Photo courtesy of Delphine Manivet


The 18 Coolest Wedding Dresses From Bridal Fashion Week

Guaranteed head-turners

This season, during Bridal Fashion Week, "I do" got a redo: Gone are the days of identically misfitted ball gowns with the prom-favorite sweetheart neckline, embroidered rosettes, and color swatches whose spectrum of acceptability ended at the ivory and cream shades. Instead, the runways were filled with dresses boasting unconventional colors, edgy details, and unorthodox silhouettes. It seems like almost every wedding designer had the fashion-forward bride on their minds when designing the Spring/Summer 2017 collection—and we couldn't be more excited about that.

While some of these looks are not intended strictly as wedding wear, they handsomely fulfill the bridal requirements, with an added bonus of 3-D appliqués (Mira Zwillinger), sexy cutouts showing subtle flashes of skin (HOUGHTON), and seriously sheer fabrics (Delphine Manivet, Vera Wang).

For the bride who doesn’t want to wear white, there is now a color wheel of gowns ranging from various shades of blush (Ines Di Santo) to celadon green (Jenny Packham) and reaching all the way to black (Galia Lahav). For the girl who doesn't want to stray too far off the beaten path, but still wants a touch of something-something on her big day, designers like Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, and Reem Acra approached the nontraditional looks with a timeless aesthetic in mind. The trend we're most obsessed with this season: bomber-like jackets thrown over romantic sheath gowns (Theia, Oscar de la Renta), perfect for winter nuptials.

From slinky silhouettes (Christian Siriano) and short frocks (Temperley London) to a lace pantsuit (Naeem Khan) and a luxe bodice featuring 14-karat gold hand-painted goose and ostrich feathers (Kelly Faetanini), ahead are the 18 coolest wedding looks we've seen at Bridal Fashion Week.

Photo courtesy of Marchesa

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2017 gown.

Photo courtesy of Oscar De La Renta

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2017 gown.

Photo courtesy of Kelly Faetanini

Kelly Faetanini Spring 2017 gown.

Photo courtesy of Reem Acra

Reem Acra Bridal Spring 2017 gown.

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Christian Siriano Bridal Spring 2017 jumpsuit.

Photo courtesy of Delphine Manivet

Delphine Manivet Spring/Summer 2017 gown.

Photo courtesy of Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav Spring 2017 gown.

Photo by Maria Valentino

HOUGHTON Spring/Summer 2017 "Fresia" gown.

Photo courtesy of Ines Di Santo

Ines Di Santo Spring/Summer 2017 dress.

Photo courtesy of Theia

Theia Spring 2017 "Trinity" jacket and skirt.

Photo by Anton Oparin

Mira Zwillinger Spring/Summer 2017 dress.

Photo courtesy of Monique L Huillier

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2017 jumpsuit.

Photo by Dan Lecca

Naeem Khan Spring 2017 pantsuit.

Photo courtesy of Lela Rose Bridal

Lela Rose Spring 2017 "The Yacht" gown and capelet.

Photo courtesy of Apache Celadon

Jenny Packham 2017 Bridal gown.

Photo by David-Paul-Larson

Berta Fall/Winter 2016 dress.

Photo courtesy of Temperley London

Temperley London Spring/Summer 2017 "Evie" dress.

Photo courtesy of Vera Wang

Vera Wang Spring 2017 dress.