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20 Of The Most Jaw-Dropping Dresses From Bridal Fashion Week

Buck tradition in one of these daring numbers

When it comes to bridal, "one dress fits all" sometimes seems like an accurate statement to describe the swaths of similar looking (read: boring) dresses that many brides tend to don for their "big day." It's a good thing then that during this Bridal Fashion Week the designers again pushed the envelope of their fashion pursuits for the brides-to-be who prefer to take a more offbeat path to get to the altar.

Taking a walk on the wild side (well, for weddings anyway), Fall 2017 collections saw gowns that weren't exactly traditional; in fact, some were outright gasp-inducing (we're looking at you Naeem Khan). Stepping up their game to seven-tier wedding cake heights, the designers sent unique looks ranging from barely there dresses, bridal capes, and untraditional silhouettes (separates ruled) down the runway. Far from typical, these dresses looked sewn for rule-breaking brides who err on the side of glam and high fashion, as well as favor the atypical when it comes to their personal style.

The wow factor was at a fashion high with plenty of unexpected details—like feathers, oversized sleeves, bold lines, and plunging necklines—that made these looks undeniably fashion forward. Some collections were so rooted in haute couture and the avant-garde, picking the most jaw-dropping dress was virtually impossible—so we've picked 20.

Toss the traditional and check out our favorite dresses, each as individual as the bride who'll be wearing them, from the Fall 2017 Bridal Fashion Week runways in the gallery below.

Photo by Dan Lecca

Naeem Khan

Photo courtesy of Vera Wang

Vera Wang

Photo courtesy of Temperley


Photo by Sarah Seven Bridal

Sarah Seven

Photo by Sachin Babi

Sachin & Babi

Photo courtesy of Pronovias


Photo courtesy of Mark Zunino

Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld

Photo by Raul Tovar


Photo courtesy of Lela Rose

Lela Rose

Photo courtesy of Inbal Dror

Inbal Dror

Photo courtesy of Carolina Herrera

Carolina Herrera

Photo courtesy of Berta


Photo courtesy of Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone

Photo courtesy of Reem Acra

Reem Acra

Photo by Greg Finck

Rime Arodaky

Photo courtesy of Stone Fox Bride

Stone Fox Bride

Photo courtesy of Theia


Photo courtesy of Ines Di Santo

Ines Di Santo

Photo by JP Yim / Getty Images

Alon Livne

Photo courtesy of Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav