Are you feeling stumped about what to wear to your own wedding? Wedding dress shopping can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming, especially if you have no idea what exactly you’re looking for. It’s only the biggest day of your life, right? In many cases, brides start searching knowing what they don’t want (certain shapes that don’t flatter them, or frilly embellishments that simply aren’t their style), but they still have a hard time narrowing their options down, in order to find their perfect fit. Luckily, 2017 is poised to introduce some fun, flirty, and fashion-forward trends in wedding dresses, all of which could help you determine what you like, what you loathe, and what you love in wedding dresses. And that can help you find the one that is just right for you!
What’s Big for 2017?
Many of the designers’ spring and fall wedding lines for 2017 included off-the-shoulder numbers that reflect a dash of Bohemian-style. These are romantic in nature, without showing too much skin, and they’re easy for women of all figures to pull off, unlike strapless dresses which can be problematic for many.
Of course long sleeves are one of those trends that will never get old, thanks in large part to Princess Kate helping to bring this timeless and classy style to center stage. Next year, though, designers are helping to update the look (or give a nod to the retro) with bell sleeves, which are gorgeous for both formal church weddings and more rustic outdoor affairs.
Ruffles and tiered skirts are also slated to be popular. They add a sense of elegance, without being overwhelming for petite figures, like full ballgowns sometimes can be. Just look for a simple top when going with a dramatic skirt, to help keep the look balanced.
Most of the top wedding designers also adorned their looks with oversized accessories, helping to create a sense of newness and fun. From princess-inspired tiaras to earrings bordering on the gaudy, don’t be afraid to play up your bridal look with accessories that really pop!