Planning a 2017 wedding? You will have a lot of beautiful wedding dress trends to choose from. Exposed dresses for the neckline and back, corset, skirt and train with fabric and sparkling decorative flowers, perhaps the Regal Bridal nods, sleeves from restricted to wrist-length hottest style from the bride’s runway. Take a look at this year’s most amazing wedding trends.
The bride looking for Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton does not seem to find it difficult to locate a fantastic dress with long lace sleeves. The designers add sleeves, many of their dresses this season, some just mounted on the shoulders, several imitating the length of the t-shirt, and others to go more vivid with the sleeves pulled elegantly or rolling.
This minimalist prom dress Vicky Wang is quite a statement of its slump, exposed shoulders and never-ending sleeves. The cleaning cloth is decorated with a detail of the jewelry belt at the waist.
Perhaps as a nod to the 70s, Berta’s wrap-like wedding dress has a bead-embellished bodice with soft bell sleeves. The crisp mermaid skirt has a thigh-high slit and delicate ruffle detail that trails from the waist.
One of the season’s sweeter looks, perhaps for a daytime wedding, is this Lela Rose dress with illusion detail across the décolletage with capped sleeves and a textured polka-dot bodice and tea-length skirt.
Racier looks have reigned on the runways for years, and as part of the trend necklines went from sweetheart to sweeping with V and even U-shapes necklines that go from neck to navel. Some cutouts are “filled in” with an illusion fabric, such as netting or lace for a more modest take.
Israeli designer Berta consistently shows revealing gowns so a V-neckline is far from shocking, yet this one catches the eye because it plunges beneath a traditional V and continues to the waist line. The juxtaposition of a feminine floral and tulle gown with a sexy and revealing bodice is what makes this gown so alluring.
Softer than a V, Ines Di Santo created a U-neckline on this sheath with ruffled train. The bodice cut-out is “filled in” with a sheer fabric with a lattice pattern and embellished with crystal and beaded floral details.
Perhaps inspired by Marilyn Monroe, this Romona Keveza Legends ball gown has a plunging V with a halter neckline. The minimalist design of the gown itself allows the focus to be on the bodice, which is only adorned by a jeweled belt detail at the waist.
More feminine than playful, ruffles were the newest design detail to walk the runways. Designers offered ruffles on their own as a delicate embellishment to a sleeve, neckline or hemline, modernized them by creating volume on a skirt, or making a traditional look edgier.
This Anne Barge ball gown gets a 21st century update with cascading ruffle peplums cut on the bias. The layers add volumes to the already full skirt. The sweetheart bodice is made with a corded lace and the veil is trimmed in large floral lace for a traditional look.
Peplums hit the bridal runway several seasons ago and this ruffled version by Reem Acra gives it a modern makeover. Quite a regal look, the voluminous ball gown skirt is paired with a minimalist off-the-shoulder bodice and crystal embellishment at the waist.
For an outdoor or laid-back affair, Christos’ light-as-air sheath has delicate ruffles flowing from the skirt and along the cold-shoulder neckline.
A traditional bridal element going back centuries, floral details on wedding dresses can be designed in several ways. Three-dimensional fabric petals and blooms can adorn bodices, skirts and trains, embroidered and beaded flowers add a light texture to a gown, and all-over floral-patterned fabrics are a pleasant statement-making surprise on the runway.
This floral-embellished gown by ready-to-wear and bridal designer Naeem Khan features three-dimensional daisies in various sizes on the bodice and skirt. The plunging V-neckline and spaghetti straps take the most innocent of blooms and creates a very daring wedding-day look.
Oscar de la Renta pairs a minimal fluted skirt with an embellished bodice made with lace and three-dimensional flowers. A satin band at the waist separates the two opposite design elements.
This soft, romantic sheath by Ines Di Santo features a one-shoulder three-dimensional floral strap that cascades like a garland to the hem of the skirt and along the waistline. A train follows, trimmed with the same fabric bloom.
Brides who have decided to bare more than just some skin on their wedding day have an option to remain a little modest with illusion fabrics such as lace and tulle, sometimes adorned or embellished, that barely cover their décolletage and backs. As necklines dip lower and backs become more open, designers are offering up creative and stunning ways to be sexy but still demure as you recite your vows. Sheer inserts allow for some coverage on necklines that dip deep to the navel, ensuring the feeling that you’re not about to bust out of the bodice.
Delicate floral details cover the illusion bodice on this hi-low gown by Marchesa. With a crew neckline and tee-shirt length sleeves, small white blooms and petals make their way up from the waistline, over the breast creating a V-neckline and trail off the shoulders for quite a romantic look.
One of the hottest designer’s right now, Inbal Dror leads the pack of Israeli bridal designers with her barely-there gowns. This lace mini dress has a point d’esprit lace over-dress that is trimmed in satin and “covers” both the arms and legs.
Perhaps inspired by commoners turned royal brides Kate Middleton or Grace Kelly, this regal gown by Amsale features delicate long lace sleeves and a crew neckline over a corseted bodice and a tiered tulle ball gown skirt.