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Top Trends from Bridal Fashion Week

Prepare to swoon! I just got back from New York Bridal Fashion Week and am gushing to share all of the beautiful dresses and top trends coming off the runways for 2016. Ok, Ready. Set. Swoon. 

Plunging Necklines, Illusion Tulle and Long Dramatic Trains: Illusion tulle, Open backs and Long Trains were statements on the runways this season creating some really dramatic looks for a wow that guests (and your wedding photos) will never forget!

Rivini EleanoreRivini Eleanore BackRivini by Rita Vinieris – Eleanore: Gown of mixed laces hand applied and finished with a romantic cathedral tulle train  *Available at Solutions Bridal Designer House

claire pettiboneAbove dress courtesy of: Claire Pettibone Spring 2016 Bridal Collection

pronoviasAbove dress courtesy of: Pronovias 2016 Bridal Collection

reem acraAbove dress courtesy of: Reem Acra Fall 2016 Bridal Collection

Separates – Two Piece Gowns: A playful touch on the bridal gown with separates so you can choose the perfect look for you

Alyne LibbyAlyne Bridal – Libby:  Lace T-shirt with bracelet sleeve and contrast chiffon trim, paired with a full pleated satin skirt. *Available at Solutions Bridal Designer House

Two Looks in One: Removable Overskirt for Ceremony look and Sleek Reception look

Rivini Scarlette OverskirtRivini Scarlette BackRivini by Rita Vinieris – Scarllette Over Skirt:  Silk Tissue Organza with horesehair trim. *Available at Solutions Bridal Designer House

Alyne AdellaAlyne Adella BackAlyne Bridal – Adella: Plunging V-neck cap sleeve fitted lace gown, with an open back.  *Available at Solutions Bridal Designer House

jim hjelm overskirtAbove dress courtesy of: Jim Hjelm Spring 2016 Bridal Collection

Modern Princess: A modern twist of glam on the classic princess ballgown

Ines Di Santo FontanneInes Di Santo – Fontane: Dramatic ball gown with deep V, cap sleeve bodice with hand-beaded Swarovski crystals. Gown features silk organza and paillettes underlay.  *Available at Solutions Bridal Designer House

3-D Floral Embellishments: Beautiful floral details that give the dresses a 3-D look

fall2016-bridal-market-trends-01_detailAbove dress courtesy of: Lela Rose Fall 2016 Bridal Collection

Heirloom Accessories: Investing in beautifully crafted accessories that can be worn again and passed down in the family

Maria Elena accessories, they are all Swaroski pieces made with Rhodium platting. All the pieces are available in silver, rose gold and antique gold. They are additionally all handcrafted in Miami.  *Available at Solutions Bridal Designer House

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Gown:

First set a budget: Tell your bridal salon your honest budget number so they can help you stay within that number and only pull dresses that fall within your range. That way you don’t fall in love with a dress that will break your wedding bank!

Think about your wedding and reception locations: You probably don’t want to wear a huge ballgown for a beach wedding so taking your locations into account will help you narrow down a style you’ll be most comfortable in and also help tell the story of your day.

Start shopping the earlier the better: It really does take 4-6 months for bridal gowns to come in and 2-3 months for bridesmaid dresses to arrive to the salon so plan accordingly to avoid any rush fees and unnecessary wedding stress.

Look through bridal magazines and online sites to pick some styles that you love: That will be helpful for your stylist when you go to a salon to try on gowns. *Tip: And, it’s ok if you aren’t sure what you want, it can be equally helpful for a stylist to know what you definitely don’t want.

Keep an open mind: Go ahead and try on some gowns that your Bridal Stylist recommends. They know how the dresses fit and will get a sense of your personality… You may just be pleasantly surprised!

Go by how you feel: You really should get that “You just know” feeling. The minute I see that smile and glow when brides put on that perfect dress, I know they’ve found the right one. And, usually anyone with them can see it too… Trust that feeling and you’ll glow on your wedding day!


Good Luck and Please Feel Free to Ask Me Any Questions or for Advice Below… I would love to hear from you and happy to help!




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