New Wedding Dresses: Badgley Mischka

Posted by Kim on Jul 05, 2012

Part of the fun of shopping for a wedding gown is the opportunity to try on lots of different dresses. Even if you think you might want to wear a super-princessy ballgown, try on a slinky glam gown just for fun, and vice versa. You never know, one gorgeous gown could change your mind! This season, we thought the Badgley Mischka collection truly exemplified how many varying styles there are. On one side of the spectrum, the designers showed some sexy Hollywood glamorous gowns, and on the other, more classic ballgowns fit for a royal wedding. Check out all of the new Badgley Mischka wedding dresses here.

Photos by Dan Lecca

Go Glam!

Posted by Kim on Jun 19, 2012

We understand – not all of you are into the whole princess, Kate Middleton thing when it comes to your wedding dress. You’re looking for something sleek, slinky, maybe sparkly, but totally glamorous. Fortunately. many designers have created brand-new wedding dresses that have that red carpet feel. They’re definitely form-fitting and have a good amount of sex appeal, but they won’t make Grandma blush. Check out our favorite glamorous wedding dresses from the Spring 2013 Bridal Market runways.

Dresses by (from left): Badgley Mischka (photo by Dan Lecca), Liancarlo (photo courtesy of Liancarlo)

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

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!