Top Wedding Dress Trends From Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week (Watch!)

We scouted the runways for the coolest bridal fashion week trends. See what's hot!
  1. Alvina Valenta wedding dress, Monique Lhuillier wedding dress, Wtoo wedding dress
    Photo by MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; From left: Alvina Valenta, Monique Lhuillier, Wtoo
  2. Wedding Dresses with Bridal Capes

    Mira Zwillinger wedding dress, Ines Di Santo wedding dress, Lela Rose wedding dress
    Photo by Kurt Wilberding; From Left: Mira Zwillinger, Ines Di Santo, Lela Rose

    Not into veils? A full-length bridal cape or shorter capelet is the perfect alternative: It still adds dimension to your gown, but it feels modern. Plus, this trend is an easy way to pull off a mid-wedding outfit change. Wear a cape or capelet for your ceremony, then whisk it away to reveal a different look for your reception.

  3. Wedding Dresses with Wispy Feathers

    Oscar de la Renta wedding dress, Anne Barge wedding dress, Berta wedding dress
    Photo by MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; From Left: Oscar de la Renta, Anne Barge, Berta

    Feather details have been hot for a few season, but wispy plumes (think: delicate ostrich feathers) can make even the simplest silhouette eye-catching. Get glam with a totally feathered skirt or opt for just a few well-placed plumes to give your look an airy twist.

  4. Wedding Dresses with High Collars

    Naeem Khan wedding dress, LEGENDS Romona Keveza wedding dress, Rivini wedding dress
    Photo by MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; From Left: Naeem Khan, LEGENDS Romona Keveza, Rivini

    A high collar gives off seriously high fashion vibes. Go with scalloped lace for a regal feel, or go super-modern with a sleek one made of satin. Pro tip: Statement earrings and a windswept updo perfectly complement this buttoned-up trend.

  5. Wedding Dresses with Deep V Necklines

    Reem Acra wedding dress, Marchesa wedding dress, Lazaro wedding dress
    Photo by MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; From Left: Reem Acra, Marchesa, Lazaro

    The deep V-Neckline is a must-try for two reasons: It flatters your upper body (even if you're busty!) and elongates your frame. A plunging V with scalloped lace or floral appliqué is an ultra-feminie look, while a sleek V plays up the inherently sexy vibe of a curve-skimming silhouette. Just make sure you have Topstick tape handy the day of.

  6. Wedding Dresses with Streamer Sleeves

    Alvina Valenta wedding dress, Monique Lhuillier wedding dress, Wtoo wedding dress
    Photo by MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; From left: Alvina Valenta, Monique Lhuillier, Wtoo

    Sheer streamer sleeves (read: long tulle sleeves that split off into streamers) are a gorgeous way to make an ethereal statement and add movement to your gown. Channel your inner Stevie Nicks in a lace sheath gown with fluttery streamer details or go for full-on romance by pairing them with a sultry fit-and-flare dress.

  7. Wedding Dresses with Bows

    Elizabeth Fillmore wedding dress, Peter Langner wedding dress, Anne Barge wedding dress
    Photo by MARIA VALENTINO / MCV PHOTO; From Left: Elizabeth Fillmore, Peter Langner, Anne Barge

    Oversize bows took over the runways, and we couldn't get enough of this over-the-top feminine detail. Make a dramatic exit with a large bow on your train, or add some structure (and accentuate your waist!) with a bow sash. Keep your accessories simple with this trend and let your bold bow do all the talking.


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