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7 Bridesmaid Dress Trends to Make Your Gals Swoon

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 27, 2014

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Dress Designers (from left to right): Alfred Angelo and Dessy; Photos (from left to right): Dan Lecca 

Fall Bridal Fashion Week was not only about wedding dresses but also bridesmaid dresses too! Our Fashion Editor gets it: you’re not just looking for any ol’ option. You want your gorgeous gals to feel comfortable in whatever they may choose. From high halters and open backs to barely-there colors and two-toned styles, check out the latest trends here.

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Photos (from left to right): Dan Lecca; Dress Designers (from left to right): Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo and Della Giovanna 

This past weekend, our editors spent countless hours catching taxis and subways from show to show across the Big Apple! Want to get in all the action? You totally can! Their gorgeous first glimpses from the Fall 2015 bridal collections include every Disney fairy tale princess like Elsa, Rapunzel, Belle, and Jasmine from Alfred Angelo, 1920s-inspired old Hollywood glamour from Johanna Johnson, gold accessory accents galore from Della Giovanna, sexy, deep v-necklines from Rivini, and pure boho-chicness from Claire Pettibone and Delphine Manivet.

Of course, this is only a snippet of our exclusive coverage. Check out our main Bridal Fashion Week landing page for even more slideshows, our Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest feeds, and an added bonus: WedStyle, WeddingWire’s inspiration app. Oh, and let’s not forget Snapchat too!

Wedding Dress Predictions: Angelina Jolie

Posted by Caitlin on Nov 08, 2012

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Dress Designers (from left to right): Maggie Sottero and Alfred Angelo 

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s engagement was no surprise this spring. However, details on the couple’s nuptials have been a secret until last week, when sources said Jolie will wear a custom dress designed by L’Wren Scott.

“Angelina wanted to go with someone who is not so obvious for designing wedding gowns,” a source told Grazia. “She’s been courted by some of the hottest designers on the planet, but having a big name isn’t important to Angelina. She wanted someone she could trust, and she most definitely trusts L’Wren Scott.”

Here’s what we know: Jolie likes to make a statement and show off her figure. Maybe she’ll wear a one-shoulder gown with a high-slit and jeweled embellishments similar to what she wore to the Oscars this year. Or maybe she’ll channel her inner-Bella from Twilight with a long-sleeved gown that has a cut out back and lace embellishments. What if she decides to follow in other celebrities’ footsteps and wear a colored gown? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below.

Designers to Brides: Buckle Up

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 15, 2012

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Accent your waist with a belt or sash, the go-to accessory to add both decoration and personalization to a wedding dress. Wedding gowns that are clean, with minimal or no ornamentation, allow brides to use the dress as a canvas to “decorate” and style as they see fit. The same dress can look vintage or modern, glamorous or simple depending on which bridal accessories are used to complement it.

Some wedding gowns are made with a belt to match, allowing designers to offer brides what they think will be a perfect fit. Here are some dress-belt designs from the runway, and bridal accessory lines you may want to check out.

Dennis Basso added a hand beaded and embellished belt to this strapless hand pleated fit and flare gown.

JLM Couture used horsehair, a stiff sheer material, enhanced with metallic beads, to add some personality to a clean ivory gown.

Alfred Angelo used a white satin belt with embroidery and beading front and center to further define a waistline on this basque waist ball gown.

A number of accessory designers hopped on the waist-detail bandwagon and are creating chic accessories giving brides more options to choose from, check out their designs for even more options:

a.b. Ellie

Bloom Bazaar

Elle & Jae

Ossai

Twigs & Honey

 

 

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Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger

Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Fall 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

**All Images in the Blog Post are Copyrighted by Dan Lecca and cannot be used without permission**

See More Bridal Gowns in the WeddingWire Photo Gallery!

Cover Up With One of These Must-Have Bridal Accessories

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 14, 2012

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A bride may want to order a cover up for her wedding dress because she wants her arms covered for a religious wedding ceremony, she’s getting married in winter or a cold climate, or simply that the cover up in question is so fabulous she can’t get married without it!

Brides still shopping for their wedding-day look may find it hard to resist the jackets, boleros, shrugs and other cover ups making their way down the Spring 2013 Bridal Market runways. Styles range from fur and faux fur, in white as well as other colors, sheer jackets, “pop overs” that literally pop right over you head in lace or tulle, and organza boleros with three-dimensional detailing.

Here you can see three different cover up styles that editors saw on the runways:

Alfred Angelo designed a Venise lace jacket with white bridal buttons up the back. One can easily switch from the solemn ceremony setting to the party atmosphere of a wedding reception in a matter of seconds.

JLM Couture showed a fur bolero with crystal embellished tulle inserts, the perfect accessory for a winter wedding even if it’s not snowing outside.

Exclusive to David’s Bridal stores is this embroidered tulle pop-over with three covered buttons in the back. The metallic thread adds a bit of shimmer to a bride’s wedding-day look.

 

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Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger

Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Fall 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

**All Images in the Blog Post are Copyrighted by Dan Lecca and cannot be used without permission**

See More Bridal Gowns in the WeddingWire Photo Gallery!

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