Few parts of wedding planning can be as exciting as wedding dress shopping. In fact, rarely does a single moment of planning compare to the elation a bride-to-be experiences when she looks in the mirror and realizes she has found her dream wedding dress. When it comes time to shop, though, don’t become overwhelmed by the many choices. Instead, go into the bridal shop with some idea of what you’re looking for, and one way to do just that is to consider if any of the 2017 bridal trends speak to your esthetic and style!
Consider Corsets, Capes and Collars!
Most brides find that the best way to make a statement, without feeling like the dress is wearing them, is by choosing one focal feature. In 2017 there are some great styles to choose from, too!
- Corsets don’t have to stay hidden beneath your dress. Why not wear one proudly by choosing a dress that is inspired by finely crafted underwires, with a delicate corset top. These looks are great for cinching in the waist and making your bustline look amazing, too!
- Capes might sound a bit costumey, but modern bridal gowns are proving they can be done tastefully and on-trend. Look for sheer items with subtle embellishments that add to the gown’s overall appeal, or thicker fabrics, perfect for keeping you warm – and unbelievably cool – at a fall or winter wedding.
- Collars are another great way to create interest, while also elongating your neck, and showcasing what many consider every woman’s most beautiful feature, her collarbone. From turtleneck-inspired numbers, to more regal, stiff collars, don’t be afraid to embrace this fun, new bridal trend.
Want to Show Some Skin?
There are plenty of ways to show some skin, tastefully, on your wedding day. Just try to limit your sex appeal to one part of the body, to keep the look classy and sophisticated. Plunging necklines are one of the most popular bridal trends, for 2017, and with good reason. They are a great way to show off your assets, so to speak. They also add instant drama!
If that’s not your style, though, consider an off-the-shoulder number, which still manages to show some skin, but in a much more universally-flattering shape.
Slits and knee-length gowns are also ways to show some skin, namely those great gams you’ve been working out. Keep in mind that slits also make floor-length gowns easier to move in, and more importantly to dance in, while knee-length or tea-length dresses are great for spring and summer weddings, particularly for outdoor venues like ours here in Texas!