Bridal trend: Pure line

Bridal trend: Pure line
Divine drape: Amanda Wakeley nails the pure line trend with this sleek backless gown

Flowing and elegant, the pure line bridal trend is about slimline dresses that feature form-enhancing cut and subtle luxury details – guaranteed glamour for both ceremony and after party

The pure line bridal trend is one of the strongest fashion stories for 2017. This trend is all about a perfect bridal silhouette, with a clean and streamlined look that is both flattering and elegant. Touches of 1970s styling – including plunge backs, form-fitting and Grecian lines and elegant belt features – ramp up the glamour. Perfect for the bride looking for an on-trend wedding gown, these styles offer subtle texture to show off your curves and flashes of sparkle to ensure the wow factor.

Bridal trend: pure line
Train reaction: Backless glamour and a head-turning train from Nurit Hen

Train reaction

Body skimming lace and thin straps add up to a dramatically sexy gown for a summer or destination wedding. Add in a sweeping train flowing from the top of the legs and you are guaranteed to turn heads. Designed by Nurit Hen, it is part of the exciting new collection available at Mirror Mirror.

Bridal trend: pure line
Silk finery: A sleek silk and lace gown from London designer Eloise Alice

Silk finery

This lovely form-fitting gown from talented London designer Eloise Alice has some very clever detailing, including an embellished belt and delicate illusion panelling. The on-trend three-quarter sleeves feature silk turnback cuffs with silk-covered buttons.

Bridal trends: Pure line
Belle of the ball: Suzanne Neville's elegant halter effect gown offers grown-up style

Belle of the ball

The last word in wedding glamour, this gown from the latest Suzanne Neville collection features a shoulder-enhancing halter-effect neckline with subtle pleating to the bodice, while the skirt hugs the body before ending in a subtle mermaid kick pleat with train.

Bridal trend: pure line
Crystal phase: Temperley London's Georgiana gown has wonderful hand detailing

Crystal phase

The Georgiana gown from Temperley London has beautifully detailed embellishment that follows the line of the gown. With its wide straps, plunge neck and illusion panelling, it’s also super flattering and looks positively ethereal with the Temple veil from the London designer’s collection.

Bridal trend: pure line
Clean lines: A smart take on the pure line trend from Joyce Young

Clean lines

Camelia, from the 2017 Joyce Young bridal gown collection is a super-sophisticated gown with elegant plunge back and wide neckline to the front. Shown here with a detachable train, it can take you effortlessly from ceremony to glamorous after party.

Bridal trend: pure line
Gilt edged: A sleek gown with bejewelled belt from the Le Papillon collection by Modeca

Gilt edged

This pure white dress is from the Le Papillon collection by Dutch bridal design house Modeca. Wide straps and a curvaceous plunge neck create a flattering neckline, while the bejewelled belt detail adds interest to an otherwise plain and simple design. London stockists include JS Couture.

Bridal trends: pure line
Racing form: Simple and sporty gown with standout belt from Mikaella

Racing form

Swimsuit-style necklines are big news on the catwalk and this Mikaella gown also features one of this season’s hottest tickets – a glittering belt feature. Perfect for fashion-forward brides, Mikaella’s UK stockists include Helena Fortley.

Bridal trends: pure line
Divine drape: We love Amanda Wakeley's focus on glamorous back details in her 2017 collection

Divine drape

Amanda Wakeley’s 2017 collection features uber glamorous back details. While the line of this sweeping gown is kept simple, curve-enhancing cut and a dramatic shimmering back detail make it perfect for sashaying from day to evening celebration or for a tropical destination wedding.