Exclusive: Get a Sneak Peek at Monique Lhuillier's Fall 2016 Wedding Dress Collection

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Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016

Photo: Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Leave it to Monique Lhuillier to present an utterly romantic collection season after season. For her most recent collection, the beloved bridal designer took a decidedly sexier turn with a collection that focused on sensuality and fantasy. But for her upcoming runway show, thanks to some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of the design process leading up to the newest gowns' debut this Friday, Lhuillier is embracing a good dose of whimsy, focusing on florals — including three-dimensional rosette appliqués.

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016

Photo: Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

"My Fall 2016 bridal collection is an elaborate fantasy inspired by a romantic and lush garden," Lhuillier explained. "The dresses are ultra-feminine, with luxurious beading, embellishment and layers upon layers of tulle to create an ethereal dream."

With the addition of some more whimsical elements, such as the aforementioned rosettes, budding from underneath an asymmetrical A-line skirt's tier, and a light-as-air-feather skirt, there were still remnants of the sexy undertones from last season. Atop the fluttering feather skirt was a sheer illusion bodice with carefully placed appliqués that give brides the best of both worlds.

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Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016

Photo: Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

In another snap from the designer's pre-bridal runway show prep, Lhuillier is fitting a model into an A-line lace gown with an illusion, long-sleeve bodice. But the detail that really catches our eye — aside from the gorgeous and delicate lace layers — is an almost entirely open back. What a sultry surprise for your walk down the aisle!

No signs yet of any colors — like the pastels she's chosen to employ the past few seasons — but we do know that no matter what, there will be romantic, breathtaking details and princess-worthy silhouettes.

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