The Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collections are always ripe with beautiful bridal inspiration, from lighter fabrics, to an abundance of lace, the season always calls for romance. This week did not disappoint! From the overarching trend of geometric lace and embroideries to fluted hems and innovative sleeve shapes, the runways in New York City are enough to inspire your entire bridal party. We pulled together 8 of the prettiest looks from the Spring/Summer 2016 collections that will easily translate into your bridal party style.
Consider keeping your bridesmaids' silhouettes simply cut and close to the body — like this dress by Altuzarra, above. Channel the emerging trend of the season and add color by focusing on intricate geometric embroidery. The crew neckline is bra-friendly (your curvier 'maids will thank you!) and the defined waist is an easy fit for many body types.
Photo: Courtesy of Veronica Beard
Loved this summer's off-the-shoulder trend? Us too, and it doesn't seem to be going away. Revisit the white-hot (and timeless) trend of bare shoulders with this new vibrant take, as seen in Veronica Beard's mid-length dress with fluted hem. The fresh color is a perfect option for a Nantucket wedding weekend, or a ceremony at a vineyard.
Photo: Courtesy of Ryan Roche
Ryan Roche is known for her use of the lightest blush pink, and dreamy, soft fabrics. This easy gown is a refreshing take on the strapless bridesmaid dress. The full length knit is rendered in a flattering nude. Just imagine a line of your bridesmaids standing for photos with their backs to the ocean in this number!
Photo: Courtesy of Brock Collection
Brock Collection is fast becoming known as a go-to for refined silhouettes in timeless fabrics. Another minimal A-line shape, this champagne lace dress is elegant enough for a church ceremony, yet can look relaxed with a flat sandal for a beach ceremony.
Photo:Courtesy of Monse
Are you a classic bride with a bit of a preppy edge? Consider new label Monse, designed by two of Oscar de la Renta alumnae. Perfect for a line of bridesmaids at a summer wedding at a yacht club, this easy-to-wear top and skirt in white cotton poplin is anything but expected, and entirely unforgettable. We love the abstracted, 3-D flowers, and just the slightest bit of visible skin.
Photo: Courtesy of Novis
Art-infused and NYC-based label Novis featured a lineup of gowns great for guests and attendants, and we love this refined column gown, with whimsical print. While not de rigeur for bridesmaids, a cheeky graphic print on a classic silhouette is a unique way to stand out among the great many summer weddings.
Photo: Courtesy of Jonathan Cohen
Jonathan Cohen is a master of both prints and construction, and this dress brings just the right amount of drama. If your idea of wedding photos looks more like the Vanity Fair Oscars spread than anything else, consider silhouettes with volume for your bridal party, or a bridal-
*appropriate print, like Cohen's abstracted porcelain in shades of blue and white. *
Photo: Jonathan Simkhai
Jonathan Simkhai shut down Instagram when he sent this geometric lace dress down his runway. Equal parts bridal and bridesmaid, imagine this dress for your reception, or in blush or ice blue for your bridesmaids.