Greetings from New York Bridal Market! Over the next several days, your intrepid WeddingWire team will be attending all the shows and getting a sneak peek of the brand-new dresses that will be sold at a salon near you in just a few months. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get all the minute-by-minute updates.
Even though Bridal Market has only just begun, we have already have started to notice several trends emerging. Most notably, while ballgowns are still a bridal runway staple, we saw lots of form-fitting silhouettes (mermaids and trumpet) from every designer. Check out these examples:
Gown by David’s Bridal
Confession from a group of WeddingWire employees: We went to see Breaking Dawn the day it opened. And part of our desire was definitely to see the much anticipated: Bella’s Wedding Gown. Also, if you’ve read the books or seen the other movies, you knew that the wedding was going to be something out of this world, and it was, of course. I don’t want to spoil it anymore for those of you who haven’t seen it yet. But I had to at least share an image of the Alfred Angelo‘s replica gown (which also happens to be on sale right now for $799, click here for details!). Carolina Herrera designed the gown for the movie that Bella (Kristen Stewart) wore, but I must say this is a pretty close copy, and it is stunning!
Alfred Angelo’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection is a mix of delicate fabrics with vintage details. New necklines, elongated silhouettes and full skirts are adorned with lace appliques, beading and floral details. Designer Michael Shettel drew inspiration from iconic big band singers: Peggy Lee, Doris Day, Dinah Shore and Rosemary Clooney.
Brides are sure to find a bridesmaid dresses to flatter any ‘maids figure and the range of colors from muted neutrals to bold hues will complement any wedding’s color palette.
In addition to the Alfred Angelo collection, Shettel debuted two new gowns for Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo inspired by Cinderella and Disney’s newest princess, Rapunzel. The Rapunzel gown is inspired by the character in the animated film Tangled and has a dropped waist silhouette with a pleated bodice, one shoulder neckline and an abundance of three-dimensional satin petals with beading, giving the appearance that the skirt is covered in butterflies.
Here are my four favorite dresses from the Alfred Angelo collection: