{trends} Best for Bride’s Wedding Fashion Forecast for 2017

If you’re shopping for your wedding dress, you’re going to fall in love with 2017’s hottest wedding fashions!

From necklines to colour, the bridal fashion team from Best for Bride (bestforbride.com) – located in Toronto, Etobicoke, Barrie and Hamilton – brings you this list of the top trends in bridal fashion for soon-to-be brides.

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Modular wedding dresses: While a heavily-layered skirt will look amazing in an elaborate wedding ceremony, dancing in it at the reception may not be easy. Fortunately, brides who want the best of both have a practical solution in detachable and modular wedding dresses! Two-in-one dresses which feature detachable overlay skirts over sheath or mermaid silhouettes are a popular choice. These allow you to sport two looks on your wedding day without hassle. There are also separate bodice and skirt options that can be customized to create the bridal look of your choice.
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A touch of color: More and more brides are breaking away from tradition, when they opt for dresses with a hint of color Traditional white is often replaced with soft, muted colors, and occasionally a bride may choose a bold color for her wedding gown. Shades of pink like blush and rose quartz, and gold are the most popular colors on the bridal fashion scene now. These barely-there pops of color add unique personality to the bridal look, without making it too extreme.
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Off-the-shoulder necklines: Feminine and romantic, off-the-shoulder necklines are a huge hit among modern brides. This dress feature is in fact, quickly replacing the ever-popular strapless neckline style. Off-the-shoulder dress necklines feature a soft line that gently stretches over the bust, leaving the shoulders uncovered and exposing the neck and decolletage.
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Dramatic back details: Perfect for the bride who doesn’t want to wear a veil, dresses with dramatic back details help brides look gorgeous from every angle. Designer collections for the year showcase numerous interesting options like deep dips, embellished illusion details and keyhole styles. Although the illusion back continues to be the trending favorite, equally interesting are deep plunging backs with embellishments and lace backs with strategically placed cut-outs.
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Tiered wedding skirts: Your wedding day is the ideal occasion to choose an elaborate and dramatic dress. Dresses with tiered skirts are perfect to do it in style. Gorgeous layers in the skirt instantly increase the glamour quotient, even while they are fun and flirty. It is a good alternative to a poufy ball gown skirt. Tiers easily dress up every silhouette and look good on most body types. If you have always dreamed of having a fairytale wedding, this dress style will help you look like a princess on your big day.
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Bold Florals: 3D florals continue to be favored by modern brides. Bigger and bolder versions of this attractive dress feature are sought out by brides, as a signature element in their bridal day look. Latest collections feature colorful floral motifs as well. Laser cut edges and embellishments like stones, crystals and lace render life-like quality to this fashionable detail. Floral dresses are preferred by spring and summer brides, and are a big hit at outdoor garden weddings. Most brides prefer to have dramatic bold floral appliques in the skirt, sleeves and neckline.
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Capes and Capelets: Many brides are replacing the traditional veil in their bridal ensemble with majestic capes and dainty capelets. These modern accessories have the same dramatic effect as a veil. It is a great option for brides who choose a strapless dress, but have to cover their shoulders during the ceremony in a house of worship. Simply taking off this accessory allows the bride to look different for the reception. Shorter whimsical capelets are favorites to add finishing touches to a modern outfit.
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Vintage-inspired: Wedding dresses inspired by iconic Victorian and other vintage elements are thriving on the wedding scene. Favorite features include cinched waists, high collar necklines, bustled trains and ruffles in the sleeves, bodice and skirt. The corset is widely preferred, as it gives amazing definition to the body shape and adjusts well to weight changes. With lots of internal boning, this dress feature makes sure a dress is built well and holds shape. Yesteryear charm is also captured through bell-sleeve dresses and elaborate lace appliques.
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Deep V-Necklines: The V-neckline is a staple on the wedding scene. It is a universally flattering dress feature, and can be carried off by most body types. The recent trend is to choose V-necklines that dip down in the center. Some of these have a modesty panel, that helps avert a wardrobe malfunction. These allow you to show off your bold personality, and look sexy and stylish.
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Bridal Pansuit: Modern, stylish and smart, bridal pant suits are gaining favor with brides who do not want to wear a long white wedding gown. This type of outfit is typically chosen for casual-theme weddings. From well-tailored, slim fit suits to loose divided skirts and jumpsuits, there are a variety of available options. It is not only comfortable, but practical as well in an outdoor wedding venue.

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Best for Bride – Bridal & Evening Wear Stores first opened their doors eight years ago as a one- stop bridal shop. Today, with four locations (Toronto, Etobicoke, Barrie and Hamilton), and an impressive selection of gowns- they have helped countless brides find the perfect head-to-toe wedding day look. With an extensive selection of gowns, accessories and much more, here’s everything you need to know abut Best for Bride…

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