Wedding dress trends are becoming increasingly reflective of brides’ personal styles. As a far cry from your mom’s puff sleeve, wedding cake-esque dress, wedding dress trends for spring 2017 are as personal as that time you went to Cabo with your friends. Complete with #inspo, here is a run-down of the major trends in bridal.
The Bohemian trend will be sticking around for another year with more brides than ever opting for luxe lace. What we would describe as not-your-mother’s lace, this trend includes cut outs, sheer elements and lots of drapey goodness. Your dress should reflect your wedding, as coachella-inspired as you desire.
(Claire Pettibone Romantique spring 2017, Limor Rosen spring 2017, Pallas Couture 2017)
Veils and trains are having a major moment in bridal for the next year, and the more dramatic the better. Typically brides would go for one or the other to make a statement, but now brides are mixing big veils with show-stopping trains. For Instagram-worthy photos, veils and trains can set you apart from cookie-cutter brides. Go big or go home, right?
(Carolina Herrera spring 2017, Zuhair Murad spring 2017, Temperley London spring 2017)
As a complement to your sultry, flirty self, wedding dresses are including lots of bustier elements to showcase boning elements, eleborate beading and lots of side-boob. This sassy trend is as beautiful as it is intricate. Designers are showing off their ornate skill in the top halves of dresses for 2017.
(Vera Wang spring 2017, Monique Lhuillier spring 2017, Houghton spring 2017)
A trend we’re extremely excited about is the two-piece trend. Maid of Social co-founder, Heather Hall, wore a two-piece look to her wedding and looked absolutely stunning. Ahead of her time, Heather showed how elegant two-piece gowns can look. Two is definitely better than one, and with separate pieces brides can incorporate surprising elements such as sweaters, art deco pieces or even a sequined crop top. There are no limits to this trend and brides can take it from casual to shockingly elegant.
(Lili Hod, Houghton Bride, J.Crew 2017)
Last, but certainly not least, is the non-wedding dress wedding trend. This trend is all encompassing, combining pants, shorts and short skirts. More, now than ever, brides are opting for comfort rather than elegance for their ceremonies. A variety of pants and shorter skirts have been seen on the runways to allow brides another way to dress up (or down) for their big day.
(Francesca Miranda spring 2017, Naeem Khan spring 2017, Monique Lhuillier spring 2017)