31 May 2016
Our Favourite Dresses From the Justin Alexander Fall/Winter 2016 Collection
We may be on the cusp of summer, but this is also the time when many wedding dress designers are already looking ahead to the next season by releasing their new collections for autumn and winter.
Cue huge excitement at hitched HQ whenever a new collection drops and when I clapped eyes on the fall/winter 2016 offering of Justin Alexander wedding dresses, I certainly wasn't disappointed.
If you’re familiar with the Justin Alexander brand and the timeless wedding dresses that they are best known for, then you’ll be pleased to hear that this new collection bears plenty of their glamorous signature style.
Intricate detailing plays a big part in the new range, with many of the pieces featuring innovative embroidery, beading and lace patterns. This is combined with modern, figure flattering silhouettes and, of course, a little bit of the drama that we all know and love from past Justin Alexander wedding dresses.
It was tough to handpick just a few favourites from the collection as every piece is so individual and beautiful in its own way – there’s literally something for every bride here! I eventually managed to whittle it down though, and I’m delighted to share with you nine of my favourite styles from the autumn/winter 2016 range…
I had to start with this incredible Charmeuse gown which embodies Hollywood glamour. The clean lines and cuts are complemented by a curve-hugging fit and flare silhouette – highlighted further with subtle panelling. Take a look at the back of the gown and you’ll be wowed by the low racerback which is embellished with moonstones and crystals.
If you’re looking for show stopping ball gowns, the 8873 Justin Alexander wedding dress will tickle your fancy. This classic dress style has been given a modern refresh with a pretty nude skirt and a plunging neckline. The illusion sleeves and crystal adorned bodice add extra sparkle to the dress.
Pink wedding dresses are definitely gaining popularity right now – if you want to do a subtle take on this pretty bridal trend then take a look at style 8850. This A-line ball gown has the most stunning wash of pale pink, but it’s also available in ivory if you want to keep things more traditional. I still can’t stop staring at that breath-taking tiered tulle skirt.
This fit and flare silk and tulle gown is so dreamy and it guarantees a sultry figure. Available in pale pink as well as ivory, the 8851 dress has a super flattering fit and flare silhouette that flares out into a dramatic tulle skirt. The collection also includes an amazing range of sparkly belts which would add even more definition to this elegant design.
Style 8858 is a classic and timeless design and my absolute favourite in the collection. The beautiful lace detailing covers the dress from top to bottom, from the scalloped hem right up to the v-neckline and cap sleeves. The amazing illusion back gives the style a contemporary spin and a sultry flash of skin.
Style 8863 would make every bride feel like a Grecian goddess with its willowy chiffon skirt and 1920s influenced v-neckline. The beaded leafy detailing at the waist gives a stunning flash of sparkle that would go well with an eye catching silver hairpiece.
Exquisite lace detailing and soft charmeuse come together beautifully in Justin Alexander’s 8864 dress. From the waist up, vintage style lace is adorned with pearls, crystals and bugle beads, leading to a scalloped Sabrina neckline and a pretty illusion back.
If you like the drama of a ballgown but want a dress with more shapely definition, then the 8868 gown could be your match made in heaven. The organza mermaid skirt would create wonderful movement as you glide down the aisle and the detail doesn’t stop there, as the dress also features an illusion back and lace embroidered with pearls and crystals.
Last but by no means least, I had to include the incredible 8872 dress in my top favourites. This style is pure vintage perfection with its amazing pearl and crystal detail and 20s inspired empire waistline. The gowns lovely embellishment extends into a soft tulle skirt and it would go so well with retro-style waves and accessories. My favourite part of the style has to be the elegant cowl back neckline which continues the embellishment of the dress.
What do you think of the show stopping fall/winter collection from Justin Alexander? Is your dream dress here? To browse more gowns and find out where the brand is stocked, take a look at the Justin Alexander listing on hitched.
If you’re getting married in the cooler months, take a look at our edit of winter wedding dresses which would be perfect for the occasion.