The Best Dress’d: 17 Great Wedding Dresses for 2017

The 2017 wedding season is in full swing, and that means so are all of the new and gorgeous designs. We’re sharing the best of the best today. From the outside-the-box gowns with color to the more traditional beauties that are making a comeback. Let’s dive into 17 of the best wedding dresses from the 2017 collections!

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Contemporary Classics

Carolina Herrera | Find Stores Near You

Named “Anne,” for its timeless, classic style, this cotton gown will far surpass the trends.. If you’re looking for something more crisp and clean for your modern wedding, this is the ball gown to slip into. With a tie at the waist and coverage in all the right places, it’s a style that will be a versatile fit for all shapes and sizes.

Romona Keveza | Find Stores Near You

This chic, Romona Keveza design was made for the contemporary bride. With its crisp neckline and a silhouette that hugs a woman’s body in all the right places, it’s also a  gown that will refuse to go out of style.

JLM Couture: Alvina Valenta | Find Stores Near You

A ball gown that will wow as well as stand the test of time, it’s hard not to swoon for this silk Mikado beauty. Alvina Valenta knows how to dress for the timeless bride and knows how to dress for a woman’s body, which is why this design becomes a complimentary choice for a large variety of brides.

Amsale | Find Stores Near You

This design from Amsale, and dubbed “ALINA,” holds a slight bit more tradition in its stitching. But, it’s also a slimmer fit that holds a bit more sex appeal too. The textural bodice offsets the sleek skirt with grace and interest.

Traditional Designs

WTOO | Find Stores Near You

A lace neckline with scalloping and a bodice with intricate detailing that looks incredible in photos, this traditionally-styled gown from WTOO is a winner among the wedding world. With a silk taffeta skirt, brides will get the volume that they’ve been dreaming of as they walk down the aisle.

Anne Barge | Find Stores Near You

Built with the traditional bride in mind, the “Brooks” wedding gown from the Anne Barge Fall 2017 Collection will satisfy so many brides envisioning a sweet and traditional celebration. From the lace sleeves to the A-line skirt, it’ll look just as good on the dance floor as it will at the altar.

Christos | Find Stores Near You

If you’re looking for a traditional ball gown, then look no further than this new Christos design entitled “Arlene.” With a full, tulle skirt and a floral, high-neck bodice, you get classic bridal accents but with the surprise of a beautiful, detailed back as well.

Stunning Showstoppers

Galia Lahav | Find Stores Near You

There’s a reason why this design’s name is “Snow White,” because it’s truly fit for a princess. Embellished with jewels, beads, silk tulle ruffles, there’s nothing about this ball gown that you’d want to change. If you want to look like the quintessential bride but with a little something extra, this is the showstopper to peek at.

JLM Couture: Hayley Paige | Find Stores Near You

This voluminous ball gown was made for all of those little girls that grew up dreaming of their wedding day. With horsehair curls at the hemline and a rouched bodice to nip and tuck all the right spots, it’s a stunner. You can even get the gown in both ivory and rose’ colors.

Kelly Faetanini | Find Stores Near You

A beautiful shape that fits a variety of brides, this A-line gown is what wedding days are made of. Kelly Faetanini knows how to bring feminine, girlish charm to every design and that goes double for the “Willow.” Those silk organza petals really set off the ombre effect.

Oscar de la Renta | Find Stores Near You

Who wouldn’t want to sparkle a bit on their wedding day? The “Gabrielle” gown features a glittering tulle skirt overlay with sequin embroidery on the bodice. It’s a classic, showstopping Oscar de la Renta design that you’ll love.

Rivini | Find Stores Near You

If you’re inspired by mermaid silhouettes, the “Ziggy” gown from the Spring 2017 Rivini Bridal Collection may be something you’d like to try on for size. With a textured skirt and a deep-V, everything about this design will “stop” the show – or – at least turn some heads.

Exotic & Unique Dresses

JLM Couture: Lazaro | Find Stores Near You

Slip into something extra dramatic and bold with this Lazaro beauty. With a creamy, skin-tone color and a textural skirt that’ll knock your socks off, you’ll still look like a bride but with a bit more of a personalized style. That embroidered bodice is quite the knockout as well.

Claire Pettibone| Find Stores Near You

If you love color, than you’ll love this floral design from Claire Pettibone’s “Four Seasons” collection. The “Maia” gown will look gorgeous on all different body types with its naturally-waisted silhouette. But it takes a special bride to rock this rose and hydrangea detailing.

Ines di Santo, Bridal Fall 2017, New York, October 7 2016

Ines Di Santa | Find Stores Near You

Ines Di Santa’s “Fleur” bridal gown from the Fall/Winter 2017 Collection, has so much to love and admire. Starting off with a subtle, powder blue hue, you’ll stun the guests will the color before you wow them with the unique silhouette! Also, that ruffle skirt is detachable so you get two looks in one with this design!

Monique Lhuillier | Find Stores Near You

“Beatrix,” from the Monique Lhullier Fall 2017 Bridal Collection, is full of extra-special spice. The entire gown is filled with ruffled tiers exposing a unique silhouette and a boho spirit.

Naeem Khan | Find Stores Near You

This long-sleeve, beaded gown may not look distinctly bridal but that’s the beauty of it. Step out in something a bit exotic from Naeem Khan’s beautiful mind. The “Santiago” may be an original route to take in terms of wedding day style but it’s one that will stay timeless.

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From the outskirts of Nashville, I couldn't imagine calling anywhere else home. Graduating Summa Cum Laude from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a B.A. in Communication, I'm a lover of words. I like to fancy myself a freelance creator, loving the pretty, the delicious and different. With a knack for fashion, style and a minor obsession with weddings, I've been professionally writing for the past few years and hope to continue to explore different outlets to contribute to. Basically, I live in a writer's world with a lot of sparkly decorations.

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