The 2016 edition of the Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week has just closed down. It starred some of the most renowned designers of the moment and their new wedding proposals for 2017: next year bride will be an ethereal, sensual, and self-confident woman.
Here are some of the most interesting trends we have selected for you:
The bohemian or new-hippie still leads the top of style trends: dresses are characterised by soft overlaps of fabrics most diverse such as lace, silk, chiffon, gauze and muslin.
While the timeless ’50s diva-style with its precise geometry and smooth fabrics is never out of fashion, the most exciting new trend is represented by the ‘flapper’ style of the Roaring Twenties which blends rich fabrics such as damask and silk, ― decorated by sequins, fringes, beads or lace ―, precious jewels and accessories.
As regards the shape of dresses, the mermaid style gives way to broader ballerina, round, and redingote skirts. Yet the real must for the 2017 bride are the delicate and sensual lingerie-like models. Spotlights are on the back neckline, frequently embellished by lace inserts or small covered buttons which highlight the transparency of the fabric (be it either chiffon, muslin, or organza). As an alternative, the plainer bride can opt for a chemise-like corset or bodice with covered buttons.
As for the colour, white and ivory remain the predominant shades but we also find some red, black and gold. Very fashionable are the romantic rose quartz and pearl grey. Some designer propose very original floral prints, inspired by the flashy Caribbean colours or by the soft and dreamy Japanese flowers.
Finally, a quick look at the accessories. For the 2017 designers have decided to focus on the bride’s head: so flowers, veils and birdcage veils, hats, small crowns and tiaras are the things to complete and intensify the look. The sources of inspiration for the accessories are the most iconic styles of the history of fashion: from the 20s and 70s to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
In short, a fashion solution to fit every taste. And who knows what surprises will the London Bridal Fashion Week bring!
Wendy & Marion for Wedding Fairies
Photo credits : Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week