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2017 Wedding Dress Trend You Need To Know About: Off-The-Shoulder Silhouettes

  |   By Jen O'Brien


If you’ve been to the mall recently you’re likely familiar with off-the-shoulder silhouettes – they're literally everywhere.

Shoulder-baring looks first emerged on spring 2016 fashion runways and this trend definitely resonated with bridal designers. Spring 2017 bridal runway collections were filled with off-the-shoulder dresses in every style imaginable, from flirty, Coachella-inspired gowns to sleek, form-fitting frocks designed to frame the décolletage.

2017-wedding-dress-trends-off-the-shoulder-1 Photo via Marchesa.

This beautiful embroidered dress from Marchesa's spring 2017 collection dress is a lovely choice for a laid-back boho wedding. It’s also a great alternative to a traditional strapless gown, allowing you to show a little skin while still taking advantage of a bit of arm coverage.

2017-wedding-dress-trends-off-the-shoulder-2 Photo via Rosa Clara.

On the other end of the spectrum, this Rosa Clara gown illustrates how sleek and chic the off-the-shoulder silhouette can be. The form-fitting design is ultra-flattering and the bow detail at the waist adds a stylish twist that could also be helpful for anyone hoping to camouflage a tummy.

2017-wedding-dress-trend-off-the-shoulder-3 Photo via Francesca Miranda.

At Francesca Miranda's spring 2017 show, the off-the-shoulder trend took the form of a flowing, knee-length tent dress with dramatic chiffon bell sleeves.

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Naeem Khan, on the other hand, offered up a stunning blush pink off-the-shoulder gown with intricate applique details and just a hint of a sleeve.

Siriano Photo via Christian Siriano.

Christian Siriano offered yet another interpretation of this wedding dress trend by adding shoulder-framing chiffon sleeves to a classic strapless fit-and-flare silhouette.


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