2016 Bridal Dress Trends

Our Brilliant Bridal stylists have seen trends come and go over the years, but 2016 has to be our favorite year yet! Brides are choosing to stray away from the traditional white strapless gown - which we LOVE! Don't get us wrong, we love a traditional gown, but our ultimate goal is to get a bride into a gown that matches her personality. We want her to slip into her dress and for her bridal entourage to say 'that dress is so YOU!'. 

Here's a few of our favorite 2016 Bridal Trends that we've seen. If this year is any indicator of what 2017 is going to be like, we can't wait to see what our designers have up their sleeves! 

Off The Shoulder Gowns 

Not only are off the shoulder tops back in fashion, but they're taking over the bridal world! An off the shoulder gown keeps things classy yet a little bit sexy! Not only do we adore this sassy style, but it is also a practical style for a bride who's going to be dancing all night long. Can you imagine tugging up your strapless dress all night long? We've seen it all too often! Choose an off the shoulder gown and you'll be able to spend more time sipping champagne and getting jiggy on the dance floor ;) 

This Watters Gown can be found at our East Valley Location for only Our Price $907.00 (Retail price $1,29600). A big thank you to April Maura Photography for snapping these gorgeous photos!  


High Neck Lines

This 90's trend is back! Instead of plunging necklines, we're seeing more modern & modest high neck styles. A glamorous updo is the right way to go when rocking a high neckline to show off all of the gorgeous detail!

Check out this gorgeous David Tutera Gown that you can find at our East Valley Location for only $1,049 (Retail Price $1,400). 

This La Sposa Gown is available at our East Valley Location for only $3,158 (Retail $4,512) 

Blush Wedding Gowns 

Who says you have to wear white or ivory on your big day? We get SO excited when a bride walks in to her consultation and says "I really want to wear a blush gown".  Those words are music to our ears! Again, we love a traditional gown but LOVE when our brides step outside the traditional bridal box. How fun are these gorgeous blush gowns? 

This blush Pronovias gown has pockets. Yes, POCKETS. Need we say more? It can be found at our East Valley Location for $1,418 (Retail $2025) 

This WToo Gown can be found at our Brilliant Bridal Denver Location for only $1,050 (Retail $1,500)

Illusion &  Lace Sleeves

Lastly, we're seeing the lace sleeve trend come back into style! You may have noticed that bridal trends from the 70s, 80s and 90s are coming back into style, yet they have their own modern twist! A lace sleeve is perfect for a winter wedding. You can even layer up with a cute faux fur cape for your bridal portraits! 

This Casablanca gown can be purchased at our Brilliant Bridal Denver Location for only $1,260 (Retail $1,800) 

We're obsessed with the sleeve detail of this Pronovias gown that can be found at our Brilliant Bridal Denver Location. 

We'd love to shop with you to help you find the dress of your dreams! Click here to learn more about our locations in Phoenix, Mesa, Las Vegas, Denver & Los Angeles. 

Brilliant Bridal Phoenix Now Open at 10am on Saturdays

Brilliant Bridal Phoenix launched in January 2014 as our second Brilliant Bridal location.  A year and a half later, this tucked away North Phoenix bridal store is being discovered by more and more brides-to-be every day!  And as you might imagine many of these brides are looking to shop for their dream dress on Saturdays. So to accomodate more of you lovely ladies we will be opening at 10am every Saturday starting this

Saturday June 13th at Brilliant Bridal Phoenix!

If you're thinking about starting your bridal gown shopping journey we highly recommend making an appointment which you can easily do online through our appointment scheduler.  However we know that sometimes brides just get that spontaneous urge to go find their gown and we always do our best to accomodate walk-ins.  We can't garauntee we'll have a dressing room open for you (especially on the weekends) but we will always try to squeeze you in whenever possible!

Discount Bridal Phoenix

If you're checking out bridal stores in the area and deciding where to shop, don't let the small size and hidden location of our Phoenix bridal shop fool you!  We have over 300 designer bridal gowns in stock at all times ranging from sizes 0 to 30.  Rarely do we have duplicate inventory of the same style which means you get 300 unique bridal gown styles to choose from!  Our prices are always marked down 30% to 80% below retail price and our wedding dresses sell off-the-rack which means you get to take it home the same day you say "Yes" to your dress!  If you live in any of the Northern Arizona communities; Flagstaff, Prescott, Kingman, Lake Havasu or elsewhere and are coming to the Valley to shop for your dress our bridal shop is one of the first you will hit when getting into town.  Located just off the I-17 on Thunderbird, we're convenient enough to just be a day trip!  Call our Phoenix store today at 602-548-1755.