What do the 1960’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s all have in common? A lot! The Fall 2017 collections we viewed at Bridal Fashion Week in New York City embodied many elements from these fashion decades creating a resurgence of classic silhouettes by many designers. From plunging necklines and illusion gowns, to overskirts, long trains and flowing cap capes we think you will love what you’ll see and the fresh take on fashion will give you increased inspiration.
A-lines have always been a staple in the wedding gown industry. At one point it seemed that was all we saw until the fit & flare became the newest craze.
This season we see fuller A-Line gowns, but not quite full enough to be a ball gown. Many gowns featured a modified empire waist.
Gown by Anne Barge
Bishop sleeves made their reappearance at the Fall 2017 Bridal Fashion Week. We determined with long sleeves making resurgence over the last few seasons some brides feel restricted with the tightness of the sleeve, so please welcome back the sheer embellished Bishop Sleeves of the 70’s.
Not to be overshadowed again this season is the short dress. Some dresses are much shorter than last season, but the short overlay is new this year and perfect for a courthouse or intimate garden wedding at home.
Gown by Romona Keveza
Can you hear me now – more like – can you see me now! The illusion gowns are back in a fierce fashion statement. As in past seasons, they can always be lined for the more conservative bride while still allowing for the light and airy flow of the gowns movement.
We saw illusion bodice and sleeves with tattoo detailing using Swarovski crystals, pearls, beads and, yes, sequence. With many new designers embracing this look we are starting to see a cross over from evening gowns into wedding gown designs.
Gown by Mark Zunino
As we introduced over the last two seasons, tradition is coming back. Designers are now incorporating a more modern twist to the silhouette. With the increasing fuller A-Line gowns, designers have pushed the ball gown to a larger and more elaborate silhouette than ever.
This is also reminiscent of Couturier Charles James revolutionary designs of the 1950’s, featuring long flowing sheath gowns with royal trains and cathedral veils that extend the look even further. One of the stateliest looks this season is the long dramatic cape embracing the shoulders.
Gown by Berta