Before we get into full New York Bridal Market mode (our coverage starts this weekend!), I just wanted to share a few of my favorite dresses from Chicago Bridal Market. Okay, it’s more than a few. So many that I had to break this post up into two parts. These dresses will be in stores in a few months; let us know in the comments if you fall in love with any of these!
If you’re looking for a LWD (that’s Little White Dress) for your City Hall or informal wedding, reception, or rehearsal dinner, we’re huge fans of Watters’ brand-new Encore collection. I mean, could this dress be any cuter? And, it hits so many trends – illusion neckline, sleeves, lace, etc.
There’s something to be said for a simple ballgown that twirls like a dream. This gown by Allure Bridals isn’t overflowing with bells and whistles (it’s not overly beaded, embroidered, or adorned), but it’s a simply gorgeous dress that will ensure that you’re the star of the show. And that ballerina neckline is divine.
The illusion neckline is clearly the neckline of the moment, but I think off-the-shoulder deserves a bit of touting as well. It has such a classic look, and it’s quite flattering. This is a good example of the style, paired with a form-fitting silhouette, by Jordan.
At the last New York Bridal Market, dresses inspired by Kate and Pippa Middleton’s royal wedding looks were hot – and I still think that brides want to emulate those styles without seeming like total copycats. This slinky gown by Eden Bridals has a total “Pippa” vibe with its slinky cut and cowl neckline, but you won’t look like a total wannabe.
And to me, this Paloma Blanca gown has that “Kate” feel without going princess-overboard. Lace bodice and hem detail, similar silhouette, but take away those defining sleeves and it’s perhaps a little more modern.
Speaking of princesses, I fully believe that were Cinderella a real person around today, she’d totally hit up her Fairy Godmother for this Casablanca dress.
Stay tuned for more Chicago Bridal Market favorites tomorrow!