Bridal Looks We Love For 2017 Brides

Our favorite trends and styles for brides with lots of style.
by BlackBride.com
bride in dress with plunging back
photo by Adam Opris Photography

With so many styles and new trends on the bridal scene, choosing the perfect gown for your wedding day is more exciting than ever. From elegant floral embellishments to stunning plunging backs, the BlackBride.com team has done the hard work for you and picked out our favorite looks. Here is a selection of bridal trends and wedding day looks we love for 2017 brides.

Sheer Perfection

bride with bouquet
photo by Morgan Sydney Photography

This look is all about transparency. We love gowns that feature strategically placed sheer panels, coupled with intricate beading to create that sexy, yet classy sheer or nude illusion. Brides can showcase their bold style with a multitude of jaw-dropping options that include backs, bodices and even skirts that show a little or a lot of skin.

Sensational Sleeves

bride in dress with sleeves
photo by Amy Hutchinson Photography

This sophisticated look comes in many variations, which feature ultra-feminine details in lace, sheer fabrics and intricate embroidery. This nod to modesty is anything but safe, as intricately designed sleeves can be the focal point of your gown. This is the perfect style for brides who desire a little coverage without giving up on style.

Sophisticated Sparkle

bride
photo by Amber Knowles Studio

A bride’s wedding day is her time to shine. Why not light up the aisle with a sparkly gown that features exquisite beading and lots of bling. A dramatic dose of sparkle added to bodices, sleeves, backs and even full gowns creates a truly regal and elegant look.

Floral Embellishments

Bride in dress with floral accents
photo by Envision Journey

There’s nothing more feminine than beautiful floral appliqués and embroidery. Laser-cut designs and shimmering blooms don't just offer subtle coverage on your bodice, sleeves or skirt—they also add texture and shimmer to your gown.

One-Shoulder and Off-the-Shoulder Gowns

bride in off-the-shoulder dress
photo by Lyndah Wells Photography

The romantic off-the-shoulder style offers a subtle yet sexy element for the bride who wants to show off her shoulders. This ultra-feminine style comes in many variations and beautifully accentuates your neckline.

Sexy Back

bride in dress with plunging back
photo by Adam Opris Photography

While some brides prefer subtle design elements, others choose to go the daring route with low plunging and barely there backs. If you're interested in showing a little extra skin, plunging backs can be paired with gorgeous textures like beading and lace for added drama.


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