The summer bridal runways marked a return to traditional embellishments — exposed corsets, mock necks, pearls — with new ideas like 3-D-printed florals and ice-cream colors thrown in. Some gowns played with structure, with layers like cake tiers or trailing hems, while others highlighted neutral color combinations, with black on white or gold and silver. Here, 45 standouts that can go straight from the runway to the reception.
L-R: Angel Sanchez, Inbal Dror, Alexandra Grecco, Berta, and Lela Rose.
Black on White
L-R: Proenza Schouler, Sabrina Dahan, Francesca Miranda, Vera Wang Bride, and Elizabeth Fillmore.
L-R: Amsale, Ines Di Santo, Isabelle Armstrong, Anne Barge, and Karen Willis Holmes.
L-R: Jenny Yoo, Reem Acra, Romona Keveža, Oscar de la Renta, and Victoria Kyriakides.
Silver & Gold
L-R: Marchesa, Inbal Dror, Oleg Cassini, Matthew Christopher, and Demetrios.
L-R: Camilla and Marc, Naeem Khan, Houghton, Alon Livné White, and Odylyne the Ceremony.
L-R: Anne Barge, Self-Portrait, Noon by Noor, Monique Lhuillier, and Angelo Lambrou.
L-R: Carol Hannah, Lazaro, Sareh Nouri, Carolina Herrera, and J. Mendel.
L-R: Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld, Paula Raia, Naeem Khan, Francesca Miranda, and Alon Livné White.
*This article appears in the Summer 2016 issue of New York Weddings.