Top Wedding Dress Trends From Fall 2017 Bridal Fashion Week

We scouted the runways for the coolest bridal fashion week trends. See what's hot now!
wedding dresses with capes
Photo by Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; FROM LEFT: Berta, Monique Lhuillier, Romona Keveza
  1. Billowy Sleeves

    wedding dresses with long sleeves
    Photo by Tom Concordia/MCV Photo; From Left: Rivini, Marchesa, Theia

    Calling all hopeless romantics! Long, billowy sleeves give a simple gown an instant vintage feel. Opt for an off-the-shoulder, sheer style for an effortlessly airy look, or go for floral lace to make a boho-chic statement. 

  2. Cascading Ruffles

    wedding dress with ruffles
    Photo by Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; From Left: Persy, Ines Di Santo, Inbal Dror

    Bring the drama with this frilly, ultra-feminine detail. Allover rufflles add dimension to a slim silhouette, while a full skirt of cascading ruffles (in pastel blue, if you're brave) is equal parts whimsical and fashion forward. 

  3. Wedding-Worthy Pants

    bridal jumpsuits
    Photo by Tom Concordia/MCV Photo, Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; From Left: Lela Rose, Gala by Galia Lahav, Liancarlo

    If you're eloping or looking for a wedding-worthy bachelorette or bridal shower ensemble, we've got you covered. Jumpsuits and pantsuits are comfortable, figure flattering and totally chic. A beaded number works for a night out on the town, while embroidered lace is versatile enough to rock at any time of day. 

  4. Metallic Dresses

    metallic wedding gowns
    Photo by Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; From Left: Lazaro, Hayley Paige, Reem Acra

    Metallic gowns gave the bridal fashion week runways a little extra sparkle. Perfect for an evening affair under the stars, gold, silver and champagne-tinted dresses are bold but sophisticated. Pro tip: If you're rocking a gown with metallic fabric or embellishments, keep your accessories minimal and let your glitzy frock do all the talking. 

  5. Botanical Details

    wedding dresses with floral prints
    Photo by Tom Concordia/MCV Photo; Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; From Left: Naeem Khan, Ines Di Santo, Claire Pettibone

    Florals have been hot for a while, but botanical motifs (think: vines, branches, leaves) were everywhere this season. An edgier take on more traditional embroidery and appliqué, this nature-inspired trend feels romantic and contemporary all at once. 

  6. Structured Corsets

    wedding dresses with corset bodices
    Photo by Tom Concordia/MCV Photo, Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; From Left: Sottero and Midgley, Reem Acra,

    We love this look straight out of the Elizabethan era for two reasons: Structured corsets accentuate the narrowest part of your body, and they're sexy without being too over the top. Choose a corset top with a ball gown skirt for a totally royal look, or keep it slinky and lingerie-inspired with a curve-skimming silhouette. 

  7. Bridal Capes

    wedding dresses with capes
    Photo by Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; FROM LEFT: Berta, Monique Lhuillier, Romona Keveza

    If veils aren't your thing, consider a bridal cape or capelet. This ethereal add-on gives even the simplest dress a regal tilt, but still feels modern. Another plus: It's easy to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change with this trend. Wear a cape or capelet for your ceremony, then take it off when you're ready to dance the night away. 

  8. Breezy Silhouettes

    dresses with flowy silhouettes
    Photo by Maria Valentino/MCV Photo; From Left: Christos, Watters

    Flowy, lightweight dresses are just made for a tropical destination wedding or low-key outdoor affair. Flutter sleeves are flirty and feminine, while an intricate lace bodice adds a sophisticated contrast to this effortless style. 


    To check out all the Bridal Fashion Week galleries, and get wedding dress advice and more, go to TheKnot.com/frontrow.

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