The Wedding Dresses that Took Our Breath Away in 2017
December 6, 2017
I've said it before, and I have no doubt I'll say it again, but there's nothing better than a gorgeous wedding dress, and luckily for us, this past year was full of them. From an Haute Couture Elie Saab masterpiece to a traditional ballgown worthy of royalty (Meghan Markle, take note) to a daring, fashion-forward black velvet beauty, these are the 10 wedding dresses that took our breath away in 2017.

Four Words: Elie Saab Haute Couture

It was love at first sight when we first saw this custom Elie Saab Haute Couture wedding dress. With a 30-foot train and all-over hand beading, this gorgeous gown is truly one-of-a-kind and an absolute masterpiece!

Photography: Greg Finck

Beaded, Boho Beauty

We've never seen beading quite like this Rue de Seine's tone-on-tone embellishment. Fluttery sleeves, an empire waist and a skirt that blows in the wind — this dress is fit for a goddess!

Photography: Lacie Hansen

Royal-Worthy Perfection

There's just something about this dress that makes us think it belongs in a Disney fairytale — or maybe a royal wedding? From the scoop neckline to the full skirt to the delicate beading, this dress is an absolute dream!

Photography: Jemma Keech

High Low, Hello!

A subtle print, a high low skirt, the halter back, and the pockets(!), this dreamy Erin Grey Couture dress has everything a girl could ask for and so much more!

Photography: Allison Kuhn Photography

A Match Made in Fashion Heaven

What do we love about this gorgeous, colorful Zimaya creation? For starters, the way the floral embroidery on the Bride's top carried onto the bottom half of her skirt and the trim of the Groom's ensemble!

Photography: Erika Delgado Photography

Flirty, Fun + Fabulous

This bride is none other than the founder of Flutter Magazine, so it should come as no surprise that her custom Madeleine Fig dress is ah-mazing! Her vision? Something ‘bohemian couture’ complete with a wishlist of fun features: high-low structure, pockets (a must!), illusion layers, and lace!

Photography: Jose Villa

Calling All the Cool Brides

When it comes to fashion-forward, effortlessly cool bridal fashion, no one does it better than French designer Rime Arodaky. Case in point? This oh-so-fabulous lace bomber jacket and embellished skirt. Oh là là!

Photography: Greg Finck


Inspired by her black diamond engagement ring — not to mention her impeccable personal style — Merielle wore a black velvet wedding dress and landed herself a spot on our Best Wedding Dress list!

Photography: Jose Villa

Pretty in Pattern

Whimsical, playful and all kinds of gorgeous, this cherry blossom-printed Monique Lhuillier dress has us dreaming of springtime and sunshine! It's not technically a wedding dress, but we support any fashion-forward bride rocking this on her big day!

Photography: Rebecca Yale

A Modern Take on Old Hollywood Glam

The classic lines of this Viktor & Rolf column gown evoke Old Hollywood glamour, but the statement cape and shoulder bow bring this beautiful dress to the modern day with all kinds of style and beauty!

Photography: KT Merry