The Top Wedding Dress Trends From Fall 2016 Bridal Fashion Week

We got the scoop on the latest bridal fashion trends straight from the runways. See what's hot!
by Shelley Brown
  1. Wedding Dresses With Airy Skirts

    Wedding dress with airy organza and tulle skirts
    photo by Maria Valentino / MCV Photo; From left: Houghton, Hayley Paige, Kelly Faetanini

    From streamlined ball gowns to flowy sheaths, light-as-air dresses took over the runways. Effortless fabrics like tulle and organza give off a seriously gorgeous ethereal vibe without weighing you down. Check out Houghton, Hayley Paige and Kelly Faetanini for more airy wedding dress styles.

  2. Wedding Dresses With Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves

    Wedding dresses with off the shoulder sleeves
    photo by Maria Valentino / MCV Photo; Kurt Wilberding, Kurt Wilberding; From left: Kenneth Poole, Anne Barge, Maggie Sottero

    Channel your inner Brigitte Bardot with sultry shoulder-skimming sleeves. Our favorite thing about this trend? It's sexy but still so classic. Kenneth Pool, Anne Barge and Maggie Sottero all featured romantic off-the-shoulder dresses.

  3. Wedding Dresses With 3-D Floral Embellishments

    Wedding dresses with 3-D floral embellishment from bridal fashion week fall 2016
    photo by Kurt Wilberding, Maria Valentino / MCV Photo, Kurt Wilberding; From left: Inbal Dror, Lela Rose, Angel Sanchez

    Dynamic 3-D blooms put a fashion-forward spin on traditional floral details. Whether they're around the collar, off the sleeves or tucked away in the folds of a ball gown, 3-D flowers add texture and dimension to any wedding dress silhouette. Inbal Dror, Lela Rose and Angel Sanchez all included this pretty trend in their latest collections.

  4. Wedding Dresses With Detachable Skirts

    Wedding dresses with detachable skirts
    photo by Maria Valentino / MCV Photo, Kurt Wilberding, Maria Valentino / MCV Photo; From left: Jim Hjelm, Monique Lhuillier, Amsale

    Wearing a more traditional gown down the aisle and then slipping into a slinkier number for your reception is all the rage right now. Enter the convertible wedding dress. Detachable skirts make for a seamless outfit change while also doing away with the hassle of bustling your gown. Jim Hjelm, Monique Lhuillier and Amsale are just a few of the designers who showcased this trend in their collections.

  5. Wedding Dresses With Fluttery Sleeves

    photo by Maria Valentino / MCV Photo; From left: Matthew Christopher, Sarah Seven, Claire Pettibone

    Fluttery sleeves are a must-have for two reasons: They add a touch of vintage-inspired whimsy to a simple silhouette and flatter your upper body. Delicate fabrics like lace and chiffon make this flirty style of sleeve feel especially dainty. Matthew Christopher, Sarah Seven and Claire Pettibone all got in on the fluttery sleeve trend.

    To check out all the Bridal Fashion Week galleries, plus wedding dress advice and more, go to theknot.com/frontrow.



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by Shelley Brown