Surprising Wedding Dress Trends That are Taking Over 2017

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.

Cuts
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.

Rosa Clará 2017.
Rosa Clará 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Pronovias 2017.
Pronovias 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Pronovias 2017.
Pronovias 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Jesús Peiró 2017.
Jesús Peiró 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Galia Lahav 2017.
Galia Lahav 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Pronovias 2017.
Pronovias 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Isabel Zapardiez 2017.
Isabel Zapardiez 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Necklines

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.

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.

Addison, Carolina Herrera 2017.
Adison. Credits: Carolina Herrera 2017
Cristina Tamborero 2017.
Cristina Tamborero 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Andie, Carolina Herrera 2017.
Andie. Credits: Carolina Herrera 2017
Hanniba Laguna 2017.
Hanniba Laguna 2017. Credits: Pasarela Costura España
Marco & Maria 2017.
Marco & Maria 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Pronovias 2017.
Pronovias 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Rosa Clará 2017.
Rosa Clará 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Rosa Clará 2017.
Rosa Clará 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

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.

Hilda, Jenny Pakcham 2017.
Hilda. Credits: Jenny Pakcham 2017.
Jesús Peiró 2017.
Jesús Peiró 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

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.

YolanCris 2017.
YolanCris 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Pronovias 2017.
Pronovias 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Inmaculada Garcia 2017.
Inmaculada Garcia 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Hannibal Laguna 2017.
Hannibal Laguna 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Galia Lahav 2017.
Galia Lahav 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Cymbeline 2017.
Cymbeline 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Cymbeline 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Cymbeline 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

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.

Adeline, Carolina Herrera 2017.
Adeline. Credits: Carolina Herrera 2017
YolanCris 2017.
YolanCris 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Rosa Clará 2017.
Rosa Clará 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Lexi, Vera Wang 2017.
Lexi. Credits: Vera Wang 2017

Color

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.

Justin Alexander 2017.
Justin Alexander 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Galia Lahav 2017.
Galia Lahav 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Hannibal Laguna 2017.
Hannibal Laguna 2017. Credits: Pasarela Costura España

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.

Cristina Tamborero 2017.
Cristina Tamborero 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
Hannibal Laguna 2017.
Hannibal Laguna 2017. Credits: Pasarela Costura España
Elie Saab 2017.
Credits: Elie Saab 2017
Oscar de la Renta 2017.
Credits: Oscar de la Renta 2017
Justin Alexander 2017.
Justin Alexander 2017. Credits: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

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?

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