The Hottest Bridal Trends for 2017

Raegan Carey | 6/23/2017, 7:39 a.m.
Has your mailbox been flooded with wedding invitations this month? There is a reason for that. The simple answer is ...

Has your mailbox been flooded with wedding invitations this month? There is a reason for that. The simple answer is it is wedding season and June is the most popular month to get hitch. What is not so popular are traditional weddings. Brides and grooms are getting creative with their nuptials to showcase their unique personalities on their special day. This creativity has spawn some very interesting trends with fashion, cake, flowers, and all the bells and whistles of a wedding.

One of the hottest and most talked about subjects in the industry is bridal fashion. Everyone always wants to know what the bride wore. Hence, brides put a lot of focus on their wedding day look focusing the most attention on their wedding dress. You may be asking yourself what’s hot in bridal fashions right now? It seems skin is in or should I say out. Brides are choosing to show a little skin with plunging necklines, low backs, off the shoulder and more. Deciding which style is right for you can be a bit confusing. Allow Houston Style to help ease your tension by breaking down all the fabulous bridal fashion trends of 2017. We have compiled some of the biggest bridal trends to look out for when you’re going wedding dress shopping this season. Featured designers include Hailey Paige, Galia Lahav, InBal Dror, David's Bridal, Emilia, Zuhair Murd, and Elie Saab.

1 Off the shoulder and romantic shoulder lines - The sheer elegance of an off-the-shoulder gown is just that. It’s classic, romantic, and shows off the bride’s feminine side with just a touch of skin and peek-a-boo kissable shoulder. This style is most liked by classic brides. The 2017 version comes with an illusion twist or wrap effect.

2 Plunging necklines – Brides are baring it all by taking it low. Giving off major sex appeal, this bridal trend is loved by brides who want to show off what they have been blessed with in the chest region. Brides are in love with being sexy this year and many designers are featuring this look dipping all the way to the natural waist. Wow!

3 Romantic 3D floral embellishments – Floral accents are the entire rave this year as brides aren’t just holding their bouquet as they walked down the aisle but also wearing them. Using the inspiration of floral decorative 3D paper walls, designers are adding these embellishments to bridal gowns to bring brides in bloom. The effect is heavenly and enchanting. Not only does it make the bride glow brighter as all eyes are on her but also looks amazing in photos. What bride doesn’t want to feel like her dress is a romantic floral fairy tale?

4 Illusion lace head-to-toe – Forget about lace as paper dollies from yesteryear when it was thought of as old and dated and move into the new century. Lace has been revamped that grandma may want to close eyes. Illusion lace takes the fabric to another level to add a bit of sexy- edginess and give off a modern feel.

5 Sheer touches - Sheer is huge and in demand by the modern bride. A bride pulling this look off tends to be extremely confident with her body and doesn’t mind all the attention she will get. Soft and sheer fabrics don’t hide anything and really highlight the bride’s silhouette. I recommend this style for a traditional cathedral wedding but the bride that dons a sheer wedding gown has nothing traditional about her.

6 Separates - Traditionally gowns have been one-piece. But that has gone out the window as brides show their waistlines. Separates allow the bride to really let loose and have fun when attending their receptions as they are not constricted. Fabrics are movable to allow the bride to be free. Whether the bride selects a 2-piece top and skirt or pantsuit, she will be comfortable and beautiful to leave her wedding and dance the night away at the after party.

7 Bows – I’m not talking about Minnie Mouse bows here. Bows are not just for little girls’ ponytails. Designers are placing giant structural bows across the backs and necklines of gowns to create a dramatic stunning effect that brides love.

8 Lingerie inspired - Gowns that make you go Oh My! This is not for the shy bride. Lingerie inspired looks includes naked lace to beaded, textured and silk fabrics that drape the body leaving nothing imagined. This look works for the bride that dares to go there and for a groom confidant enough to watch his bride bring her sexy bedroom out.

So now that I’ve given you the run down on what’s hot your next question is where to find these gowns. I enlisted the help of Decline Hagley, wedding planner and event extraordinaire of Fabulous Beginnings By Delcina & Co. Delcina knows her brides and has been successfully consulting brides for the last 10 years. Each salon mentioned has been tried and tested. Here is a list of the Best in bridal boutiques and fashion houses that Houston has to offer in town.

  1. Weddings by Debbie - Whether your budget is $1,000 to $10,000, Weddings by Debbie can help you pick your perfect gown.

  2. Mia Bridal Salon – Located in River Oaks, this smaller salon specializes in bridal designs that you won’t traditionally find anywhere else in Houston.

  3. Ivory Bride Atelier - Owned by sisters Ronit and Sharon Levy, this small fashionable bridal salon located on West Avenue offers brides personalized service you wont get at larger salons.

4 Olivia’s Bridal House – Owner Nicole Derrick caters to brides with curves carrying sample sizes for plus sized brides.

A few tips that I picked up when shopping for wedding gowns is to not go on the weekends. Stores are too crowded and brides won’t get that extra special treatment. Keep your entourage small for less stress. Too many people means too many opinions and can leave the bride overwhelmed. And if you need extra help contact Delcina Hagley to set up an appointment at Fabulous Beginnings, fabbeginnings.com.