Personal Shopper: Old Hollywood Glam Gowns

Posted by Kim on May 02, 2013

We asked our readers to submit their “wedding dress wish lists” and we went on the hunt at New York Bridal Market to find their dream dress. Rebecca is looking for a gown from a different era:

I love the tailored, yet glamorous 1940s-inspired gowns. It should accent the bust and be fitted enough to show off curves, but not too tight.

Gowns inspired by Old Hollywood screen sirens were all over the runways this season. Not only are they sleek and lovely, they’re also versatile – we could picture these styles looking beautiful at a grand city wedding or at something more intimate at a favorite restaurant. We thought these gowns in particular were form-fitting, but don’t show too much skin, and featured vintage-inspired detailing.

Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Maggie Sottero; Nicole Miller; Elizabeth Fillmore; Ines Di Santo. Sottero, Fillmore, and Di Santo photos by Dan Lecca; Miller photo by Robert Mitra

What do you think of these Old Hollywood glam styles? And if you’re still on the hunt for your dream dress, give us a description in the comments and we’ll do our best to help you find it.

Wedding Dress Ideas for Jennifer Aniston

Posted by Kim on Aug 14, 2012

Gowns by (clockwise from top, left): Theia, Reem Acra, Carolina Herrera, Romona Keveza
All photos by Dan Lecca

We were so excited to hear that Jennifer Aniston is now engaged to Justin Theroux. Of course, we immediately starting dreaming up what Jennifer’s wedding dress would look like. Here’s what we know: The actress seems to gravitate toward modern looks, nothing too frou-frou or overly feminine, so we’re thinking she’ll probably stay away from lace or floral appliques. And she does like to show off that famous physique of hers, so perhaps she’d like something form-fitting or short. Or maybe she’ll go for a super-edgy, fashion-forward look (a pantsuit, perhaps) or a style in her favorite color – black! Check out these styles we think Jen would love, and then tell us:

Which wedding dress style do you think Jennifer Aniston should wear?

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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: Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld

Posted by Kim on May 31, 2012

Ever since “The Bachelor” Season 16 winner Courtney Robertson was photographed trying on a wedding gown at Mark Zunino’s Los Angeles showroom, there has been a buzz surrounding the designer’s new bridal collection. At Zunino’s debut show (where Courtney and her fiance Ben Flajnik sat front row), many of the gowns featured sexy, form-fitting silhouettes, but there were also a few grand ballgowns thrown into the mix. Check out the first and last looks from the show:

Photos by Dan Lecca

The very first gown to cross the runway was the one Courtney was spotted trying on. We liked the contrast between the super-sexy, form-fitting silhouette and the feminine floral details and soft feel – an ideal gown for a garden wedding. The final dress was a truly glamorous ballgown – beaded sweetheart bodice, satin bubble skirt – definitely a show-stopper.

Check out all of the new Mark Zunino wedding dresses, which will be available exclusively at Kleinfeld in New York. And tell us in the comments: Are you more into romantic gowns or glamorous styles?