Wedding dresses, like all fashion, have trends. They evolve, grow, and mold over time. New forward colors, lots of tulle, collars and capes are so 2015, things of the past. These trends have given way to new looks. So, what are the looks that we will be seeing a lot of this fall 2016 and spring 2017 wedding season?
3D FLORAL APPLIQUE
This trend isn’t particularly a new one; it has grown over the years and has moved from laser-cut florals to softer, wispier petals that have a romantic feel. These dainty appliques have become life-like with the help of beading, crystals and color. These delicate embellishments will satisfy your girly, imagined-since-childhood wedding dress dreams.
One of our personal favorites, off-the-shoulder dresses is the perfect blend between a sleeved dress and a strapless gown. This classic, ultra-feminine neckline can be made soft or bold depending on the fabric and cut that you choose. Playful and sophisticated, off-the-shoulder gowns are giving strapless gowns some major competition.
ASYMMETRICAL TIERED SKIRT
Asymmetrical skirts are great for curvier brides. Adding it to an already great trend, a tiered skirt, you have the perfect pair. With asymmetrical tiered dresses, the skirt is the focal point instead of the figure. This shape will compliment your body and work with the incredible figure that you already have. Wear confidence on your wedding day in an asymmetrical tiered skirt wedding gown!
It is no secret that wedding dresses are taking more risks in these upcoming seasons than they have in the past. The illusion bodice gives the right amount of sexy without going overboard. Whether you choose a more modest illusion bodice or a more revealing one, this trend is so prominent, you’ll be sure to find one you love.
Regardless of whether or not your wedding is during the cooler months, long-sleeved gowns are the epitome of a feminine classic for all seasons. Long sleeves can be practical if your venue is outdoors during the fall or winter months and the soft, tender sleeve embellishments will compliment fresh fallen snow beautifully. Illusion style long sleeves can also be a great dress style during the warmer months if you choose a style that lets your skin breathe.
A less flashy version of the illusion bodice, cutouts only give a glimpse of skin in a subtle way. Show off your flirty side while still being modest with different size cutouts or play it safe by having cutouts covered in sheer fabric like shown in the photo below. Sexy and sophisticated is possible. Cutouts are especially seen in waists to compliment them as well as giving the audience a chance to admire the feminine silhouette.
For the brides that don’t want to be flashy or out-there, the minimalistic trend is a modern spin on a timeless classic. Satin or silk are fabrics that are commonly seen used throughout this trend. Combined with intricate beading, lace, or crystal embellishments, brides will drop jaws in these dresses walking down the aisle.
A trend that is certainly not for everyone, these are a little more daring. Plunging necklines that are trimmed in scallops or lace can soften the look, allowing it to be less risqué. This is a perfect look for the not so busty brides; you won’t spill out of your dress but still get the alluring and sophisticated look you’re going for.
Whatever your style, the up and coming trends for this fall and next spring are sure to wow. Explore and try new styles, maybe you’ll surprise yourself.