This year is all about texture. 2016 gowns bring drama, romance, dimension and art with texture that can be both simple and elegant; and modern and edgy. Check out some of our top picks for wedding gowns that fit the trend.

For the Daring Bride:


When it feels like all gowns start to look alike, there’s nothing like breaking the mold to set you apart. A plunging beaded gown is unexpected, yet oh so chic. This “Maui” gown by Sottero & Midgley offers understated glamour in a sultry sheath silhouette. The intricate beading and Swarovski crystal bodice brings the perfect amount of texture to the daring look.

Available at The Bridal Box,

For the Classic Bride:


When you think of texture, you don’t necessarily think sleek, but this Lazaro gown captures the essence of both. With the use of different fabrics and subtle ruching, the gown creates a fit and flare silhouette perfect for the classic bride in any setting.

Available at House of Fashion,

For the Dramatic Bride:


A work of art! This dress has it all: color variations, lace appliques, embroidered tulle and fringe. For the bride looking to make a statement, the “Zenit” gown by St. Patrick is it. A 360-degree view of intricacy and detail offers all the drama a bride could want.

Available at Dreamnette Bridal,

Photos courtesy of and copyright (in order of appearance) Sottero & Midgley, Lazaro and St. Patrick.

Tune into the Real Weddings Blog next Friday for more fashion inspiration…!

Blog post by Real Weddings Magazine’s writer, Kelley Saia. 

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