By Catherine Smith for BRIDES
Spring has officially arrived in Paris, and with it, so have the many runway collections for next fall and winter, which are full of wedding-ready options for brides-to-be. From non-traditional fabrics to simple silhouettes mixed with surprising embellishments, here are our 10 favorite wedding-white looks from Paris Fashion Week to inspire your bridal style.
We found your bridal shower dress! Chloé is known for femininity, and this short, modern look is the perfect mix of bridal and everyday elegance.
2. Nina Ricci
Nina Ricci is home to a new designer, Guillaume Henry, who took over the house from former designer, Peter Copping, who headed to iconic bridal-favorite Oscar de la Renta. Henry's first collection is full of hits for the famously beautiful label, including this minimalist short-sleeve dress, covered in shimmering white micro-sequins. It's a dress that would fit right in on the dance floor at your reception.
3. Alessandra Rich
Alessandra Rich's collections have become known for two things -- lace, and body-conscious dresses in beautiful shapes. This '40s-inspired silhouette in vanilla silk reflects a new direction for the designer, but one that would be perfect for a September bride.
4. Giambattista Valli
Giambattista's collection took a new direction for fall, with a departure from his usually dress-filled collections. That said, this ivory crepe swing skirt dress stood out, complete with Valli-signature's asymmetric structural embellishment.
5. Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney's girl is effortless, and what better way to describe your ideal bridal style? This sheath dress with contrasting metallic jacquard side panels is a unique, yet an entirely classic look for a rehearsal dinner.
This sophisticated tiered-tulle babydoll dress is pure romance. Imagine dancing the night away after-hours with your new spouse, under the Roman night sky...
7. Maison Rabih Kayrouz
The simplicity of this silhouette is paired with unique round embellishments that add just the right touch of personality. Picture this dress walking down the aisle at a vineyard wedding come October.
Karl Lagerfeld created an authentic Parisian bistro in the Grand Palais to debut his latest collection for Chanel, with references to classic codes of the house (like the shoes straight from the archive!). Models wore looks like this white dress with a crisp, folded skirt, and took up their seats at Brasserie Gabrielle, an homage to Coco herself, and the iconic French culture that inspired the collection.
Designer Kym Ellery is known for architectural shapes and dynamic fabrics, and this flared pant-skirt combo paired with a lattice lace top is an unforgettable look for the cool-girl bride's pre-wedding parties.
10. Juan Carlos Obando
The Los Angeles-based designer showed his collection this season in Paris for the first time, focusing again on fun evening looks. This peplum-waist column dress with flared wrists is classically cool, and we love the styling with metallic heels in collaboration with Paul Andrew, and statement earrings from Paula Mendoza's latest collection.