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
We’re loving these designs by Berta — they’re sexy, modern and sophisticated and perfect for the city girl!
This deep-V neckline gown by Ines di Santo is a perfect example of how sexy is done elegantly. Definitely a crowd-pleaser!
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.
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!
These 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.
These 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!
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.
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!
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.