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Five Fabulous Looks by Vera Wang

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 20, 2011

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Explaining that her inspiration was black and nude undergarments, Vera Wang turned bridal market on its head by showing a collection of black and nude wedding gowns, which will be available in ivory too. The incredible craftsmanship speaks for itself, though brides who have trouble seeing through the “witchcraft” theme should stop by their local salon to see the ivory version before saying no way. Here are five looks we loved:

Laddering: First appearing on Vera Wang’s runway last bridal market, this nude satin-faced organza and Italian tulle ballgown features tissue organza laddering. The intricate design technique adds both dimension and texture to the gown.

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Nude Lace: While it’s sometimes hard to tell what the ivory version will look like, this nude gown isn’t as difficult to imagine in ivory. Hand-pieced Chantilly lace appliques are layered with nude organza and Italian tulle on this mermaid gown.

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Architectural Bodice: This is a two-piece mermaid gown with a trapunto-stitched architectural bodice paired with a tissue organza and tulle skirt. We just love the peel-away design. It’s so different.

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Black Lace: Similar to the nude lace design mentioned above, it’s not hard to imagine how stunning this dress will look in ivory. It’s a French tulle ballgown with black hand-pieced Chantilly lace applique and a draped veil overlay. It’s gorgeous.

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Silhouettes: These two gowns are both in a similar trumpet/mermaid style silhouette and the lines on them are really done well. The form fitting bodice and dropped waist falling near the knee then explodes into a tulle skirt, which is really incredible.

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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.

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Five Fabulous Looks from Rivini

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 19, 2011

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Rivini designer Rita Vinieris was inspired by “Scena Galante” by Giovani Boldini for her Fall/Winter 2012 collection. The movement of the piece as well as the colors (elderberry and fawn) were ‘recreated’ in this collection by the use of silk organza, French lace and feathers because they are light. Here are a few of the gowns we fell in love with:

Ostrich Feathers: This short shift dress, perfect as a reception dress, is made from discs of organza and ostrich feathers.

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Elderberry: These three gowns are different in silhouette and detail except for the elderberry sash embellished with crystals at the waist. Elderberry is in the purple family and Vinieris used varying degrees of the color as accents on these three gowns. In addition to being constructed beautifully, I’m personally a sucker for anything with purple on it.

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A Sheath Made from Lace: Most lace gowns we saw at market were form fitting to the body in either a fitted bodice or a fit-to-flare silhouette, but this dress made from French lace is a sheath. The white lace is covered with a fawn colored overlay and illusion sleeves. It’s quite elegant.

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Midriff Detail: A French Lace overlay with an organza sash is a simple, yet chic embellishment to this fawn colored fit and flare gown.

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Tulle & Sparkle: What is it that makes a tulle gown with crystal detailing so appealing? This modified fit and flare gown has swirls of beading starting at the neckline and fades on to the skirt.

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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 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**

See More Bridal Gowns in the WeddingWire Photo Gallery!

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