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The Roaring ‘20s

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 18, 2012

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The upcoming Leo DiCaprio film must be inspiring designers, because a number of looks look like they could have been taken right out of The Great Gatsby. These Art Deco-inspired wedding gowns adorned figure-flattering gowns with delicate metallic beading and embroidery at the waist, neckline and back.

Take this Jenny Packham stunner (left) with a jewel-encrusted halter neckline and fan like beaded applique at the waist. The “pull” in the fabric creates soft lines to enhance an hourglass figure.

Probably one of the most eye-catching backs of the season is on this dress by Elizabeth Fillmore (center), who described her collection as 1930s inspired. The butterfly design featured here is so unexpected, quite elegant and truly enchanting. It also creates a portrait or keyhole shape, allowing brides to show off a sexy, toned back.

Editor’s Note: Are you a fan of butterflies? Check out the latest Aruna Seth bridal collection with crystal butterflies embellishing the toes. In addition to wedding-day shoes for the bride, bridesmaids and moms are sure to find a pair to wear with their dress. The designer offers 50 colors from pastels to brights in a variety of heel heights.

Using both metallic thread and beads, Reem Acra (right) adds panache to the sheer V-neckline of this gorgeous sophisticated gown. The pattern continues from the bodice onto the capped sleeves. To complete the Art Deco theme, the Acra accessorized with a pleated tulle veil that covered the sat on the top of the head and was held in place by a beaded band.

 

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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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The Peplum Wedding Dress

Posted by Carly on Oct 18, 2012

Peplums, which graced the ready-to-wear runways a few seasons ago, began popping up at Bridal Market last Spring, so this season designers pushed the envelope even further by taking peplums to the extreme! Asymmetrical, double and embellished peplums walked down almost every runway this Fall.

So why is a peplum so popular? It’s a chic way to accentuate your curves as well as give the illusion of a slimmer waistline. It also offers designers a myriad of ways to embellish a dress – ruffles, beading, tiers, etc. It can be both sexy and demure at the same time – a true win, ladies!

Without further ado, a few of our favorite peplum gowns:

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This Olia Zavozina gown was one of the first we saw strut down the runway, and it’s made a lasting impression. The lace used gives the dress a more classic feel, but the mini-peplum and glam waist details update it for the 2013 bride.

This short white lace dress from Reem Acra is a  fun and fresh take on a peplum wedding dress. With a high illusion neckline, sleeves, and jewel encrusted belt detailing at the waist, it will add just the right amount of flair to your wedding day.

Eugenia Couture created a dress that is just plain cool. Rather than stopping at the waist, the peplum cascades down the side of the gown in the dress featured above. In addition to the longer peplum, a short option is available too. You can also convert your dress from ceremony to reception by completely removing the peplum piece.

 

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Go for Gold!

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 17, 2012

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Maybe it was the 2012 Summer Olympics that inspired designers, because gold (and silver too) made their mark on the bridal runway this week. Metallic embellishments debuted a few seasons ago but this time around they have a beautiful boldness to them.

A very regal color, gold gives a simple white dress the va-va-va-voom factor the glam girl is looking for. If you’re shopping in the non-white dress market (or for a fabulous number for your reception) you’ll find all gold gowns that will surely have all head’s turning.

Marchesa’s majestic ball gown with a full tulle skirt is paired with a structured strapless bodice featuring an ornate gold pattern.

This red-carpet worthy shimmering metallic gold Ines Di Santo gown is as sexy as it gets, with a thigh-high slit in the skirt and a one-shoulder neckline.

You can barely see it but this Reem Acra ball gown with elaborate gold embroidery has an illusion neckline with a high crew neck. The gold pattern continues to the edge of the tulle, creating a capped sleeve unlike any we’ve seen on the runway, and the result is simple stunning.

 

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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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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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Five Fabulous Looks from Reem Acra

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 20, 2011

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Declaring that laser cut gowns, hand-crafted in sheer organza tulle, are the new lace Reem Acra showed a collection of layered gowns creating an “air of lightness” as well as texture. And while ivory and white were the fabric colors of choice, the designer also used tulle embroidered with translucent paillettes and pearls creating a ‘transparent fabric.’ Take a look at some of the stunning designs by Reem Acra:

Transparency is the New White: This “Just Divine” gown is the perfect example of Acra’s transparent fabrics. Tulle “straps” on the front bodice extend over the back and to the waist and is embellished with small crystals.

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3-D Flowers: One of the season’s popular design elements this fit and flare gown is adorned with three-dimensional silk organza flowers.

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Patterned Embellishments: Instead of a scattered pattern for beaded embellishments Acra created a unique design on this fit and flare gown with cap sleeves and cascading ruffles.

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Show Some Leg: Brides who want to show off their sexy legs should check out this translucent tulle embroidered draped gown. Remember when your feet are showing you need to accessorize your look with a killer pair of shoes.

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Draping: Without beading, lace, embroidery or other embellishments Acra draped the silk satin faced chiffon fabric on this gown creating beautiful and flattering lines.

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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 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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