As the rehearsals for Eurovision 2017 have rolled out over the previous week, keen wiwibloggs readers have noticed one particular theme coming up in the wardrobe department. This year there are a lot of white dresses. It’s getting to the point where Eurovision 2017 is starting to resemble a bridal fair.

This isn’t the first time white dresses have been popular at Eurovision. In both 2013 (six dresses) and 2015 (seven dresses), white wardrobes featured. And now, two more years later, white is back at Eurovision.

But who is wearing white the best? Take a look at this year’s sartorial creations in white and vote for your favourites. You can vote for as many gowns as you like, but you can only vote once — so make your vote count!

Albania: Lindita

Lindita brings silver warrior style to her white dress. The bodice of the dress is covered with silver sequins, and delivers a bold, strong style. The skirt of the dress is made from a light organza, and allows personal trainer Lindita to show off her gym-honed legs.

Belarus: Ksienija from Naviband

Naviband are serving Belarusian realness with their uplifting song “Story of my Life” and singer Ksienija is keeping it real with her dress. It’s made from a light fabric and features delicate patterns and textures woven into it. The dress has a full skirt, just perfect for joyfully spinning around to Naviband’s positive folk-pop.

Belgium: Blanche

Blanche’s gown has a classic prom dress style, with a classic empire line shape. The dress and bodice are in a strong white, while the sleeves and the dress are overlaid with a light organza fabric. Blanche also brings a touch of silver with some flower designs on the bodice. And if anyone is entitled to wear white, it’s Blanche — her name means “white” in French.

Estonia: Laura

Estonia’s Laura keeps it glam with her form-fitting white gown that features very elaborate lacing. This includes a leafy design on the bust, and a patriotic “Estonia” on her lower back. As well as featuring transparent lace panels on the sides, the skirt also includes tassels at the front and back to give it some movement.

Iceland: Svala

Svala channels her inner Icelandic warrior princess with this take on a modern superhero look. Svala is wearing a white catsuit with a plunging neckline that shows off ample sideboob and Svala’s striking chest tattoo. The catsuit is accessorised with a long flowing cape which Svala uses to dramatic effect.

Malta: Claudia Faniello

Claudia’s figure-hugging dress shows off her curviliciousness. The elegant gown is made from a shimmering fabric and features a V-neckline that further works with Claudia’s hourglass figure.

Moldova: SunStroke Project brides

SunStroke Project’s three backing singers don’t just look like they’re wearing wedding dresses: they are wearing wedding dresses. These three Moldovan brides are sporting classic white gowns with on-trend cut-out shoulders. The dresses have reversible skirts, which means they can be quickly transformed into an elegant cocktail dress.

Poland: Kasia Mos

The bodice of Kasia Mos’s dress is in a tight bandage wrap style, leaving no room for error. The skirt has a shorter inner layer, with a longer outer layer of the ubiquitous sheer white organza fabric.

Serbia: Tijana Bogicevic

The organza is out in force for Tijana’s costume. The base is a silver leotard, and over it Tijana wears a white organza dress with billowing sleeves and a wide skirt. The dress is also highlighted with tiny sequins that bring a shimmer to the overall outfit.

Bonus!

Austria: Nathan Trent

It’s not all women who are rocking white. Nathan Trent can be found wearing a light white jacket over a white t-shirt, contrasting with off-white 7/8th-length trousers that give us a hint of ankle. He matches this with white sneakers.

Poll: Who has the best white dress at Eurovision 2017?

Images: Andres Putting (EBU)

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christina
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christina

Love Claudia’s dress

AngieP
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AngieP

Estonia of course! Laura looks amazing in this dress! Well made!

I also like the girl from Naviband! She looks great too!

Eve
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Eve

Nathan and Kasia

Zebb
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Zebb

Iceland, Austria and brides.

Gammy
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Gammy

Belgium is definitely a safe barbara dex award winner
Poland has the best white dress.

Bella
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Bella

I’m probably the only one who thoroughly disliked Laura’s dress. I don’t like most of these though. The only one I really liked was Ksienija’s dress. Claudia had a classy dress and Svala’s outfit was pretty cool but I didn’t like the rest. I’m not much of a white dress fan. 😀 Neither am I a huge fan of dresses that leave absolutely no room for imagination, but that’s just me! 😀 Other than my dislike of their dresses, these ladies look stunning! 🙂 Nathan Trent also looked gorgeous. 🙂

Maxim
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Maxim

Breaking news: Blanche changes her dress! She will wear a black dress instead of a white. We don’t know yet how the dress will look like, but we will see it during the run-throughs tomorrow. She says she feels more comfortable in the new dress and that it will be less bombastic. Curious!

Napaw
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Napaw

That is wonderful news! Black would even suit better when she wants to portray loneliness on stage.

Let’s all hope the dress will be as beautiful as her song.

escphbelgium
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escphbelgium

Awww… And I was loving the white dress.
Anyways I hope it’s a cocktail dress with the same design

MS
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MS

Maby Petra Mede and Måns Zelmerlövs recepi for a sucess in ESC should change a little when it comes to fashion!
A little comment wheather a white dress is a a winning consept or not were missed out in Love, Love, Peace,
Well, yes Måns were white, thats true! ; )

Fatima
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Fatima

None of the many female soloists in white will win, people will get them confused when it comes to voting

Roxana Montoya
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Roxana Montoya

I voted for Nathan too. He is just soo cute!

Grete Paia
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Grete Paia

Blanche please copy dress of Iceland and Poland, and free your inner slat

Katrinelene
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Katrinelene

Laura`s dress is the best!!!

Mar
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Mar

Laura, Ksenija and Claudia are the only ones whose dresses don’t look like they were made by their mums. All the rest look super cheap, and they probably were. Maybe they bought the white organza in bulk?
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, Blanche looks on her way to her first Communion. The dress is totally wrong for the song.

jorgequi
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jorgequi

Nathan gets my vote. <3

Pawel
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Pawel

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s Icelandwoman coming to the rescue!

Avstriya
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Avstriya

How to celebrate diversity: put a girl in a white dress in front of blue/black backdrop.

MS
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MS

A challenge for the production to meke everybody to stand out when everydody want the same and the production want to please everybody! It’s good that the runing order is in the productions hands at lest so we don’t get nine white numbers whith blue backgrounds after eachother!!

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

That’s why I linked to the Christer Björkman interview above. He talks how how challenging it is when lots of countries come to the team with almost identical staging concepts, and having to convince them to do something a bit different for the sake of the show as a whole.

Grete Paia
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Grete Paia

Notice they are almost all white outfit and blue lighting. ZzzzzzzZZZzzzzzzz

Sophie
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Sophie

Laura without a doubt she’s so stunning and the dress just beats the rest!

Evan
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Evan

What about Brenda Murray?

Aria
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Aria

He is wearing black trousers.

Aria
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Aria

Kasia without a doubt.

Ross
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Ross

Obviously Estonia (Laura) it’s just stunning to look at and I mean come on it has Estonia embroiled on it!

Rita
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Rita

I like classy styles. Not something extreme that I could never wear so Ksenija, Blanche, Claudia, and Nathan I voted for. Beautiful and simple that all people could wear.
The rest are creative, though!

Geo
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Geo

Isn’t Ireland dressed in white, too?

Napaw
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Napaw

Holy moly. There really is that many white dresses…
I have a feeling this fact will remain memorable for this years’ Eurovision. The Eurovision of white dresses.

I voted for Estonia. Designwise it seems to be the most creative of all dresses this year.

The rest is fine, although I hope that Blanche does it like Kasia and switches dresses. That dress does not flatter her at all.

MS
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MS

White and wather as Crister Björkman said.

Mattias Sollerman
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Mattias Sollerman

William did a splendid job of interviewing Björkman. One of the best interviews I’ve seen with him tbh. Really enjoyed it.

feliks
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feliks

Yes, great interview, I want to add something…when we (eastern countries) joined, we were overwhelmed by this giant (Eurovision) and more than that, we saw…12 points Sweden-Norway, Ireland-United Kingdom…..and we thought..*we will never win this…at least we must be noticed….*
That was the east approach and then we started to win, because this is the right way…don’t think about the trophy and safe formulas, let people know you are having fun.

Mattias Sollerman
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Mattias Sollerman

That’s the best part of the interview, him talking about how the competition just exploded in the 00’s.
Compare Hero to Shady Lady in 2008 for instance. The difference in energy, creativity and commitment is almost embarrassing.

MS
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MS

I am from sweden and I remember that I was irritating that the estcountries voted for eachother in the begining and I thought that many songs was terrible that got high points from East europé. It was probably the same for people in the East. Maby you thought our songs from nothing of europé was terrible and couldn’t get how we could get eachother points!? . Nowdays I really appriciate many of those songs that I didn’t understand and liked at all at that time. I really Love that we have diffrent taste and ESC is the place where I… Read more »

lemon
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lemon

White dressed singers that placed in Grandfinal
2011:1st.4th
2012:4th.10th
2013:1st.3th.4th.5th.11th
2014:2nd.7th
2015:2nd.4th.8th.10th
2016:2nd.9th.10th

lemon
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lemon

so Esc Jury and televoter Love white dressed singer put them in Top .

lemon
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lemon

2011 winner
2013 winner
2014 2nd place (The Netherlands)
2015 2nd place (Russia)
2016 2nd place (Australia)
all wears white dress!!

MS
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MS

How about white dressed men?

MS
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MS

Sing about love, love, pease, pease in a white dress!

escphbelgium
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escphbelgium

Albania: I would have love it if it was a tattered (in the way that it looks fashionable) short white night gown but the design made it too sci-fi. Belarus: I wish they kinda kept what they wore on the national final. Belgium: Love it. It’s pretty close to what I have in mind (The dress in above-length and she’s wearing some pumps or stilettos plus a flower crown). Estonia: I think Pia Wurtzbach should have gave her national costume dress to Laura but this is good. Iceland: I kinda see where she’s going with this. Malta: Meh Moldova: Can… Read more »

Grete Paia
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Grete Paia

“with blood stain prints on it ”

and have real blood on it to be bring plasmic realness to the entry

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

Estonia’s and Poland’s are both good for very different reasons.
Claudia’s dress looks a couple of sizes too small for her for some reason. =(

lemon
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lemon

Because White dressed singers that placed Well in Grandfinal
2011:1st.4th
2012:4th.10th
2013:1st.3th.4th.5th.11th
2014:2nd.7th
2015:2nd.4th.8th.10th
2016:2nd.9th.10th

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Obviously the hand-embroidered dress for Laura (Estonia) should win, because it is a beautiful piece of work.

However, I would like to complain. In a year about “Celebrate Diversity,” there are far too many white dresses on show! Where is the diversity of colour?! Those fashion designers are getting lazy…

James
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James

Thank goodness for Anja sticking with her iconic DMGP red dress. haha

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Anja is amazing! I was honoured to hear her singing in London. The red dress is indeed exactly what ESC needs this year. 🙂

Aria
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Aria

Here is a colour Analysis of singers on stage this year…..
monochrome 12.5
Red 3.5
Black 10
White 8.5
Tan 1
Yellow 1
Blue/Black- 1
Black/Gold -0.5
Gold 2
floral 1
purple – 1

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

Maybe the contest will be broadcast in black & white this year. 😛

joy
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joy

Right now Moldova is last and it has brides that can be ready in a second, what more can anyone want?
Seriously speaking, all look good, but Laura should have the word Estonia in front, not above her b_tt.

MMs
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MMs

Malta is totally underrated in all polls 🙁

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It’s currently winning this poll! LOL

Evan
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Evan

How did that happen?
Did Armenians confuse Armenia with Malta?

Polegend Godgarina
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Polegend Godgarina

Laura ofc, it has Estonia embroidered on it

Robyn Gallagher
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Robyn Gallagher

“Sleeping all alone, you wake up with a butt in your hand. It has Estonia embroidered on it.”

More
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More

Armenia is missing from the poll! So what her dress isn’t white?

mccacaye
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mccacaye

of course ARMENIA) lol)

blondboybc
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blondboybc

Estonia’s is the classiest! 😀

escterrace
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escterrace

Nathan the best bride!!!

Troy
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Troy

Belarus and Laura.

Maria
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Maria

I didn’t see Nathan coming, haha! Voted for him, Serbia (I like it better than Lindita’s dress!), Belarus and Estonia 🙂

Bogdan Honciuc
Editor

I voted for Moldova, since they are actually supposed to be brides… 😉

joy
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joy

Me too. And for Blanche, I’ve read comments that she should be Barbara Dex/worst dress winner. Blanche can’t have a break, leave her alone.
Is true that Barbara Dex award doesn’t exist anymore? Last year was said that is the last year. I hope so.

Yossarian
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Yossarian

Blanche’s dress is quite nice in itself. But that Disney princess style doesn’t really fit the mood of the song, in my opinion.

R
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R

Barbara Dex will continue, but with a different site.

Jo
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Jo

Barbara Dex is just a funny award. There’s nothing wrong with it. Some winners also scored very well in the Grand Final. Relax.