Bridal Looks From the Spring 2016 Runways

It’s that time of year again when the leaves change color and the Spring 2016 collections draw to an end. Winter brides looking for a last-minute dress or spring brides just starting to plan now have an extra dose of inspiration from designers who presented a bevy of options for those desiring to make their trip down the aisle look like a strut on the catwalk. Notable looks included a return to the minimal and streamlined styles of the ’90s slip dress, sporty influences offsetting overly feminine skirts, and whimsical jumpsuits for the fashion-forward ceremony. Meanwhile, purists will love the reworking of lace and embellishments on floor-length frocks, taking their cues from Old World European royalty coupled with modern silhouettes. Straight from the Spring runways, here are several wedding day options for every type of bride. Groom not included!

     Badgley Mischka   A clever, embellished cutout at the side adds sparkle, while a slit amps up the glamorous allure for a reveal à la  Angelina Jolie Pitt  at the  Oscars .  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

 

Badgley Mischka

A clever, embellished cutout at the side adds sparkle, while a slit amps up the glamorous allure for a reveal à la Angelina Jolie Pitt at the Oscars.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

     Baja East   For the bride whose role model is Joan Jett, the  CFDA/ Vogue  Fashion Fund finalists offer a T-shirt wedding dress with flair.  Photo: Feudiguaineri.com

 

Baja East

For the bride whose role model is Joan Jett, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fundfinalists offer a T-shirt wedding dress with flair.

Photo: Feudiguaineri.com

  Balmain   Because even the  #BalmainArmy  needs a post-ceremony dress that sizzles.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Balmain

Because even the #BalmainArmy needs a post-ceremony dress that sizzles.

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  Brandon Maxwell   The stylist behind  Lady Gaga ’s make-under is also responsible for creating this elegant alternative for the androgynous bride.  Photo: Getty Images for Brandon Maxwell

Brandon Maxwell

The stylist behind Lady Gaga’s make-under is also responsible for creating this elegant alternative for the androgynous bride.

Photo: Getty Images for Brandon Maxwell

  Burberry Prorsum   The Brit rocker girl grows up but retains a bit of her edge.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Burberry Prorsum

The Brit rocker girl grows up but retains a bit of her edge.

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  Carolina Herrera   Only Mrs. Herrera can modernize a traditional silhouette with clever pleat work and add built-in jewelry through a metallic belt.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Carolina Herrera

Only Mrs. Herrera can modernize a traditional silhouette with clever pleat work and add built-in jewelry through a metallic belt.

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  Carven   The debut from Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud proves that the cool French girl style is alive and ready for her nuptials.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Carven

The debut from Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud proves that the cool French girl style is alive and ready for her nuptials.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Chanel   The ultimate in ladylike glamour for the big day? A complete look from the French house with coordinating chapeau and satchel,  bien sûr .  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Chanel

The ultimate in ladylike glamour for the big day? A complete look from the French house with coordinating chapeau and satchel, bien sûr.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Chloé   The perfect baby doll dress.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Chloé

The perfect baby doll dress.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Delpozo   The fantasy wedding dress of every little girl is realized, but with better materials and demi-couture embellishments. The only thing missing is the crown—and Ken.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Delpozo

The fantasy wedding dress of every little girl is realized, but with better materials and demi-couture embellishments. The only thing missing is the crown—and Ken.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Diane von Furstenberg   This free-flowing frock with gilded butterflies flutters elegantly in all settings.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Diane von Furstenberg

This free-flowing frock with gilded butterflies flutters elegantly in all settings.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Dolce & Gabbana   A punchy, printed caftan delivers a contemporary take on Talitha Getty style.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Dolce & Gabbana

A punchy, printed caftan delivers a contemporary take on Talitha Getty style.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Elie Saab   The red carpet designer presents a fresh spin on ’70s styling for disco-friendly brides.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Elie Saab

The red carpet designer presents a fresh spin on ’70s styling for disco-friendly brides.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Emanuel Ungaro   It’s not  Jackie O  in the mini  Valentino  dress, but this caped look from the French house radiates classic charm.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Emanuel Ungaro

It’s not Jackie O in the mini Valentino dress, but this caped look from the French house radiates classic charm.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Emilia Wickstead   Wickstead has dressed everyone from royals to It girls, but her floral frock blossoms with beauty for a city, country, or seaside ceremony.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Emilia Wickstead

Wickstead has dressed everyone from royals to It girls, but her floral frock blossoms with beauty for a city, country, or seaside ceremony.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Erdem   A cloudlike confection from the It Brit label is dreamy, while the button trim is poetry.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Erdem

A cloudlike confection from the It Brit label is dreamy, while the button trim is poetry.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Etro   The romantic bride gets a touch of Italian flair in the form of floral embroidery.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Etro

The romantic bride gets a touch of Italian flair in the form of floral embroidery.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Faith Connexion   When brides go punk.  Photo: Courtesy of Faith Connexion

Faith Connexion

When brides go punk.

Photo: Courtesy of Faith Connexion

  Fausto Puglisi   Rule like a goddess in this diaphanous dress with a flowing train and elegant pleat work.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Fausto Puglisi

Rule like a goddess in this diaphanous dress with a flowing train and elegant pleat work.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

  Fendi   For the sports fanatic bride, a strapless minidress with athletic influences gets a dose of girliness with floral embellishments.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Fendi

For the sports fanatic bride, a strapless minidress with athletic influences gets a dose of girliness with floral embellishments.

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  Gareth Pugh   Snow bunny bride goes Gaga.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Gareth Pugh

Snow bunny bride goes Gaga.

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  Givenchy    Riccardo Tisci  brings his deft touch to this lace stunner with a bib front for a black-tie vibe.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Givenchy

Riccardo Tisci brings his deft touch to this lace stunner with a bib front for a black-tie vibe.

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  Issa   Channel your inner Duchess— Kate Middleton  wore the label in her engagement pictures—with this graphic floor-length dress fit for a field ceremony at Glastonbury with Wellies or with heels at Kensington Palace.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Issa

Channel your inner Duchess—Kate Middleton wore the label in her engagement pictures—with this graphic floor-length dress fit for a field ceremony at Glastonbury with Wellies or with heels at Kensington Palace.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com

     J. Mendel   A strapless pleated dress with a cascading train acts as the ideal dress for the bride who wants a pretty-in-pink moment.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

 

J. Mendel

A strapless pleated dress with a cascading train acts as the ideal dress for the bride who wants a pretty-in-pink moment.

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     Jason Wu   The young designer adds texture through sheared trim on a girly frock.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

 

Jason Wu

The young designer adds texture through sheared trim on a girly frock.

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  Jenny Packham   Another one of  Kate Middleton ’s go-to red-carpet favorites—adding a menswear element to an otherwise feminine Grecian dress makes this a fashion-forward look.  Photo: Indigitalimages.com

Jenny Packham

Another one of Kate Middleton’s go-to red-carpet favorites—adding a menswear element to an otherwise feminine Grecian dress makes this a fashion-forward look.

Photo: Indigitalimages.com