Best of 2016: 10 Showstopping Wedding Dresses

Wedding styles have come so far from the simple white lace gowns they once were. Now brides wear everything from bright colors to bold silhouettes, and 2016 has been a great year for wedding fashion! From sweetheart necklines to gorgeous red gowns, we’ve found the best of the best. If you’re on the hunt for the dress of your dreams, these are just a few of the best wedding dresses of 2016!

1. Simple Silhouette

When it comes to beach weddings, less is always more! This beautiful blonde bride made heads turn in this stunning lace-adorned chapel train gown. It’s perfect for walking on the sandy beach and marrying the love of your life.

Simple Silhouette | Aldabella Photography | 10 Showstopping Wedding DressesPhotographer: Aldabella Photography / Dress: Casablanca Bridal

2. Tulle Skirt

Tulle seemed to be the fabric of choice for skirts this year, and it’s a fashion statement we certainly won’t be mad about! This bride looks like an absolute princess in her multilayered skirt and sparkling bodice.

Tulle Skirt | Beverly Hills Photography via Ever After Blog | 10 Showstopping Wedding DressesPhotographer: Beverly Hills Photography via Ever After Blog

3. Key Hole Back

Nothing is more weather-friendly for a bride during a warm, industrial wedding than a key hole back! This bride’s tan skin broke up the lace top and a flowy blush skirt beautifully.

Key Hole Back | lifestyle photography | 10 Showstopping Wedding DressesPhotographer: lifestyle photography

4. Illusion Neckline

For this vintage wedding, the wow factor in the bride’s dress was definitely in the plunging illusion neckline. But all the earthy organic elements mixed with the beautiful white gown were equally gorgeous.

Illusion Neckline | Aldabella Photography| 10 Showstopping Wedding DressesPhotographer: Aldabella Photography / Dress: Dora Grace Bridal

5. Cambodian Fusion

Earlier this year, we told the story of this adorable couple that took a two to three day traditional Cambodian ceremony into a few hours. Although the bride wore seven dresses that day (yes, we said seven!) her red dress was by far the most stunning!

Cambodian Fusion | ENV Photography| 10 Showstopping Wedding DressesPhotographer: ENV Photography / Dress: Sambath Chheng (Red Deer)

6. Sweetheart Neckline

There is nothing more romantic than a ballgown with a sweetheart neckline. Well, except for maybe this couple from the perfect fall New England wedding!

Sweetheart Neckline | Laura Dee Photography| 10 Showstopping Wedding DressesPhotographer: Laura Dee Photography / Dress: Kleinfeld Bridal

 7. Vibrant Sharara

Red seemed to be the color of choice this year and we definitely understand why after seeing this beautiful reception outfit from the vibrant fusion wedding. Her shimmering red bridal sharara with rich gold embellishments made for some breathtaking photos.

Vibrant Sharara | Paris Mountain Photography| 10 Showstopping Wedding DressesPhotographer: Paris Mountain Photography

8. Short and Sweet

Some wedding dresses just fit wedding themes perfectly. And this one is certainly one of them! With so many brilliant primary colors and adorable additions to this Up-inspired themed wedding, a short and sweet lace dress fit this bride perfectly. It seems like the groom approved for sure!

Short and Sweet | Mustard Seed Photography via Ever After Blog| 10 Showstopping Wedding DressesPhotographer: Mustard Seed Photography via Ever After Blog

9. Hollywood Glam

We complete our obsession with the color red with this phenomenal Vera Wang gown from a fall wedding straight from the red carpet! This bride looked for the perfect Hollywood/red carpet-style dress and she found it in this burgundy gown.

Hollywood Glam | Pepper Nix Photography | 10 Showstopping Wedding DressesPhotographer: Pepper Nix Photography / Dress: Vera Wang

10. Showstopping Embroidery

Every little girl dreams of her fairy tale wedding and this bride lived every fantasy in her Alfred Angelo gown inspired by the live action Cinderella film. The embroidered details add an extra spark to the bride’s perfect look!

Showstopping Embroidery | White Rabbit Photo Boutique | 10 Showstopping Wedding DressesPhotographer: White Rabbit Photo Boutique via Ever After Blog / Dress: Alfred Angelo

Which of these wedding dresses is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

Happy Planning!