Our Favorite Wedding Dresses from 2016

We couldn’t do a ‘Best Of’ round-up without highlighting our favorite dresses from 2016, could we? Well, we’ve narrowed down our most pinned + most loved on Instagram + our overall faves to bring you *THE BEST WEDDING DRESSES* of the year! This was definitely the year of tulle skirts + lace embellishments, though we have been seeing quite a few modern + sleek silhouettes, too. Colors ranged from the traditional cream + ivory, to blush, pale blue and even mustard yellow.

Where do you think the trends will go in 2017? Did your favorite dress make the list? In no particular order, we’re sharing our faves from the past year below!

1. This Flowing Lace Bohemian-Inspired Wedding Dress

dress by Grace Loves Lace from this Intimate Wedding in the Canadian Mountains // photo by Shari + Mike

2. This Wedding Dress with Cold-Shoulder Cutouts + Flutter Sleeves

dress by Sarah Janks and chantilly lace bolero & veil by Jaclyn Jordan from Lovely Bride NYC from this Colorful Palm Springs Wedding // photo by Studio Castillero

3. This Hand-Stitched Floral Dress Made by the Bride

dress by Puyan Giraud from this Iranian-Inspired Wedding in the French Countryside // photo by Jérémy Boyer

4. This Blue Tulle Skirt + Lace Top Combo Wedding Dress

dress by Chantel Lauren Designs from this Desert Wedding Inspiration in Zion National Park // photo by Tyler Rye Photography

5. This Two-Piece Black Wedding Dress with a Tulle Skirt

dress ‘Furiosa’ by Elizabeth Dye from The Sentimentalist from this Fall Gothic Bridal Inspiration with a Black Gown // photo by Rustic White Photography

6. This Dreamy Pink Wedding Dress with a Tulle Skirt

dress by Marlo Ford from this Dreamy Pink Wedding Dress Captured in Joshua Tree Editorial // photo by Bowtie and Bloom Photography

7.  This Bold + Sleek Mustard Yellow Wedding Dress

dress by Sarah Seven “Sullivan” in Yellow from a&be bridal shop from this Desert Road Trip Elopement // photo by Levi Tijerina

8. This Bohemian-Inspired Lace Cuff Dress

dress by Rue De Seine from this Stylish Bohemian Backyard Wedding // photo by Ashley Paige Photography

9. This Embellished + Semi-Sheer Wedding Dress

dress by Hermione de Paula from this Intimate, Eco-Friendly Guatemala Wedding // photo by Phil Chester

10. Whitney Port’s High-Low Beaded Wedding Dress

dress by Ashi Studio, custom collaboration with Whitney from Whitney Port + Tim Rosenman’s Wedding // photo by Hannah Costello

11. This Pretty + Rustic Floral Overlay Wedding Dress

custom dress by Corston Couture from this Rustic-Opulent Australia Wedding // photo by Dan O Day Photography

12. This High-Fashion Dolce & Gabbana Inspired Dress

dress by Miklosko Fashion Design from this Dolce & Gabbana Inspired Wedding // photo by peter & veronika

Some serious WOW, right? We’ve been ooh-ing + aww-ing over these dresses all year long and couldn’t wait to share this list! Which one did you love the most? Let us know in the comments section below!

Our favorite part? How many styles we saw on GWS brides!! From ultra-romantic, to modern and sleek, and even whimsical + retro-inspired… Still want to see more dresses from the year? Check out our Brides Gallery for more inspiration!