H/ The Top Trends At Bridal Week
S/ From sweet and demure to sexy and seductive, pastels and prints to dark and dramatic, here's the lowdown on the bridal trends for Autumn 2016
We came, we saw, we nailed it. New York bridal fashion week officially done for the Brides UK team. 5 days, 40 new bridal collections seen, 100+ Instagram posts, 60 air kisses, 25 yellow cabs hailed, 62 pages of scribbled notes and quick sketches,12 litres of coffee drunk, 37 km of pavement pounded, 12 blister plasters used and 25 re-applications of Ruby Woo lipstick. From sweet and demure to sexy and seductive, pastels and prints to dark and dramatic, here's the lowdown on the trends coming through for Autumn 2016.
Spanish style -long live the latin love affair - matador capelet and black velvet ribbons at Oscar de la Renta, flamenco flounces at Reem Acra, Frida Kahlo flower crowns at Naeem Khan.
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Lingerie-like - it's all about the exposed seams and bust cups - in pink and green embossed taffeta at Carolina Herrera, in embellished nude tulle at Inbal Dror, with organza petal overlays at Oscar de la Renta.
Pearls - but not as you know them - a swag back and shoulders at Galia Lahav, in grape like clusters as embellishment at Naeem Khan, on spaghetti straps and epaulettes at Berta.
Full Metal Jacket - Crystal armour embellishment at its fiercest - over lace at Marchesa, atop a satin slinky trumpet dress at Galia Lahav, as a shoulder piece at Jim Hjelm.
Fringing - it's the turn of the tassel - on a spaghetti strapped satin slip at Theia, on a micro mini at Naeem Khan, on a polo neck bias cut dress and the belt of a tux at Houghton
The big simple - structure with volume- need I say more? In silk gazar and a bateau neck at Naeem Khan, with cascades and rosettes at Monique L'Huillier, with a deep v plunge at Carolina Herrera.
Painterly florals - designers are loving watercolour prints - softly sorbet on chiffon at Lazaro, bold and blousy on Mikado silk at Romona Keveza, hedgerow flowers on ruffled silk and lace at Houghton.
Racer necks - bridal is having a sporty moment - a simple slick satin jumpsuit at Theia, Chantilly lace and ruffled organza at Oscar de la Renta, tattoo lace at Monique L'Huillier and with a string halter at Houghton.
Midas touch - it's just got to be gold -crystal embellishments at Alfred Angelo Disney collection, lavishly lacy at Claire Pettibone and gold leaf and gilt at Naeem Khan.
Caped crusaders - red riding hood is having a major moment - voluminous and hooded organza at Galia Lahav, slick and structured at Pronovias, embroidered chiffon at Naeem Khan
The Dark Side - embrace your inner Morticia - in black satin and lace at Theia, with a thigh high split in black chiffon at Inbal Dror, in red lace corset and overskirt at Romona Keveza, black swags and bows at Vera Wang.