Runway Looks we Love for Spring/Summer 2017

Runway Looks we Love for Spring/Summer 2017
Katya Katya Shehurina and Galia Lahav put a focus on dramatic bodices

From cutaway bodices and racer-line shoulders to glamorous embellishment and ballgown shapes, here are seven bridal runway looks we love for spring/summer 2017


Images: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week; White Gallery, London, New York International Bridal Week

The runway looks showcased at London, Barcelona and New York offer brides so much variety – with wedding gowns to suit all styles of celebration, whether your mood is classic, romantic or edgy. Here are seven gowns that capture some of the most important wedding gown trends and show that easy glamour is the order of the day in 2017.

Runway Looks we Love for Spring/Summer 2017
Racing line: Marylise shows off the shoulders with a sporty swimwear-style detail

Racing line

Sporty swimsuit-style features are showing off toned arms and backs for 2017. This fluid Claudette gown shown at the Marylise & Rembo Styling Barcelona show nails it with a super-flattering glittering ring detail at the shoulder line and crossover-effect bodice.

Runway Looks we Love for Spring/Summer 2017
Shape shifters: Galia Lahav uses clever cutting to put focus on the waist

Shape shifters

Clever cutting creates a super-curvaceous shape for this streamlined gown, with emphasis on the waist and just a hint of bare flesh. Galia Lahav’s mastery of texture is also shown in the fabulous lace used for illusion panelled neckline and full-length sleeves with cuffs. Stockists include Browns Bride.

Runway Looks we Love for Spring/Summer 2017
Ballroom glamour: Rosa Clara updates the ballgown style with this elegant design with overskirt in luxe textured silk

Ballroom glamour

Elegant ballgown shapes conjure up old-school glamour, but the best of the 2017 designs offer volume without stiffness. This luminous sleeveless textured gown with overskirt and slouch pockets is by Rosa Clará, and adds a thoroughly modern twist to a classic shape. UK stockists include The Wedding Club.


Runway Looks we Love for Spring/Summer 2017
Bold blooms: Katya Katya Shehurina combines bold blooms with an ethereal skirt for a romantic gown with a modern and lightweight profile

Bold blooms

Bold flower motifs – either as embellishment or to add pattern and texture to a gown – remain a design inspiration for 2017. London-based designer Katya Katya Shehurina’s bloom-decorated bodice is combined with a flowing skirt to create an ethereal design that just oozes romance.

Runway Looks we Love for Spring/Summer 2017
Wedding bells: Bell sleeves are hot news and we love their dramatic potential, as shown here on this elegant wrapover gown by Sassi Holford

Wedding bells

Bold flourishes on long sleeves are big news – and on Sassi Holford’s silk taffeta gown they start fitted, bell out and then taper into a neat cuff. The plunge neck, soft pleated skirt and wide sash belt are super flattering; the split skirt in this wrap gown adds a daring twist that makes this gown perfect for a high summer or destination wedding.

Runway Looks we Love for Spring/Summer 2017
Ballerina chic: Longer skirts can offer the best of both worlds and we love the cool credentials of this Naeem Khan design

Ballerina chic

We just love the new longer line in short gowns. This full ballerina skirt offers the elegance and swish of floorlength with the chance to reveal glamour heels. Naeem Khan keeps the look ultra contemporary by pairing fullness with a fitted plunge-neck bodice in exquisite lace.

Runway Looks we Love for Spring/Summer 2017
Set piece: A glittering mermaid line with a casual twist from Pronovias

Set piece

This fresh take on the trend for separates from Pronovias features a lavishly textured overtop over a glittering strapless gown with mermaid skirt. It’s a perfect ensemble for taking you from ceremony to ballroom.