So much gorgeousness walked down the aisle and Bridal Fashion Week in New York – so much that I’m still a little overwhelmed by all of the amazing new collections for 2014! This whole week will be devoted to the new bridal fashions for 2014, including new trends, reinventions of old classics, and just straight up beautiful looks!
While the image services pull together all the new collections from this weekend, here are a few of my favorite looks to whet your appetite for the week of beauty that is coming up!
Unlike Ready to Wear or Haute Couture, Bridal fashions tend not to change dramatically from season to season. Sweetheart, Mermaid, A-Line, Ballgown – there are tried and true bridal looks and most designers are content not to rock the boat with each new collection. This year had some fun surprises in store – Vera Wang did away with white and ivory entirely and sent lilac and coral down the runway; Temperley added a sleek, 70’s inspired halter jumpsuit to their collection; Theia White sent out looks in my favorite trend of the season and combined metallics with fabulous texture.
Jenny Packham has been a London Fashion Week fixture for nearly 25 years, but her vintage-inspired designs started gracing American brides within the last half decade. These days Packham’s ultra-feminine gowns are the go to for romantic minded brides, and this sleek silk number is no exception! Can’t you picture Katherine Hepburn wearing it while swanning around her boudoir and deciding which beau to marry?
Another long time favorite of mine, Jim Hjelm is known for fabulously romantic bridal looks, and cocktail inspired bridesmaid options. This vampy dress is perfect for a reformed femme fatale ready to let her mark make an honest woman of her – or so he thinks. Sultry and more than a hint of sexy, I can’t wait to see bold brides rocking this look a statement necklace and a saucy smile.
Fairly familiar as bridal looks go, Kelly Faetanini’s latest collection combines her signature silhouette with rich embroidery and top of the line quality. A deceptively simple look makes a perfect gown for a modern day princess with the addition of flowing silk organza and silver details.
Oh, Monique Lhuillier. Where Marchesa often goes over the top and lands on the other side, you show admirable restraint when it comes to embellishment. I adore the relaxed and romantic silhouette elevated by perfectly applied floral appliques.