This week we set our sights on London for the latest round of Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collections. Full of romantic fabrics and whimsical embellishments, the royal city is home to many talented designers — and luckily for us, many of their collections included dresses that are perfect for bridal inspiration. From mini-dresses ideal for an after-party to refined honeymoon-ready white day dresses, we pulled together five of the prettiest looks from the Spring/Summer 2016 collections in London to inspire your wedding-day style.
Emilia Wickstead's collection offered the ladylike shapes the designer is known for. With clients like the Duchess of Cambridge to Allison Williams and Alexa Chung, it's no wonder she continues to focus on elegant dresses for day and night. With a romantic full skirt and a graceful scalloped neckline, this off-the-shoulder gown, shown above in pale peach, is a fantastic inspiration for a wedding dress silhouette.
Photo: Courtesy of Erdem
It would seem that Erdem's raison d'être is to create romantic, intricately embroidered evening dresses for the coolest girls in the world. This midi-length dress features a new take on the designer's signature fabric manipulations, with eye-catching tiers of oyster-toned organza. This unique dress is perfect in a longer length for a walk down the aisle, or as seen on the runway for the after-party.
Photo: Courtesy of Antonio Berardi
The collections in London were heavy on refined silhouettes, featuring sculptural skirts and stately suiting, paired with delicate embroidery and embellishments. A perfect example is this look by Antonio Berardi. Berardi is known for a powerful sexiness, and this bright white suit look is for the confident bride who identifies more with Bianca Jagger than Grace Kelly.
Photo: Courtesy of Issa
The Duchess of Cambridge made Issa a household name when she wore their now famous navy dress for the announcement of her engagement to Prince William. The British label continues to be worn by Princess Kate, and this sharp white silk crepe look is one we would love to see her wear. This dress reflects a minimal, yet unforgettable approach to bridal style (have you ever seen a more elegant plunging neckline?) and we think it's a breath of fresh air for the rehearsal dinner. Make sure to pack it for your honeymoon, too.
Photo: Courtesy of Burberry
British staple Burberry showed a strong collection which included this romantic draped ivory look with eyelet lace embroidery. Make like the Burberry girl and think beyond the traditional floral lace (we're talking classic Chantilly and guipure) and consider a more youthful take on the bridal staple by opting for geometrically placed eyelet details. Statement trench coat optional.