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)

New Wedding Dresses: Anne Barge

Posted by Kim on Jun 14, 2012

Anne Barge is known for creating classic, feminine, and flattering wedding dresses – so we were thrilled when we learned about her brand-new lower-priced Blue Willow collection, featuring gowns retailing for $1,990 to $2,500. It’s a great mix of styles, from airy ballgowns to sleek, form-fitting silhouettes. Check out two of our favorite styles from the new Blue Willow collection, Lyric (below, left), and Sage (right).

Photos by Dan Lecca

View all of the new Anne Barge wedding dresses here, and let us know which one’s your favorite in the comments.

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.

Dresses by (from left): Marchesa, Theia
Photos by Dan Lecca

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New Wedding Dresses (Video Edition!): Pronovias

Posted by Kim on Jun 07, 2012

Pronovias is known for its fashion-forward, luxe wedding dresses – and we’re thrilled to have video of the Spanish design house’s Spring 2013 runway show, straight from Barcelona Bridal Week. This season, the three Pronovias collections – Pronovias, Manuel Mota, and Elie by Elie Saab – featured soft, feminine, garden-inspired styles with bold touches, worn by top international models. We think you’ll love watching the way these ethereal creations move. Let us know your favorite styles in the comments!

Love Her Look: Ashley Biden’s Wedding Dress

Posted by Kim on Jun 04, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley married Dr. Howard Krein over the weekend in Delaware. She wore a custom ivory silk mermaid gown by Vera Wang, accented with draped tulle and an organza petal skirt. The illusion v-neckline and fitted silhouette are right on trend, but the look still feels traditional and feminine. If you’re a fan of Ashley Biden’s wedding dress, check out these two similar styles, straight from the Spring 2013 runways:

Runway photos by Dan Lecca; Biden wedding photo (center) by David Lienemann (White House photo)

At left, the Alvina Valenta gown features the same illusion v-neckline and detailed skirt, while the Isaac Mizrahi for Kleinfeld gown pictured at right, has a v-neckline and fitted silhouette, but adds black floral details for a little edge. Which gown is your favorite?

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