Let's be real — the dress is the best part of the wedding (aside from marrying the love of your life, of course). So, there's a lot of pressure to find "the one." After all, no bride wants to look back on her wedding photos 50 years from her wedding and wonder, "What in the hell was I thinking?!" which is why wedding dress trends can be tricky (hello, puffy sleeves from the 80's). Thankfully, this year's hottest wedding dress trends are not only gorgeous, but they're totally timeless. Take a peek below!
If you thought 3D floral appliqués were big last year, just wait until you see the garden of gorgeous flowers that blossomed across the 2017 Bridal collections. This dreamy Marchesa gown is just the beginning of all of the pretty to come!
Bridal no longer means white, ivory, champagne or even blush. Next spring, you can expect to see brides rocking color—from lovely pastel hues like this Kenneth Pool gown to the bright, bold shades seen at Naeem Khan. If you really want to wow on your wedding day, there's no better way than with one of these colorful beauties!
Big, Beautiful Bows
Twirl down the aisle with ruffles that flirt for you with every step like with the all-over ruffles like on this Carolina Herrera beauty. Want something a little more subtle? Find one of the gorgeous gowns with ruffles at the waist or hem.
Why be a normal bride on your wedding day when you can be a super bride? A super stylish bride, that is. From dramatic capes that dance in the wind like on this Oscar de la Renta gown to flouncy capelets that offer an extra bit of coverage, wedding dresses with capes are the perfect way to get that two-in-one look with just one gorgeous dress!
Make your groom's jaw drop when you walk down the aisle wearing a sexy plunging neckline like on this Francesca Miranda gown. Balance the deep V with traditional bridal touches like romantic lace, full skirts or delicate beading. The finished look is sultry and sexy but still timeless and beautiful!
Sexy can mean a lot of different things when it comes to your wedding dress — barely-there bodices, plunging necklines, curve-hugging silhouettes and now an unexpected hint of skin with a flirty hemline like this Rime Arodaky dress. Playful and fashion-forward, high low dresses are the perfect excuse to show off a new pair of fabulous wedding day shoes.
Just because you're a bride doesn't mean you have to wear a wedding dress. This year, designers served up some seriously stunning alternatives like this fabulous Lela Rose ensemble. From stylish separates to playful jumpsuits to oh-so-chic suits and tuxedos, designers are redefining mix 'n match separates with these gorgeous wedding dress alternatives.
They say, "one is silver and the other is gold," but this year all metallics are created equal. Think silver, pewter, gold, rose gold and so much more. As far as we're concerned, the more sparkle and shimmer, the better, especially if it looks anything like this gorgeous Naeem Khan sheath.
Strapless wedding dresses will always be in style, but for the bride who wants a little something different, there's nothing quite like the romance and drama of a statement sleeve like on this Ines di Santo dress. The 70s-inspired silhouette is the perfect balance of boho-chic and vintage charm all with a dose of dramatic glamour!
While beading, ruffles, appliqués and bows are all beautiful (and they so are), there's something to be said for keeping things clean and simple like this gorgeous Amsale ballgown. Without the added details and distractions, it's the bride that truly shines, not just the dress.