4 Must See Bridal Gown Trends 2017

There is a shift in the bridal industry as a whole, moving from the expected to the unexpected.  The feeling of honoring tradition, yet carving your own path.  As a jeweler, this has been a growing sentiment among our brides.  No longer are they limited to buying the exact wedding band that matches their engagement ring.  The need to conform is a thing of the past. And, after last week's unveiling of the 2017 Spring Bridal Collections at New York Bridal Fashion Week, it is clear that the movement is sweeping the industry as a whole.  Today's leading bridal designers have embraced bridal freedom with a passion for beauty and creativity.

So, 2017 brides, this is your time!  Throw out any preconceived notions of what you should wear and get what ever you want to wear!  NYBFW's collections were alive with color everywhere, draping that flowed with ethereal grace and majestic royalty, silhouettes that stop the eye, and designs that speak of individuality.  How did these designers do it?  By going back to their fashion school A, B, C's and seeing them with new eyes...

Texture

Drape

Silhouette 

Pattern & Themes

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#1 Bridal Fashion Trend For 2017: Texture

Texture is a critical element in 2017's wedding gown designs with a broad scope of interpretations including smooth silk faille, re-embroidered laces, billowing tulle, three dimensional floral details, layering of materials, and juxtaposing textures.  Here are a few gorgeous examples:

2017 Bridal Gown Trends Floral Texture

 

Image: Carolina Herrera 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Wrap around tulle skirt juxtaposed against floral bodice and skirt. 
Image: Oscar de la Renta 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Dropped waist tulle train juxtaposed against high sheen pattern A-line gown.
2017 Bridal Dress Trends
Image: Monique L'huillier 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Sheer layer over fluid nude tone underlay with three dimensional flowers.

 

Image: Naeem Kahn 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Short shimmering flapper dress (perfect for a reception dress...or Vegas!)
wedding dress trends 2017
Image: From Bride Magazine of Amsale's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
A-line dress with ruched bodice and textured swirl skirt.

 

 

#2 Bridal Fashion Trend For 2017: Draping

A beautifully draped dress is rooted in an understanding of fabric and how it moves around the body.  From flattering ruched bodices, to bold fashion forward fabric bows and all the subtle nuances of details in between, draping can turn a simple piece of fabric into a work of art.   

2017 wedding dress trends

Image: Carolina Herrera 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Reminiscent of the old Tattingers Champagne advertisements, this fit and flare is figure flattering and has a gorgeous draped bow.

 

angelic wedding dresses

Image: From Bride Magazine of Marchesa's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
The draping is ethereal and accentuates the delicacy of the fabric, the airy quality of the blush coloring, and the playfulness of the flowers.
2017 bow wedding gowns
Image: From Brides Magazine of Elisabetta Polignano's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Crisp and bold lines make this fashion forward dress and iconic selection for 2017 brides.
2017 princess wedding gowns
Image: From Bride Magazine of Hayley Paige's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
The bold draped skirt and regal embroidered bodice of this gown are perfect for 2017 bride's looking for a modern version of a princess wedding gown.
ruched wedding dresses 2017
Image: From Bride Magazine of J. Mendel's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
A structural work of art, this gown has horizontal and vertical ruching, a clean off the shoulder sleeves, and a crisp bold skirt.  
fit and flare 2017 wedding dresses
Image: From Bride Magazine of Isabelle Armstrong's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
John Singer Sargent's Madam X would be in awe of the bold elegance of this beautifully draped 2017 spring wedding dress.

 

 

#3 Bridal Fashion Trend For 2017: Silhouette

From Princess Diane's grandiose ball gowns to the iconic fit and flare of the old Tattingers champagne ads, a skilled designer knows how to embrace the body and accentuate in all the right places!  These are some of Spring 2017 Bridal's most iconic silhouettes:

Image: Carolina Herrera 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
With a waistline reminiscent of Dior's 1947 "New Look" Collection, this dress is feminine, statuesque, and iconic!
 
2017 wedding dress trains
Image: Oscar de la Renta 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Trains are no longer extra long skirts, they will take on a life of their own in Spring 2017 with bold designs such as this one.  
 
retro vintage style wedding dresses
Image: From Brides Magazine of Peter Langner's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Iconic silhouettes, such as this A-line gown have a modern treatment in their layering of materials and bold embellishments.
a-line 2017 wedding dresses
Image: From Brides Magazine of Peter Langner's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Another excellent interpretation of a classic A-line silhouette by Peter Langner.  Modern fabric selections modernize this timeless look with elegance and grace.
floral wedding dresses 2017
Image: Naeem Kahn 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
A form following silhouette is brilliantly reimagined by it's insightful use of layering while incorporating a bold floral theme.
colorful wedding dresses 2017
Image: Monique L'huillier 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Hi-Lo gowns are all the rage in 2017, but this gown takes it one step further by layering materials with a touch of color...it has to be a Monique L'huillier!
2017 bridal pant suits
Image: From Bride Magazine of Lakum's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
With the freedom to marry whom ever you love, there is a need to redefine the word 'bridal,' so all women can feel comfortable, beautiful, and confident on their wedding day.  And, designers, such as Lakum, have embraced this need by offering more bridal pant suits that are both unique, interesting, and lovely.
floral wedding dresses of 2017
Image: Monique L'huillier 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Flowers are everywhere (and wow would our hand carved bands go beautifully). 
 
2017 bridal dress trends
Image: From Brides Magazine of Randi Rahm's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Flowers, lace, layering, bows...it's the 1950's with a distinctly 2017 feel! 
peek a boo back wedding dresses
Image: Carolina Herrera 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Bows (big and bold), skin (creatively exposed), and playful textures make 2017 gowns as unique as the brides who will wear them!
blue wedding dresses 2017

Image: From Bride Magazine of Hayley Paige's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection

No longer a rare sight are colored wedding gowns.  Subtle colors, like this moonstone colored tulle skirt, are now common place in 2017 spring bridal collections.

 

renaissance wedding dresses

Image: From Bride Magazine of Sarah Nouri's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
With the popularity of fantasy and period television shows such as 'Game of Thrones' and 'Reign,' Renaissance and period inspired wedding gowns are back...and they are gorgeous!

 

daring wedding dresses

Image: From Bride Magazine of Francesca Miranda's 2017 Spring Collection
Fearless...there is truly a dress for everyone.
And, depending on how fearless you are, 2017's designers will transform you into an absolute goddess on your wedding day...do you have the courage?
unique wedding dresses
Image: From Bride Magazine of Francesca Miranda's 2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Boundless and unique characterize the new direction in bridal!  
pink ombre wedding dresses
Image: From Bride Magazine of Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld Wedding Dresses            2017 Spring Bridal Collection
Why be subtle, if your going to wear color...embrace it!

beautiful ethnic lace bridal pant suit

Image: Naeem Kahn 2017 Spring Bridal Collection

Here in the United States, we live in a society where the beauty and heritage of our cultures come to life and begin to reflect in one another:  sharing traditions and embracing one another's beauty.  And, one of the most inspiring places to see this melding is in the bridal world where the magnificence of varying cultures marry into new designs.  



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