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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


Twigs & Honey



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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 Fall 2012 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.

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Wedding Dress Ideas for Adele

Posted by Caitlin on Sep 06, 2012

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Dress Designers (from left to right): Mon Cheri and Justin Alexander

Rumor had it, Adele secretly got married to her fiance Simon Konecki last week, but the singer denied reports saying in a tweet, “I’m not married…Zzzzzzz.” If and when she decides to get married officially, we’ve picked some dresses we thought she might wear. Here’s what we know: Adele seems to gravitate towards edgy but feminine looks. So perhaps she’d like a strapless, lace and tulle ballerina tea-length dress with black accessories, which is her go-to color! And of course, red lipstick. Or maybe she’ll go for a more form-fitting look like a sleeveless, mermaid lace dress with beaded embroidery.

V-Neck Wedding Dresses: Which Do You Love?

Posted by Kim on Jun 26, 2012

Lots of brides covet a v-neck wedding dress not only because it’s flattering, but also because v-necks are so versatile. Whether you’re looking for a princess-y ballgown, a slinky, sexy style, or a beach-worthy gown, there’s likely a v-neck out there to fit the bill. We picked our favorite brand-new v-neck wedding dresses from the most recent New York Bridal Market (they’ll be available soon at a bridal salon near you), but we also want to know which v-neck style is your favorite?

v neck wedding dresses, wedding dress Dresses by (from left): Jim Hjelm, Legends by Romona Keveza, Sarah Jassir
Photos by Dan Lecca

So tell us:

Which v-neck wedding dress style do you love most?

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Casual (But Chic) Wedding Dresses

Posted by Kim on Jun 12, 2012

If you’re getting married in your family’s backyard, in a barn, or in some other casual setting, you’re probably trying to steer clear from the grand beaded ballgown in favor of a wedding dress with more of a relaxed vibe. Fortunately, many wedding dress designers have created dresses that are appropriate for informal weddings, but still feel “special” and “bridal.” Check out a few of our favorite (brand-new!) casual wedding dress styles here.

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Photos by Dan Lecca

Now tell us:

Is your wedding casual or formal?

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And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: It’s time for our wedding dress trend finals! Since there was a near-tie in the second round of the semifinals, you’ll have three gowns to choose from. And just to be fair, we’re showing both the front and back of each gown. You’ll until Monday evening to vote, and we’ll announce the winner on Tuesday!

So here they are, selected by you, the readers: our three esteemed finalists!

wedding dress finals, bridal market events navigation Dresses by (from top): Ines Di Santo, Lela Rose, Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija Couture
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So, for the last time this season, tell us:

Which is your favorite wedding dress trend for Spring 2013?

  • Illusion backs (Lela Rose) (54%, 61 Votes)
  • Bold lace (Ines Di Santo) (31%, 35 Votes)
  • Sleek mermaids (Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija Couture) (15%, 17 Votes)

Total Voters: 113

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Check back on Tuesday when we’ll announce the winner!

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