Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone, but the wedding dress trends seen coming down the runways will last, well not a lifetime, but close enough. Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses continued to reign supreme, and deep plunging v-necks were still the sexy talk of the town, but fall 2017 also saw some new wedding dress trends. Ruffles, feathers, and tiered skirts all made an appearance, and sleeves were also a major focus, with flutter sleeve styles and billowing bishop sleeves turning up in some of our favorite collections.
Spring 2017 wedding dresses officially ushered in the age of the off-the-shoulder, and for fall the trend is still going strong. This time shoulders were bared in lace and long sleeved styles, making the trend perfect for winter brides. From ballgowns to a-line silhouettes, modern column dresses and bohemian sheaths, every wedding dress style was seen with its off-the-shoulder version. Reem Acra, Sachin & Babi, Marchesa, Maggie Sottero, newcomer Rime Arodaky, Savannah Miller, and Vera Wang were among the many who were daring brides-to-be to bare their shoulders for the crisp fall of 2017.
We were excited to see cascading ruffles and fully tiered skirts emerge new wedding dress trends. At Sachin & Babi and Theia ruffles were given a romantic boho vibe — perfect to match with flowing beachy waves. Tiered skirts made a big splash in ballgowns at Carolina Herrera, Carol Hannah, Casablanca, Rivini by Rita Vinieris, Vera Wang, and Isabelle Armstrong — to name just a few.
Fall 2017 is also time for brides to play with their accessories — big, bold earrings and hair accessories were all over the runways. Modern day tiaras fit for a princess were seen on Rime Arodaky and Alon Livné's runways. Florals for fall? Actually groundbreaking! Marchesa, Sachin & Babi, and Naeem Khan all had their brides in bold oversized floral earrings and hair pieces. Listen up brides-to-be, accessories are the big statement to make if you're walking down the aisle next year.
Another unexpected place to make a statement — your sleeves! Long sleeves will continue to trend (you can thank Kate Middleton for that!), but next year's sleeves have a little something extra. Riding the ready-to-wear popularity of bell sleeves, wedding dresses were given the same treatment with pouffy bishop sleeves coming down the runway at Isabella Armstrong and Alyne by Rita Vinieris and more.
Another beautiful bridal fashion week has come to an end, and that means it's time to look back on the latest wedding dress trends to make their way down the runway! Last season's romantic 3-D floral details were still in full bloom, while plunging necklines were seen in almost every collection (get ready to bare that décolletage 2017 brides!), and big bold florals embroidered otherwise sleek minimal looks.
We were treated to a sexier bridal fashion week this season, courtesy of a plenitude of majorly plunging necklines. Deep v-neck styles were seen at almost every presentation, from Marchesa, to Oscar de la Renta, Lela Rose, and more. One thing's for sure, designers are counting 2017 brides to make bold, skin baring choices, and the result is elegantly sexy perfect for modern brides looking to make a statement.
Get ready to bare those shoulders! The off-the-shoulder trend so ubiquitously seen on the ready-to-wear runways, finally trickled its way down to the bridal world. The trend was seeing in both minimal and ornate styles. J.Mendel kept it sleek in an a-line gown with a subtly shorter front hemline and bodice cutout, while Sachin & Babi made this trend ultra romantic by adorning off-the-shoulder cuffs with softly tied bows. The trend was also seen in shades of lace at Marchesa, Reem Acra, and Christos.
Toppers were also a big hit this season, making their mark in the form of capelets, bomber jackets (particularly gorgeous in fur detailing at Oscar de la Renta), boleros, and ponchos.
Oversized bows also grabbed our attention on the runways. Carolina Herrera, Sachin & Babi and Oscar de la Renta all accented their wedding dresses with oversize bows, be it as a show-stopping back or waist detail, a romantic addition to sleeves, or even attached to jewelry.
We love when brides take a bit of a chance with color, and this season it looks like wearing Pantone's colors of the year (Rose Quartz and Serenity) is the way to break with tradition. Rose colored dresses at Mira Zwillinger, Romona Keveza, Naeem Khan, and Hayley Paige gave a romantic vibe, while Monique Lhuillier, Angel Sanchez, J.Mendel, and Jenny Packham all bet on "something blue" for the bride's walk down the aisle.
Read on to see all of the latest wedding dress trends from the Spring 2017 bridal runways!