New Wedding Dresses: Amsale

Posted by Kim on Jul 12, 2012

Photos by Dan Lecca

We’ll admit it, we are total suckers for celebrity weddings, waiting with bated breath for details and photos from a star’s big day. So of course, we were delighted to see images from Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas’s New York wedding hit the Web yesterday – and were even more excited to see Thomas wearing a gown that looked quite familiar. In fact, we had just seen the hot-off-the-runway Amsale creation (above, left) at spring bridal market! The style features a fit-to-flare neckline with cap sleeves and a keyhole back. We love that the gown is sleek and modern, but still feels appropriate for a church wedding.

Amsale’s new collection also featured several gowns with lace illusion necklines – a style that has truly made a comeback in recent months. One of our favorites was a silk A-line gown (above, right) that feels so classic yet fresh.

Check out all of the new Amsale wedding dresses here, and share your favorites in the comments!

For the next week, we’re asking bridal salon owners from around the country to share their favorite hot-off-the-runway looks from the most recent Bridal Market. Today, we’re talking to Salwa Khoory of L’elite Bridal and Gisele Khoory of Musette Bridal Boutique, both in Boston. Here’s what they had to say:

Q: Was there one collection or gown that you thought was the “best of market?”

Salwa: Monique Lhuillier knows how to make a bride feel beautiful. She had a nice balance of classic silhouettes, romantic and glamorous touches, and couture details. Reem Acra‘s collection was very well-rounded, too. The gowns moved effortlessly as they came down the runway.

Gisele: Romona Keveza has a beautiful collection of styles ranging from “princess” to glamorous. She doesn’t disappoint with her romantic and sexy styles.

Q: Of all the gowns that featured color (pink, blue, black, etc.), was there one or two that you think brides will fall in love with?

Gisele: Rivini had a beautiful nude copper-tone gown (left), Romona Keveza had a crimson red dress.

Salwa: Oscar de la Renta‘s soft blues and bold reds, Monique Lhuillier‘s blush gowns (right).

Photos by Dan Lecca

Q: What’s your favorite new trend or dress detail this season?

Salwa: I love the peekaboo and portrait backs, like this style by Monique Lhuillier (center). Peplums, like on style by Amsale (left),  are another feature we saw on the runways, they give brides a touch of couture.

Gisele: Color was all over the runways! Red is the new white – like on this gorgeous Romona Keveza gown (right).

Photos by Dan Lecca

The Best of Bridal Market: Maddison Row

Posted by meg on May 09, 2012

By Anne Chertoff

For the next few weeks, we’re asking bridal salon owners from around the country to share their favorite hot-off-the-runway looks from the most recent Bridal Market. Today, we’re talking to Lindsay Nowak of Maddison Row in Charleston, South Carolina. Here’s what she had to say:

Q: Was there one collection or gown that you thought was the “best of market?”

I loved Amsale’s collection. It was very cohesive and had a huge range. Also, Reem Acra was completely glamorous and fabulous. Each dress had such interesting detail and was executed flawlessly.

Q: Of all the gowns that featured color, whether pink, blue, black or red,  was there one or two that you think brides will fall in love with?

Oscar de la Renta’s blue gowns

Photos by Dan Lecca

Q: Of the new designers who showed, who is going to be a breakout star?

Carol Hannah Whitfield

Photos by Dan Lecca

Q: What’s your favorite new trend or dress detail of the season?

Peplums

For the next week, we’re going to be asking you to choose your favorite trends from the most recent Bridal Market. In our first poll, we asked you to pick your favorite new wedding dress color – and it looks like pink (exemplified by a gown by Maggie Sottero) won out by a landslide, defeating blue and red.

Today, we’re asking you to think about a gown’s back view. This season, perhaps more than ever before, we saw designers focusing just as much on the a gown’s back as on its front. We want to know which of these unique back styles you like the most.

Dresses (from left) by Amsale, Lela Rose, Badgley Mischka
Photos by Dan Lecca

So tell us:

Which of these new wedding dress back styles is your favorite?

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And if you’re all set with your dress, check out this story from StyleCaster to help your friends select what they’re going to wear to your wedding!

The Best of Bridal Market: Hitched

Posted by Kim on May 02, 2012

For the next few weeks, we’re asking bridal salon owners from around the country to share their favorite hot-off-the-runway looks from the most recent Bridal Market. Today, we’re talking to Julia Lichtman Kepniss and Carin Rosenberg Levine of Hitched in Washington, DC. Here’s what they had to say:

Q: Was there one collection or gown that you thought was the “best of market?”

There were so many amazing collections that we saw – it’s hard to choose! Lela Rose showed amazing details, Anna Maier/Ulla-Maija Couture brought back luxurious duchesse satin, Amsale and Christos debuted some fun fashion-forward peplums….we can’t pick just one!

Q: Of all the gowns that featured color (pink, blue, black, etc.) was there one or two that you think brides will fall in love with?

Judd Waddell showed a beautiful fitted organza gown in a subtle blush color. We think brides will love the draping throughout the bodice and the easy shape.

Photo by Dan Lecca