With special attention to: necklines
Bardot, straight or heart-shaped, with sleeves sliding over the arms!
Anne Barge / Antonio Riva / Galia Lahav ©Greg Swales / Rosa Clará / Zac Posen for White One / Elisabetta Polignano
Or very deep necklines, all the way down to the waist (sometimes softened by tulle) and also strap-like versions,
Marco&María / Yolancris / Amsale / Carolina Herrera / Jesus Peiro / Romona Keveza / Reem Acra
and uncovered legs, thanks to asymmetrical lengths,
Victor & Rolf / Sophie et Voilà / Guiseppe Papini
or mini skirts/shorts combined with lace and transparent fabrics.
Lein / Vera Wang / Galia Lahav ©Greg Swales
Next to skin-tight gowns, from the most tight-fitting petticoats to mermaid style gowns (the spectacular White One piece originally designed by Zac Posen),
Danielle Frankel / Zac Posen for White One / Berta
we find the magic of maxi volumes and the modern elegance of jumpsuits and trousers (the essential Basque trousers by Lela Rose).
Laure de Sagazan / Lein / Victor&Wolf / Danielle Frankel / Lela Rose
The Atelier / Zuhair Murad / Pnina Tonai
Sparkling tulle returns, sensual and romantic, dotted with rhinestones (one of the leitmotifs of the Inbal Dror collection).
Berta / Galia Lahav ©Greg Swales / Inbal Droor / Inmaculada García © @shadiamelody
And finally, the ever present reference to the world of nature.
Floral patterns that evolve into prints and embroidered, coloured branches (so dear to Monique Lhuillier) and into oversized volumes for the flowers applied on collars, veils and shoulder pads. And sometimes, as in the case of Marchesa, floral patterns become the star of strong hairstyles.
Marchesa / Victor & Rolf / Monique Lhuillier / Lela Rose ©Lara Jade / Theia / Monique Lhuillier
By Elisa Nascimbene, for Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week