Bridal Fashion Week fun continues – and honestly, we'd love for it to never end!
We discovered firsthand who the cool new designers on the block are (you can catch up on that here) and which pretty design details are totally trending (always give us more bows!) Now, it's time share the best gowns from this season's runways, and who better to choose than the bridal world's top tastemakers?
Who are these tastemakers, you ask? We talk so much about our favorite designers & the incredible collections they create, but we don't often enough rave about bridal store owners & buyers who actually decide which gowns make it to salon floors & in front of trendsetting brides like you.
Our chosen bridal salon owners not only curate the most fashion-forward collections in the world but also run many of the best Instagram feeds for your wedding inspiration pleasure (don't worry, we've shared their accounts below too!)
So without much further ado, here are the bridal world's top tastemakers' favorite wedding dresses from bridal fashion week…
Christy Baird of LOHO BRIDE
I wore Toni on my wedding day, so I'm always excited to see what genius creations he comes up with every season – this gown made me want a re-do! It's “bridal fashun” at its finest.
I have to give a shoutout to this shell gown from Dana Harel for using the most creative detailing – I envision it somewhere tropical like Hawaii or Bali.
I saw previews of this dress on Instagram, but let me tell you! It's even more stunning in person. This is for the city, cool-girl who doesn't need all the fluff. It would be so chic styled with a short veil or cage.
Giselle Dubois of Spina Bride
Sophie by Lee Grebenau
The draping on the bodice alone takes a minimal of 10 days to create. The luscious silk chiffon fabric is also lined underneath with silk charmeuse making it feel so light and soft on the skin and it just drapes on the body so beautifully. Our brides (at Spina Bride) have the option to add detachable sleeves creating a fashion-forward statement down the aisle. The slit on the skirt and the plunging neckline gives it a modern feel to a timeless gown.
Gabriella by Liz Martinez
This gown may be the lightest gown we have ever had in store. It is embellished with little floral details on an illusion tulle fabric that is so dreamy and ethereal. The high collar ties on the back into a gorgeous tulle Bow for a statement piece as you walk down the aisle. This soft A-line gown also comes in white.
Annika Noordzij of Wild at Heart Bridal
Halo gown by Alexandra Grecco
The new Alexandra Grecco collection was definitely one of my favorites! The collection had that signature ‘feminine and elegant' touch and gained some sexy and cool vibes by using metallics and big buttons. We are absolutely in love with the fabric on the Halo gown – perfect for the modern romantic bride.
BB11 by Bon Bridé
Pippa from Bon Bridé created the perfect effortless collection for the modern bride. Making sustainable gowns in the U.K. these gowns are made from stunning silk fabrics and have minimal cuts that we just love!
Our favorite is the BB11 which was added to the collection a bit later. It is cute, sassy, minimal and feminine with puffy sleeves, a sexy slit and big buttons!
Purple Rain by Rime Arodaky
I had to include this amazing two-piece! Just when you think it is all about dresses again, Rime designs the perfect two-piece for the modern bride. It is timeless, edgy and simply cool AF. The sheer back, puffy sleeves and belted full skirt make this look just perfect!
Zoë Willoughby of Zo & Willow Bridal
Organza Bow Coat by Halfpenny London styled over Henson Trousers
Why I love it: the organza bow coat is the alternative to wearing a cape. It seems more of an ethereal overdress but still more tailored than a cape. I love the idea of layering light organza fabric over these tailored capri style pants, it's a wonderful play of different styles – sleek & romantic.
Lune Dress by Luna Bea
Why I love it: the Lune Dress by Luna Bea is the ultimate effortless Goddess dress. The quality of the silk, the movement and the blouson sleeves.
I fell in love with Newhite's whole new collection during Bridal Fashion Week.
Lanie List of Lovely Bride
Met Dress by Georgia Young Couture
We DIED for Georgia Young! She’ll be a new designer for Lovely, and we’ll stock her in NYC, Dallas and our first international store in London UK opening Spring 2020! It is truly hard to pick just one but this Met dress drips with style. The fabric of the Met is actually a micro-fine mesh, so up close, it has a bit of a tough edge.
Our NYC shop is the Alexandra Grecco flagship (meaning we have ALL of her styles) so luckily we don’t have to choose just one. But if we had to, it may be this one-shoulder number this market. This will be in a lot of Lovely Bride shops this Spring! We carry her in LA, Miami, Houston, Dallas, Rochester, Philly, Charleston, San Francisco, Cincinnati and our newest US shop opening in November in Charlotte North Carolina. So much AG love!
Lastly, we got a peek at some new styles from one of our exclusive brands, Louvienne. Classic romance is feeling so fresh again, so we are all about this strapless sweetheart A-line but with a daring plunge to make it 2020. Plus it looks so dang cute on our real girl stylist in NYC. Runway to Real Way!
It was a great market and we can’t wait to get these in our shops! We’ve rushed most of them in so our brides can get the ‘new new' in November.
Amber Silva of Kinsley James Couture Bridal
Stoughton Dress by Tara LaTour
We love the polka dots! There's something about this gown that completely caught our attention. Polka dots could go so wrong but Tara did them on this gown perfectly. What's special is that small, less obvious, sheer overhang on the train. And it's blue!
Dress 412 by GALA By Galia Lahav
The deep V neckline has been popular for a few years now, so we love this fresh take on it! This heart-shape neckline is a great balance between sweetheart and deep v. We love the modern feel the embroidery creates as well.
Frankie Dress by Netta BenShabu
Netta always creates romantic and feminine gowns! We love this gown especially because of the detailed, off the shoulder, drape-y sleeve. We have found that brides love an element of texture, but not when it's overly done. This sleeve provides the perfect option for a unique look.
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