Fall weddings are some of the most spectacular. There’s nothing quite like floating down the aisle in a glistening dress with the nip of cold breezes in the air. Even if you’re inside for the ceremony, there’s something about the atmosphere and surrounding area covered in multi-colored leaves that add a rustic romanticism to everything happening indoors. It’s truly a glorious season to get married in. Similarly, the decadent dresses designed for these fall occasions are some of the finest in the business. They aren’t casual like short beach dresses or extravagant as a ballroom gown. The best bridal looks from this fall’s couture collections bridge the gap between laid back ceremonies and black tie affairs with an expert eye and ornate designs. Whether you’re tying the knot this fall or not, you can learn a lot about style and couture from matrimonial couture this coming season.
This illustrious fashion brand showed off a few beautiful pieces on the couture runway, but nothing says decadent fall wedding like this soft pink gown. It’s simultaneously gentle and historic.
Layered frills play a big part in Alexis Mabille’s bridal collection this year. Try copying it in your wardrobe for those fancy parties that require extra flash.
This textured number from the folks at Armani draws out the angular features of a bride. We’re particularly fans of the sharply cut hemline and those transparent lacy black gloves.
Matching traditional materials with unconventional design, Versace proves once again that they aren’t afraid to venture outside the box. Only the bravest brides will wear this outfit, but many will stop to ogle.
There’s no question this is the dress of a princess. It’s glistening shade of white and simple sophistication proclaim the majesty of a ritualistic ceremony.
This bridal dress is far more a summer piece than fall attire, but it’s perfect for a destination wedding. Give it a chance to shine before the leaves start to fall this season.
Elie Saab was all about royalty when it came to fall bridal fashion. Featuring dressed decked out in lace, Egyptian-inspired crowns, and thick jewelry, it’s a regal collection you can’t turn away from.
Mesh and 3D florals made up only a sliver of Fendi’s innovative 2017 bridal collection. Allow their imaginative genius to fuel your own secret desire to assemble more challenging outfits this fall.
Slimming and ornate, this dress proves detailed design and simple structure can exist in the same outfit. If you’re a traditionalist when it comes to wedding fashion, this is an excellent option for you.
If you can’t decide whether to wear a short dress or trailing gown for your wedding, why not combine the two? This stencil cut design blends both into a decorative look that feels both ceremonial and fashionably unique.
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Sexy while retaining its refined characteristics, this point little gown will give your beau a tantalizing tease as they journey up the aisle. It would have the same effect at a party, so don’t limit yourself.
2017’s fall bridal collections pushed the envelope when it came to wedding fashion. They can challenge your predictable wardrobe too. Break free and try something luxurious and new. You may be surprised what a little shift in dress can do.
— Alice Becker