Back from New York Couture Bridal Fashion Week, the bridal fashion designers are already fast tracking the Spring 2017 wedding collections. While at times wedding gown styles might not change all that drastically from one season to the next, there still are standouts to take a sneak peek at. Here are highlights and our picks for Spring 2017.
Gone are the days of white-white wedding gowns. Today more than ever designers are embracing the addition of colors in bolder hues.
We are also seeing color added into the detailing of ribbons, hand painted silks and the colors being introduced in the underskirts.
Gowns from Romona Keveza
Daring and provocative, necklines couldn’t plunge any further. This season the emphasis is on low-cut necklines. With the recent reintroduction of illusion fabrics, we are seeing designers using this sheer fabric as panels connecting deep cuts in the bodice.
For many this is “Just No Way” but wait don’t say no just yet! This bodice may be provocative but many designers also offer modesty panels that can be added into the gown allowing more coverage. Yes, this style of gown is not for everyone. For those who are willing to walk out in something more impactful and avant garde this will surely do it!
A dramatic look from Isabelle Armstrong
The most dramatic part of the presentation of the bride as she ascends the aisle is a dramatic train flowing behind her. This season designers are stretching their wings and amping up the train. From hi-low effects to organza wrap around trains to the rarely seen watteau train that attached high on the back or at the shoulders.
Adding to the effect, brides can use cathedral veils and dramatic cascading capes. Now capes include various fabrics such as tulle, chiffon, organza and yes, even cashmere, all extending the length of the gown.
This beautiful gown is from Ines Di Santo
With tradition comes lace, but even this is a bit non-traditional. Designers continue to showcase sheer gowns with strategically placed appliques, while the lingerie look is still fashion-forward.
Reminiscent of 1990’s detailing, (because let’s face it, we haven’t seen sleeves like these in decades), intricate and embellished sheer sleeves accent these new all-lace gowns.
Gown by Berta
*Images courtesy of Designers.