Best of 2016: Wedding Dresses

Words by Tamarin Morley
December 30, 2016

When it came to bridal fashion, 2016 was the year for paring it back. The gowns that really shone for us were those with modern, simple silhouettes and sophisticated embellishment.

We saw a strong return to tradition in the year that was, with many brides opting for classic-meets-contemporary styles. Demure looks were popular too, with plenty of high-necklines, long sleeves, trains and veils.

Lacey boho numbers were still huge in 2016 and we’ve included a handful of beauties in our round up of wedding dress faves.

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Best wedding dresses 2016 - Judy Copley Bridal

Ethereal long sleeve lace wedding dress by Judy Copley Bridal. Image by Leah Cruikshank from this City Romance editorial.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - Yaki Ravid bohemain lace gown

Bohemian Yaki Ravid wedding dress with plunging neckline. Image by Briars Atlas from this Port Douglas wedding.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - modern minimal wedding dress

Modern, minimal wedding dress by Ellie Louise. Image by Free the Bird from this Melbourne wedding.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - Carla Zampatti diamond backless dress

Carla Zampatti wedding dress with diamond cut-out. Image by SB Creative Co from this Townsville wedding.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - Suzanne Harward

Suzanne Harward wedding dress with Illusion neckline. Image by Lost in Love from this dreamy beach editorial.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - modern dress with bodice cutout

Embellished wedding dress with bodice cut-out by Prea James Bridal. Image by Willow & Co from this modern Sydney wedding.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - Donna Tobin Couture

Donna Tobin Couture gown with separate sleeves. Image by Teneil Kable from this Darlington Estate wedding.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - Rue de Seine bridal

Champagne lace wedding dress by Rue de Seine Bridal. Image by Nisha Ravji from this styled shoot.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - Bo & Luca two-piece gown

Two-piece beaded wedding dress by Bo & Luca. Image by Todd Hunter McGaw from this Byron Bay wedding.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - Gwendolynne beaded dress

Embellished deco-inspired gown by Gwendolynne. Image by White Ash Photography from this urban bridal editorial.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - alternative wedding dress by Aje

Bombshell beaded celestial dress by Aje. Image by Janneke Storm from this rainforest wedding.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - Grace Loves Lace

Modern-meets-boho geometric lace gown by Grace Loves Lace. Image by Barefoot & Bearded from this mountain top elopement.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - floral applique gown

Lovely lace mesh gown with floral applique by Corston Couture. Image by Courtney Illfield from this Fremantle wedding.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - Bo & Luca

The stunning Paris Gown by Bo & Luca. Image by James Simmons from this Tassie wedding.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - short feather wedding dress

The cutest ensemble we saw all year! Feather mini by Babushka Ballerina with lace Rue de Seine blouse. Image by Brooke Adams from this backyard wedding.

Best wedding dresses 2016 - Stone Cold Fox geometric gown

Pared-back geometric dress by Stone Cold Fox. Image by Brooke Adams from this styled shoot.

What are your favourite bridal styles of 2016? What trends do you think will be huge this year? Comment below to let us know your thoughts!

Credits

Header image Todd Hunter McGaw | Other images Various, as captioned |


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