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Wedding Dress Trends 2017 — Part 1: The Hottest in Backs, Necklines and Sleeves This Year

“Namibia”, Rosa Clara 2017

Recently engaged and planning a wedding in 2017? We’ve compiled some of the biggest bridal trends to look out for when you’re going wedding dress shopping this year.


When it comes to necklines, there are plenty of stylish options for both modest brides and those with a love for drama this year.

Plunging V-Necks

The neckline of the moment? The deep V-neckline, sometimes dipping all the way to the natural waist.

Berta Fall 2017 “Margot”, Sottero and Midgley Fall 2016 Inbal Dror 2017

Jewel Neck and High Necklines

Not a fan of showing too much cleavage? Rejoice! The higher neckline is still a big trend this season (see 2016 trends)! The options this season range from elegant bateaus, modest scoops along with high lace ones like the ones shown here. New for 2017? Chic crew neck or jewel necklines that encircles the base of the neck.

L7125, Legends Romona Keveza Spring 2017 Jesus Peiro 2017 C280, Allure Couture Spring 2017 Zuhair Murad Fall 2017

Split Sweetheart Neckline with Illusion Insert

While it never really left the bridal scene, the sweetheart neckline makes a dazzling comeback for 2017. This year’s sweetheart takes the plunge with an alluring illusion insert.

Style 9418, Allure Bridals Spring 2017 Style 15616, Christina Wu Spring 2017 Corded Lace A-Line Wedding Dress, Oleg Cassini, a David’s Bridal exclusive “Bruna”, Amelia Sposa 2017 “Avena”, Galia Lahav SPring 2017


We can’t get enough of bejeweled illusion backs and plunging, open backs framed by organic beading and laces in 2016. This year will see more striking cutouts and keyholes, and half illusion scoop backs.

The V-back Gown

The deep V also makes its appearance on the backs of many gowns of the 2017 bridal season.

Style 117271, David Tutera for Mon Cheri Spring 2017 “Namibia”, Rosa Clara 2017

Dramatic Keyholes

Another trend for backs? Showstopping keyholes. Backs get dramatic with double keyholes, lavish beaded frames and cutouts in novel shapes.

Rebecca Ingram’s “Hope” gown features a stunning double keyhole back. “Terri”, Alon Livne White 2017


Cap sleeves and long sleeves, which have been popular for the past few seasons, are seeing no sign of slowing. Bohemian influenced like self-tied bows with cold shoulder peeks, cutouts and draping were also seen in many collections.

Off Shoulder Illusion
Who can resist the elegance of an off-the-shoulder gown (we can’t!). The 2017 version comes with an illusion twist or ruched wrap effect.

“Norway”, Maggie Sottero Spring 2017 “Emilia”, Crystal Design 2017

Short Sleeves

The half sleeve length (ends around the elbows) looks set to be the new 3/4 sleeve, while short sleeves (which we first highlighted in 2016) look totally fresh and chic in 2017, especially with crew necks.

“Essex”, BHLDN 2017 “Carla the River”, Idan Cohen 2017

Looser, Romantic Sleeves

Sleeves go bohemian chic with less fitted styles like puff sleeves, bell sleeves, bishop sleeves, pagoda sleeves and caped, flutter sleeves.

“Winnie”, Hayley Paige Spring 2017 “Calloway” gown with illusion bishop sleeves, Tara Lauren Spring 2017 From Elie Saab Fall 2017. This stunning gown comes with a split bell shaped long sleeves. Bria, Alessandra Rinaudo 2017 A plunging V-neck + flutters sleeves, a totally on-trend look from Marchesa Spring 2017 MJ315, Madison James Spring 2017 Alison gown with illusion bishop sleeves, Crystal Design 2017

Which of these trends do you love? Watch out for Part 2 of our trend report coming up soon.

You might also be interested in last year’s trends.

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