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Spring 2016 Bridal Market Trends

We just arrived back from a whirlwind trip to New York for Spring 2016 Bridal Market. There were two words that best describe the overall feel of the collections – feminine and pretty. We are so excited about what our designers showed and the gorgeous options that will be arriving in the boutique later this summer! Long sleeves and ball skirts carried over from last season, and several new and exciting trends emerged.

Below is a recap of the top trends from Spring 2016 Bridal Market:

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Last season, it was all about the bare, dramatic, plunging backs. This season, the options were a bit more demure with sheer skin-colored illusion backs and backs with unique feminine details.

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Romona Keveza image: Instagram

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Monique Lhuillier image: Instagram

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Modern Trousseau image: Instagram

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Modern Trousseau image: Instagram

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Hayley Paige image: Instagram

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Hayley Paige image: Instagram

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Anne Barge image: Instagram

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Floral details and textures were the belle of the ball this bridal market. They graced virtually every runway. These textural options are a wonderful alternative to the traditional lace gowns that we have been seeing for so many seasons.

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Hayley Paige image: Instagram

Austin Scarlett Bridal Spring 2016

Austin Scarlett image: WWD

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2015

Marchesa image: WWD

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

Mira Zwillinger image: WWD

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This is a trend that is certainly not for every bride, but it is an interesting option nonetheless. We personally prefer this look for a shower or rehearsal dinner versus a walk down the aisle.

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Theia image: Brides

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Ivy & Aster image: Instagram

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Theia image: Instagram

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

Mira Zwillinger image: WWD

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We are obsessed with this trend. We love it for both the bridal and bridesmaid categories.

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Elizabeth Fillmore image: Brides

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Donna Morgan image: Instagram

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Donna Morgan image: Instagram

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Ivy & Aster image: Instagram

Naeem Khan Bridal Show

Naeem Khan image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD

Romona Keveza Luxe Bridal Collection Spring 2016

Romona Keveza image: WWD

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Last season, it was all about the plunging back necklines. This season, front necklines were taking the plunge!

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Hayley Paige image: Instagram

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Ivy & Aster image: Instagram

Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2016

Anne Barge image: WWD

Marchesa Bridal Spring 2015

Marchesa image: WWD

Mira Zwillinger Bridal Spring 2016

Mira Zwillinger image: WWD

Monique Lhuillier Bridal Spring 2016

Monique Lhuillier image: WWD

Leave us a comment and let us know which trend is your fave!

xoxo, Beth

 


As Seen In: Mass Appeal – Spring 2015 Bridal Trends

Earlier this week, TWD Owner Beth Chapman appeared on WWLP’s Mass Appeal where she highlighted Spring 2015 bridal trends.

Below is a recap of Beth’s top trends:

We are seeing two extreme trends in bridal fashion right now – very classic and very non-traditional.

The neckline of the moment is the back neckline. Designers are taking the plunge with very low, very open backs, and brides are showing a lot of skin on their wedding day! The gown in the segment by designer Augusta Jones is a little more on the conservative side, as it is has illusion .

On the more conservative side, long sleeves are back en vogue! It is wonderful to have an alternative to strapless. Kayla modeled a gown from CT based designer, Modern Trousseau. It has 3/4 sleeves and a very interesting lace patterned bodice with a romantic tulle ball over skirt.

For accessories, the trend of the season is gold and rose gold. The segment features accessories by Haute Bride. We are seeing more gold and rose gold accessories emerge as an alternative to silver. They work beautifully with all of the blush tone gowns that are being shown.

Speaking to the unconventional trend, Paige modeled an adorable lace romper from Watters. Jumpsuits and rompers have become popular in ready-to-wear and now we are seeing them make their way into bridal. The romper is a great option for a civil ceremony or as a second look for a reception!  It is also a perfect choice for wedding related events, such as a shower or the rehearsal dinner.

We can’t forget bridesmaids! We are seeing two trends for the bridal party – mismatched dresses where all of the attendants are in different dresses, as well as metallics. Metallics – particularly gold – are a predominant trend in wedding decor, and now also in maids attire. The dresses in the segment include a metallic dress from Jenny Yoo, an all over beaded dress from Adrianna Papell, and a beautiful chiffon dress with a metallic lace bodice also by Jenny Yoo. The different dresses play off each other beautifully and create such a unique story.

 

xoxo, TWD


2015 Oscars Red Carpet Recap

The Oscars represent fashion’s biggest night and I look forward to watching every year! This year’s red carpet fashion did not disappoint. There was countless aisle-worthy inspiration, particularly because one of the stand-out colors of the evening was white! Below is a recap of my favorite red carpet trends and looks.

White Hot!

White has graced the red carpet through the entire award season and last night was no exception.  Below are my faves:

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Reese Witherspoon in Tom Ford
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Anna Faris in Zuhair Murad
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 Joanna Newsom in Honor
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 Jenna Tatum in Zuhair Murad
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Lupita Nyong’o in Calvin Klein
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This ravishing gown was made with 6,000 pearls!  It was truly a show-stopper and was my vote for best dressed of the evening!  Vogue chronicled what went into making this couture gown.
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It was refreshing to see that the majority of the necklines last night were non-strapless. Long sleeve beaded gowns with plunging front and back necklines graced the carpet and had me swooning!
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Emma Stone in Elie Saab
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Chrissy Tiegen in Zuhair Murad
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 Faith Hill in J. Mendel
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 Margot Robbie in Yves St. Laurent
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We have been seeing a trend toward non-white gowns in bridal.  Last night that trend also transcended the red carpet. Many of these looks could easily translate from red carpet to white aisle!
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Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad
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Viola Davis in (my fave designer) in Zac Posen
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Kerry Washington in Miu Miu
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Karolina Kurkova in Marchesa
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 Jennifer Aniston in Atelier Versace
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The other color of the evening was red!  It was represented in gowns, accessories and lips!
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Dakota Johnson in Saint Laurent
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Guliana Racic in Mirelle Dagher
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xoxo, Beth
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2015 Golden Globes Red Carpet Recap

This year’s Golden Globes Red Carpet provided so much inspiration for the white aisle!  Many of the looks were easily translatable to bridal!  The outstanding trends of the evening were metallics, white and classic silhouettes.  Below is a recap of our favorite looks:

Metallics

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Dakota Johnson in Chanel

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Diane Kruger in Emilia Wickstead

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Ellie Kemper in Naeem Kahn

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Jennifer Lopez in Zuhair Murad

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Julianne Moore in Givenchy

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Reese Witherspoon in Calvin Klein

White

Of all of the white gowns that graced the carpet, these were our favorite!

 

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Emily Blunt in Michael Kors

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Kate Hudson in Versace

Classic Silhouettes

We are firm believers that classic NEVER goes out of style.  These timeless silhouettes had us swooning!

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Amal Clooney in Dior Haute Couture – the gloves were controversial, but they made the outfit for us!

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Katherine Hiegel in Zac Posen

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Felicity Jones in Christian Dior

Best Dressed

Our all-time favorite looks of the evening are below.  These are our vote for The Golden Globes Best Dressed:

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Emma Stone in Lanvin- we adore a jumpsuit!  This one was chic, youthful and had a bow!  What could be better?!

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Until the Oscars!

xoxo, TWD

 images provided by: Getty Images, Vogue, E-online


{Tis the Season} Wedding Fur Rental

 

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As the weather turns colder, we wanted to remind you that we offer Wedding Fur Rental.  Below are the styles that are available for rent.  They are the perfect way to keep warm on a chilly fall or winter day. And they sure do look lovely in the photos.  Contact us for further rental information!

And be sure to ask us about our fur muffs for rent! 

xoxo, TWD




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