Bridal Trends for 2017

Written by    Last updated: June 18, 2016

Fresh from the catwalk at the White Gallery are the very latest stunning designer bridal collections. Featuring feminine floral patterns, pretty peplum skirts, cute caplets and some highly unusual layering. These gorgeous new bridal trends for 2017 have to be seen to be believed.

Eliza Jane Howell at The White Gallery | Confetti.co.uk

Eliza Jane Howell

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Alan Hannah

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Alan Hannah

Floral Patterns, Pink and Pastels

One of the hottest current trends is the floral pattern, and some of the patterned gowns to grace this year’s catwalk are as gorgeous as they are unusual. Florals fit perfectly with the current trend for Bohemian wedding style. Pink is this year’s colour.

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Inmaculada Garcia

Inmaculada Garcia at The White Gallery London 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Inmaculada Garcia

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Sassi Holford

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Charlotte Balbier | Savin London | Charlotte Balbier

Off-the-Shoulder

Strapless is still out there but off-the-shoulder is more prevalent this year. The straight across neckline is great for brides with a pear-shaped figure that is slightly wider at the hips. The long line across the top of your body will give the illusion of a wider line to balance your shape. Off-the-shoulder gowns are very feminine and very flattering. If you don’t like your upper arms these new styles also have pretty sleeves.

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Alan Hannah

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Sassi Holford | Alan Hannah |Annasul Y

Boat Necks

A boat neck goes right across your collar bone and, like the off-the-shoulder style, is very flattering to any bride with narrower shoulders than hips. It’s also a very sophisticated style that shows an air of confidence with an almost boyish shape rather than an overtly sexy feminine plunging neckline.

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Annasul Y

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Alan Hannah | Charlotte Balbier | Alan Hannah

Halternecks and Plunging Necklines

The halterneck style is very sassy, and plunging v-cut necklines are almost slashed down to the waist in a strong, overtly sexy look that can be softened with a scalloped edge, chiffon scarf or lace sleeves to shift the focus (from your cleavage!)

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Atelia Emelia Paris

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Alan Hannah

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Charlotte Balbier

Short Styles and Layers

The most interesting new shapes are those with unusual layering and skirt lengths. The bridal gown does not always have to sweep the floor, it can be above the knee, or both – short at the front and long at the back.

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Anny Lin

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Anny Lin

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Sassi Holford | Sassi Holford | Zaeem Jamal

Caplets

Caplets are small or sheer capes worn over just the shoulders and they are everywhere this season. Caplets are lovely in satin and so very pretty in chiffon and lace so the bridal gown can be seen underneath. Wear the caplet for your ceremony and take it off for the reception to dance for two very different wedding day looks.

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Ananasul Y

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Rasha

Peplum Skirts and Pocket Details

Skirt styles are getting as interesting as necklines this year with this unusual peplum style of a short skirt over the long line of the gown. Reminiscent of 1980s fashion, one wonders will it be ‘Rah-rah skirts next’? Pockets are also a new trend in bridal fashion, and a useful one for practical brides who want to carry their own tissues or lipstick – just in case!

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Ivory & Co.

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016 | Confetti.co.uk

Savin London | Charlotte Balbier | Savin London

Sheer Chiffons and Lace

Lace is still very much in vogue with uber feminine lace and chiffon necklines, overlays and sleeves everywhere this season in a variety of styles and designs.

Catwalk at The White Gallery 2016

Annasul Y | Katya Katya Shehurina | Annasul Y

Annasul Y at The White Gallery | Confetti.co.uk

Annasul Y

All catwalk images courtesy of The White Gallery London. For more wedding dress inspiration please visit Wedding Dresses and Fashion.

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.

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2 thoughts on “Bridal Trends for 2017

  1. Richard says:

    I love the embroidery and coloured floral dresses, they really stand out and bring joy ☺

    • Kate Thompson says:

      I love the embroidery too. So beautiful. Thanks for your comment. We always love to hear from you. KT

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