Best Wedding Dresses of 2016

Best of 2016: Bridal Style

Turns out, 2016 was the year for some seriously fashion-driven brides! From rhinestone-encrusted gowns to timeless ensembles, and even a dress designed by the bride herself, we narrowed down the absolute Best Bridal Styles that we featured on our pages this past year.

Best Wedding Dress of 2016The rhinestone-encrusted gown went perfectly with the decadent decor of pearl accents, sequined linens and air plants that was used in this stunning mermaid-inspired styled shoot.  | Photography by B.Jones Photography | Dress by Stephen Yearick Couture from MeaMarie Bridal Atelier

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Helena looked positively timeless in this lace wedding dress featuring a high neck and dramatic open back. She accented with soft pearl accessories for a classic look. | Photography by Kaysha Weiner Photographer | Dress by Cozy Lady Wear

Best Wedding Dresses of 2016

This vintage-inspired look is perfect for brides who want to channel their innery Audrey Hepburn. | Photography by Laura Dee Photography | Dress from Wildflower BridalBest Wedding Dresses in 2016

This simple silhouette is modernized with chic pleating and a halter neckline that has us swooning. | Photography by Flourish Photography | Dress by BCBG

Alice and Olivia Wedding Dresses

Both brides opted for Alice + Olivia gowns, and we feel the color pairings of white and champagne couldn’t be more perfect. The cutout backs gave the soft silhouettes an edgy vibe and the flowy fabrics made for some unbelievable photo ops. | Photography by Amity Mason | Dresses by Alice + Olivia

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When the couple’s wedding theme is Lord of the Rings, you know the details are going to be epic. Alyssa designed her own dress, which was brought to life by Karen Hendrix Couture, who beautifully crafted her two-piece ivory dress with gold details and a layered skirt made out of different fabrics, creating a delicious texture as she walked down the grassy aisle. “My veil included a gorgeous hood that I wanted resemble an elvish cloak, and it did just that,” she says. | Photography by Laura Dee Photography | Dress by Karen Hendrix Couture

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This bride made a strong argument for cold-weather weddings, with her perfect pairing of a fur shrug with a beautifully beaded, blush Adrianna Papell gown. | Photography by Gretchen Gause | Dress by Adrianna Papell

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