See the 6 Biggest Bridal Trends for 2016
Overall, bridal fashion doesn’t change all that much year after year. For the most part the dresses are white and there is typically a lot of lace involved. But if you look closely you’ll see some changes in the detailing. Those poofy shoulders of the ’80s have been replaced — or rather, removed — in favor a countless spaghetti strap options. The floor-length hem is now rivaled by shorter, more casual options. And the veil? Well, it looks like that’s been forgotten for the most part. If you want to stay up to date on what’s trending down the aisle, check out these six emerging trends we spotted at NY’s recently wrapped Fall 2016 Bridal Fashion Week.
Because who says you shouldn’t show a little leg on your wedding day? Down the runways of Alon Livne, Reem Acra and Ines Di Santo we saw sky-high slits incorporated into otherwise traditional (or semi-traditional) gowns. The new addition gives dresses a modern, sexy edge while still keeping that classy bridal vibe. (Photos via Fernanda Calfat/Jemal Countess/Getty)
Fur Accents at 2016 Bridal Fashion Week
If you’re in need of a chic way to stay warm during your fall or winter wedding, here’s how to do it. Whether it was the sleeves at Alon Livne, a short skirt at Naeem Khan or a long overlay at Monique Lhuillier, all the standout runway pieces were rocking fur detailing. (Photos via Fernanda Calfat/Slaven Vlasic/Randy Brooke/Getty)
3D Embellishments at 2016 Bridal Fashion Week
Beading and sequins have been staples in bridal fashion for some time now, but these dresses took it to the next level. At the Pronovias runway show we spotted some neckline detailing that demanded attention. At Monique Lhuillier, delicate rose detailing got a bold makeover, and at Ines Di Santo, that same look was taken one step further by incorporating color. (Photos via Randy Brooke/Getty)
Ornate Headpieces at 2016 Bridal Fashion Week
Sorry flower crowns, but you’ve been outdone. Walking down the runway at Reem Acra, brides were rocking something sort of peculiar: floral-embellished, diamond-studded headphones. Over at Naeem Khan things were a little more traditional, but not much. Most the models at that show were wearing floral headpieces that looked like something you might see on Frida Kahlo. However, this gold bride in particular amped up the drama at Naeem Khan with a sky-high leafy look. At Marchesa’s presentation, models were also sporting metal hair accessories but in a slightly more wearable way. This silver number was our favorite of the bunch. (Photos via Fernanda Calfat/Slaven Vlasic/Getty)
Lace Leggings at 2016 Bridal Fashion Week
We’ve seen bridal gowns separated into a skirt and crop top combo. We’ve even seen them transformed into a pant and shirt pairing, but this is totally new territory. At both Ines Di Santo and Houghton, brides wore lace leggings under (or instead of) bottoms. The difference between these two looks is drastic, but the contrast does a pretty great job of showing just how versatile this look has the ability to be. (Photos via Jemal Countess/D Dipasupil/Getty)
Cape Trains at 2016 Bridal Fashion Week
Ever since Solange rocked that EPIC cape dress at her wedding, the style has been on our bridal-attire radar. And while we did spot one full-blown cape go down the runway, this subtler alternative was much more popular. Most of the cape trains we saw were attached to the dress in the back and flowed free behind the bride. These styles spotted at Ines Di Santo, Claire Pettibone and Jenny Packham for David’s Bridal (!!!) all gave off a sort of medieval, Game of Thrones vibe while staying super relevant at the same time. (Photos via Cindy Ord/Jemal Countess/Astrid Stawiarz/Getty)
What’s your favorite trend spotted at Bridal Fashion Week? Share with us in the comments below.
(Feature Photo via Slaven Vlasic/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)