With each season of Bridal Fashion Week comes an endless array of absolutely stunning gowns — and the shows for Fall 2016 were certainly no exception. Our imaginations are left soaring as we dream of the weddings to go with these picture-perfect gowns. (If you're already married, these might just convince you to renew your vows.)
Whether you like looking like a princess, channeling old Hollywood glamour or being a truly modern bride, we've round up some of our favorite looks from the recent shows. Let the fairy tale fantasies begin!
Ruffle those feathers
We never thought we could love feathers so much until we saw this gorgeous gown by Monique Lhuilier. The feather-and-lace combination make it the perfect dress for that girly bride who wants to make a statement on her big day. It would be hard for anyone to keep their eyes off such a stunning and unique look!
Short and sweet
Whether it's a short or long frock, fashion house Marchesa just gets it when it comes to mastering modern styles with a feminine flare. The short sleeves and lace detail make this seem like a sweet number on the top, but the ruffled bottom says this bride's ready to put her dancing shoes on. We'd love to see a bride wear this to a daytime affair and tear up the dance floor.
One of the hottest trends to walk down the runway was 3-D flowers and this Lela Rose gown is an impressive example, to say the least. The high-neck gives it a timeless feel, while the cascading flowers certainly add a modern element. For a bride who wants to be on-trend, but might be skeptical of going too fashion-forward, a number like this will feel both stylish and timeless for years to come.
Crop the top
Crop tops are all the rage when it comes to street style and now, they're making their way into weddings. We never thought we'd fall head over heels for a crop top bridal look until saw this Reem Acra ensemble. The lace, long-sleeve top gives it a classic vibe and the seemingly endless ruffled skirt is just gorgeous, creating the perfect dreamy look. A bride who wants to be fashion-forward and take a little bit of a risk will totally rock that crop-top style.
Old Hollywood glam
Channeling Grace Kelly is always a good idea when it comes to fashion; throw some lace into the mix and you're sure to have a winner. And this gorgeous number by Marchesa is certainly no exception. The peplum skirt is a nice modern twist and super flattering to show off a small waist. Any bride who wants to keep things sophisticated on her big day will feel like a movie star in this gown.
Why pick a length?
Detachable skirts were another big trend making their mark on their runway and we have to say, it's a brilliant idea. You can have the long, classic wedding look for the ceremony and then hit the dance floor without worrying about tripping at the reception. Monique Lhuillier has done just that with this genius look. For a bride who's ready to have a blast and doesn't want to deal with the hassle of wearing a gown all night, a detachable skirt is the way to go.
Suit up for the occasion
We love a good jumpsuit and there's no reason why it can't be the perfect outfit choice for walking down the aisle. This Angel Sanchez jumpsuit proves that pants can feel incredibly special for your big day. For the bride who feels that her personal isn't represented in a dress or wants to go more casual at the affair, a gorgeous white jumpsuit might be the answer.
We can't take our eyes off this gown by Marchesa and we doubt anyone else would be able to either. The ruffles and the jewels make this an absolute feast for the eyes. For the bride who is ready to take everyone's breath away, this royalty-worthy gown is the one for you.
Sleeves don't have to be boring
Ever since Duchess Kate rocked sleeves at her nuptials back in 2011, long sleeves have been a top bridal trend. This Angel Sanchez gown shows how they can be modern, yet timeless. The flower applique on the sleeves give a sweet and surprising touch to what could otherwise be a very simple dress. This style is perfect for the bride who wants to keep things classic, but doesn't want to be boring.
A high-low style like this Monique Lhuillier gown is an easy way to add a fresh twist to what could be a been-there-seen-that gown. We love the lace detailing and corset style top as it keeps things sophisticated yet youthful. For a bride who wants to let her fun-loving personality shine through her outfit choice (or show off some killer shoes), a dress like this is definitely the one.