Three-dimensional florals, whispers of color, cropped hemlines, and vintage influences from the 30s and the 70s—there’s something for every bride to love in the collections of wedding dresses unveiled last month at Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week.
Read on to discover six of our favorite wedding dress trends, and our jewelry specialists’ recommendations for the perfect rings to pair with these gorgeous gowns:
Flowers are a recurring theme throughout the collections, rendered in floral appliques that appear as if they’d drifted down from a blossoming tree to rest on bridal skirts and bodices. These three dimensional floral details can be found in materials ranging from hand-cut leather to organza and soft taffeta. This glam gown by Naeem Khan showcases this floral trend along with one of the season’s other big themes—plunging necklines. Our Lotus Flower Ring similarly exhibits the dimensionality of a flower with a petal-like halo of shimmering diamond accents rising to frame the center gemstone.
Off-the-shoulder necklines, scalloped hemlines, and ornate lace lend a subtle Spanish feel to many of next spring’s bridal designs, as seen in this ultra-romantic gown by Marchesa. With its gentle curves of diamond accents, the Cordoba Diamond Ring also possesses a combination of old-world elegance and modern style.
Recent bridal seasons have played with colorful accents, but Spring 2017 features a whole palette of dresses infused with soft hues, often without a bit of white to be seen. Pale blues, as seen in this strapless, pleated gown by J. Mendel are among the most wearable and call to mind the beauty of aquamarine engagement rings, such as the Aquamarine Fortuna Ring.
Many of the collections were inspired by glamorous 1930s design, but translated into dresses with an easy modern edge. This beaded sheath by Jenny Packham would feel equally at home in a black and white film from Hollywood’s Golden Era as it would on the dance floor of a post-reception DJ party. With its many glittering diamonds drawn together by intricate latticework, the Deco-inspired Derrylin Diamond Ring also has a vintage-meets-contemporary beauty.
Designers recognize that many of today’s brides don’t want a traditional gown, so the selection of short wedding dresses is bigger, and more beautiful, than ever. This little white dress (should we call it a LWD?) by Oscar de La Renta would be a fit for a bride who wants to keep it simple but still chic. She might also adore a non-traditional engagement ring, such as our Rosebud Diamond Ring, which features a distinctive but timeless rose cut diamond in a sleek bezel setting.
Vintage Flower Child
Another trend we love is the dresses that blend boho with Victoriana, such as this feminine Temperley gown that manages to be at once intricately detailed and laid back enough for a barefoot bride. The Ivy Scroll Diamond Ring echoes this trend in a nature-inspired design that references antique rings, and which would be perfect for the modern bride who craves subtle, vintage-inspired luxury.