Whether you’re the star of the show or helping your sister or your BFF plan her big day, choosing a gown is the ultimate bridal endeavor (not counting the I do’s, obvs). Honing in on a dress style is easiest when fully briefed on the most recent trends. We combed through the latest and greatest from New York Bridal Week and zeroed in on the freshest looks for Spring 2017. Here, how to successfully don an over-the-top veil, rock a whimsical cape or own tiers of ruffles like a true fashion girl.
Channel A Midsummer Night's Dream with this hint-of-color flower-embellished gown fit for a princess.
An ethereal Grecian number proves long sleeves can look incredibly sexy.
Design details like a halter neckline, peekaboo cutouts and tiers of ruffles make this dress youthful and completely unique.
Oscar de la Renta
A sculptural train paired with a minimal column silhouette is equal parts understated and dramatic.
Calling all bohemian brides! This romantic number is destination-wedding perfection—style it with bare feet and a flower crown.
Negative space cutouts, a barely there sheer neckline and delicate embellishments lend endless character to this A-line frock.
Who says covered shoulders can't feel incredibly modern? Pair this elegant ensemble with jaw-dropping earrings and a glamorous updo.
Leave it to Vera to somehow make pearls, lace and rhinestones feel insanely cool.
A whimsical cape is made for a chic garden ceremony on a grassy lawn—just add wildflowers!
If a pink dress has always been part of your vision, opt for an elegant blush hue with a dégradé effect.