Wedding fashion – runway picks S/S 2016

Barcelona Bridal Week 2016

From hi-lo hemlines and bustle effects to clubland style and flower power, here are seven runway looks to love from the new season’s bridal fashion


Barcelona Bridal Week 2016
YolanCris – mastering the bridal separates look (photo: Barcelona Bridal Week 2016)

Sexy Separates

The separates look, with top and skirt or waistband detailing, is bang on trend, and played out beautifully in this sleek design. It features bold appliqué, beading and just a hint of midriff. Design by YolanCris; London stockists include Mirror Mirror.


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Tammam – the London designer shows off a chic hi-lo hemline

Hi-lo hemlines

Super contemporary and capable of transitioning from ceremony to party, the best hi-lo shapes give you a train effect so you can sashay when you walk and show off those shapely legs. This design is by London couturier Lucy Tammam.


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The Couture Gallery – showing how bows are going supersize

Bling bows

Bows are cropping up on the catwalk on belts and waistbands. Supersize versions are even being incorporated into necklines, as with this fabulously slinky mermaid-style ballgown by The Couture Gallery, London.


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Savin London showing a svelte gown with bustle-effect overlay and train (photo: Christopher Dadey)

Bustle effects

Emphasising the waist and hips, clever bustle effects add swing and may even be incorporated into trains. This slimline Savin London gown has the addition of both a frothy overskirt for volume and an elegant train.


Jenny Packham collection Spring Summer 2016 shown in Skylight Clarkson Studio. September 13 2015, New York NY.
Jenny Packham showing off a glamorous smooth line (photo: Skylight Clarkson Studio, NY)

Smooth line

A new smooth line is much in evidence, pure movie glamour with plunge necklines and flowing, A-line skirts. This elegant Jenny Packham gown, with fashion-forward texture and sequin detailing, features deep v-neck and bow detailing at the waist.


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Alan Hannah – flower bursts of cottage-style gardenias on a romantic gown

Flower bursts

Cottage-garden blooms are springing up on everything from appliqué and faux buttonhole flowers to fabrics. This sweet and feminine summer design by London designer Alan Hannah features a blowsy pink gardenia print midway down the gown.


Barcelona Bridal Week 2016
YolanCris showing clubland chic (photo: Barcelona Bridal Week 2016)

Clubland chic

Plunge necklines and gossamer-light skirts – even bridal pants – are conjuring 1970s clubland chic, with daring cuts, layering and long, transparent jackets and coats. This dare-to-bare design is by Spanish fashion house YolanCris. London stockists include Mirror Mirror.

Check out our A/W 2015 bridal runway trends