This year’s growing bridal trend is the gorgeous illusion neckline. Find out all the most popular wedding dress styles for 2017 decided by our readers in the results of this latest wedding dress survey. In this discourse, we will review the Wedding Dresses 2017 Uk, off the rack wedding dresses uk, and wedding dresses 2020 uk picks.
As ever, the understated elegance of the classic bridal look is still the most popular style with nearly half of this year’s brides (47%) having chosen a classic look, followed by 27% of brides who chose to wear a vintage style wedding dress, and of those, 5% a specifically 1920’s ‘Great Gatsby’ look. Only 7% of brides chose to wear the newer, more informal bohemian style.
Wedding Dresses 2017 Uk
Most of this year’s brides have chosen to wear a classic strapless A-line wedding dress in ivory with a sweetheart or illusion neckline, and have bought their gowns from local bridal boutiques as opposed to buying online.
Sweetheart Illusion Neckline: Most Popular Wedding Style 2017
A beautiful and feminine look, the illusion neckline is so called because it creates the illusion of a line across the neck by using lace or sheer fabrics or both. It can be teamed with sleeves or a low illusion back, suits all styles of gown and is extremely flattering for brides who want to cover up but not completely.
Most Popular Wedding Dress Styles 2017
The sweetheart neckline proved to be the most popular this year with an amazing 38% of brides, many choosing an illusion sweetheart neckline. The ubiquitous strapless gown was the most popular style worn by more than a quarter of brides (27%). Unusual cap sleeves are now more popular than ever with 17% of brides choosing to wear them while only 8% of brides wore long sleeves and just 3% wore chose a halterneck style.
A third of the brides we surveyed (31%) chose to wear a flattering A-line gown on their big day. The next most popular style, perhaps surprisingly in contrast to previous years, was the long sheath dress (19%), with a further 17% wearing a fishtail or mermaid style and just 14% going for the fairytale ballgown. Only 6% of brides went for a tea-length dress and just 1% of brides opted to wear a two-piece bodice and skirt. Only 2 of the brides surveyed told us they wore trouser suits.
Top 5 Most Popular Wedding Dress Trends 2017
- Sweetheart neckline
- Illusion neckline
- Strapless bridal gown
- A-line bridal gown
- Classic look
Confetti Wedding Dress Survey 2017
The most popular wedding dress styles 2017 comes from the results of the Confetti wedding dress survey, that had over 1,400 responses from brides-to-be planning their weddings. The survey was sponsored by Whole Resources – Justin Alexander, Justin Alexander Signature, Sweetheart Gowns, Sincerity Bridal and Lillian West.
Best Places To Buy Your Wedding Dress Online
Hey, brides! It’s bridal stylist Christina here ready with a bottle of bubbles & oodles of tips to get you started with wedding dress shopping! And as your virtual bridal fairy godmother, I’m here to guide you through all the joys of shopping online.https://0ab7587d11da80614a85c2ef71f6e16a.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-37/html/container.html
It’s true we love the experience of shopping in a bridal salon (I work in one after all!) but there’s no denying the advantage of shopping for your wedding dress online. Love a trendy designer from across the globe that’s not carried in your local bridal salon? You may be able to buy direct online. And what’s more, online retailers like The Outnet & Net-a-Porter offer high-fashion, designer gowns off the runway for a fraction of their usual price.
All of this means: you don’t need to visit stores in real life anymore to find your perfect wedding dress!
With this online wedding shopping guide, you can find your ceremony dress, reception party dress, eloping dress, or anything else you’ve been searching for to complete your wedding looks. We’ve curated our top twenty favorite online shops that make wedding dress shopping easy, at every price point and for every style.Gown by Mywony Bridal available on EtsyGown by Mywony Bridal available on Etsy
Price range: $150+
Etsy has a little bit of everything: non-traditional, colorful, whimsical, vintage, and plenty of embellishments. Even more, you can find ready-to-wear gowns & custom made pieces= in just about every price range!
There are bold laces for the bohemian brides, blush tones or blue colors for the playful brides, and dainty lace details and beading for the unique bride. We love just how personalized these pieces are, handmade with love.
Are you a wild bride looking for a little color? Shop our 20 favorite romantic wedding gowns on Etsy in dreamy colors. You can find our 10 favorite Etsy wedding dress designers here.
Price range: $200 – $3,000
BHLDN’s style is playful and modern with an air of something heavenly. We love their featured capsule collections with some of our favorite designers (like current collaborations with Jenny Yoo and Theia!) and you can even find affordable Watters label gowns listed on their site.
If there isn’t a BHLDN location near you then shop online and take advantage of their easy 30-day return policy. Pieces start at only $200, making it a great way to shop for any price point.
Price range: $200 – $5,000
This site is the best bridal shopping for new AND preowned wedding dresses. Filter through options that are important to you like price points, silhouette, and designers. Whether that means you find your perfect dress that has been discontinued, or you score a designer piece for a major discount, you can customize your search.
You can even shop their collection of jewelry and accessories for a complete bridal look!
Price range: $200 – $10,000
This is the dream shopping site for the bride wanting a high-fashion designer piece for a major discount. Find something glamorous for your wedding and even a stylish and cute piece for your bridal shower!
Search by specific designers or by style to narrow down your vision for your wedding day, or check out their wedding shop for some of the coolest designer white dresses (many gowns at 50 percent off or more!)
We’ve even crafted a list of editor’s picks from the site’s current selection of discounted designer gowns.
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Price range: $40 – $400
ASOS is a great option for the bride swept up in the romance and ready to elope.
We’re loving the size-inclusive styles, with options for curvy, tall, and petite shapes. They have pieces that range from more trendy statement-making looks to classic and clean pieces. But regardless of design, everything about these white dresses has an element that feels playful.
These dresses tend to be more affordable and budget-friendly which means an outfit change may be in order!
Price range: $200 – $500
Another modern online shop we love, Reformation makes wedding shopping for you and your bridesmaids effortless. Their pieces are ideal for a cool city bride, a casual backyard wedding bride, or any bride looking for high-style and simplicity.
Visit their “Wedding” section for classy and timeless pieces, and coordinate with your bridesmaid besties for other colorful flowy styles. We love their uncompromising quality, natural silk fabrics, and focus on being eco-friendly in a fast-fashion world.
Price range: $170 – $29,000
For the little girl who old-school cut & paste fashion collages from Vogue magazines as a kid (like our editor, Claire!), you’ll want to take a look at the gowns listed on runway-ready MATCHESFASHION.
Featuring feather-adorned Saint Laurent minis, lavish Valentino gowns, ultra-cool Rodarte separates & radical Alexander McQueen bridal suits – this online retailer offers high-end & fashion-forward wedding gowns. Avant-garde brides will rejoice over the collection of cool shapes & textiles. After all, you’re not the kind of gal that does the traditional salon shopping anyway, right?
Price range: $500 – $5,000
These ready-to-wear gowns and designer pieces are all beautifully curated for the sophisticated bride.
From classic looks with simple and clean lines to more avant-garde party pieces with overstated ruffles and sequins, this site is a compilation of our dream luxe designer looks. Their site is updated three times a week, so you can keep coming back to see what else speaks to you and your bridal vision.
Noteworthy designers include Jenny Packham, Reem Acra, Temperley London, Rime Arodaky, Lela Rose and Needle & Thread – with some gowns starting at about $500!
Price range: $200 – $500
While we’ve shared plenty of their gowns on BM – Fame & Partners are a major love on our list because not only are they customizable, but they’re also a nearly zero waste company. These pieces are made-to-order and essential for the contemporary bride.
Shop their bridal section, and keep in mind, nearly every one of their gowns on the site for all occasions is available in “ivory.” We encourage you to play around on their site and start designing your perfect dress.
Price range: $100 – $200
Torrid isn’t only focused on streetwear fashion! Their online wedding section is here for curvier brides wanting a simple and feminine no-fuss gown. Their website even lets you select which fit model you want to see the dress on – which makes envisioning the dress on you even easier.
Price range: $1,500 – $2,400
Fusing together the energy of the headstrong bride mixed with soft and bold details, Daughters of Simone was born.
Their signature style uses scalloped crochet laces, buttery silks, and ribbons and bows in the most imaginative designs. These pieces are truly free-spirited in craft and mantra. Designed with inspired silhouettes of the 1970’s for the independent woman of today, rebellious brides will rejoice in the cut-out details and extravagant silk scarves.
Take a look at their try on at home program and find your dream dress!
Price range: $1,200 – $3,200
Style and comfort are equal partners in this luxurious match made in lace-y heaven. Grace Loves Lace mixes their signature stretchy fabrics with sexy fits at a price attainable for any bride.
The site offers made-to-order and ready-wear pieces, so no matter how long or short your timeline is, you can make a Grace Loves Lace gown your own. Your order is processed along with the help of their expert online stylists to ensure you achieve the perfect fit customized with your exact color and style details in mind.
All gowns are ethically made in their Australian headquarters – just one of the endless reasons we love them!
Price Range: $2,195 – $10,750
With lavish gowns sparking the imagination of brides around the globe, we’re thrilled to share that you no longer have to visit a coveted Galia Lahav stockist in person to shop their breathtaking GALA & Pret-a-Porter collections.
Every season we’re enchanted by Galia Lahav’s inspired wedding dress collections. Always offering brides a chance to make a powerful statement as they walk down the aisle, each and every dress exhibits an attention to detail that is nearly unparalleled in the bridal space. It’s no surprise then that so many celebrities don Galia’s gowns for both their wedding days & red carpet events.
Offering free shipping worldwide on both their GALA made-to-order gowns & Pret-a-Porter styles, you can now be a Galia angel no matter where you live.
Price range: $250 – $4,800
Loho Bride is 100% in a League of Her Own. With two immaculate shops located in California, now anyone can become a Loho bride by visiting their dreamy online store! Here you can find mini dresses, jumpsuits, and the coolest accessories.
Some pieces are made-to-order, giving you the expected lead time, and some gowns are ready to purchase and ship immediately. This shop is perfect for the bride who transcends labels or convention.
It should come as no surprise that the owner, Christy Doxtater, has an eye for style that is unmatched! (Check out some of her expertise from Fashion Week, here!)
Price range: $200 – $2,000
This site features playful and chic designer looks starting at just $200!
These dresses are light and airy, doused in sequins, sparkle, or cheerful bows and ruffles. Go from the courthouse to your reception in any of these polished styles. Their collection of dresses is also ideal for elopements, second looks, or any bride on the go. (With looks from Marchesa Notte and Zimmermann, to name a few!)
Price range: $60 – $500
While this isn’t your standard wedding dress shopping experience, we love their signature rock-n-roll meets laid back style.
Find white dresses perfect for a beachy bride, honeymoon vacation, or a playful and flirty bachelorette look. Natural fabrics, embroidery, crochet, and drapey elements encapsulate Free People’s dresses. Toss tradition to wind, babe, because adventure awaits!
Price range: $200 – $1,200
Looking for sexy dresses or designer pieces with a twist? Plunging necklines and low backs adorn these pieces in true Revolve fashion – they are for the bride looking to make a statement.
Check out their Little White Dresses section too, to find head-turning pieces for before or after the big day without breaking the bank.
Price Range: $315 – $1,900
How many times has a Kamperett wedding dress sat in my shopping cart until I’ve reminded myself “You’re already married”? Too many times.
Kamperett, the Los Angeles fashion house that marries LA-cool-girl fashion with cottage-core romance, offers brides a chance to buy a stunning wedding dress they can wear again, again and again. Crafting ethereal organza gowns & sexy silk slips, these dresses are for the hopeless romantic ready to dive straight into her honeymoon post-ceremony.
Affordable, re-wearable, ethically-made & wholly sustainable, Kamperett is a knockout in price, style & modern bride values.
Price range: $700 – $3,000
Floravere lets you buy directly online without having to set foot in a showroom (but that’s an option, too!) Here you’ll find high-quality fabrics sourced from all over the world, without the markup of regular retail shops.
The modern brand is now happily size-inclusive from a size 0 to 26! And with a noteworthy Beyond the Ceremony collection, we find where all the pantsuits we’ve ever needed have been waiting.
Know one of these pieces is the one? They are all made to order (to avoid mass production) and take about three to five months to be delivered.
Price Range: $460 – $6,660
German fashion house Kaviar Gauche stole our attention at the end of 2020 with their incredible new bridal collection, Cloud 9.
Aware of the quickly-changing bridal world – with Covid-19-era weddings adding smaller events & garnering a need for alternative dresses shoppable online – Kaviar Gauche created a civil line that allows brides to make a big statement even with a mini dress (and mini budget!)
Find drama with even the smallest of dresses, adorned with twirl-worthy fringe and eye-catching silhouettes. The collection includes all the needs of a 2021 bride: mini shorts and dramatic overskirts, tailored pants and sexy bridal blazers, jumpsuits, midi dresses, to-die-for minis & even a modern ballgown.
Their past collections, also shoppable online, include even more lavish embellishments ready for your bigger event, hopefully soon to come.
Price range: $100 – $2,000
Looking for something wild and truly one-of-a-kind? This perfectly curated online shop is one of our vintage favorites.
Shop Gossamer has a stunning assortment of antique gems ranging from the 1920s to the 1980s in the most lovely ivory and soft blushes or nude tones. Breathe life into something vintage, and let any of these dresses party one more love-filled evening.
And take note – this shop also creates some of their own custom pieces, made to order, inspired by the beautiful styles of yesteryear.
Price Range: $200 – $1,100
Another treasure trove of vintage bridal gems from our friends down under. Arcade Vintage Boutique curates a gorgeous wedding dress collection alongside their everyday wear, from luxuriously beaded 1920s dresses to long-sleeved lace gowns from the 1970s. With new collections of vintage wear arriving periodically, you always have a chance to find a one-of-a-kind wonder.
One thing we truly love about Arcade Vintage Boutique is that they photograph their bridal collection on-location rather than in-studio. We find that often it’s hard to “imagine yourself” in a vintage gown on your wedding day when they’re normally photographed on mannequins or in-studio catalog shots. Arcade goes the extra mile to show you how beautiful & special these gowns will make you feel on your wedding day.
PS: for brides looking for the perfect, vintage cape, this lace bridal jacket has the most incredible train!
Price Range: $840 – $4,500
Budget-friendly AND eco-friendly, LVD Bridal is the sample & consignment sister store from trendy bridal salon The Dress Theory.
If you’re a bride who loves the trendiest designers & gowns of today but can’t quite budget the price of a new, made-to-order gown you might be in luck when shopping on their online store. Selling gently used shop samples & consigning gowns from past brides, LVD Bridal gives brides on a budget (or brides looking to shop in a more eco-friendly manner) the chance to buy their dream gown at a more affordable price.
Be sure to follow their Instagram account too as they often announce flash sales that cut retail prices in half and sometimes more!
Price Range: $10 – $30,000+
A more ‘worldwide’ online consignment store, Still White is a massive platform of real brides & bridal salons selling floor samples, preowned & brand new couture wedding gowns.
What we love is how easy their site is to use. You can shop & explore the site based on designers you love, size, silhouette, sleeves, neckline, length, back, colors, fabrics…it goes on and on! You can sort the database by “Biggest Saving” finding gowns literally at 99% off their market price.
Best of all, if you’re looking for a particular dress or designer to appear on sale, you can set up alerts for that designer so you’ll get an email when a new dress is listed.
Price Range: $150 – $545
Whether you’re searching for the perfect Micro Wedding, Minimony or elopement dress or you just happen to be a romantic, casual bride Shona Joy is about to be your wedding dress bestie.
Translating their sexy & effortless RTW silhouettes into bridal stunning fabrics that look like liquid silk, Shona Joy has made the dream wedding dress collection for the fashion-forward bride on a budget. Find flowing, bias-cut gowns with beautiful trains, bridal separates with tie tops & wide-leg pants and a number of midi and shorter styles.
The best part is, all of these dresses could so easily be worn for years and years to come as sexy resort-wear for that Post-Covid honeymoon.
Price Range: $220 – $420
Long been our go-to for wedding guest wardrobes & bridesmaid dresses, Bec + Bridge’s wedding dress edit is just as effortlessly sexy & affordable as their bridal party attire.
Australian-made, Bec & Bridge offers much of their trendy line of minis, midis, separates & gowns in shades of ivory, champagne & white, meaning your favorite Bec & Bridge silhouette comes in a classic, wedding-ready hue.
Price Range: $1,160 – $3,410
Dub this one a “Claire Favorite”, our Editor-in-Chief has been inundating the Bridal Musings group chats with every single gown by The Own Studio. And rightly so! Our latest bridal designer discovery from the UK has the team spellbound by their unique take on the sexy, silk wedding gown.
Not just another bias-cut slip dress, The Own Studio has created a collection of silk wedding gowns that feature one-of-a-kind detail and avant-garde silhouettes. Take Style 023 for example, this would-be-halter-gown features illusion paneling and eye-catching sleeves – a sleek bridal style we truly haven’t seen before. Or Claire’s favorite Style 017, which is a smooth satin silk halter that reveals the most unexpected & stunning scarf tie & keyhole back.
Price Range: $600 – $4,400
The artful & chic wedding accessories designer A.B. Ellie has just launched a section of their online store with exclusive Little White Dresses & separates from some of our favorite indie bridal designers.
While this is likely the smallest shop & most “boutique-y” option on our list, we have high hopes for this edit that includes dresses and bridal looks perfect for the Covid-era of smaller, casual weddings. If you’re a bride who wants something less formal or shorter length for your Minimony but don’t want to sacrifice quality or style you’ll be thrilled by the casual couture options.
It goes without saying we think this handmade silk wrap dress by The Law Bridal would be perfect for your wedding-day look & wardrobe for decades to come.
Price range: $700 – $1,200
Come gasp along with us at these beautifully embellished looks! Vintage lovers, this is your playground – with flounces and fringe and the most decadent beading. All of these dresses are doused in fantastic detail. We love the ombre tones and unique necklines and can see some of these pieces pairing perfectly in a historical setting or with a swanky evening vibe.
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Price range: $300 – $1,000
A new addition to the Watters family, By Watters, is an exclusive collection of gowns in their Ready-to-Ship section.
These pieces are easygoing, of the moment, super wearable and ready for anything. They’re just right for a dressed up bridal shower or rehearsal dinner but have enough detail for the wedding day.