Spring 2017 Wedding Dress Trends

16 November 2016 / Supplier Spotlight/ Wedding Planning/ Latest News

If you are lucky enough to have picked up the brand new copy of Norfolk Brides Magazine, you would have seen the huge 12 page ‘Fashion Edit’ photoshoot.

We have joined forces with a bunch of some of the most talented wedding suppliers to give you a glimpse of what to expect from bridal trends for 2017 and I am so excited to be sharing the gorgeous images by Esther Wild.  Our fashion editor Abi Gray found some of the trends at the local wedding dress shops in Norfolk so you won’t have to travel far to get that trendy bridal gown of yours. 

TREND: Coachella

While music festivals like Coachella showcase the hottest, most carefree spring and summer trends, for 2017 the bohemian look is also being translated into bridal; featuring tiers, transparent fabrics, miniskirts and hippie chic lace and appliqué.

Model: Alisha

Dress: 'Vivienne' by Willowby By Watters available at La Crème  £1280

TREND: Sleeves

Winter brides – your time has come. The full length sleeves are officially a major bridal trend for 2017.  Bridal Fashion week catwalks were studded with flutter sleeve styles and billowing bishop sleeves in some of our favourite collections

Model: Libby

Dress: 'Amelie' by Willowby By Watters available at  La Crème £1440

Headpiece: Fancy BOWtique Bridal Couture

TREND: Florals 

Floral wedding dresses are one of our favourite wedding trends for 2017. Whether you go for a floral print wedding dress, embroidered flowers on your bridal gown or floral accessories, you can embrace your inner romantic with this stunning non-traditional bridal trend. 

Model: Elle

Dress: 'Untamed Love' by Charlotte Balbier from The Bottom Drawer £1650

Denim jacket: Stylist's own

TREND: Big Bows

Abi says that Big Bows and the motifs are going to be very popular in 2017. Knotted and folded and tied, bows are ubiquitous in bridal right now. You can wrap your arm with a bow, go down your back with bows, top your birdcage veil with a bow — you get the idea.

Model: Libby

Dress: Daisy by House of Mooshki from The Bottom Drawer £1325 

Headpiece: Fancy BOWtique Bridal Couture

TREND: Sheer Panelling

Share Panelling is still very much in and we love it. There are so many bridal gowns ideal for a bride who may like to not quite bare it all, but still have an intricate look. 

Model: Elle

Dress: 'Sasha' by Sweetheart Gowns  from Prima Donna Bridal £1100

Faux Fur Jacket: Topshop £79

                                                        

TREND: Colours 

This bridal trend covers a whole lot of options. From gilded gowns to nude and champagne tones to Pantone’s Colours of the Year – particularly romantic shades of Rose Quartz and a deeper pink colour wedding dresses. You can go as bold or as subtle as you like and it will never go wrong with a handtied bouquet of peonies or English garden roses. 

Model: Libby

Dress: 'Gracelyn' by Romantica of Devon from Maisie May Bridal  £675

Headpiece: Fancy BOWtique Bridal Couture

Shoes: Model's own

Model: Alisha

Dress: ‘Alana' by Willowby By Watters from La Crème £1498

Headpiece: Fancy BOWtique Bridal Couture 

TREND: Off The Shoulder 

Spring 2017 wedding dresses officially ushered in the age of the off-the-shoulder, and for fall the trend is still going strong. This time shoulders were bared in lace and long sleeved styles, making the trend perfect for winter brides. From ballgowns to a-line silhouettes, modern column dresses and bohemian sheaths, every wedding dress style was seen with its off-the-shoulder version.

Model: Libby

Dress: 'Alexandra' by Charlotte Balbier from The Bottom Drawer £1395

Floral crown: Libby Ferris Flowers

TREND: Two Piece

Two- Piece Wedding Dresses is one of those bridal trends that are here to stay!  Whether you like to push the envelope with a crop-top or not, the skirt-top combo allows for a fun, youthful vibe, without sacrificing an elegant bridal look.

Skirt: David Tutera style 116209 ( only skirt seen) at Prima Donna Bridal from £1299

Bodice: Topshop £44

Sunglasses: Attik & Seller

Necklace and jacket: Stylist's own 

TREND: Plunging Neckline 

Whilst open back wedding dresses remain in, a dramatically plunging neckline is continuing to make a daring appearance on the bridal fashion catwalks. There are no modesty panels here and a number of designers have extended the plunge down to the pelvis.

Model: Elle

Dress: Gretchen by Romantica of Devon from Masie May Bridal £695

Some more of our Favorites

The shoot to us the whole day and we are all cream crackered at the end of the day, but the results are simly goorgeous! We have such a MASSIVE selection if images that I just had to share a few more if my favorite images with you. Some of the styles and some, in group shots too! 

HUGE thank you goes out to every single person who was involved in making this stunning shoot happen! 

You were fabulous! 

The Fashion Team

Photographer: Esther Wild  

Models: Elle Harris, Libby Gray and Alisha Whitworth

MUA: Amanda Steed Make Up  

Hair Stylist: Nicola Playford @ Amanda Steed Makeup

Fashion Stylist: Abi Gray

Location: The Wharf Academy Norwich

Plants: Event House

Flowers: Libby Ferris Flowers

Curator: Dalia Courridge @ Norfolk Brides

Gold Foil ‘XO’ Balloons: Bubblegum Balloons

Giant Balloons: The Giant Balloon Company

Headpieces: Fancy BOWtique Bridal Couture

Dresses: La Crème, Prima Donna Bridal, Maisie May Bridal

and The Bottom Drawer

Dalia Courridge

By Dalia Courridge

Owner of Norfolk Brides - the wedding guide, wedding blog and inspirational hub for couples planning their wedding in Norfolk; Wedding Fair and Wedding Show organiser. Editor to a FREE annual glossy Norfolk Brides Magazine.