Bridal Market Trends {Part One}

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Oct 19, 2012

    We have so much to share with you from October Bridal Market 2012. We previewed the Fall 2013 collections from our fabulous designers and needless to say, we were left thrilled. There is so much that is new, different, unexpected and noteworthy in bridal fashion this year that we have broken our trend report down into three separate posts. {Part One} will focus on what we fell in love with in overall bridal trends, {Part Two} will concentrate on whats new with maids and {Part Three} will give you a glimpse of all of our social goings-on while in NYC. So here we go...here is our list of whats trending in bridal. For the Fall 2013 season we saw the refreshing re-emergence of full tulle gowns. This soft and romantic fabric choice is a beautiful, clean alternative to lace if you still want a bit of texture. The two gowns above are both from Connecticut based designer, Modern Trousseau. Tulle also lends itself very well to straps- if you are looking for some coverage on top but still want a sheer appearance a tulle gown, like these two from Amy Kuschel and Jenny Yoo might be your pick!   A fitted bodice paired with a voluminous skirt- if you are looking for a 'wow' dress for your wedding day this could be your shape! We saw so many variations of this silhouette on the runways and we had to post them all! From left to right: a Modern Trousseau design with pleated English net and a gorgeous peaked skirt, a stunning Anne Barge with lots of lace and tulle and on the right a Rivini gown with layers of lace and tulle. Rivini's Fall 2013 line was full of the 'trumpet style' gown- this designer paired the shape with all shorts of stunning textures. We snapped a detail shot of the middle gown because we just loved that the skirts' seam is hidden beneath the gorgeous chantilly lace. There was no shortage of this ongoing trend. After years of simple strapless styles being the 'go to' neckline, designers' have reinvented the wheel and are now giving brides lots of options.  From left to right: This design by Modern Trousseau  adds a feminine touch with a low keyhole back. David Fielden designed this av ante garde style which has the collar neckline that is currently all the rage in fashion, and the image on the right (another David Fielden) has incredible sex appeal and would be perfect for a destination wedding (or a red carpet). Left: David Fielden does it again with this illusion neckline and chic applique pattern. Center Image: Ivy & Aster brought us this lace number with 3/4 sleeves and a low V-back. Right: Rivini did it right with a simple sheath dress and a to-die-for beaded back detail. These three designs from Amsale say it all without being overstated- simple, classic shapes with incredible backs and straps. We are dying over the gown on the right- a sheer illusion back complete with buttons! Love! This season we saw the keyhole move from the back to the front of the gown. Here are two examples, the first from Rivini and the second is a bridesmaid dress from Ivy & Aster- both of these gowns have equally stunning backs as well. These incredible new textures from Modern Trousseau speak to the current bride- she wants a classic gown with a twist. We love the patterned silks, cotton laces and over embroidered materials this amazing designer had to offer this season.  Rivini used texture to its advantage this season- this designer took their already gorgeous silhouettes to the next level with beading, laces and piles of fabric. Amsale's details were also perfection- working off characteristically classic shapes, Amsale used bold lace textures and a bit of beading to highlight the modern elegance of her line. This Anne Barge design was perhaps our favorite use of texture this year- if you look closely you will find that what from far away looks like a classic lace is actually a printed organza  that pays homage to a more traditional lace. Many brides of past generations may remember this trend but we love the fresh take on it this season! The gown on the left from Amsale has a detachable structured train that lifts off to reveal a classic fit-to-flare skirt- no need for a bustle here! The design on the right is from the  Jenny Yoo  Collection. We love that it has a light and breezy detachable tulle train perfect for that extra bit of romance during any destination wedding. Anne Barge took this trend to the next level by providing two looks in one with some of her designs. The skirts remove to reveal a shortie and a simple lace sheath, respectively. Boleros, coverups and capes- oh my! Are you a bride who wants to change her look without actually changing your dress? Then consider one of these options for coverage. On the left, Ivy & Aster designed a Victorian style caplet for an vintage affair, in the center Modern Trousseau offers a luxurious Chinchilla coat fit for any winter wedding,  and on the right Jenny Yoo shows a reversible lace cover up perfect for a more conservative ceremony. Left: David Fielden goes all out, providing the bride who wants to make a statement with her statement piece- a fabulous organza cape with a daring motif. Center: Augusta Jones designed this chantilly lace cover-up to match their 'Jayma' gown but we think it would would well under any gown at all! Right: This incredible bloussant bolero from Amsale is nothing short of spectacular. Ball skirts are truly so versatile, which is why we think they continue to be an ongoing trend. The can be simple and understated like this classic Amsale on the left, or bead encrusted like this Anne Barge in the center or they can be full of intricate layers of fabric like the Rivini on the right. Owner of The White Dress by the shore, Beth Chapman, has selected three incredible gowns from October Bridal Market that she feels are on the cusp of fashion and embody The White Dress by the shore bride. Scroll below to see her picks... We had a little preview of this Modern Trousseau gown before Bridal Market (if you follow us on facebook you might have seen it too) and we couldn't wait to get our eyes on it! This dress, aptly named 'Dove' features a corset style top, gorgeous alencon lace and a silk fabric underlay that reminds us of seersucker stripes!!! The design on the left is by Amsale, it features a corset style top, exclamation straps and a fitted silk faille skirt. The final breath-taking selection (on the left) is a dreamy ball skirt by Rivini with its illusion neckline, 3/4 length sleeves and crystal-like beading. So now it's your turn, weight in on the bridal trends and tell us what you'd like to see at TWD! And don't forget to stay tuned for part two and three of our trend report!

xoxo, TWD