Bridal Trends for 2017

Bridal Trends for 2017

Jenny From our Bridal Reloved Rowton store has written us a blog about wedding trends:


Planning a wedding is no mean feat, juggling the organisation of the biggest day of your life with work/ kids/life in general. You probably feel like superwoman (and if you don’t, you should – remember this is one of the top 5 most stressful things you’ll ever do!). Why not reward yourself with a cape to match your superpowers then?! Seriously – capes and toppers in general are set to be massive for 2017.


You can keep it simple with a short and floaty poncho, or go the whole hog with acres of fabric and have a full blown shoulder train. Just try to avoid looking like Russ Abbott in his white scarf (those of you too young for this reference see image below)


You can still wear a bolero if you like too – just reverse it to create an elegant portrait neckline over your dress. Whip it off later on and you’ll have two looks in one.

Other trends coming to a bridal boutique near you include the 80s off the shoulder look – already everywhere on the fashion catwalks and now moving over to bridalwear. There’s no hard and fast rule on how these should look, as long as they frame your collar bones beautifully.


Long sleeved, beaded, soft and floaty. A romantic look whichever way you wear it. Similarly, another of 2017’s key trends – oversized bows – can be worn pretty much wherever you want them, though the obvious place is vertically on your waist or above your bottom – giving your guests plenty to marvel at as you walk down the aisle.


Keep an eye out for the 3D floral look too. This is my favourite as it’s so much fun.

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Basically you’re looking for structure, form and texture with appliquéd flowers, intricately stiched three dimensional petals and leaves and mass coverage. More is most definitely more here – think about the most amazing iced wedding cake you’ve ever seen and there you have it (but perhaps try to avoid looking like a cake…). You can cover the whole dress or just an area of the dress like the shoulders or the skirt, but be bold and go for a block look.

If you prefer a simpler look then a sexy plunging v-neck is just the ticket for you. These dresses speak for themselves. Trickier to wear for the larger busted without some careful underwear choices, the deep v-neck (no half measures please) is a real show stopper. It’s all about baring your skin so if you’ve got the confidence go for a matching deep v at the back too (as I said, not everyone will be able to wear this look but hurrah for those that can). Illusion tops are perfectly acceptable with this look so that is some comfort if you’re worried about baring too much skin. Ahem.


I personally love it when a bride chooses something completely different for her wedding dress, so I am delighted to see coloured wedding dresses trending for 2017. Not just a sash or belt, but the whole dress. Two specific colours feature – the first is pink, very easy to wear and so pretty in all its variations. The second is a softest blue. Added bonus is this will double up as your something blue. Just be careful styling your venue to match these or you’ll end up with it looking like you’re having a baby shower or an Aston Villa theme. Perhaps stick to one or the other


Other trends to watch out for… trousers (really? I remain to be convinced); removable elements, your IKEA wedding dress if you will – take off that enormous bow so that you can actually sit down perhaps; underwear as outerwear – I.e. obvious corsetry on show as a feature of your bodice, visible cups, boning etc. not full blown Madonna in the vogue years but you get my idea…

Can’t wait to see what you will choose. Have fun!


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