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What kind of bride are you? That’s a question that can immediately be answered by your reaction to the couture collections and the parade of gowns that come down the catwalk with them. Because when it comes to couture, the role of the finale bridal gown is – literally – a big one (just see the swathes of fabric that make for the trailing trains and billowing skirts): it’s an important one. 

 


Backstage at the Georges Hobeika Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2016 show, Paris, by Anna Palermo for NOWFASHION

 

Because this is the dress of all dresses. Sure, your heart will have fluttered about those that preceded it, and they’ve all been made with the same amount of love and care, but it’s this one that should supposedly encompass all of your dress dreams – because that’s essentially what the role of a bridal gown is. 

Are you a princess bride or a conceptual bride? A traditional bride or a dramatic bride? If you’re not sure, our rundown below will help you find out – and enable you to explore the collections in full if you haven’t already. 

 

The Giambattista Valli Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2016 show, Paris, by Régis Colin-Berthelier for NOWFASHION

 

The Princess Bride

Your go-to is Elie Saab and Giambattista Valli. There’s a certain sense of tradition going on and these are two designers who are very au fait with iridescent jewels and sparkle; froufrou and froth, respectively. This will be for the bride who likes something pretty and magical. And there was no end of options to quench that thirst this season – Valli also showcased a wonderful series of babydoll short styles with voluminous sleeves and ruffles before those ruffles exploded into full-blown gowns of extraordinary proportions.  

 


The Ralph & Russo Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2016 show, Paris, by Gio Staiano for NOWFASHION

 

The Dramatic Bride

Scene-stealing, these are dresses that will require some man power to even wear. Heavy tailing veils and elaborate veil constructions, the brides at Ralph & Russo and Guo Pei required a seriously wide berth to show off the gowns in all their glory. 

 

The Jean Paul Gaultier Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2016 show, Paris, by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION

 

The Conceptual Bride 

It was all about “alien glamour” at Francesco Scognamiglio; a walk in the woods at Jean Paul Gaultier; recycled glamour at Viktor & Rolf; and a great pink feathered trouser option at Chanel. Think outside the box – it doesn’t just have to be about pretty dresses. 

 

The designer herself with her bride at the Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2016 show, Paris, by Guillaume Roujas for NOWFASHION

 

The Traditional Bride 

Think splaying skirts, think twinkles and sparkles, tulle and trains, veils and splaying skirts – it’s not over over the top, yet neither is it quiet or more robust in a conceptual kind of way. Georges Hobeika and Yanina will sort you out just fine.

 

Bridal selection (gallery): 1. Viktor & Rolf, 2. Chanel, 3. Francesco Scognamiglio, 4. Elie Saab, 5. Georges Hobeika, 6. Guo Pei, 7. Iris Van Herpen, 8. Jean Paul Gaultier, 9. Julien Fournié, 10. Lee Young Hee, 11. Ralph & Russo, 12. Rami Al Ali, 13. Serkan Cura, 14. Tony Ward, 15. Yanina, 16. Zuhair Murad, 17. Georges Chakra

 

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