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From the Runway
Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Trends

If you’ve seen my Instagram account over the last two weeks, you know I spent a full week photographing Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week in New York City with Aroos Joon, the leading multilingual wedding media site in the middle east. I joined the Aroos Joon team to capture all of the Bridal Market shows, presentations and especially, the new trends in wedding gowns for a jam packed seven days of bridal madness! I’ll be featuring plenty of recaps from my favorite shows over the next few weeks here on my blog but I decided to kick it off with my assessment of the hottest trends in bridal attire! If you’re anything like me, you’re going to want to plan a series of vow renewals just to have a chance to step back into a bridal salon! And if you’re still shopping for a dress, there’s no better time to be a bride!! The only problem will be choosing the perfect gown with so many amazing work of art gowns to choose from!!

So what were the hottest trends this season?!? Let’s just say, drama is in… boring is out!

Trend #1: Drama!!

This fire and ice layered illusion dress by Francesca Miranda was a crowd favorite!!

Fire and Ice Illusion Gown by Francesca Miranda for Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2017 Collection Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #2: Decadent Floral Applique

This floral adorned ball gown as well as the first image both by Marchesa perfectly paired detail and romance!

Dramatic Floral Skirt Gown by Marchesa for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #3: Sheer is the new Satin

Every single show I attended featured multiple gowns with a sheer illusion element either in the bodice or even the full head to toe gown… this isn’t your grandmother’s wedding that’s for sure! These two by Mira Zwillinger took that trend to the extreme – luckily these dresses can be fully lined for the more demure bride but the intricate details to create these looks is stunning!

Sheer Skirt and One Strap Sweetheart Wedding Dress by Mira Zwillinger for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley
Sheer Illusion Long Sleeve Wedding Gown by Mira Zwillinger for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #4: Peplum

Again, nearly every show featured a dress with a peplum skirt. These long sleeve architectural top by Ines de Santo was a favorite of mine!

Long Sleeve Peplum Gown by Ines de Santo for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #5: Texture

Luscious skirts and details appliques gave even the most simple silhouette an elegant touch! The high-low skirts also made their rounds like this classic one from Anne Barge.

Blush Ombre Full Texture Gown for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week by Stephen Yearick Photo by Jessica Haley
Candlelight High Low Wedding Gown by Anne Barge for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #6: Color!

Designers across the board incorporated color into their signature pieces. Naeem Khan’s show was a bold display of colorful details across a variety of gowns! His finale piece was black!!

Colorful Bridal Gowns by Naaem Khan for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Runway Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #7: Delicate Romance

I love the softness of this romantic number by Marchesa!

Romantic Illusion Sheer Wedding Gown by Marchesa for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #8: The Deep V

If last year saw the rise of the dramatic low back… this season marked the return of the Deep V Cut tops for a daring bride like this style from Sottero and Midgley.

Deep V Dramatic Bridal Gown by Sottero and Midgley for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley
Black Wedding Veil by Sottero & Midgley for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #9: Laser Cut

The combination of a short sheer gown and the laser cut details by Mira Zwillinger is definitely a trend setter!!

Laser Cut Illusion Wedding Dress by Mira Zwillinger for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #10: Long Sleeves

Sleeves are the new sweetheart neck for this season! This illusion piece by Naeem Khan definitely doesn’t feel covered up!

Long Sleeve Illusion and Floral Applique Wedding Dress by Naeem Khan for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #11: The Cape

Bridal Capes that can be worn for the ceremony and removed for the party made a huge statement on this season’s runways like these gowns by Ines de Santo and Francesca Miranda.

Illusion Cape Wedding Dress by Ines de Santo for Spring 2017 Bridal Market Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley
Bridal Cape Overlay Wedding Gown by Francesca Miranda for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #12: Detailed Sleeves

Custom Lace and Crystal Fringe shoulder caps like this crystal fringe sleeve by Stephen Yearick and this lace off the shoulder detail by Christos Cristarellos.

Cape Sleeve and Fringe Wedding Dress for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week for Ysa Makino Photo by Jessica Haley
Lace Off the Shoulder Wedding Gown for Christos Costarellos Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #13: The Floral Corset

The illusion and floral detailed corsets with matching embellished veils like this one by Reem Acra completed any bridal look!

Illusion Corset Wedding Dress by Reem Acra for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

 

Trend #14: The Tea-Length Gown

Perfect for the party half of your event… a dramatic short number to dance all night in!

Double Skirt Tea Length Wedding Dress by Naeem Khan for Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week Photo by Jessica Haley

Stay tuned for my behind the scenes at Bridal Fashion Week coming soon! And if you enjoyed this post, don’t miss my peek inside Vera Wang from the Zales and Vera Wang Declare Your Love Proposal Contest this spring.

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  1. Runway Recap | Reem Acra | Jessica Haley Photographer | NYC & Greenwich, CT Wedding Photographer for the Independent, Adventurous, and Cosmopolitan Bride

    May 16th, 2017 at 8:09 am

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