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!!
Trend #2: Decadent Floral Applique
This floral adorned ball gown as well as the first image both by Marchesa perfectly paired detail and romance!
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!
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!
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.
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!!
Trend #7: Delicate Romance
I love the softness of this romantic number by Marchesa!
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.
Trend #9: Laser Cut
The combination of a short sheer gown and the laser cut details by Mira Zwillinger is definitely a trend setter!!
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!
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.
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.
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!
Trend #14: The Tea-Length Gown
Perfect for the party half of your event… a dramatic short number to dance all night in!
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.