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Statement Lace

Lace has always been a favorite fabric for wedding dresses. But this season's lace featured dynamic patterns, and created structured silhouettes.

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beaded wedding dress
Photo: Val Stefani

Classic Beadwork

Even though there were many minimalist moments at this year's shows, there were also plenty of nods to more opulent detailing. We loved dresses like this one, where the design was enhanced by the extra sparkle of classic beadwork.

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off the shoulder wedding dress
Photo: Jaclyn Jordan

Off the Shoulder

It's time to break out your highlighter and get your shoulders camera-ready. So many wedding dresses, whether modern (like the one shown here) or very traditional, featured off-the-shoulder necklines.

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low back wedding dress with halter ties
Photo: Truvelle

Low Backs

Rather than embroidery-accented illusion backs that have been popular for several seasons, we have started to see a move towards statement backs that are either very low or allow a bride to have her back completely bare.

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fringed wedding dress
Photo: Watters

Fun Fringe

From demure and elegant to bold and vivacious, fringe was everywhere! This Watters dress showcases fringe being used with 1920s vintage inspiration. Other designers showcased long, bouncy fringe with a definite 1970s vibe.

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high slit dress
Photo: Laudae

High Slit

The Fall 2017 runways were full of dresses with high slits to show off mile-long gams. This gown from Laudae was one of our favorites, with its unique use of different fabrics and textures.

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taupe wedding dress
Photo: Tara LaTour

Modern Colors

Blush has been the go-to choice for brides who don't want to wear white on their wedding day. But the shows we saw introduced muted earth tones as a more contemporary alternative to ivory.

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Bold Patterns

Patterns played a significant role in many of the Fall 2017 collections. This sheath gown is one such example, with paisley swirls and nude lining.

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The New Pantsuit

If you don't love wearing dresses, why would you wear one to your wedding? For brides that appreciate a modern and fresh statement, consider a bridal pantsuit.

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wedding dress with bell sleeves
Photo: Jaclyn Jordan

Bell Sleeves

If we had to pick our very favorite trend from the shows, it would have to be the focus on sleeves. In all different shapes and lengths, sleeves definitely dominated. Some of the most compelling examples were voluminous bell sleeves like the ones shown here.