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Five Fabulous Looks from Lea-ann Belter

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 22, 2011

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The hand-crafted, beautifully designed gowns by Lea-ann Belter are known for their careful attention to detail. He luxurious fabrics, Austrian crystals and pearl embellishments make her booth at bridal market a must-see. Here are five looks we loved:

A Trompe L’oeil Tier: At first we thought this was a tiered skirt but it’s not. The floral lace is placed midway between the hips and the hem, also giving the impression of a taller appearance.

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Crystal Broach: This beautifully draped bodice is adorned with a crystal embellishment that first made us ask if it was a broach. We just love the understated elegance of this gown.

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Lace Draping: This lace gown’s draped bodice highlights a bride’s figure and will give a girl an hourglass shape.

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Bubble Skirt: We just love bubble hems. They make a skirt fuller and adding to this skirt’s voluminous look is a tier cascading from the dropped waist draped bodice.

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Lace: We’re just loving all the lace we’ve seen at market and this elegant silhouette with dropped waist is one that caught our eye. The simple silhouette is paired with a tiered organza skirt.

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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 Anna Elyse Bridal

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 22, 2011

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The well-known flower girl and bridesmaid dress designer has expanded into wedding gowns for the Spring 2012 season. The collection consists of chic gowns with easy silhouettes and light embellishments. Great for the bride looking for something easy and not too fussy. The bridesmaid line introduced a few new silhouettes and colors that brides are sure to want their ‘maids to wear. Remember, with the Anna Elyse bridesmaid collection you can mix and match skirts and bodices and choose from a rainbow of colors and a variety of fabrics. Here are five new looks we loved:

Jewel Neck: This close-to-the-neck neckline gives the impression of a halter-like neckline but is not as sexy and a little more fun for an afternoon or less formal wedding.

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Slinky: Speaking of a sexy gown, this halter neckline, slimming gown with cowl bodice can be dressed up with a lot of bling or kept clean with diamond or pearl studs.

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Pippa Effect: Are there pictures of Pippa Middleton on your wedding inspiration board? If so then this yellow, cowl neck knee-length dress may be what you’re looking for. Brides not into the whole white for the bridal party look can still get the ‘Pippa look’ in any color.

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Gingham: Well, sort of. This ball gown wedding dress is made from a lattice-patterned fabric. Ideal for a summer or outdoor wedding.

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A Classic: We just love this simple and elegant shantung knee-length gown. If you choose this dress you can gift a pashmina wrap to your bridesmaids as their thank-you gift as well as something to keep them warm if there is a chill in the air.

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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 Anna Maier-Ulla-Maija

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 21, 2011

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Known for amazing construction, the Spring 2012 Anna Maier-Ulla-Maija collection was comprised of sheaths and ballgowns with a careful attention to detail. Inspired by “moods” the designer explained that he thought about various moods surrounding the feeling and meaning of romance when designing each of the 15 gowns in the collection. Here are five that enhanced our mood:

Bubble Hem: While the lines on the bodices are very flattering, it’s the bubble hem of the full skirts that caught our eye. A popular design element over the last few years, the bubble hem makes a skirt look fuller and is a nice alternative to the traditional straight-edged hem.

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Pink Underlay: The number one alternate color to white and ivory this season was white — we’re sure we won’t be the only ones with a Pretty in Pink editorial story this season. This soft white reengineered French floral lace is over a pale pink double charmeuse fluted undergown.

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Rosegold: Embellishing this tea-length ballgown is a rosegold lochrosen embroidery. A chic alternative for the bride who likes and wants pink but not an all-over pink gown.

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Lace: The most traditional wedding dress fabric, these two lace gowns are light and airy while still being constructed in a way that gives structure to the dress.

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Illusion Back: Show off your sexy back while still being modest with an illusion back detail. The back of this gown has Chantilly lace with a three-button closure.

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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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Five Fabulous Looks from Blush

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 21, 2011

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Initially launched to be the go-to line for destination wedding dresses, Blush has evolved to a collection of dresses for any wedding setting. This season’s mix of light and airy fabrics — lace, organza — can easily be seen on a beach or in a ballroom. Here are five details we loved:

Metallic Sheen: Two gowns, a fit-to-flare silhouette and ball gown, both featured a sheen lace which gave both dresses a nice shine as it moved down the runway and through the lights.

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LBD: Assuming this fun and flirty little black dress is for a bridesmaid, we loved the mini, flirty skirt and the pairing of it with hot pink pumps. We recommend letting your girls have some fun and showing off their own personal style on your wedding day. With your final approval of course.

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Veils: The Fleur cotton lace trim on this veil matches the bodice of the dress, but that’s not why it made our hit list. We like the idea of a trim on a veil and think this over-sized pattern is different than the usual delicate trim we see on the runway. A nice option for a beach wedding.

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Over-sized Lace: And speaking of lace, a definite trend of the season, the Fleur cotton lace on this fit-to-flare gown is younger and more casual than Chantilly and Alencon, and a nice alternative to a bride looking for a youthful gown but with traditional elements.

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3-D Flowers: Another runway trend, this sculpted fit-to-flare gown features an asymmetrical neckline with two large floral embellishments. Another detail to note is the draping on this gown, which will flatter a bride’s curves.

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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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Five Fabulous Looks from Alvina Valenta

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 21, 2011

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In what I think was her most stunning collection to date, designer Jessica Williams created a group of romantic and dreamy gowns for Spring 2012. Voluminous skirts, lace detailing and illusion necklines were some of the design elements she used. And in addition to wedding dresses the collection included a handful of stylish looks for bridesmaids too. Here are five looks we loved:

Dreamy Gowns: The finale dress tops our list of five favorites. This ivory, one-shoulder tulle ball gown has a Chantilly lace bodice and a tulle illusion overlay. The tiered tulle skirt is edged with horsehair, this season’s trimming must-have.

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Illusion Capes: When one thinks of a cape the image of Little Red Riding Hood’s heavy outerwear comes to mind, but Williams designed the reverse. For modesty and coverage, not the elements, she showed two tulle capes, one adorned with crystals and the other with lace.

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Metallic: A detail that comes and goes with each passing market season, silver and gold accents were not as popular as they were in past years, but these two gowns featuring silver jacquard on the bodice (left) and silver metallic cashmere (right) are not overdone and are both quite elegant designs for a formal or more casual affair. And while I’m assuming the short one is for a bride it works as a bridesmaid dress too.

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Asymmetrical Detailing: Seen on a number of bridal gowns this season, the asymmetrical detailing on the bodice comes over a sweetheart neckline and is paired with a floor-length trumpet skirt.

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Small Peplum: Last season and the one before featured a lot of gowns with large and oversized peplums. This fluted gown features a smaller one extending from the jeweled bodice. And we just love the pale candlelight color too.

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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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