Searching for the perfect bridal look? Here are five of 2017’s standout trends to inspire you to make a style statement on your wedding day. And wedding fashion isn’t just for the bride — below are three of our favourite groom style trends!
1. COLOURFUL WEDDING DRESSES
In a major break with tradition, coloured wedding dresses are having a moment. Many designers, possibly inspired by Pantone’s 2016 colour of the year, Serenity, are offering that answer for something blue on your big day. Bright fuchsia, jewel tones and even black have other brides saying, “I do.” Other key dress trends seen at the major bridal fashion shows include off-the-shoulder looks, embellishments — such as crystals, beading and floral appliqués — and risqué plunging necklines.
2. BRIDAL CAPELETS
A strapless or off-the-shoulder dress makes wearing a topper even more fun, and while veils are always lovely, capelets are a modern approach. From simple sheer cover-ups to whimsical faux fur to dramatic draped lace, the options are as varied as dress styles. Embrace this multi-faceted look by wearing the capelet during the ceremony, then slipping it off to “reveal” the top of your dress at the reception.
3. EMBELLISHED SHOES
For some brides, finding the perfect shoes is as important as finding the perfect dress. If you’re looking to bring the wow factor with your footwear, consider slipping your tootsies into a pair of the embellished heels. From delicate appliqué flowers to crystal-bedecked stilettos, your wedding shoe fantasies can be realized. And remember, there’s no rule that your shoes need to match your dress! But you will want them for your first dress fitting to make sure your dress length is ideal to show off those kicks. Shown here is Pinterest’s most pinned shoe — the bedazzled Kiara Badgley Mischka platform pump.
4. FLORAL CROWNS
Don’t let your bouquet get all the botanical glory. While especially suited for outdoor weddings, floral crowns are perfect for almost any wedding style — with many brides choosing them over veils. Brides who find larger flower crowns overwhelming may want to consider ones made of more delicate vines and interwoven flowers. Another popular option is to wear flowers and foliage braided into the hair.
5. BOLD EARRINGS
While accessorizing your bridal look can often be a challenge, 2017 is all about the statement earring — and the bigger the better. Dubbed the “shoulder duster,” these long danglers hang down and elegantly frame the face. There are either rounded or more angular options, so choose a pair that best complements your face shape and dress style. For a very fresh modern bridal look, wear these earrings with simple loose braids.
And for the groom…
1. COLOURED SUITS
As with women, men are choosing to wear more colour. Again, hues of blue are the most popular, but shades of grey, deep burgundy and even green twill are making the sartorial cut.
2. VELVET BLAZERS
For the man who’s not afraid to stand out, velvet adds sumptuous texture and looks great in a range of colours — think green, blue, red or even purple. Bonus? It photographs really well!
3. WEDDING BLING
Grooms deserve special accessories too. Think tie bars, cufflinks and a thoughtfully selected watch to keep you on time for all those important moments, from the I do’s to the last toast.
To read more about planning your day read Yam’s Special Wedding Feature: Modern Etiquette and Bridal Party Official to-do List