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Headbands are no longer made to only keep your hair out of your face. Bridal accessory designers have created stylish looks with intricate beaded patterns, rhinestones and ribbons. Whether wearing a messy chignon, high up-do or low bun the right headband can be both a functional hair accessory as well as a stylish one. Here are three of our favorite headband looks from the runway:

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Add a little bling to your glam look with a rhinestone headband, like this thin one shown at Alfred Angelo (far left).

This neat and tailored look at Carolina Herrera (center) is accessorized with a ribbon embroidered with a mix of metallic beads.

Reem Acra (far right) placed crystals on tulle which matched the beading on the shimmering gown.

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New York Bridal Market Three of a Kind: Pearls

Posted by Kim on Apr 15, 2012

Pearls are the most traditional bridal jewelry and while we’re accustomed to seeing brides wearing pearl earrings and necklaces, designers have stayed away from adorning gowns with them. Until now.

From all over beading to delicate detailing brides will be seeing a lot of pearl embellishments in bridal stores this fall. Here are three examples of how designers are incorporating pearls into their designs:

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Theia (far left) encrusted the bodice of this A-line gown with pearls, which formed a floral pattern.

Very tiny pearls were added to the lace of this Monique Lhuillier (center) gown.

If you don’t want an all-over pearl gown accessorize your dress with a belt, like this one by Alfred Angelo (right).

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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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Ever since Kate Middleton arrived at Westminster Abbey lace has dominated the bridal runway. And while the Duchess’ floral pattern was quite lovely, it didn’t have the bling many brides are looking for. To solve the problem of a traditional lace gown with a touch of Hollywood glamour designers have added a bit of sparkle to lace in both subtle and elaborate ways:

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There’s a delicate silver thread in the lace tiered ruffles of this voluminous ball gown by Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld (far left).

Modern Trousseau (center) added more than just a touch of sparkly to a mini white reception dress made from metallic lace.

This column gown with a tiered skirt by Douglas Hannant (far right) features a delicate white and silver lace.

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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**

New York Bridal Market Three of a Kind: Sequins

Posted by Kim on Apr 15, 2012

These flat glistening circles can add both color and shimmer to a wedding or bridesmaid dress. This season designers chose to soften the look of sequins by covering them with a tulle overlay, adding tiny clear ones to twinkle in the light or go bold with an all-over sequin dress for bridesmaids. Here are few styles with sequins we saw on the runway:

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Monique Lhuillier (far left) placed rows of tiny white sequins in a modern, yet romantic pattern.

Bridesmaids who have been told to buy a little black dress are sure to opt for this capped sleeve cocktail number by Alfred Angelo (center).

Mixing silver sequins and bugle beads on a lace gown Carolina Herrera (far right) added Hollywood glamour to this elegant dress.

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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**

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:

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