Brides-to-be looking for the wedding fashion edge can relax. This season has delivered rich pickings on the catwalk – with elegant feminine details such as lace and beading, glamorous shapes and exciting options beyond white, ivory and cream. So that means plenty of opportunities to find a look to match both the occasion and your individual style. Here are six runway picks for A/W 2015, chosen by the Absolutely Weddings team
Blue note: If you’re looking for an alternative to white, pale blues are on trend and perfect for winter as well as summer weddings, when you can add a touch of frost to detailing. Maria dress by Jenny Packham; jennypackham.com
Mermaid curves: Pure femme fatale (think Rita Hayworth in Gilda), the fishtail shape adds wiggle room to a strapless gown. Design by Martina Liana, UK stockists include Angelica Bridal; angelicabridal.co.uk.
Slouch pockets: Pockets add attitude to the classic full skirt. This Elizabeth Stuart Moonflower design includes wool to ensure it flows beautifully. American-born Stuart is definitely a designer to watch and her bridal fashion range is available from The Wedding Club’s London store. thewedding-club.co.uk
Feather trims: What’s not to love about heading down the aisle looking like an exotic bird of paradise? This edgy number, by hot new wedding design talent Savin London, combines a frivolous skirt with an ultra simple bodice. savinlondon.com
Sculpted waists: Plunge necklines and shimmering detailing on the waist create the ultimate bride-as-goddess look, perfect for day into evening weddings or if you’re looking to swap from a formal day dress to the perfect wedding party gown. Lilya gown by Jenny Packham. jennypackham.com
Lace backs: Lace remains a key trend and is ultra feminine with a fashion edge. Some of the most elegant designs on the bridal runway – such as this Savin London gown – have a demure neckline to the front, then a perfect reveal as you sashay past your wedding guests. savinlondon.com
Check out our pick of bridal runway trends for S/S 2016