For those of you in planning phase now, we've put together our pick of the most alluring - and enduring style-setting trends for dresses for 2017.

Once you have an idea of what you want head straight to your nearest bridal salon or enlist a wedding dress designer for the full couture experience.

1. Wedding dresses with deep V necklines

Flaunt down the aisle in a deep V neckline gown.  These gowns are seriously stunning just don't forget the Hollywood fashion tape - there is nothing stunning about a peek-a-boob.

Deep V Plunge Wedding DressPlunge Neck Wedding DRess

Naeem Khan Bridal & Reem Acra

2. Dare to bare

Stand-out and sensual are the words that many of the designers used to describe their creations this year and that is thanks to the clever use of lace and illusion.

Illusion Wedding Dress Illusion Wedding Dress

Mira Zwillinger & Monique Lhuillier 

3. Wedding dresses with capes

Capes are everywhere this year and with so much to bare this season it's not surprising as many brides reach for capes to cover up for the wedding ceremony.  Capes are everywhere an  

Cape Wedding DressCape Wedding Dress

Elizabeth Fillmore & Ines Di Santo

4. Festival loving brides & streamer sleeves

Thanks to festivals such as Splendor, Coachella or Glastonbury the boho bride vibe is alive and well in wedding fashion with loads of lace, streamer sleeves and sexy hair. 

Wedding Dress Streamer SleavesWedding Dress Streamer Sleaves

Jenny Packham & Victoria Kyriakides

Coachella Wedding DressCoachella Wedding Dress

Claire Pettibone & Victoria Kyriakides

5. Off the shoulder wedding dresses

With TV series like The Crown it's no wonder we are seeing a resurgence in popularity of this classic princess style.

Off the Shoulder Wedding DressOff the Shoulder Wedding Dress

Marchesa Bridal

6. High collars

Just the opposite to a plunging V neckline but just as sexy is the high collar, be it in the Victorian style or a more art deco look. 

High Collar Wedding DressHigh Collar Wedding Dress

Costarellos & J Mendel Bridal

7. Add a big bow ... anywhere.

This trend has found it's way back into wedding fashion and it's as stunning as ever although this time you can be bow tied ... anywhere

Bow Wedding DressBow Wedding Dress

Carolina Herrera & Oscar De La Renta

Modular Wedding DressModular Wedding Dress

Sachin & Babi Bridal

8. Wedding dresses with cascading ruffles

Ruffles were beautiful last year and the year before and the year before that so we are thrilled to see them back again. 

Wedding Dress RufflesWedding Dress Ruffles

Oscar De La Renta & Reem Acra

9. Wedding dresses with wispy feathers

Wispy feathers are new and fresh and on a fitted gown look stunning.  Christian Siriano & Naeem Kahn have got it so right, covering the silk in hand stitching wispy feathers from top to bottom. En masse the look is eye catching and adds intrigue to the overall gown. 

Feather Wedding DressFeather Wedding Dress

Christian Siriano & Naeem Kahn

1o. Botanical detail

Monique L'huillier has certainly taken this trend on board and nailed it. Embellished flowers on full or fitted gowns are a stand out this year. What could be better for a pretty garden wedding at a gorgeous garden wedding venue  

Botanical Garden Wedding DressBotanical Garden Wedding Dress

Monique Lhullier

Pink Wedding DressPink Wedding Dress

Naeem Khan 

11. Wear your bridal underwear as outerwear

Vera Wang started it and it's a trend that continues.  Structured corsetted bodices are the essence of couture and where all the hard work is when it comes to the actual dress making, so why not show off all the hard work and simply wear the 'bare bones' 

Corsetted wedding dressCorsetted wedding dress

Pallas Couture & Vera Wang

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