It’s one of our favourite weeks of the year!

Over the last few days, the big names of the bridal fashion world have descended on New York for Bridal Market.

A fashion week dedicated to all things weddings, where the biggest designers showcase their creations for the season ahead, with gorgeous gowns, divine accessories, and even the biggest hair and make-up trends for daring, fashion-forward brides.

And while there were lots of downpours in NYC this week, nothing could rain on the parade of collections, with each one as daring, dreamy, and beautiful as the last.

Bridal Week 2016 | Marchesa | Bridal Musings Wedding Blog

Photo via Marchesa

Sadly Elizabeth and I couldn’t make it to Bridal Market this year (we’re too busy bringing you prettiness from Dublin and Dubai, and we have some very exciting travels coming up soon – watch this space!).

But we did stay up way past our bedtimes, with our eyes glued on Instagram following the #bestofbridalfashionweek. And boy, was this year a good one.

We love sharing glorious and gorgeous wedding dresses and accessories on our Instagram feed all year ’round but this week we’ve been regramming like crazy, curating the biggest trends and most beautiful gowns from New York. Be sure to follow us @bridalmusings so you don’t miss a single sequin bead or silk ruffle.

Dresses by Jim Hjelm via Bridal Musings on Instagram

As for 2016’s most exciting wedding dress trends, the illusion panel is set to be bigger than ever, statement skirts are back, boho just got a cool, modern makeover, and crop top wedding dresses are sticking around for another season – but this time they’re even more elegant.

Ornate embellishments, daring plunges, statement sleeves and romantic florals are the biggest looks across the board.

We’ll be taking a closer look at some of our favourite collections in the coming days, but first up, we thought we’d take to Instagram and share the snaps we’ve been hitting “like” for, over the last few days…

The Coolest Keyhole

Dress by Monique Lhuillier

Deco Décalé

Dress by Hayley Paige

The Wow Train

Dress by Romona Kevesa via Elle’s Couture Events

Sheer Sleeves

Dress by Vera Wang via Signature Events

Caped Crusader

Dress by Oleg Cassini

Floral Applique

Dress by Angel Sanchez via Carines Bridal

The New Flower Crown

Dresses by Galia Lahav via Yquepings

Effortless Embellishment

Dress by Anne Barge via LWDBridal

Statement Shoulders

Dress by Angel Sanchez via Style Me Pretty

Individual Adornments

Dresses by Jenny Packham via Cameron Kelly Studio

Tiers of Tulle

Dress by Oscar De La Renta via Wu Editor

Cream of the Crop

Dress by Sarah Seven via Womens Wear Daily

Rodeo Drive

Dresses by Claire Pettibone via Womens Wear Daily

Modern Bohemian

Dress by Houghton NYC via The Lane

Sheer Illusion

Dress by Marchesa via Brides

Butterfly Bride

Hair at Ines Di Santo via Brides

Brides’ Got Back

Dress by Hayley Paige

The Deepest V

Dress by Galia Lahav

Watercolour Blossoms

Dress by Romona Kevesa via Wu Editor

Ornate Illusions

Dress by Zuhair Murad via Inside Weddings

Jump In

Jumpsuit by Pas De Deux Bridal via Soliloquy Bridal

Sparkle Sleeve

Dress by Victor Harper Couture via Pearl Bridal House

Pearl Power

Dress by Berta Bridal via  Inside Weddings

Supergirl Chic

Dress by Badgley Mischka via Aisle Perfect 

Oh my, aren’t they just glorious? We’re loving the caped look, and the florals are so beautiful. Which are your favourite wedding dress trends? Are there you’d consider for your own big day?

We’ll keep sharing our favourite looks all week, so keep your eyes peeled on Instagram for more of the #bestofbridalfashionweek, and stay tuned for the full collections in the coming days.

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