Bridal Designers Think You Should Look a Little More Naked

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It’s your wedding day and you want to stand out. You’ve seen the dresses your friends have been wearing and you’re not impressed. You need something new. Something exciting. Something fierce and fashion-forward. What you need, according to the designers that make the gowns, is a dress that’s barely there. Like the one Rihanna wore to the CFDAS in 2014. You know, just so it looks like you’re naked in front of everyone you know.

The Daily Mail, which has scoured the runways of New York Bridal Fashion Week, has discovered a major trend that’s coming your way in 2016: sexier-than-ever dresses with cutouts, plunging necklines, and nipples barely covered with lace. But don’t worry: most designers still crafted their split-skirt, high-low designs in the traditional white, so while your crotch might be on display, no one will be able to accuse any bride of going too far.

Here are just some of the dresses that were shown to a thrilled and (potentially) terrified public:

Israeli haute couture brand Inbal Dror continued the contemporary near-naked trend with their drop of wedding gowns for 2016.
Famed for their dramatic garments, one quiff-haired model showcased a see-through mesh gown that had a plunging V-neckline and delicate spaghetti straps. A silver jewel-encrusted bodice and appliqued flower detailing was all that protected the model’s modesty.
Another bronzed beauty turned heads in a red carpet-worthy gown. The long-sleeved dress, made out of intricate lace, featured two thigh-high splits and nipped in at the waist.
Meanwhile American designer Houghton’s show featured a model in rose-adorned white lace tights, a pair of 1950s-inspired high-waisted white pants and a completely see-through drop-waist dress with a ruffled skirt.

As someone who got married wearing jeans and a t-shirt (I regret this choice, though, because I should have worn shorts), I’m not going to knock anyone for trying to make a splash at their wedding. But I do have a question: If you’re going to wear something that even Rihanna might think twice about, why not just go nude? (Or, if you’re truly adventurous, why not consider the spandex “inside out” suit that Slim Goodbody terrified you with as a child?)

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