The Spring 2017 trends from Bridal Fashion week were all the things pastel and floral dreams are made of. The sun was shining at last, with tulips blooming and—best of all—the top designers in bridal unveiled their new collections featuring Spring 2017 Trends, that we absolutely love. We're about six days into a jam-packed schedule of shows and presentations, and a handful of standout trends have emerged. Here are a few of my favorites.
Show Some Skin
If the new collections are any indication, brides want a little—or a lot—of sexy. Cutouts, plunging necklines, drop shoulders, bare backs and sheer everything often left little to the imagination. Done well, it was absolute perfect.
In a sea of whites and creams, several designers popped their lines with whispering pastels like rose, peach, lavender and ice blue. At Angel Sanchez, Mira Zwillinger, and Hayley Paige, subtle color lent an air of originality to classic silhouettes in a way that could win over even a traditionalist.
They popped up everywhere, in all sizes and shapes. Oscar de la Renta gave us a statement twist at the back of the neck. Carolina Herrera presented two memorable versions: a soft, ethereal bow at the base of an open back on one (love!) and a more-structured, modern twist on another, giving both gowns that all-important wow-factor from behind. (After all, that's the view guests spend most of the ceremony looking at!) At their best, bows added a romantic-but-not-too-girly vibe to a classic silhouette. Bravo to the standouts!
Appliqué blooms continued their dominance, championed by Marchesa, whom you can see below! The Marchesa Spring 2017 collection, one of its best ever, included spectacularly cool "cascading blooms" that appeared to be just barely attached to tulle gowns, as if they could catch a breeze and send the bride floating down the aisle.