The traditional ball gown comes in new shapes every season, and emerging trends include asymmetrical high and low skirts, lots of layers, 3D embellishments, and vibrant colours. Here are my picks for spring 2017!
Marchesa, Justin Alexander and Watters
The key feature of a classical ball gown is a big, puffy, floor-sweeping skirt with infinite number of hidden layers underneath the top skirt. Nowadays bridal fashion designers experiment with new forms and current trends include low cuts at the front, removable overskirts and exposed inner layers. From Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab to Ines Di Santo and Monique Lhuillier, each designer offers their own fresh take on a traditional wedding gown.
Ines Di Santo, Elisabetta Polignano and Rosa Clara
It is not all about the whites and ivories any more either! Ballgowns come in a myriad of beautiful shades ranging from very pale pastel hues to vibrant colours. On-trend colours for spring 2017 include Pantone’s rose quartz and serenity, a palette of grey tones and some bright shades as well.
Oscar de la Renta, Kleinfeld Bridal and Naeen Khan
Embellishments on wedding gowns range from intricate embroideries and subtle beadwork to opulent three-dimensional blooms which beautifully enhance the texture of a gown. Bold floral appliques are one of the biggest bridal trends for spring 2017 appearing in collections by Marchesa, Naeem Khan, and many others.
My favourite look, if you're opting for a ball gown, is the Ines Di Santo gown shown above. I love the semi-nude bodice, soft pink hue and pretty floral embellishments. It is both modern and traditional at the same time while remaining exquisitely feminine and elegant.