Bridal trends can be a tricky thing to incorporate into your own wedding. You don’t want to necessarily be a poster child for the year you get hitched—there’s something to be said for timelessness after all (as I’m sure most ’80s brides with puffed shoulders and mega perms will agree). But it’s also nice to be connected to the time and place you decided to say I do. So keeping up on the latest and greatest when it comes to bridal is a good starting point when thinking about what your own nuptials will look like. Here are some bridal trends that we think will be big in 2017—but that won’t have you feeling regret in 10 years.
Off-the-shoulder silhouettes (like this one from Lela Rose) are still huge for 2017. This subtle sex appeal is a great way to embrace a modern trend on your big day that still also feels timeless. If you’re looking for something a bit more of-the-time when choosing a dress, ruffles, tiers, lace and sleeve detailing were all big on the bridal runways—just remember to exercise restraint when incorporating any of these trends. Unless “go big or go home” is your life mantra, you may want to skip it when it comes to your dress.