Kate Middleton's Go-To Designer Reveals Shakespeare-Inspired Bridal Collection

If you're a free-spirited bride looking for a little whimsy, Jenny Packham's 2016 Bridal Collection is perfect for the creative, ethereal look you've been dreaming of.
07/28/2015 03:59 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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If you're a free-spirited bride looking for a little whimsy, Jenny Packham's 2016 Bridal Collection is perfect for the creative, ethereal look you've been dreaming of. The enchanting allure of the collection is inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream, an opulent Shakespearian world filled with magical illusions and luscious fantasies. Packham's designs this season include flowing, hip-hugging silhouettes in silk chiffon and flawless metallic beading.

Jenny Packham 2016 Bridal, beading trend below

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A favorite of Kate Middleton, Packham is know for her signature feminine silhouettes and exquisite details. A few of these intricate details displayed in her bridal collection include metallic foliage, floral appliques, delicate lace, and soft pastels, keeping with the theme of nature. Packham's splashes of color and glistening designs keep the collection glam and glossy, tying in some tradition to the unconventional feel of each gown.

Lovely, charming dresses were to be expected at New York's Bridal Fashion Week -- with designers like Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Packham, and Marchesa, an abundance of dreamy gowns awaited excited eyes and packed crowds. A few of Packham's gowns garnered attention for their "Art Deco" feel, with a combination of horizontal and vertical beading and graciously flowing fabric giving off just the right flair.

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Other trends during Bridal Fashion Week included slinkier gowns, feathers, beading, the 3-D effect, and the ""little white dress." Packham was also recognized for her "unconventional options," perfect for indie brides looking for a non cookie-cutter look.

For hair, the girls were given a classically sophisticated look with a modern update. Adorning each model were ethereal halos that had a bit of a rock and roll edge to them. The chic, "undone" look added the final touch to Packham's heavenly collection of beautiful bridal gowns.

Jenny Packham 2016 Bridal Collection, "Art Deco" Bridal Gowns, left

Photos courtesy of the designer.

View Packham's 2016 Bridal Collection below.

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Jenny Packham 2016 Bridal Collection