A little over a month ago we rang in 2016 with toasts to a great New Year and celebrations with loved ones. As 2016 continues, so do the toasts and the celebrations, as couples anticipate walking down the aisle to say, “I do”. The pinnacle of this moment has been preceded by months of planning the perfect special day for the bride and groom. For the bride, finding the dress is something she’s dreamed of since her Disney Princess days, and 2016 is sure to be a year of dream worthy gowns, glamorous accessories, and beautiful hair and makeup. Five craze worthy fashion and beauty wedding trends we envision for 2016 are:

1. Mismatched Bridesmaids Gowns

Traditionally, perfectly matched bridesmaids have lined the bride’s side at the altar, however, the trend of mismatched gowns seems to take the stage (or altar) these days. Switching up the cuts, lengths, and shapes of bridesmaid dresses is a great way to add personality to each bridesmaid while remaining cohesive through the matching color scheme. 2016 is sure to see this new, modern way to personalize wedding fashion.

2. Loose, Laidback, “Effortless” Hair

When we think traditional bridal hair we think formal up-dos and tightly bound ringlets. While still keeping the polished look of a pulled back style, the looser buns and larger “effortless” waves that we’ve been seeing give a soft, subtle and glamorous look. More and more we are seeing styles like a low bun with a loose braid intertwined, or a half-up, half-down mermaid wave, paired with the perfect dress and accessories to compliment the bride’s style.

3. Open Back Dresses

Open back anything has been all the rage in the past few years. Something about the conservative neckline and awe of an exposed back screams classy and sophisticated, yet utterly sultry. The modest high-necked front of a dress, with a low dipping back makes such a statement. It’s perfect for pictures and walking down the aisle!

4. Lace Dresses

Something about white lace exudes romance. It’s classic, elegant and dainty in all the right ways. We are huge fans of the long sleeved lace look especially with a low swooping back. Lace can be so versatile when playing with the accessories and make-up. It can take a bohemian route with long loose waves, or a more conservative route with a twisted chignon and pearls.

5. Hair Jewels

They’re luxe, they’re modern, and they add that final polished, yet playful touch. We are all for pairing them with a perfectly placed bohemian bun. Jewels around your neck will always be timeless, but jewels in your hair are a new, unexpected twist on a wedding accessory.

xo!

Hayley

XO coutureevents