New York Bridal Market Tips

Know the latest trends in wedding fashion today especially from different bridal designers!
Here are some inside scoop of what's the latest trend in today's wedding fashion at the New York Bridal Market.

Back It Up
You want to make a grand entrance, but your exit should be just as dramatic. Elaborate back details ruled this season, with intricate bias draping at Nicole Miller, amazing embellishment at Randi Rahm, a lace-and-tulle-designed plunge gown at Lela Rose and a show-stopping keyhole cutout gown from Angel Sanchez. Just make sure you’re tan-line free!

Waist-ing Away
Even the most classic gowns benefited from an expansive array of crystal-embellished grosgrain belts. Nearly every show we saw featured the accessory, which is a one-two punch in bridal wardrobing; not only can you wear one for the ceremony and reception, but they’re also great for rehearsal dinner dresses, showers and honeymoons.

High Tea
Hemlines were all over the place this season, but one trend popped up over and over again: the tea-length dress. Stephanie James designs tea-length gowns exclusively, Birnbaum & Bullock showed a stunning eyelet gown, Alfred Angelo showed a satin bridesmaid version and wedding maven Monique Lhuillier opened her show with a duo of mid-calf stunners perfectly suited to show off a pair of killer heels.

Texture Abounds
Even more than last season, interesting textures blew us away across the board. A tiny diagonal tulle pattern at Modern Trousseau lent a light airiness to a gorgeous gown, Junko Yoshioka showed an array of unusual textures, Marchesa paired organza and feathers for an altogether dramatic effect and Caroline DeVillo focused on texture as a theme when designing pleated, lacy and tulle-covered dresses.

Impressionist Movement
It’s not just fashion-forward brides adding prints to their wedding-day repertoire these days. Delicate, subdued, hand-painted designs just barely visible to the eye showed up on gowns that suit every price point and style sensibility. Cases in point? A signature painted print by David’s Bridal in subtle spring pastels, an ivory techno print from Monique Lhuillier and a so-light-you-almost-miss-it pattern by Vera Wang in a dusty gray.