Another bridal fashion week has come and gone; and with the end of the runway shows comes the beginning of the Spring 2017 trends. The timeless styles still hold true, but if brides-to-be are looking for a more non-traditional wedding gown, then look no further! We’ve broken down the top trends brides-to-be can expect to see at their local boutique:
1) Over-Sized Bows
Who doesn’t love receiving a present with a big bow on top? Well now those bows are coming back in a big way – right on your wedding gown. Designers such as Carolina Herrera, Sachin & Babi, Isabelle Armstrong, and Oscar de la Renta brought this trend to life on the runway. Isabelle Armstrong’s new dress, “Brett,” is a silk ball gown with a dramatically draped bow on the front right. Oscar de la Renta utilized a giant bow as the means of attaching the straps of a gown in the back. This is one present you aren’t going to want to unwrap!
Gone are the days of traditional white wedding dresses. Wedding gown designers such as Hayley Paige, Romona Keveza, J. Mendel, and Marchesa were checking up on the Pantone Color Report for inspiration for their creations this season. Hayley Paige’s “Avelon” was in an ocean-like shade of blue with illusion long sleeves and a full tulle skirt while Romona Keveza played up the color rose petal in a silk-chiffon and lace wedding gown. This takes matching your bridesmaids to a whole new level!
Who says that a wedding gown has to even be a gown? Pantsuits are becoming more and more common for women to wear in both the workforce and now down the altar. Elie Saab Bridal, Monique Lhuillier, and Lela Rose all embraced bridal pantsuit. Monique Lhuillier’s “Presto” is an antique ivory lace strapless jumpsuit that also has a beautiful layer of tulle over the bottom. Lela Rose’s interpretation was a little more modern than Lhuillier’s in her “The Province” that had a strapless top with a gabardine high-waist bottom. No matter if you gravitate toward traditional or modern, you are sure to turn heads in this trend.
4) Plunging Necklines
For brides-to-be looking for a more revealing and daring trend – look no further! Deep V-neck style dresses were seen in collections by Anne Barge, Marchesa, Reem Acra, and Ines de Santo. Marchesa utilized a plunging neckline style with a mermaid silk wedding gown and Reem Acra added a low-cut V-neck to a hand embroidered Chantilly lace dress. Play up the plunging neckline with a beautiful, draping necklace too!
The up-and-coming popular dress trend is now being transformed into bridal gowns. Lela Rose, Jenny Packham, Watters, and Christos all proved to be masters at incorporating this street style trend. For a great example, check out Lela Rose’s “The Waterfall” – a shimmering wedding dress with an illusion cut-out bodice. Christos also designed a sheer lace panel bodice on his fit-and-flare wedding dress, “Mindy.” Just because pieces of the gown may be sheer – this doesn’t make it any less of a gorgeous wedding gown!