bridal-market-runway-videos-1Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Augusta Jones, photo by Todd Matarazzo; Allure Bridals, photo by Robert Mitra; Olia Zavozina, photo by Todd Matarazzo; Martina Liana, photo by Robert Mitra

When shopping for a wedding dress, it’s important to consider a gown’s silhouette, details and style, but it’s essential to see how the dress moves. How will the gown look as you walk down the aisle? To help you out with this, we exclusively filmed 10 designer collections from the Fall 2014 New York Bridal Market at Pier 94. From Augusta Jones’ romantic and classic creations to Roz la Kelin‘s regal and flattering gowns, there’s truly something for everyone. Visit our Fashion Ideas section to view all of the videos, and tell us your favorite in the comments!

Fall 2014 Trend Alert! Modern Bridal Pant Suits

Posted by Kim on Oct 18, 2013

bridal-pant-suits-1Bridal Pant Suits by (from left): Victoria Kyriakides, photo by Robert Mitra; Lazaro, photo by Dan Lecca

The most important criteria for choosing your wedding-day ensemble is that you feel comfortable in whatever look you choose, and that it suits your style. If a traditional wedding gown just isn’t for you, we love the new white bridal pant suits and outfits that several designers showcased this season – they still feel totally “bridal,” but it’s definitely a unique look. They’re tailored, flattering, and, yup, pretty darn sexy. They also make great “going away” outfits, or would look so chic at a city rehearsal dinner or engagement party. Check out our favorite bridal pant suits here, and be sure to check out our New York Bridal Market page for the newest wedding dresses, and trend reports. And let us know in the comments: Would you wear a bridal pant suit?

We just returned from New York Bridal Market, and we’re both exhausted and exhilarated. As a team, we viewed over 70 collections, thousands of dresses (nearly 1,125 by our estimate!) and hundreds of accessories, and spotted some very clear wedding dress trends. So what was the biggest trend of the season? We’re calling it now…

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Wedding Gowns by (from left): Olia Zavozina, photo by Todd Matarazzo; Claire Pettibone, photo by Dan Lecca

Gold, silver, and everything in between! We loved the glamorous and regal, yet still totally wedding-appropriate and flattering look of metallic wedding gowns (and some bridesmaid styles too!). From grand ballgowns to slinky lace sheaths, rich golds and luminous silvers were shown on all silhouettes and gown styles. Check out our favorite metallic styles from the Fall 2014 New York Bridal Market in our special bridal market section, and be sure to check out all of the brand-new, hot-off-the-runway designer collections.

New York Bridal Market Recap: Day 5

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 15, 2013

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It was our last day in New York for Bridal Market — sigh — but our editor’s went out with a bang! Links to their recaps follow below:

Kim’s Recap – Kim didn’t slow down for a moment at Pier 94! Check out her recap for an array of feminine, ruffled gowns by L’Fay Bridal, a tulle gown by SJ Couture that will bring back childhood memories of being a ballerina, dramatic beaded bodices and patterned skirts by St. Pucchi, sexy plunging v-neck gowns by Berta, and a holiday-party line of bridesmaid dresses by Anna Elyse.

Leeor’s Recap – Leeor’s final runway shows included floral illusion back style gowns by Angel Sanchez, short swing gowns for retro brides by BHLDN, and another blue wedding gown by Elizabeth Fillmore.

Of course, this is only a snippet of our exclusive Bridal Market coverage. Check our main Bridal Fashion Week page for collection slideshows, our Instagram and Twitter feeds, and plenty more!

New York Bridal Market Recap: Day 4

Posted by Caitlin on Oct 14, 2013

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On Sunday, our editors noticed lots of trends from each designer! Links to their recaps follow below:

Kim’s Recap – Another day at Pier 94 for Kim. Check out her recap for the NEWEST wedding gown color that will cover your “something blue” on your big day thanks to Suzanne Howard, maribou-edged veils from Nilah and Company, metallic Siri bridesmaid dresses, asymmetrical boho-glam style backs from Victoria KyiraKides as well as keyhole bow style backs from Jean Ralph Thurin.

Leeor’s Recap – Leeor’s recap includes highlights from runway shows. Rivini opened with same-sex- couple-friendly gowns, Austin Scarlett wowed with grand ball gowns with silk pleating, and Maggie Sottero featured lightweight gowns with cowl-necks and drop-waits reminiscent of the Roaring 20s.

Of course, this is only a snippet of our exclusive Bridal Market coverage. Check our main Bridal Fashion Week page for collection slideshows, our Instagram and Twitter feeds, and plenty more!