For 2017, designers have created a way for brides to blend traditional elements with modern detailing. Fashion-forward, indie-minded brides are selecting pieces that are equally at home on the runway as they are under the altar. From dramatic trains to delicate lace detailing, there’s something for every bride with this year’s top bridal trends.
Celebrity brides have embraced colorful gowns in the past, and the trend continues to shine in 2017. Pastel blues and vivid lilacs have popped up in designers’ collections, but pink remains the most-chosen hue. Try a barely-there blush gown or embroidered florals for a romantic look. Ombre hues are also popular, creating a dessert-like layer effect on ballroom skirts.
While lace is always a popular gown material, some brides are choosing more eclectic patterns in 2017. These laid-back pieces feature flowing silhouettes that evoke a music-festival vibe. It’s a welcome contrast to the traditional, prim shapes that are often found with lace gowns.
The statement-making open back bridal trend remains popular in 2017. However, this year designers are throwing a plunging neckline into the mix. Illusion fabric added to the neckline adds a bit of modesty to the dramatic look, while gowns with a long V-neck plunge have a striking effect.
Dramatic Veils and Trains
Veils and trains will always be classic wedding staples, but 2017’s selections add a bit of flair to the traditional styles. Designers decked veils with lace, embroidery, and intricate beading. In some cases, even Swarovski crystals were added to the design. Train lengths on the runway varied, with some designers offering shorter church lengths and others showcasing jaw-dropping cathedral styles.
With complicated bustles and heavy, poufy skirts, wedding gowns can be difficult to maneuver. Designers have addressed this issue by creating modular gowns with convertible or detachable elements. Removable bows and tulle layers make celebrating on the dance floor simpler.
Capes have been rising in popularity throughout the past couple seasons. This year, street-style and superhero-style capes are on trend, giving brides a stylish cover-up for chilly evening weddings.
The Non-Wedding Look
Many weddings today are multi-event occasions, including the ceremony, reception, and after party. Because of this, designers are creating accessible looks that are appropriate for the big event and the post-wedding brunch. White maxi gowns, bell-bottom overalls, and even 1920s-style flapper gowns all were featured as versatile wedding looks.
No matter which look you choose, you’ll say “I do” in style with 2017’s bridal trends. This year’s fashionable styles allow brides to truly express their creativity and unique personalities.