Hottest Wedding Dress Trends for 2017

For all brides-to-be, picking out your wedding dress will be one of the most anticipated but also nerve-wrecking experiences in your entire wedding planning process. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favourite trends off the Spring 2017 bridal runways to help you get started!

The 2017 bridal runways are looking elegantly sexy, with lots of skin showing — practically every designer turned out plunging deep V necklines. If you’re more of the understated type, cutouts and off-shoulder necklines, which were also all the rage on the runways might be the trend for you.

We also loved the new ideas the designers threw out in terms of colour and format (wedding pants, anyone?) — these might be what you are looking for, adventurous brides!

Check out all the 2017 bridal trends below!

Deep V Necklines

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We’re loving these designs by Berta — they’re sexy, modern and sophisticated and perfect for the city girl!

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This deep-V neckline gown by Ines di Santo is a perfect example of how sexy is done elegantly. Definitely a crowd-pleaser!

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If an open deep V-neckline is too much for you, this Jenny Packham design which features a modest sheer overlay will do the trick.

Cut-Outs and Off-Shoulder Designs

For brides who would like to bare some skin in a more modest way, consider picking gowns with clever cut-outs that offer a peekaboo of flesh. We are loving the sleek lines in the following designs by Angel Sanchez, Christos and Ines di Santo respectively.

Off-shoulder designs are another dainty way to show some skin without overdoing it. Modern brides who appreciate clean lines would definitely fall in love with this classic Christos gown below. For brides who are into the vintage and bohemian aesthetic, Marchesa would be your best bet.

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Pantone Colours

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The 2017 bridal runways saw designers taking their cues from Pantone’s colours of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, with beautiful blush and blue-hued gowns. For brides who are looking to shake things up a little with your colour palettes, these are definitely the two hottest colours to pick!

pan-rose-mira-zwillingerpan-rose-legendsbyromonakevezaThese two rose pink gowns by Mira Zwillinger and Legends by Romona Keveza respectively are feminine, romantic and fit right into our strike zone of what makes a perfect wedding gown.

pan-ser-jmendelpan-ser-moniquelhuillierThese two pale blue gowns by J Mendel and Monique Lhuillier are charming in their own ways — the former is modern chic with its asymmetrical hemline that offers movement with every step; the latter is Monique Lhuillier at its best — whimsical, romantic, and oh-so-lovely.

Bows and High-low Hemlines

This season, designers are injecting lots of fun into their weddings gowns with exaggerated bow details and high-low hemlines that bring some additional bounce to your step.

We know how exaggerated bows done wrong can easily read clownish and childish, so we’re definitely appreciating the stylish designs seen on Carolina Herrera and Oscar de le Renta’s runways! As for high-low hemlines, we can definitely see these designs by Ines di Santo and Monique Lhuillier working in Singapore’s sunny climate!

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3D Flowers

Flower details have long been a mainstay on bridal runways, and this season we are seeing designers take on this traditional detail in a new way by making them into 3D appliques. Good choice, we say, as these 3D flowers make the good old wedding gown much more interesting with their volume and added levels! The following designs are by Lela Rose and Marchesa respectively.

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Wedding Pants

For unconventional brides who do not want to be boggled down by a wedding dress, this new trend off the 2017 bridal runways might just be the one for you. We are totally loving how designers are exploring different options to suit the varied lifestyles and personalities of different women!

We love the first design below by Elie Saab Bridal for its luxurious and glamorous vibe, despite the strong modern aesthetic. The second design below by Monique Lhuillier is the perfect marriage of the traditional wedding dress and the modern-day pantsuit. The third design below by Lela Rose is sleek and minimalist and we can definitely see it being worn again after the wedding day. How functional!

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Toppers

With all the skin-baring on the 2017 bridal runways, modest brides will be relieved to know that there is no reason to despair, as designers have also put out options for brides who are less comfortable showing skin. Enter toppers — little capes or shrugs that help to provide some coverage, while still keeping you tip-top fashionable. With these gorgeous designs by Naeem Khan, Elie Saab Bridal, Lela Rose and Oscar de la Renta respectively, there is something to satisfy every bride out there.

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GET LONGER, FULLER HAIR IN JUST ONE DAY!

If your wedding is coming up, you probably have 101 things to consider and fret about. What with the gown, the venue, the number of guests to invite etc, and of course, whether or not you can take off a few pounds and maybe grow out your hair in time.

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While most of these can be achieved with a lot of determination and grit, or with help from family and friends, there’s one thing we can’t do much about, and that’s our hair. After all, you can’t hurry it to grow longer, thicker or fuller. And if you are a short hair aficionado, changing your hairstyle can even cram your style.

So, what’s a girl to do if you want to have beautiful long locks for your wedding in the easiest way possible? We turn to the professionals.

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Be it longer or fuller hair, Hairdreams uses high-grade hand-selected 100% real human hair to create natural-looking results. Even thinning hair can be remedied with this system and best of all, the new hair can be worn permanently so you can swim, do sports or wash your hair as if it’s your own.

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Celebrity Weddings:
Ken Chu & Vivien Han

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What is this we hear? In yet another wedding to hit the Chinese entertainment circle, Taiwanese actor Ken Chu (of Meteor Garden fame) and Chinese actress Vivien Han have gotten married in a beautiful ceremony held in Bali!

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The photogenic couple first met on the set of Chinese drama “Dreams Come True” two years ago. Despite just dating for a year, Ken Chu popped the question to the love of his life on her birthday in April with a three-carat heart-shaped diamond ring in front of friends and family. The couple has also since shared the touching proposal story, which also included a serenade by Ken Chu and heartfelt words of thanks, which brought tears to the couple’s eyes.

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While the couple put up an entertaining show for their guests, performing duets and dances during the wedding, the highlight of the ceremony was no doubt the attendance of Ken Chu’s Meteor Garden ” F4 brothers” Vanness Wu and Jerry Yan. While Jerry Yan had earlier hinted that he might not be able to attend the wedding due to work commitments, this turned out to be his big surprise for Ken Chu, when he turned up. With Ken Chu’s marriage, Jerry Yan is also officially the last bachelor standing in F4.

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Congrats to the beautiful couple Ken Chu and Vivien Han!

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Celebrity Weddings:
Shuqi & Stephen Fung

It seems like the Chinese entertainment circle is experiencing a wedding rush recently! After the recent weddings of Ruby Lin and Wallace Huo, and Peter Ho, the newest A-list couple to announce their union is none other than Shuqi and Stephen Fung!

The pair announced their marriage with a simple statement accompanied with their pre-wedding photos, stating that they do not plan to hold any wedding banquet, and that they have known each other for 20 years and dated for the past four years.

From what we see from the pre-wedding photos revealed, it is obvious that the photogenic couple enjoy a great chemistry! A big congratulations to Shuqi and Stephen Fung!

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Celebrity Weddings:
Peter Ho & Peggy Lin

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Taiwanese actor Peter Ho has just gotten hitched to his girlfriend of nine years, Peggy Lin on 1 September 2016 in a wedding banquet held at the Le Meridien Hotel Taipei! While the couple’s wedding banquet was held yesterday, they had earlier registered their marriage on 10 March this year — the same day as Peter Ho’s parents’ wedding anniversary.

The strapping actor has been famously private about his relationship, having only disclosed the presence of Peggy Lin (not from the entertainment circle) late last year through his personal Weibo. Even Peter Ho’s good friend of 16 years, Vivian Hsu commented that she only knew about Peggy at the beginning of this year even though the pair were longtime friends.

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The couple’s wedding in Taipei was a star-studded affair attended by a bevy of celebrities including Vivian Hsu, Jam Hsiao (who presented three songs for the couple during the wedding), Sun Li (famous for her role in Legend of Zhen Huan) and so on.

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Actor Dylan Kuo served as Peter Ho’s best man. Earlier in the day, the groom’s party underwent a gatecrashing session that saw them ingesting wasabi puffs and chilli toast, as well as perform a spontaneous beatbox rendition on demand. From the photos captured, it definitely looked like the groom’s party was a great sport and everyone had a lot of fun!

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After “battling” the gatecrash and finally receiving the bride, the couple paid their respect to their parents before leaving. The sentimental bride was also caught shedding tears throughout the process, making for a touching and heartwarming session.

The couple’s pre-wedding photos are also worth a mention — instead of popular destinations like Europe or Japan, the couple instead opted to have their photo shoot in the deserts of Inner Mongolia.

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When asked about their unconventional choice, Peter Ho revealed the couple felt that it was especially meaningful to have their photo shoot in a more “inaccessible” place — the logistical challenges that the couple went through to get the shoot going was reminiscent of the difficulties encountered during their nine-year courtship, and it was not an easy process to get to the “end goal”.

We say, what a thoughtful story! The photos by the way, look magnificent as well, with the rugged and exotic landscapes of Inner Mongolia.

Here at Wedding & Travel, we wish Peter Ho and Peggy Lin all the best in their union!

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