The 2017 Spring and Fall bridal runways were full of plunging necklines, ruffled skirts, and stylish toppers to help brides beat the cold in a fabulous way. Designers didn’t hold back when it came to creating some of the most jaw dropping 2017 wedding dresses for the season, and we loved every moment of it. Although not all of the avant-garde runways styles will be popular with 2017 brides, there were definitely some wearable styles that we’re sure will make their way into bridal shops near you.
If you’re looking for a little 2017 wedding dress inspo for your upcoming nuptials, then look no further. We’ve covered all the highlights and included all the styles you’ll be likely to see in bridal boutiques this year!
2017 WEDDING DRESS TRENDS
Surprised by this trend? We aren’t. Modern and sexy brides looking to bare a little skin won’t have to look too hard to find their perfect gown this year. Many 2017 wedding gowns feature a decolletage-baring neckline, and we aren’t mad at it! Showing a little cleavage as you walk down the aisle is anything but taboo nowadays- and it looks uber fab, if we do say so ourselves.
This trend was so popular on the runway, you’ll be able to to find almost any silhouette in an off-the-shoulder style. This is a great option if you’re looking for a dress that’ll allow you to show off a little skin, without the revealing cleavage of a plunging neckline. Display your bare decolletage with an off-the-shoulder-gown, or choose to accessorize with an eye-catching statement necklace!
Ruffled skirts have been quite popular with brides the past few years, but tiered skirts are reaching an entirely new level on 2017 wedding dresses. Cascading ruffles can be seen on boho chic gowns to the most formal of ball gowns. No matter what look you’re going for, you can be sure that there’s a ruffled dress for you!
Let’s be real- long sleeved wedding gowns have been in style since Kate Middleton walked down the aisle in 2011. Whether you’re a conservative bride who would rather cover up, or just someone who likes the look of a sleeved gown, you’ll be glad to know that long sleeved wedding dresses won’t be going out of style anytime soon. However, the sleeves you’ll be seeing on 2017 wedding gowns are a little different. Designers like Isabella Armstrong and Rita Vinieris have taken inspiration from boho-chic trends off the ready-to-wear runway, and opted for billowy bishop sleeves on their gowns. Mildly reminiscent of the sleeves you probably saw on your mother’s gown, this is a modern take on the dated trend.
3D floral details and large oversized bows were prevalent on this year’s runway. We anticipate that 2017 wedding dresses will be all about the details! Whether you’re searching for a gown with small floral embellishments or a large oversized bow on the back of your dress for an added surprise, you’ll be ecstatic to hear that designers like Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta have got you covered!
Drawing inspiration from the music festival style that’s ravaged teens and young adults, we’ve seen a few delicate crop top 2017 wedding dress designs. You might be surprised to see how classy some of these pieces are, although some of them are suited for a younger, more playful bride.
Good news for brides who are planning a winter wedding! We know exactly why winter wedding are awesome, but there’s one reason why they aren’t- brides are often left out in the cold if they aren’t fans of the limited options they have to choose from for stylish coverups. Luckily, more toppers were a big hit this year with designers creating fab bomber jackets, capelets, boleros and ponchos to compliment your gown perfectly.
Pantone couldn’t choose just one color of the year for 2017, and designers didn’t either. Taking full advantage of the Pantone’s choices of Rose Quartz and Serenity, there were more hints of color on the bridal runway than we’re used to seeing. Both of these colors are extremely wearable for brides, and perfect for those who want to veer off the path of tradition just a little. Rose Quartz is a light blush tone, while Serenity if more of a cool baby blue. You can find dresses in these shades from major designers like Romona Keveza, Monique Lhuillier, and Hayley Paige, to name a few.
Large statement earrings are bound to be one of the most trendy accessories for 2017 bridal looks. A ton of models have been spotted on the runway wearing oversized earrings to compliment their ravishing gowns, and we are absolutely obsessed with this trend. If you’re a super glam bride looking to amp up the glitz factor of your bridal look, then look no further!
Have we left out any of your favorite 2017 wedding dresses or trends? Leave us a comment below and let us know which ones are your fave!
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