With special attention to: necklines
Bardot, straight or heart-shaped, with sleeves sliding over the arms!
Anne Barge / Galia Lahav ©Greg Swales / Lela Rose ©Lara Jade / Monique Lhuiller / Zac Posen / Tadashi Shoji
Or very deep necklines, all the way down to the waist (sometimes softened by tulle) and also strap-like versions,
Laure de Segazan / Galia Lahav ©Greg Swales / Amsale / Carolina Herrera / Anne Barge / Romona Keveza / Reem Acra
and uncovered legs, thanks to asymmetrical lengths,
Victor & Rolf / Inbal Droor / Monique Lhuillier
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).
The Atelier / Zuhair Murad / Pnina Tonai / Laure de Sagazan / Lein / Victor & Rolf / Danielle Frankel / Lela Rose ©Lara Jade
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 / Theia
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