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Wedding Dress Trends 2017


Wedding trends always bring about exciting new additions, and then there are the old reliable styles you can always depend on like the much needed Kleenex for tissues, and Pachelbel’s Canon and Sorbent.  Wedding dress styles for 2017 seem to be a little from the past carried far, far away into the future. So, brides-to-be, we know you are busy already clicking pictures from galleries and online to zero in on your radiant wedding dress, here are a few trends you may want to look for in the coming year.

At first look, the Spring 2017 wedding dresses styles seem to have different attitudes than that of the traditional trappings still intact and yet making way for just enough skin to have that beautiful, sensual look. Indeed the designers have skillfully devised a way to include long sleeves, veils and other traditional elements into the surprising new trend of vibrant colors, plunging necklines, and modular elements.  This year, you’ll see even more color along side the traditional white and ivory gowns.

Presenting the 10 big bridal trends for 2017 wedding season, just a word of good advice, tell your grandma to look the other way.

Vibrant Hues

It looks like whites and ivories as the ideal wedding dress color is taking a back seat this wedding season, being classics they never really go out of fashion. Some of the colors that popped up on the ramp included pastel blues, vivid lilacs, barely blush pink, ombré dessert-like layers, embroidered florals and the daring pink from Pantone color. So take your pick and dare to take an off-beaten path for that special day of your life.

Plunging Necklines

There has been a fair amount of skin show in the earlier wedding dress designs with sexy open backs but the 2017 wedding season is looking to light up the fire. For those who prefer to include the old ways despite being trendy, the relatively discreet slash or lace covered deep neckline might be ideal. For the no-holds-barred attitude bride. The neckline has been designed down-to-pelvis and is a spectacular plunging V-neck wedding gown. Start stocking on the breast petals, 2017 bridal season is going to set the stage on fire.


Solids to Sheers

This wedding season designers have come out with a fantastic blend of solids that drape the vitals, and the sheer elements and embellishments are beautifying the wedding dress beyond words. Some of the common patterns seen on the ramp that you can choose from include the modesty cutout panels embroidered tops and gowns that are full see-through and bedazzled floral pasties on a ball gown skirt.

Trains & Veils

An essential for every wedding dress and likely something many brides don’t want to do away with is the quintessential bride-material. And in these days of Snapchat and Instagram, the “flowing in the wind” moments are captured aptly. You can add drama and glamor with the traditional lace and embroidery or go bold with beading and extravagant styles like the Swarovski crystals. Similarly, with the length you can keep it short church length or taste the Royal Wedding experience with a cathedral style train and veil. If like Reem Acra you want to go extra creative, you may want to try converting the back train into a veil (Reem Acra offered a metallic embroidery for this design).


Capes have been seen in the last couple of wedding seasons, but for 2017 wedding dresses the capes seem to be doing a full-on show. Designers brought in the street style, runway, and even the superhero favored toppers with a touch of elegance, minus all the dark attention. Some of the cape designs to choose from are the adorable collared design that Lela Rose included in her wedding dress design or Naeem Khan’s high-low poncho with the lace trims offering unspoken elegance. Then there are the button-down style or the even the long billowing cloak train and even the nun-style cape a tad longer.