If you’re a regular reader of Ottawa Wedding Magazine, you’ll know about some of the big bridal trends for fall 2017.
Statement sleeves? Yes, please! Off-the-shoulder looks? Definitely. Feathers, high necklines, shimmer? Absolutely. From Vera Wang’s striking Floriana, “soft white silk crepe off the shoulder cowl neck gown with French tulle draped sleeves” to Monique Lhuillier’s Stardust gown with its feathers, crystals and shimmery, modern silhouette, there are stand-out looks that are pretty spectacular.
How about Hayley Paige’s Stevie? “Sandwashed orchid caviar bridal ball gown, off-the-shoulder long sleeve detail with illusion bateau neckline front and back, full floral skirt.”
Isabella Armstrong’s Caroline is a dreamy off-the-shoulder Chantilly lace A-line gown that sofeatures blouson sleeves, and a bead-encrusted bodice. And Carolina Herrera’s fall bridal line runs the gamut from romantic, frothy ruffles to sleek, elegant, minimalist looks without all the embellishments.
Whether you’re a girly girl or a fashion-forward, chic sophisticate, Lindsay Ruck says, “With so many beautiful styles to choose from this season, you’re guaranteed to find the look that is oh-so-you.” She also says, “Each bride is unique, and in the end, it’s all about what suits your style. You should feel comfortable in your gown from day to night and that starts with choosing a dress you absolutely love.”
It’s possible, for your big day, you intend to buck the trends. It’s also possible, among the fall 2017 designer bridal looks, you haven’t seen a style that you’ve fallen in love with or that you’re convinced will be perfect to flatter your shape and colouring.
That’s just fine. Fortunately, the Ottawa area has wonderful bridal boutiques offering a wide variety of designs and styles from which to choose. Urban, vintage, boho, romantic, elegant, sculptural, ornate, traditional, modern … you name it, you’re apt to find it. And if you don’t see what you want, ask. Perhaps it can be ordered or perhaps a dress can be modified to suit your vision.