Beautiful Modern Wedding Dresses for 2017
Choosing the perfect wedding dress is a huge moment for any bride. Fusing modern design techniques with traditional touches, these 2017 designer wedding dresses will make narrowing down your final choice so much easier.
These breathtaking dresses have their own personality, with many different notable and elegant features that make them unique. We want to make your modern wedding dress search a little bit easier. We’ve selected our top picks that are beautiful and fashion-forward.
These wedding dresses vary in style but all have a modern feel that mixes in current dress trends.
This simple satin design is the perfect choice for lovers of refined minimalism. You may not be a huge fan of lace or fancy embellishments. In that case, you’ll love how un-fussy and sophisticated this dress is.
Without so much detailing, it places focus on the modern design itself – which is just gorgeous. Narrow straps, a plunging v-neck (with sheer insert for support) and a figure-hugging skirt. The skirt half turns into a flared mermaid tail at the end, creating a flattering shape.
This modern wedding dress is timeless and suits so many different body shapes. The silhouette of the gown creates an hourglass shape any woman wearing the dress. You can pair this dress with chandelier earrings, a delicate necklace and a long wedding veil to complete your bridal style.
This sleeveless mermaid wedding dress is the perfect option for a less traditional wedding with a fashionable twist. It’s a great pick for brides considering destination weddings or a garden/country boho wedding. The body-hugging fit is subtly sexy.
The nude and white lace combine to create a unique dress that will turn heads on your wedding day. The delicate floral lace pattern adds a feminine touch and the nude underlay creates a stunning illusion. This modern feminine look will made any bride feel fresh and beautiful on her important day.
You can style this with beach waves or a braided hairstyle with fresh flowers. All you’ll need is a pair of nude heels to complete your bridal outfit. A blush-tinted beauty look is a natural and flattering option.
Ivory and Nude Lace Backless Long Sleeve Bridal Dress JB32987
This long sleeve ivory lace wedding dress is romantic and still so modern. Much of the design is vintage-inspired. However, the plunging back and long dramatic train gives it a fashion-forward, modern slant.
The appeal of the wedding dress is timeless, but the design utilizes fresh techniques that are very much en vogue. The plunging open back is the only area where skin is shown. This means this is also quite modest. The nude layer underneath the lace ensures it is easy to wear.
You can pair this modern romantic wedding dress with a fresh statement bouquet of your favorite flowers. For your girls, choose a bridesmaid dress in pretty blush or champagne to perfectly coordinate your whole bridal party.
Not afraid to go more dramatic? This off-white cap sleeve mermaid dress is finely detailed with several bold features. The bodice is lace and sheer with scattered bead-work. It features a frilly mermaid skirt with plenty of flounce and flare.
The silhouette is vert striking, and this modern style stands out on its own as original. We suggest styling this wedding gown with a diamond-studded bracelet, pearl earrings and a half-up wedding hairstyle. A simple pair of white, nude or silver heels will complete you look.
Make sure to match any other white shades with the dress. There are many shades of white and two different white colors could end up clashing. Another option is to choose metallic sparkling accessories.
When you think of a ball gown, you generally have a very traditional dress in mind. This modern ballgown, however, definitely bucks the trend. It may have a ballgown style full skirt, but the design on this wedding dress is crisp and modern.
The bodice is sheer with gorgeous floral lace strategically positioned to create a lovely shape. The cap sleeve style is very flattering and the skirt half of this dress flares dramatically. The skirt has many floaty sheer layers and a long train in sheer white fabric.
If you like the idea of a more traditional silhouette, this dress ticks all the princess boxes in a fashion-forward and modern chic way.
This off-the-shoulder ivory and nude wedding dress is giving us modern beachy vibes. The style would suit a beach destination wedding venue so well (Hawaii here we come!). The sheer lace sleeves are one of our favorite features of this figure-highlighting mermaid dress.
The lace pattern is so beautiful on this design and the nude underlay blends beautifully. It makes the sheer element look so delicate and breathtaking. The off-the-shoulder cut is very on-trend.
Complete your modern bridal look with a braided crown hairdo and nothing more than your engagement ring. Add a pair of strappy nude heels. A glowing fresh makeup look is all you need to be a beautiful blushing bride!
More Wedding Dress Options & Ideas
Remember – it’s your big day (as well as your husband-to-be’s) and you should ultimately wear what you love. It shouldn’t be about what you feel is traditional or trendy. This is a moment to express your own style.
There are many modern wedding dress options which may surprise you. You may also want to learn more about the history of weddings and bridal-wear when making your choice.
Take a look back at our guide to wedding dresses throughout history to learn more about what is considered traditional and how the style has evolved over the centuries.
Don’t forget to send us your wedding photos on twitter @jovanifashions. We want to see you looking beautiful in your wedding dress! You can also ask us for any wedding styling advice or tips as you make the big decision.