The Biggest Trends and Best Gowns from Bridal Fashion Week

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The Biggest Trends and Best Gowns from Bridal Fashion Week
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When shopping for your wedding gown, what’s hot right now is probably not the first thing on your mind. What makes you feel great, photographs well, won’t look totally cringe-worthy in thirty years time—those are probably higher on the list, but even if you’ve had a vision in mind since the third grade, chances are you’re going to want a little inspiration when it comes time to actually try some on. And hey, even if you’re no where near having a ring on your finger … pretty dresses, right!

With Bridal Fashion Week just behind us, we’ve rounded up the trends that won’t look trendy down the road and the dresses that you’re going to want to put on that Pinterest board, stat (come on, you know you have one). Click through for the best of Spring 2017.

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Drama in the Back

For the bride who knows how to make an exit, unapologetically big bows, trains, and ruffles provided a cool counterpoint to the sleek fronts of gowns and crisp white separates.

Lela Rose Bridal Spring 2017

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Drama in the Back

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2017

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Drama in the Back

Isabelle Armstrong Bridal Spring 2017

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Drama in the Back

Austin Scarlett Bridal Spring 2017

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Drama in the Back

Atelier Provonias Bridal Spring 2017

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Capes on Capes

While off-the-shoulder gowns were a popular choice, even more prevalent were delicate capes draped over dresses—a modern alternative to the classic veil that added dimension without too many extra ruffles or frills.

Houghton Bridal Spring 2017

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Capes on Capes

Lela Rose Bridal Spring 2017

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Capes on Capes

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2017

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Capes on Capes

Peter Langner Bridal Spring 2017

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Capes on Capes

Berta Bridal Spring 2017

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White Collar

High necklines and dramatic, face-framing collars are a prime opportunity for the more modest bride to bring a bit of flourish to her wedding day. Some, like those at Vera Wang, echoed the Victorian trend that's reigned in ready-to-wear, while others, like Naeem Khan's, put an haute twist on the streamlined turtleneck silhouette.

Vera Wang Bridal Spring 2017

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White Collar

Naeem Khan Bridal Spring 2017

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White Collar

Houghton Bridal Spring 2017

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White Collar

Angel Sanchez Bridal Spring 2017

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White Collar

Rivini Bridal Spring 2017

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Boho Bride

If you're dead-set on getting married with flowers in your hair and hate the idea of getting laced into a corset on your big day, you're in luck: Designers this season took plenty of cues from free-spirited California types and the Stone Fox Bride set for spring. There were long, billowy sleeves, twirlable skirts, and negligée-ish trains that would do Stevie Nicks proud.

Delphine Manivaut Bridal Spring 2017

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Boho Bride

Temperley London Bridal Spring 2017

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Boho Bride

Jenny Packham Bridal Spring 2017

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Boho Bride

David's Bridal Fall 2016

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Boho Bride

Elizabeth Fillmore Bridal Spring 2017

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'90s Redux

Yes, the '90s invasion has made it all the way to the bridal industry, but don't worry—we're talking Carolyn Bessette here, not Britney Spears. (Or, in the case of the dress here, Gwyneth at the 1999 Oscars.) Slip dress-inspired silhouettes and minimalist halter-neck styles were a refreshing alternative to over-the-top ruffles and frills—perfect for an understated bride.

Delphine Manivet Bridal Spring 2017

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'90s Redux

Elie Saab Bridal Spring 2017

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'90s Redux

Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2017

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'90s Redux

Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld Bridal Spring 2017

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'90s Redux

Oscar de la Renta Bridal Spring 2017

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I See London, I See France…

Corsetry and lingerie-inspired detailing were hugely popular this season—and hey, at least this way you save on buying an extra bustier most people will never see? At retail, the gowns will no doubt come lined—your relatives will be there, after all—but there's still a bit of daring in picking something so openly boudoir.

Vera Wang Bridal Spring 2017

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I See London, I See France…

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2017

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I See London, I See France…

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2017

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I See London, I See France…

Reem Acra Bridal Spring 2017

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I See London, I See France…

Ines Di Santo Couture Bridal Spring 2017

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Pink Ladies

As far as straying from traditional white and ivory gowns, most designers didn't venture too far afield, but pale pinks, blushes, and even hot magentas could be found in at least a dozen iterations. If you're a fan of the girlish hue, next year's your chance to find something that's pretty, modern, and not totally Barbie-esque (unless of course that's your jam).

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2017

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Pink Ladies

Francesca Miranda Bridal Spring 2017

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Pink Ladies

Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld Bridal Spring 2017

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Pink Ladies

Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld Bridal Spring 2017

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Pink Ladies

Naeem Khan Bridal Spring 2017

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Pink Ladies

Galia Lahav Bridal Spring 2017

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