2017 Wedding Dress Trends

2017 Wedding Dress Trends // Toledo Wedding Guide

words by | Eve Green

2017 bridal fashion is turning heads! Now more than ever, designers are creating more fashions for brides who wish to express their own unique style. One thing is for sure, no matter what your bridal style is, 2017 has something to offer everyone.

The Spring and Fall 2017 bridal runways were full of wedding dress inspiration! Designers showcased a beautiful variety of trends. Everything from timeless designs for the classic bride and delightfully unexpected trends for the indie bride. Consider some of our favorite wedding dress trends for this year!

2017 Wedding Dress Trends // Toledo Wedding Guide


  • Bows

Be they large or small, bows are a notable detail this year. Whether cinching a waist or anchoring a train, look for this ultra-feminine accent in many 2017 bridal wear collections.

  • High Collars

If your bridal look is inspired by Grace Kelly, look no further than the high collar trend. This timeless style is anything but stuffy! Whether worn as a halter or paired with long sleeves, high collar gowns are a refreshing option for brides seeking an alternative to the ever popular strapless gown.

  • Statement Ballgowns

Nothing says bridal better than a classic ballgown. This year designers are adding romantic touches to ballgowns like ruffled skirts to give this timeless look modern appeal.

Bride in cape wedding gown

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  • Capes

Capes, an unexpected new option, are being featured in many bridal wear lines. Designers are incorporating this trend effortlessly into the most beautiful wedding gowns. Lightweight sheer capes embellished with lace or appliques top off these gowns, making the ultimate statement.

  • Cutouts

Even the most simple sheath can be made daring with a little peek of skin. Whether at the shoulders or centered on the bodice, cutouts are fun way to add the element of surprise to your bridal day look.

  • Asymmetry

Some brides won’t be contained by the laws of symmetry and with trends like the high-low gown why should they! Asymmetrical designs have been trendy in the fashion world for years, but in 2017 bridal gowns are catching up to this beloved style.

2017 Wedding Dress Trends // Toledo Wedding Guide


  • Floral Details

We’re gaga for this over-the-top garden party trend! From definite dimensional floral appliques to intricate embroidery, this couture trend has brides all a flutter in 2017.

  • Off-the-Shoulder

This popular trend has moved from mainstream fashion to wedding wear. Off-the-shoulder gowns are romantic and allow brides to subtly bare just enough .

  • Statement Backs

It’s all about the back! From bare backs to intricate straps, your guests will be wowed when all the attention is on the back of your gown.

2017 Wedding Dress Trends // Toledo Wedding Guide


  • Mod

For the bride who wants to keep it short and sweet, the clean lines of the 60’s are appearing in a wide variety of designs. The minimalist bride can opt for a mod mini or shift dress in 2017.

  • Suiting

Designed to suit a wide variety of brides, this suiting trend isn’t just relegated to brides getting married at city hall. This feminine fashion flip is for the bride who means business.

  • Anti-Embellishment

A dress that lacks lace and is bereft of beading does not mean boring. This year, the emphasis is on the design and cut of the gown, rather than the embellishments. Minimalist brides rejoice as their aesthetic options have been greatly expanded with this year’s styles.

From whimsical and bohemian, to sleek and stylish, this year's hot off the runway wedding dress styles offer something for every bride.