Bridal trends: bare glamour

The big reveal is one of the key bridal trends for 2016 and, from transparent layers and peek-a-boo lace to daring plunge necklines, these gowns are the perfect statement piece for glamorous brides who dare to bare

Form leader

Elegant lace detailing creates a dramatic back profile for this fabulous form-fitting white gown from Israeli-born bridal designer Nurit Hen. UK stockists of her range of gowns include Mirror Mirror.



2. Temperley London LOOK 11
Plunge neckline to channel clubland glamour – Temperley Bride

Take the plunge

This sleek Elodie full-length gown from Alice Temperley has a plunging neckline with bejewelled detailing and kimono sleeves – just the thing for channelling a hint of Studio 54-style glamour at your wedding bash. London stockists include The Wedding Club.


3. Luella's Bridal Taylor Barnes Photograpraphy Nuria Gold side back top
Beautiful gold bead details – Luella’s Bridal (photo: Taylor Barnes Photography)

Pure gold

Nuria Gold is a low-front gown with thin straps and elegant beaded gold detailing across the arms and plunge back. The gown is also available with silver detailing and is part of a glamorous range at Wimbledon boutique Luella’s Bridal.



4. Ruth Milliam Ruth Bridal Couture DSC_0148
Glamorous flounce skirt and clever embellishment – Ruth Milliam

Wedding belle

Ruth Milliam is a Hampshire-based bridal designer who creates intricate gowns in silk and lace with hand embellishments and exotic trims. Evita is a glamorous plunge neckline gown featuring appliqué bodice and flounce skirt.


5. Cymbeline Airelle via Mirror Mirror
Daring transparent effects – Cymbeline

Body talk

Cymbeline’s sexy and form-fitting Airelle gown features a high neckline, cut-out back and lace appliqué bodice with transparent skirt dotted with more appliqué flowers. Available in London from Mirror Mirror.



6. Martina Liana Gown 595 Martina Liana copy 3
Elegant form-enhancing curves and crystal trims – Martina Liana

Crystal magic

With a glamorous crystal-encrusted plunge neckline to front and back and body lengthening bodice, this elegant evening-style gown features a bejewelled chiffon skirt with long full train. London stockists of Martina Liana include London Bride Couture.



Movie star glamour with romantic lace, cut-out back and stunning train – Ian Stuart

Siren call

With pure film-star credentials, La Vie en Rose is a dramatic lace embellished gown from Ian Stuart. Featuring a deep v-neck to the front, cut-out back and lavish train, it has ornate lace edging to the long fitted sleeves.



8. Paloma Blanca copy
Delicate lacework and super-slim straps – Paloma Blanca

Sweet reveal

With delicate lace around the bodice and super slim straps, this sculptural gown from Canadian designer Paloma Blanca features covered buttons at the base of the back and a kick-pleat effect to create the elegant train. UK stockists include London Bride Couture, Pimlico and Helena Fortley, Caterham.



9. Gemy Maalouf AA W16 4438 LEFT GM via Mirror Mirror
The bride wears the trousers for this pantsuit with sculptural bodice and train – Gemy Maalouf

Disco bride

The bride wears the trousers with this bold take on the 1970s pantsuit by Lebanese designer Gemy Maalouf. Featuring a sculptural bodice and silk trousers, it includes a gossamer-light train from the back of the bodice that can easily be detached when you want to hit that dancefloor.


Check out our runway picks for S/S 2016  bridal trends
See our line-up of glamorous short wedding dresses