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Over the past few seasons, necklines have been working their way up. Of course, strapless has been number one is the neckline department for years now, but recently, illusion necklines have become quite popular. And this season, high necklines are appearing on the runways more frequently. Here are some of our favorite high necks from this season:

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It would be easy to assume that high necklines only work for winter weddings, but paired with an asymmetrical hemline as in this Ines Di Santo dress (left), this style could certainly work in a warmer month.

Take a clean, charmeuse gown, pair it with a pearl-studded high neck, and you’ve got a fashion-forward statement from Theia (center) – still form-fitting and sexy, of course, but a bit more modest.

And from Oscar de la Renta (right), a super-romantic style that we could imagine in a grand house of worship.

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Something blue, blush and black and white wedding dresses are not as shocking as this year’s latest colored gown:  Red.

Vera Wang (left) showed a complete collection of red wedding dresses from bright candy apple to dark maroon.  And Oscar de la Renta (center) and Romona Keveza (right) both ended their shows with show-stopping red ball gowns. While we’re pretty sure you can order any of these scarlet dresses in white or ivory, if you’re looking to make a statement on your wedding day you may want to slip into one of these jaw-dropping dresses.

If you’re a fan of red, you can try on Vera Wang’s brand-new wedding dresses (all in shades of red and burgundy), this weekend – April 21st and 22nd – at their Madison Avenue salon. Call 212-628-3400 to schedule your appointment.

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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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Brides looking to purchase a wedding gown for their ceremony and then a second one for the reception can save money by buying one dress which can easily alter its look. A convertible dress can change the neckline, skirt length or silhouette giving you a more conservative look for the ceremony and a party dress for the, well, party.  Here are three 2-in-1 gowns from the April 2012 shows:

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Kelly Faetanini (far left) featured several dresses where the neckline detailing can be removed. The high neck lace neckline here forms a keyhole in both the front and back, and when taken away leaves a strapless sweetheart neckline.

Removing the voluminous layers of a skirt will help you have an easier time on the dance floor.  Reem Acra (center) designed several wedding gowns with detachable tulle skirts revealing a slimmer silhouette or a mini dress underneath.

This blush tulle ball gown by Jenny Lee (far right) can be shortened to tea length after your ceremony via pick-ups.  The shorter hemline will ensure that you don’t trip on your floor-length skirt and let you show off a fabulous pair of shoes!

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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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New York Bridal Market Three of a Kind: Gold

Posted by Kim on Apr 16, 2012

A few weeks ago at Chicago Bridal Market, we noted that many designers were featuring gold wedding dresses in their collections – a definite turn from the mostly silver-hued beading we’re used to seeing. Well, the trend in continuing here in New York, and the flattering gold hue is appearing in a variety of ways:

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Dennis Basso (far left) showcased a grand ballgown in a gold satin fabric. How amazing would this dress look by candlelight?

A gown by Temperley London (center) featured a metallic collar that had a Cleopatra-esque vibe.

And Monique Lhuillier‘s sparkly creation (far right)  includes all-over gold beading

Would you wear a wedding gown with gold elements? Let us know in the comments!

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Back detailing had a huge resurgence at the October shows and the trend continues with a focus on keyholes. A keyhole is an opening in the upper back (or sometimes in the cleavage area) and is usually used in conjunction with a dress with a high neckline. While it’s generally associated with a teardrop shape, it can form any shape. During this season we’ve seen keyholes made in a myriad of fabrics — lace, tulle or net, silk — and in a range of shapes and sizes. Here are three examples:

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Lace, the #1 fabric used this season, forms a wide opening in the back of this Amsale (far left) gown, allowing a bride to show off a sexy back.

Underneath a chapel veil you can see an upside-down teardrop in a lace gown by Maggie Sottero (center).

Kelly Faetanini’s debut collection (far right) features detachable necklines, including this mermaid gown with an illusion one adorned with beading.

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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.

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

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