Wedding Dress Trends
Wedding dress trends change as often as the seasons. If you’re planning your wedding a year in advance, how do you know what will be in fashion next year? Look at the designers of course! They plan their collections a year in advance. Looking at designers doesn’t mean you have to pay top designer prices for your wedding dress, you can draw inspiration from the themes then talk to a local dressmaker about creating your own design.
Here is a summary of what was presented at the bridal fashion shows for Spring 2017.
Pink is the new White
In terms of wedding dress trends, pink and every shade of pink is the new white. Pastels and vivid lilacs also featured in the collections but pink prevailed. A pink wedding dress is a great way to make a statement and one for the non-traditional or unconventional bride to think about.
It’s not a look every bride can carry off but if it suits you, a deep V neckline will be in fashion next year. Revealing sexy low back dresses are still a wedding dress trend but for the daring bride, a plunge to the naval neckline will be a show stopper. Hollywood tape, here we come!
Sheer fabric is everywhere in the 2017 collection; from small discreet modesty panels through to head to toe sheer revealing all but the bare essentials. You have Hollywood to thank for this one!
Nothing creates drama at a wedding like a grand unveiling of the bride. Long veils and trains are in vogue, ornately decorated with Swarovski crystals, embroidered and beaded. Detailed and delightful.
Move over Superman, capes are a bride’s superpower. Poncho style capes, lace-trimmed, high-necked capes and billowing cape-trains. A cape is a sophisticated way to stay warm and look glamorous at the same time. And best of all it can be easily removed for dancing at the reception.
Why save the bridal trousseau for the wedding night when you can show it off all day? Wedding dresses combining underwear with outerwear are on trend for 2017. Think corsetry, lace bustiers and illusion panelling. The ’90s style satin slip dress is somewhat more modest but also featured in the spring collection for 2017.
The Boho silhouette combined with lace makes the perfect modern wedding dress combination. The relaxed boho vibe extends to styling for wedding ceremonies, informal wedding receptions and of course, relaxed share-plate style wedding catering. We are seeing more brides who prefer the more relaxed vibe (and price tag) of an informal wedding.
A big bridal gown makes any girl feel like a princess. While it looks good, a big flouncy wedding gown can be impractical, especially if it requires the assistance of three bridesmaids for a quick trip to the loo. But you can have your big gown for the ceremony and enjoy your reception too. This range of modular dresses that come with detachable and convertible features such as trains, overskirts, bows and layers.
Off The Shoulder
Move over strapless gown, here comes off-the-shoulder. There are many variations on the off-the-shoulder, long sleeves, short sleeves and spaghetti straps. This style is perfect for revealing nicely gym-toned arms and shoulders.
Not A Wedding Dress
The ‘not a wedding dress’ is perfect for the bride ‘not having a wedding’! We speak with many couples who do not want the fuss and expense of a large lavish wedding. They would rather focus their energies and budget on a creating a fun and enjoyable celebration with family and friends. The ‘not a wedding dress’ is right on trend for a low key wedding. And the best thing of all, you get to wear your beautiful ‘not a wedding dress’ again!