they had. Although we were insanely jealous of everyone who attended, we certainly were completely smitten (and even more grateful) by every single post throughout the entire week. We would have given anything to be there for it. Luckily some of our favorite local vendors attended and were happy to share with us the inside scoop! Of course Style Me Pretty gave us a reliable run down, complete with pictures, of what happened in New York and the trends that we need to look out for! Now that we feel more in the loop… sort of, (still wishing we were there in person 🙂 ) we thought we would share with all our lovely Calluna readers. Enjoy! xx Calluna

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Little White Dress Bridal Shop told us their favorite trends they saw at this bridal fashion week.

ballet-inspired looks. We saw lots of ballet inspiration in wedding dress design this season, with subtle touches like delicate cross-backs, low scoop backs, and wispy tulle skirts.

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 | Marchesa |

Detachable overskirts and trains. Such an elegant and easy way to change looks from the ceremony to the reception without changing into a second dress, many designers are offering detachable overskirt and train options.

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Claire Pettibone |

Regal style. We loved the modern take on regal style that we saw from several designers (including Naeem Khan), with everything from crowns to sophisticated yet glamorous sleeves and fuller skirts.

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 | Naeem Kahn |

Belted backs. The low, open back is nothing new, but this season we saw belted styling on low back styles. This is a great way to accentuate the waistline on plunging back styles.

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 | Galia Lahav |

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