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We’re not saying that bridal pantsuits are a major trend, but we did find it interesting that three different designers showcased white suits at their runway shows.

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Sarah Jassir (left) paired a sequined jacket with slim white pants – definitely a glamorous version of the style.

At Carolina Herrera‘s show (center), the first look was a crisp pantsuit that we could imagine at a City Hall or restaurant wedding – or even as a fun going-away outfit.

Theia‘s pantsuit (right) featured daisy-patterned lace, a smart mix of feminine and masculine.

And let’s not forget about bridesmaids. This season, Jasmine featured two jumpsuit styles in their bridesmaid collection.

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What do you think of pantsuits at weddings? Let us know in the comments!

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Peplums (or short overskirts) have been an increasingly popular detail for the past few seasons. During this bridal market, several designers created styles with exaggerated peplums for a modern look.

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Take a clean, simple gown, add a peplum, and voila! You’ve got quite a style statement. We like how this Legends by Romona Keveza gown keeps things flattering by adding a beaded belt at the smallest part of the waist.

The new Amsale collection featured several gowns with peplums, but this one was our favorite. The mixing of fabrics keeps things super-feminine, yet contemporary, all at once.

A super-modern look from Angel Sanchez (right) – we could imagine a bride rocking this architectural dress at an art gallery or loft wedding.

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Yes, peplums were big (and we mean big) on the runways this season, not only on wedding dresses, but bridesmaid styles as well.

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We’re loving how the fitted bodice and bow detail on this Alfred Angelo dress (left) cinch in the waist and flatter the figure.

Not only is this Alfred Sung dress (center) a gorgeous, rich blue hue, it’s also so post-wedding-wearable (meaning: your girls will thank you). With the addition of a fitted blazer, it would be so smart for the office.

Black details and lace are definite bridesmaid dress trends, so this Jim Hjelm Occasions (right) dress hits all the right marks.

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A long, sheer veil is typically worn as a headpiece, but this season, we saw designers incorporate tulle overlays on gowns. These overlays resembled veils draping from the shoulders, rather than the hair. It’s a mix of classic and modern – you’ll still get the drama of a long veil, but your hair will be free to accessorize in other ways (jeweled headband, perhaps?).

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Reem Acra‘s new collection (left) featured a variety of mix-and-match gowns with removable elements, including sheer trains that fell from the shoulders.

This Ines Di Santo gown (center) features two trends: a high neck and a veil-like train – grand and romantic at once.

Layering tulle over lace has been a popular technique for a few seasons now (the addition of the tulle softens the look of lace even more), but we loved how Monique Lhuillier kept this style so light and airy.

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When you meet with your florist to discuss personal flowers — bouquets, bouts and corsages — make sure to bring a photo of your wedding dress.  Your bridal bouquet should match both the style and formality of your gown.  Some designers at bridal market featured complementary bridal bouquet ideas so we pulled together a few to inspire you:

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Romona Keveza (far left) paired her elegant couture gowns with traditional white bridal bouquets, such as this one made of freesia.

Brides wearing modern or minimalist gowns will want to show their florist this orchid bouquet from Carolina Herrera’s show (center).  This cascading arrangement can be as long or as short as you want.

For weddings held in a garden opt for a bridal bouquet with a more natural feeling like this arrangement shown at Theia (far right), which includes peonies and roses.

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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 Spring 2013 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

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