Bridal Couture is a must see every season as some of our favourite designers add their personal twist and take on the all important task of making intricate, dreamy gowns to send down the runway. Wether you plan on taking the Couture route for your special day, or just need a little runway inspiration to help you choose the perfect gown, here are my all time favourite Couture wedding dresses for Fall 2017.
Continuing on with her Secret Garden theme from SS17, Reem Akra took fairytales to the next level. The mermaid silhouette was forgotten about this season with the designer taking on reworking classic ball gowns in a subtle, melancholic way and adding her own special details like the intricate lace embroidery and beading that she's already so well known for. The collection is so delicate and romantic with off the shoulder and love heart necklines taking centre stage. These dresses are ideal for a Bohemian bride, or anyone who wants to feel like a princess on their special day.
Oscar De La Renta
For any bride who loves simplicity, but still wants to wow with statement details, there is Oscar De La Renta. His collection featured beautifully fitting simple dresses, including love heart necklines, oversized bows, lace underskirts and structured, fitted pieces styled with simple veils. I'm loving the dress on the right. The dress in itself is so simple and could easily be worn again for a black tie event, it's the lace cape over it that pulls the whole look together and makes it perfect for a winter bride.
Viktor & Rolf
Viktor and Rolf certainly didn't disappoint with their debut bridal collection. With an array of silhouettes and luxurious fabrics such as silk and tulle, this collection had something for any bride, even the unconventional! Volume was a massive part of collections with fluffy skirts and rigid ruffles, but the collection also had a simple side and even featured a structured jumpsuit.
It's not hard to see that Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig were deeply inspired by the idea of a Grecian Goddess when creating their SS17 and Fall Bridal collections. The idea translated beautifully on the runway with flowing fabrics, embroidered florals on tulle, loads of layering and beading details, one even with horse hair, and of course the statement off the shoulder neckline. I particularly loved the pieces that ran shorter on the front, ideal for the poor petit bride whose proportions usually aren't considered in Couture collections. Marchesa have such a strong brand identity of elegance and femininity and dresses that hug the curves in all the right places.