Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week kicks off today in NYC and we can’t wait to see what our 2017 brides will be wearing. This is an exciting time in bridal fashion as so many bridal couture designers are trying their hand at ready to wear and vice versa, the result has been a new wave of very high fashion bridal collections.
Last season the illusion dress trend went from the red carpet (Beyonce’s Givenchy at the Met Gala) to the bridal runways and we can expect to see more of this in the 2017 collections. Reem Acra will be one to watch after her stunning Fall 2016 RTW collection featured illusion gowns in sheer fabrics in sexy, body conscious silhouettes. Let’s hope this theme carries over into her Bridal line.
The plunging V neckline is transitioning from the ready to wear collections to bridal fashion as well. We spotted it on Marchesa’s runway last season and Ines Di Santo’s down-to-there cutouts for her collection.
But this season isn’t all about showing skin, next year’s brides will be covering up in elegant long sleeves and dramatic capes. Naeem Khan, the new master of hand stitched embroidery will undoubtedly bring his unique look to the bridal runway with color and sparkle. Monique Lhuillier will have a more romantic version with floral appliqués on sheer organza and delicate lace.