26 Apr 2017 Bridal Gown Trends
LATEST BRIDAL GOWN STYLES
Another beautiful bridal fashion year 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 year’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.
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. Some designers kept it sleek in an a-line gown with a subtly shorter front hemline and bodice cutout, while others made this trend ultra romantic by adorning off-the-shoulder cuffs with softly tied bows.
While the sexy, open back trend isn’t going anywhere, this season, a massively plunging neckline jumps into the mix. From a relatively discreet illusion-covered slash to a down-to-the-pelvis V-neck plunge, cleavage is a “thing” for bridal in 2017. Start stocking up on Hollywood tape and breast petals right now, ladies.
Designers played with sheer elements ranging from embellished, modesty cutout panels to full-on see-through embroidered tops and dresses — to the point of looking like bedazzled floral pasties floating above a ballgown skirt or Beyoncé in her custom Givenchy Couture dress at last year’s Met Gala. Hope your officiant has a good poker face.
The two classic elements stayed strong on the bridal runways, but with the sort of drama and glamour that would make for the perfect “flowing in the wind” Instagram and Snapchat moments. Veils were accented with embroidery, lace, beading and, in certain cases, Swarovski crystals; romantic trains ranged from a shorter church length to a Royal Wedding-esque cathedral style. Designers went extra creative by offering a metallic embroidered back train that converts into a veil. Genius.
Anyone who’s struggled with an overly complicated bustle (or braved the bathroom in a poufy dress ) knows that wedding gowns can be unwieldy at times. Plus, it’s really hard do the Macarena/Electric Slide/requisite-wedding-group-dance-routine when your tulle layered dress has a massive bow and train combo at the back. So, wedding dress designers took practicality and function into consideration and added detachable or convertible elements to styles this time around
last but not the least we have the non-wedding, wedding look. With wedding dresses becoming increasingly accessible and with ceremonies turning into multi-event occasions more and more brides are shopping for all of the nuptials-related obligations: the rehearsal dinner, the reception, the post-wedding brunch, and, of course, the after-party. Houghton’s bell bottom overalls, Carolina Herrera’s very Hamptons-y maxi-shirt-dress and Naeem Khan’s sassy gold flapper number work for all wedding-related occasions, except maybe the actual ceremony.
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