Another season, another set of trends taking over bridal fashion. The most exclusive designers have presented their new bridal collections and we want to share the trends of the past that are still going strong in 2017 as well as the newest dress details that have joined them. In this post, we’ve selected the trends that are taking over 2017. From cuts to fabrics to silhouettes, stay up to date on the latest bridal designs.
In 2017, we’re seeing silhouettes of all kinds. Of course, they could not miss the always classic princess and mermaid cut dresses, but what calls our attention most is the amount of light and airy silhouettes that we’re seeing on the runway. Spanish designer Rosa Clara opts for voluminous skirts made of thin fabrics like crepe. We’re also noticing more dresses that conform to and flatter the female figure. Brands like Jesus Peiro, Rosa Clara and Galia Lahav have paid special attention to creating exquisite silhouettes in their 2017 collections.
Illusion necklines continue to be the top choice of designers for 2017. Formed with sheer fabric with embroidery or thin lace, these necklines are super flattering on all women. If you’re looking for something more sensual, you can’t miss out on V-neck dresses, which elongate the upper body while adding volume to smaller chests. With lace, tulle, or the same fabric as the rest of the dress, V-necks are one of our favorite options for 2017.
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Along with these two necklines, we are finding more wedding dresses with intricately detailed open back designs that compliment a simple but elegant front. We found all kinds of back designs from designers like Rosa Clara who uses lots of beading and embroidery to highlight the waist and shoulders.
Beading, textures, and cutouts
The smallest details always make the most difference. Beading, embroidery, and cutouts are one of the most popular details this season. From designers like Jenny Packham, dresses made of tulle embroidered with rhinestones as well as dresses layered with thin satin and crepe silk are making a huge entry in 2017.
Sheer dresses were the center of attention in 2016. In 2017, we don’t see that changing one bit. Sheer fabrics will continue to be seen in sleeves, necklines, backs, and throughout the whole dress design. Designers such as YolanCris, Cymbeline, and Pronovias are putting sheer fabrics like lace and tulle to good use.
If there is one thing that has surprised us, it’s the amount of volume that is being used by designers like Vera Wang, Rosa Clara, and Oscar de la Renta, not just in the skirt, but throughout the entire silhouette. We’re seeing massive ruffles in the neck and chest areas that provide movement and volume while minimizing and flattering the figure.
Non-white dresses continue to be the most popular alternative for brides looking for a nontraditional dress. Light shades of pink, nude, and champagne are the colors of the season. These dresses are most often made with tulle to create a more dramatic color effect. Justin Alexander, Galia Lahav, and Hannibal Laguna are among the designers who are conquering color this season.
Short Wedding Dresses
If you want to show some leg, don’t dismiss short wedding dresses. This season we are seeing lots of the mid-length, mini, and two-piece designs with thousands of lovely details, so if you were hoping for a short dress, you’re in luck.
These designers have shown us details that we never knew we needed, and their extraordinary collections give us a good idea of what to expect at next year’s weddings – classic bridal looks reinvigorated with volume, beading, and embroidery. Which wedding dress trend is your favorite?