The 20 Standout Wedding Dresses From Bridal Fashion Week

Walk to the beat of your own “Canon In D” in these daring looks

For the last few seasons, bridal designers have come to the realization that not every girl wants to walk down the aisle in a traditional strapless white wedding dress—hell, some girls even want to wear pants on their wedding day—and it's a great thing for several reasons. In addition to meeting the demand of brides-to-be who are looking to buck tradition, sartorially speaking, and craving something different and one-of-a-kind, it has prompted designers to come up with more exciting and avant-garde designs than ever seen before.

This season's bridal fashion week, presenting the collections of Spring 2018, was proof. In addition to sending out gowns featuring revealing cutouts, unorthodox textures, and innovative embellishments, the creative masterminds behind the all-around beautiful designs experimented with daring colors (red, anyone?) and expanded on the idea of fashion-forward wedding separates.

Ahead, 20 daring dresses we loved.

Photograph courtesy of Houghton.


Photograph courtesy of Berta.


Photograph courtesy of Vera Wang.

Vera Wang

Photograph by Maria Valentino.

Reem Acra

Photograph by Jonathan Lopez-Espinoza.

Oscar de la Renta

Photograph courtesy of Viktor&Rolf.


Photograph courtesy of Sachin & Babi.

Sachin & Babi

Photograph by Taylor Jewell/Courtesy of Lela Rose.

Lela Rose

Photograph courtesy of Naeem Khan.

Naeem Khan

Photograph courtesy of Reformation.


Photograph by Yvonne Tnt.


Photograph courtesy of Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera

Photograph courtesy of Jenny Packham.

Jenny Packham

Photograph courtesy of Theia.


Photograph courtesy of Mira Zwillinger.

Mira Zwillinger

Photograph courtesy of Monique Lhuillier.

Monique Lhuillier

Photograph by Dan Lecca.

Justin Alexander

Photograph by Firstview

Ines Di Santo

Photograph courtesy of Sabrina Dahan.

Sabrina Dahan

Photograph courtesy of Temperley.