Hundreds of gorgeous gowns paraded down the runways at Bridal Fashion Week for the lucky brides getting hitched in the coming seasons. Here, 16 wedding dresses our fashion director, Eleanor Strauss, went nuts over.
From the traditionally ornate, to silk and sultry, the dresses that came down the runways at Bridal Fashion Week were nothing short of spectacular. 2017's brides-to-be you're a lucky bunch, your wedding dress choices are a combination of ethereal, modern, romantic, and ornate. From Carolina, to Monique, Oscar and Naeem, designers showed collections blooming with springtime inspiration. Dramatic bows, beautiful beading, and delicate fabrics make these 16 dresses so special, I couldn't help but swoon.
Oversized bow details were rampant on the runways, and one of my favorite trends of the season. Seen at Carolina Herrera (left) and Oscar de la Renta (right) they made for show stopping backs to otherwise traditional dresses. Talk about an exit!
I also loved the myriad of long sleeves that were present this season. At Naeem Khahn (right) and Angel Sanchez (left) they were done in embroidered perfection.
We love a big bold opulent bridal moment, and few did it better this season than Marchesa (right), with oversized 3D florals, statement jewels, and hints of blush. Delphine Manivet is always a favorite and this gown had modern-day Gone With the Wind written all over it.
Elie Saab's debut bridal collection (left) was filled with decadent bridal details — from intricate lace to feathered shoulders. While shades of blush dominated the runways, I loved Houghton's modern show and this dress was ethereal perfection.
Illusion bodices and cut-outs continued strong this season. And I'm not complaining, just look at the detailing that went into J.Mendel (left) and Lela Rose's (right) versions.
Call it the Frozen effect! Ice princesses were all over the collections, with a Midsummer Night's Dream Twist — like at Mira Zwillinger (left) and Monique Lhuillier (right). Maybe more woodland nymph than ice Queen.
For me, simplicity always has its place in the bridal world, and these two stunners from Victoria Kyriakides (left) and Eloquii for Stone Fox Bride (right) are a minimalist bride's dream come true.
Sometimes it's all in the pretty fun details! An eyelet halter at Sottero and Midgley (left) or an off-the-shoulder dream gown with oversized bow details at Sachin & Babi's (right) debut bridal collection.