20 Trends from the Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week

by Bridestory [[ 1461636000000 | amDateFormat:'ll | HH:mm' ]] in Wedding Ideas  


Year after year, all eyes are focused on the Bridal Fashion Week held in New York City. Aside from being the platform for talented bridal designers to showcase their beautiful designs, it has become a place for brides-to-be around the world to spot the latest bridal trends and inspirations for their own wedding.
We've scoured the latest Spring 2017 bridal collections and found that some wedding trends have left, some have stayed, while a lot of new and exciting ones have emerged. Today, we're putting together 20 exciting wedding dress trends for your viewing pleasure. Go on, scroll down to take a look and see if you can find the wedding dress of your dreams.

1.3D floral appliqués

Designers (from top left, clockwise): Galia Lahav, Naeem Khan, Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier

Renowned designers Galia Lahav and Monique Lhuillier used 3D floral appliqués to add a romantic, ethereal feel to their dresses. For bolder brides, Marchesa's piece would be the perfect fit. On the skirt, designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig incorporated large floral appliqués that will certainly make a statement and leave a lasting impression.

We also couldn't miss the glorious black dress by Naeem Khan. He went all out and added floral appliqués to the dress, bodice, even up to the veil. Black might be too strong of a color for brides, but the addition of graceful flowers turned everything into a perfect balance.


Designers: Jenny Packham (top photo), Claire Pettibone (bottom photo)

Rustic weddings with a bohemian touch, like this one, have become increasingly popular, and more designers have created just the right dresses to suit them. Jenny Packham played around with loose, flowing sleeves to give her collection a gypsy spirit. The easygoing silhouettes kept the dresses down-to-earth, but the sequins added a touch of glamour. Meanwhile, Claire Pettibone experimented with intricate cutouts that wouldn't look out of place in a bohemian or beach wedding.

3.Colorful dresses

Designers (from top left, clockwise): Naeem Khan, Mira Zwillinger, Hayley Paige, Jenny Packham, Hayley Paige

Non-white wedding dresses are here to stay. A range of beautifully-colored dresses filled the Spring 2017 runway and we're so excited to share them with you. These colorful dresses in violet, lilac, blue, green, and champagne are simply impossible to be ignored. If you're looking for an alternative to the classic white dress, these beautiful pieces should do. Don't forget to check out Pantone's color trend report for more ideas.

Designers: Naeem Khan, Romona Keveza

If you're planning a traditional wedding, there are also plenty of beautiful options for you. The pink kaftan by Naeem Khan is suitable for a pengajian ceremony. while the lilac dress by Romona Keveza is perfect for an Indian-inspired wedding. So pretty!

4.Sparkly sequins

Designers (from top left, clockwise): Christian Siriano, Theia, Galia Lahav, Reem Acra

When in doubt, add a little bling. Christian Siriano brought forth a simple dress made from shiny, sequined material, while Theia showcased a dark dress with symmetrical patterns that reminds us of the 1920s era. If you feel that a fully-glittered dress is too much for you, check out the dress by Reem Acra, which has sequins on top, and the one by Galia Lahav, who added them on the bottom part instead.

5.Short and sweet

Designers: Oscar de la Renta (top photo), Mira Zwillinger (bottom photo)

If you're looking for something that's easy, cute, but no less pretty, a short dress might be the answer. These dresses by Oscar de la Renta look so stylish despite their shorter length. Taking it up to the next level was Mira Zwillinger, who turned her short dresses into even trendier two-piece outfits. Would you wear a short dress on your wedding day?

6.Carefully-placed embellishments

Designers (from top left, clockwise): Angel Sanchez, Anne Barge Bridal, Kelly Faetanini, J Mendel, Hayley Paige, Kelly Faetanini

Intricate beading, embroidery, and appliqués in various shapes can add something extra special to a simple wedding dress. As you can see, the addition of embellishments makes these dresses look so magnificent despite their classic silhouettes. The creative placement of embellishments is key, as they have to be visible and precise to create an impact.


Designers: Lela Rose, Elie Saab, Carolina Herrera

Just like they did last year, pants and jumpsuits are taking the wedding world by storm. Pants may be an unconventional choice for brides, but they are just so comfortable, modern, and elegant at the same time. After all, there are no strict rules stating that you have to wear a dress on your wedding day. Wide-leg pants or ankle-length trousers, the choice is entirely up to you.


Designers (from top left, clockwise): Romona Keveza, Naeem Khan, Oscar de la Renta, Ines di Santo, Lela Rose, Sabrina Dahan. Naeem Khan, Lela Rose

Always a popular choice for weddings, florals are far from boring. We're in love with this white Naeem Khan dress with blue embroidered flowers. The Oscar de la Renta piece with floral embroidery all over is also beautiful, though not as eye-catching as the white dress with purple flowers by Romona Keveza. Ines di Santo wowed us once again with this floral ball gown, and no less stunning is a dress by Lela Rose, who paired a plain top with a floral skirt. Which of these is your favorite?

9.Embellishments all over

Designers (from top left, clockwise): Lazaro, Naeem Khan, Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Packham

Beads all over this Lazaro ball gown make it look oh-so-glamorous and bewitching. The pink Naeem Khan piece has a Hollywood quality to it, thanks to the violet embroidery all over the dress. Jenny Packham took a more playful approach with stars and leaf-shaped beads on her dresses, while Monique Lhuillier kept it classic with full floral embellishments. Did you spot any of your new favorites?

10.Clean and simple

Designers: Delphine Manivet (top photo), Elie Saab (bottom photo)

If you're the kind of bride who prefers to wear something simple on your wedding day, then worry not, for there are also some wonderful options for you. Delphine Manivet and Elie Saab launched their collection with a few simple yet elegant dresses for brides seeking something that has an aura of understated beauty.

Can't get enough of all these exciting trends? Just go through the slideshow below to find 10 trending details that we found all over the runway.

  • Halter-neck

    Sweetheart necklines have long been a popular choice for brides as they flatter the upper body by creating the appearance of a fuller chest. The halter-neck, however, has been seen a lot on the runway lately. A simple cut that brings an impact, this one is. A little tip, combine it with a plunging neckline for a flirtatious finish.

    Designers: Temperley, Ines di Santo

  • Halter-neck

    Designers: Anne Barge Bridal, Christian Siriano

  • High-neck

    The Victorian-inspired, high neckline is the perfect choice for brides who want a more modest, covered dress. High necklines don't actually have to cover the whole neck area. As you can see on these photos, the neckline can go only halfway, making it a safe choice for brides with wider faces.

    Designers: Vera Wang, Berta Bridal

  • High-neck

    Designers: J Mendel, Christian Siriano

  • Capes

    Berta Bridal and Lela Rose’s capelets would be a great addition to your strapless or sheath dress and are suitable for a wedding ceremony. They are also easy to move around in, as they only cover the shoulders.

    Designers: Berta Bridal, Lela Rose

  • Capes

    Another take on the cape is one that’s tied in front of the neck. Mira Zwillinger, an Israeli designer, showcased an elbow-length cape with stiff materials that enhanced its shape, while Galia Lahav showed a floor-length cape with a flowing material that wraps nicely around the body.

    Designers: Mira Zwillinger, Galia Lahav

  • Capes

    Temperley and Romona Keveza brought out capes that flow from the shoulder all the way down to the bottom of the dress. We think that this long cape can somehow be a modern replacement for the traditional long train. Don't you agree?

    Designers: Temperley, Romona Keveza

  • Capes

    The last take on the cape falls down to the floor. The cape by Naeem Khan on the left is even a few inches longer than the dress. As you can see, a long cape can evoke an ethereal, almost fairy-like feel.

    Designers: Naeem Khan, Reem Acra

  • Sleeves

    Just as we predicted, sleeves were seen all over the runway. Cap sleeves, flutter sleeves, long sleeves, you name it. There are so many variations of sleeves, and each one can make a wedding dress look so much more exciting.

    Designers: Berta Bridal, Elie Saab

  • Sleeves

    Designers: Anne Barge Bridal, Temperley

  • Corsets

    Corsets might sound troublesome to some brides, but they are actually very helpful for maintaining an ideal body shape and good posture throughout the wedding day. As these dresses can show you, dresses with corseted bodices don't need to look old-fashioned.

    Designers: Ines di Santo, Tony Ward

  • Corsets

    Designers: Reem Acra, Hayley Paige

  • Big bows

    Less is more, but big details can still be pretty. Take these two dresses by Carolina Herrera. Even though the dresses have a rather simple and clean design, the giant bows on the back give a much-needed big finish without looking over-the-top.

    Designer: Carolina Herrera

  • Peplum

    Peplum details add a playful touch to an elegant and simple dress. Carolina Herrera and Mira Zwillinger experimented with mullet peplums that looked like outer skirts at a glance.

    Designers: Carolina Herrera, Mira Zwillinger

  • Peplum

    The short peplum, also by Carolina Herrera, looks extremely cute and playful. Marchesa offered a different take with a lacy peplum that starts from the waist down to the middle thigh.

    Designers: Carolina Herrera, Marchesa

  • Layered skirts

    Layered skirts seem to be the next big thing, as they showed up in the runways of Lazaro, Ines di Santo, Sabrina Dahan, and Temperley. The layers evoke a vintage feeling, but with correct styling they can fit into any kind of wedding.

    Designers: Lazaro, Ines di Santo

  • Layered skirts

    Designers: Temperley, Sabrina Dahan

  • Christian Siriano provided a rather different take on layered skirts as he used pleats to add even more textures to the dress and Kelly Faetanini's take on an layer skirt is not any less unique. So chic!

    Designers: Christian Siriano, Kelly Faetanini

  • Outer skirts

    Another trend that stayed from last year’s season, the outer skirt. If you’re planning a glamorous wedding, you should really consider having this style for your own wedding dress. Imagine how grand your entrance will be.

    Designers: Romona Keveza, Oscar de la Renta

  • Outer skirts

    Designer: Elie Saab

  • Flowing skirts

    Loose, flowing skirts seem to be the new favorite when it comes to wedding dresses. Silky soft materials imbue an ethereal feel and causes the dress to flow along with every step. The Oscar de la Renta piece is our favorite. With a dress like that, any woman will feel like a goddess on her wedding day.

    Designers: Oscar de la Renta, Mira Zwillinger

  • Flowing skirts

    Designers: Berta Bridal, Marchesa


  • Dress & Attire: Galia Lahav , Naeem Khan , Monique Lhuillier , Marchesa , Jenny Packham , Claire Pettibone , Carolina Herrera , Berta Bridal , Lela Rose , Mira Zwillinger , Temperley , Romona Keveza , Reem Acra , Elie Saab , Delphine Manivet , Hayley Paige , Ines Di Santo , Tony Ward , Angel Sanchez , Anne Barge Bride , Christian Siriano , Kelly Faetanini , Sabrina Dahan , Lazaro , Vera Wang , Oscar de la Renta , J Mendel

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