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The Sexiest of Silhouettes

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 16, 2012

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Don’t be afraid to show off your curves girls! A mermaid silhouette will hug you in all the right places, and if you don’t have curves they’ll create them for you. We know what you’re thinking: Is a mermaid gown limited to a black-tie wedding? Not at all!

Lace, satin and tulle are a few of the fabrics you can choose from. And don’t forget the embellishments! Beading, crystals, florals — designers have added accents of all sorts to draw the eye of your groom to your best assets.

Here are three variations on the mermaid silhouette:

Evening and black-tie affairs will work well for a gown with shine and shimmer, like this show stopper from Kenneth Pool. The satin draped gown has jewel-encrusted straps and an asymmetrical slit in the skirt revealing a pouf of tulle exploding from beneath.

For a daytime or less formal event slip into a dress that looks and feels lighter like this one from Legends by Romona Keveza. The slip-like lace gown has an off-the-shoulder capped sleeve and beaded “belt” at the waist. (Click here to find out where to find the season’s best bridal belts!)

Vera Wang’s lace mermaid gown features bias organza and lace flange details accented by crystal and pearl embroidery at the hip.

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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 Fall 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

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Sheer Beauty

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 16, 2012

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Adding volume as well as a bit of mystery, tulle overskirts have become a must-have detail on Fall 2013 wedding dresses. Designers are showing single layers cut on the bias, hemmed to add a bit of structure, or sheared and layered, as seen at Marchesa (above left). The tulle skirt doesn’t quite cover the beauty of the detailing beneath, whether lace or beading, but creates a thin veil covering the design ever so slightly.

So what silhouettes work best with this trend? All of them! Voluminous ball gowns, sexy mermaids and slinky sheaths all were shown with tulle overskirts. And for brides who want a different look for the ceremony and reception a few designers made removable tulle skirts that completely changed the gown’s look from solemn to celebratory.

Shown above:

This modest floor-length lace gown with long sleeves and a crew neck by Monique Lhuillier has a white cummerbund-style detail at the waist and a single layer of tulle cut on a bias.

Reem Acra’s ornately beaded bodice is paired with a clean white skirt with a layer of pleated tulle.

For a chic, short look Marchesa’s modest lace knee-length dress has a multi-layered hi-lo tulle overskirt making it the perfect style for an afternoon wedding or reception after-party dress.

 

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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 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**

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Melissa Sweet Launches Collection at David’s Bridal

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 15, 2012

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One of the new lines debuting at Spring 2013 Bridal Market is Melissa Sweet for David’s Bridal Collection. The line features seven stunning gowns that combine a soft, modern aesthetic with classic details. “Our first collection is a beautiful expression that speaks to the bride who loves vintage dressing and wants something a little different than the traditional glitz and glam,” explains Melissa.

So who is the Melissa Sweet for David’s Bridal bride?  One with a romantic spirit, who loves vintage detailing, and wears antique pieces in stylish and modern way.

The romantic, ethereal and vintage styles are priced between $950 and $1,400 and will be available in sizes 0-14 in select David’s Bridal stores and online.  Sizes 16-26 will be available for special order in stores.

Above and below are a selection of styles ranging from ball gowns to fit-to-flare styles embellished with lace appliques and embroidery, and paired with matching veils. For more information on the collection, visit davidsbridal.com.

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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 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**

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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 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**

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Designers Turn to Lace for Romance

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 14, 2012

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Your wedding day is all about the love you share with your fiance, so why not wed in the most romantic of fabrics, lace. Whether choosing a bold floral pattern or a very fine Chantilly, lace exudes romance and has a very delicate, ladylike quality to it.

Designers are showing gowns in head-to-tow lace as well as accents and embellishments. Illusion necklines, a carry-over trend from last season, has expanded from clean tulle and netting to fine floral laces, creating sheer, high-neck lines that give a girl the modesty she may want for her ceremony, but still revealing a bit skin at the same time. Above are examples of some all-over lace wedding gowns from Spring 2013 Bridal Market:

Lea-Ann Belter Bridal added a soft color sash to define the waistline on this floor-length sheath. The lace overlay allows a hint of the blush underneath to peek through.

Using guipure lace Theia designed a very traditional sweetheart strapless gown and paired it with a matching guipure veil.

Temperley London’s lace gown hugs the body ever so slightly, features a high-neck, capped sleeves, and a thin belt at the waist.

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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 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**

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