Bridal Market came and went this weekend with a new crop of stunning wedding dresses. I’ve spent the weekend absolutely drowning in all of the phenomenal gowns that walked down the runways at New York Bridal Fashion Week, and picked some of my favorite styles to share!
Old World Elegance
If you can’t channel Grand Duchess Anastasia on your wedding day, when can you? The luxe detailing on this latest crop of wedding gowns calls to mind old world grandeur. Whether its the intricately embroidered tiers by Claire Pettibone and Badgley Mischka, ornate ball gowns by Inbal Dror and Monique Lhuillier, or, yes, that incredible wrap coat by Theia, these styles are timeless.
The roaring twenties are a thing of the past – today’s bridal style is looking towards the thirties and forties with fabulous style! Sleek lines, fluttering sleeves, and the sheen of silk take the spotlight with elegant style in gowns from designers like Austin Scarlett, Christos, and Ines di Santo.
All That Glitters
If you’re still in need of a little Art Deco sparkle in your life, these gowns have you covered – with a modern twist! The head to toe sparkle of Alon Livne’s robe inspired gown, shimmering columns by Reem Acra, and exuberant starburst beading by designers like Pamella Roland, Dennis Basso, and Lazaro bring elegant glitter to the party.
Modern Day Princess
Fairy tale ball gowns will never go out of style, and this latest crop is the perfect example of why. Classic A-line silhouettes call to mind the princess dreams of every little girl turned bride, while modern cuts and innovative overlays give modern women something to swoon over. Take your pick of the snow queen sparkle of Dennis Basso, sparkling sheer robe by Pamella Roland, or Oscar de la Renta’s vision for a twenty-first century princess in a version of Amal Alamuddin’s iconic lace off the shoulder gown!
Blush wedding dresses are far from over, but they’re taking a step back from the exuberant pastel confections of the past several years – with a few, notable exceptions. Delicate crystal details, intricate embroidery, and soft lines keep the romance of this hue alive, while Jim Hjelm veers off into beautiful left field with a stunning, graphic rose print overlay that calls to mind Chanel’s classic camellia motif.