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Stunner Thursday: Oodles of brand spankin’ new gown designs from Bridal Market NY

Good morning! Today is all about the latest bridal gown designs from Bridal Market NY. I’ve waded my way through the sea of designers and have my picks for stand out gowns sure to cure your bridal fashion thirst.

Here are my picks for the following categories: Ball Gowns, A-line, Sheath, Mermaid, Trumpet/Fit ‘n Flare, Suits, Short, Peplum, Amazing Backs, and Bridesmaids. Stay tuned today for my hits and misses as well as trends. Enjoy!

NY 2013- Ball Gowns

NY 2013 A-line

NY 2013: Sheath

NY 2013 Mermaid

NY 2013 Trumpet/Fit 'n Flare

NY 2013 Suits

Cymbeline 2013
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Cymbeline 2013
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firstVIEW Theia
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Cymbeline 2013
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NY 2013 Short

NY 2013 Peplum

NY 2013 Amazing Backs

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NY 2013

Sunday Surprise: Bridal Market NY- First peek

Well, I’ve spent my weekend scouring the net for pics of this weekend’s shows at Bridal Market NY. Let me just say that there are some fabulous hits and some seriously scary misses. When all is said and done, I will have a complete rap up, but for now, these are a few of my faves thus far:

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Angelo
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Temperley london
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Paige denim
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Cymbeline 2013
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Theia Fall 2013
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Cymbeline 2013
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Wedding Wednesday: Spring Bridal Market Report: Gowns galore!

Happy Wedding Wednesday! The blog is back post Etsy Virtual Bridal show with my personal take on last week’s New York Bridal Market. Bridal Market takes place in April and October and is bridal fashion’s equivalent of Fashion Week. This Bridal Market, everyone is talking about the peplum trend. I have my take on it as well as my faves, which might surprise my long-time readers…think pink. On with the post!

Black and white gowns were all over the runway. Here are a few of my faves:

Spring Bridal Market- Black and White

My favorite short dresses…big surprise likes: David’s Bridal and St. Pucci, known for their over the top ball gowns, I was surprised to see this design house get on the short gown bandwagon.
Spring Bridal Market- Short

Bridal dress
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Carolina herrera
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Yumi
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Isaac mizrahi
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One of my favorite trends, ethereal skirts. These tulle and chiffon concoctions give a bride the illusion of floating on a cloud be they ball gowns or mermaid silhouettes.
Bridal Market: Etheral, Floating
Another trend, ultra structured modern creations.
Bridal Market: Structured
Spot the decade: 70s inspired silhouettes.
Bridal Market- 70s inspired

Texture, was shown in a big way and continued the trend from October Bridal Market. Be it a full on head to toe texture extravaganza to a subtle textured hemline, 3D details are here to stay.
Bridal Market: Texture

Everyone has been talking up the peplum. My take on it, the traditional peplum style is a bit…okay, but check out these designer’s take on it: asymmetrical, flowing and floral accented peplums take the peplum trend to a whole other level.
Bridal Market: Peplum with a twist

Angel sanchez
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Vera wang
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Amsale
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Amsale
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One trend I love: the sheath dress with a definite 1930s influence. Silky charmeuse (Spanx are a definite must with this fabric) and curve hugging lace, these 30s inspired gowns are definitely hot!
Bridal Market- Sheath 30s
Color is definitely pushing it’s way toward the top, offering brides an alternative to the traditional white and ivory. I love love love the continued introduction of color in to the bridal fashion repertoire.
Bridal Market: Color

Now for the moment my long-time readers are waiting for, my WTF? list. These designs just don’t hit the mark be they the midriff-bearing pantsuit, over-textured skirt and sleeves that look tacked on to what could have been a lovely mini, to the unflattering to any body silhouettes, these creations definitely push my WTF? meter to a whole new level.
Bridal Market: WTF?
Finally, my favorites. Are you sitting down? Yes, that is a pink ombre dress in my faves. Pink…me? Yep, you betcha. This ombre gown by Mark Zunino took my breath away. Oh, and let’s not overlook another surprise like, a ball gown. Isaac Mizrahi’s soft and subtle use of black in this gown is flawless. In my opinion, Marchesa hit the ethereal trend right on the button. Just the perfect balance of structure in the bodice paired with such gorgeous softness in the skirt = LOVE! Alvina Valentina’s and Badgley Mishka’s textured sheaths use just the right amount of three-dimensional detail to catch and not overwhelm the eye. My final fave is from Project Runway alum Carol Hannah. Not only is this greyish lilac creation a fabulous use of color, but the unconventional peplum and subtle beading makes it an all-around fave.
Bridal Market: My Faves

Well folks, that’s my Bridal Market report. I’d love to hear from you about your faves. Drop me a comment and lets chat!

Friday’s Favorites: My faves from Bridal Market Chicago and NY

Today’s Friday’s Favorites are my personal favorite gown from Chicago and New York Bridal Markets. Wednesday I posted both silhouettes and trends and today I wanted to show you some of my personal favorites. I hope you enjoy and the blog will be back to its regular schedule on Monday. Have a great weekend!

Friday's Favorites

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Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Market Roundup 2

Here are several trends that presented themselves at Chicago and New York Bridal Markets. If you are looking for more, see Bridal Market Roundup 1

Slits
Black and White
Blush
Color
Sleeves
Simple Elegance

Bridal Market Slits

Bridal Market Black and White

Bridal Market Blush

Bridal Market: Color

Bridal Market Sleeves

Bridal Market Simple

Wedding Wednesday: Bridal Market Roundup 1

Good morning! It’s good to be back. With perusing Chicago and New York Bridal Markets, to colds and aches, it’s great to be able to show you the latest and greatest in the world of wedding fashion. Today’s post is a roundup of the Chicago and New York Bridal Markets held in the past month. Typically, I have only covered New York Bridal Market, but Chicago’s Bridal Market presented some great treasures that I just had to share with you. So, sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy.

Ball Gowns
Trumpets and Mermaids
Sheaths
A-lines
Short
Pantsuits and Menswear inspired

Ball Gowns Bridal Market

Bridal Market Trumpets and Mermaids

Bridal Market Sheaths

Bridal Market A line

Vera wang dress
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Bride dress
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Bride dress
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Evening gown dress
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Tulle dress
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Anna
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Bridal Market Short

Bridal dress
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Yumi evening dress
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Bridal dress
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David Fielden evening dress
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Bridal dress
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Bridal dress
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Bridal Market Menswear Inspired

Stay tuned for part two!

Wading

Still wading through Bridal Market. Trust me, it will be worth the wait. In the meantime, here’s a peek in to my favorites for bridesmaids:

Bridal Market bridesmaids peek

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