Dress Designers (from left to right): Kelly Faetanini and Christos
New York Bridal Market‘s Fall 2014 collections were full of wedding dresses that are light, airy, and comfortable — perfect for a destination wedding under the sun with your toes in the sand and ocean as your backdrop. Whether you’re looking for a modern v-neck, casual sweetheart (in green!), or bohemian beaded capped sleeves, here’s a photo gallery of our top 12 favorite beach wedding dresses to inspire you.
Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Augusta Jones, photo by Todd Matarazzo; Allure Bridals, photo by Robert Mitra; Olia Zavozina, photo by Todd Matarazzo; Martina Liana, photo by Robert Mitra
When shopping for a wedding dress, it’s important to consider a gown’s silhouette, details and style, but it’s essential to see how the dress moves. How will the gown look as you walk down the aisle? To help you out with this, we exclusively filmed 10 designer collections from the Fall 2014 New York Bridal Market at Pier 94. From Augusta Jones’ romantic and classic creations to Roz la Kelin‘s regal and flattering gowns, there’s truly something for everyone. Visit our Fashion Ideas section to view all of the videos, and tell us your favorite in the comments!
Bridal Pant Suits by (from left): Victoria Kyriakides, photo by Robert Mitra; Lazaro, photo by Dan Lecca
The most important criteria for choosing your wedding-day ensemble is that you feel comfortable in whatever look you choose, and that it suits your style. If a traditional wedding gown just isn’t for you, we love the new white bridal pant suits and outfits that several designers showcased this season – they still feel totally “bridal,” but it’s definitely a unique look. They’re tailored, flattering, and, yup, pretty darn sexy. They also make great “going away” outfits, or would look so chic at a city rehearsal dinner or engagement party. Check out our favorite bridal pant suits here, and be sure to check out our New York Bridal Market page for the newest wedding dresses, and trend reports. And let us know in the comments: Would you wear a bridal pant suit?
We just returned from New York Bridal Market, and we’re both exhausted and exhilarated. As a team, we viewed over 70 collections, thousands of dresses (nearly 1,125 by our estimate!) and hundreds of accessories, and spotted some very clear wedding dress trends. So what was the biggest trend of the season? We’re calling it now…
Wedding Gowns by (from left): Olia Zavozina, photo by Todd Matarazzo; Claire Pettibone, photo by Dan Lecca
Gold, silver, and everything in between! We loved the glamorous and regal, yet still totally wedding-appropriate and flattering look of metallic wedding gowns (and some bridesmaid styles too!). From grand ballgowns to slinky lace sheaths, rich golds and luminous silvers were shown on all silhouettes and gown styles. Check out our favorite metallic styles from the Fall 2014 New York Bridal Market in our special bridal market section, and be sure to check out all of the brand-new, hot-off-the-runway designer collections.
It was our last day in New York for Bridal Market — sigh — but our editor’s went out with a bang! Links to their recaps follow below:
Kim’s Recap - Kim didn’t slow down for a moment at Pier 94! Check out her recap for an array of feminine, ruffled gowns by L’Fay Bridal, a tulle gown by SJ Couture that will bring back childhood memories of being a ballerina, dramatic beaded bodices and patterned skirts by St. Pucchi, sexy plunging v-neck gowns by Berta, and a holiday-party line of bridesmaid dresses by Anna Elyse.
Leeor’s Recap - Leeor’s final runway shows included floral illusion back style gowns by Angel Sanchez, short swing gowns for retro brides by BHLDN, and another blue wedding gown by Elizabeth Fillmore.
Of course, this is only a snippet of our exclusive Bridal Market coverage. Check our main Bridal Fashion Week page for collection slideshows, our Instagram and Twitter feeds, and plenty more!