There were quite a few crossover trends between the NYFW runways and the bridal NYFW collections this season. While some bridal designers go classic, certainly others love to lean forward in the style moments. Right now, we see wedding designers delving into runway influences like off-the-shoulder looks, lingerie motifs, and heavy belt action just to name a few. Scroll through all 6 of the bridal season’s biggest trends below.

Casual at the Courthouse

Even if brides (and grooms) aren’t literally taking their wedding to City Hall, many are looking to have a laid back vibe for the day in a backyard, park, barn, art gallery, or beach ceremony. And they’re looking for an outfit with no fuss about  it. So designers are creating more options for this type of bride, like a dress or pant suit, or a mini dress with a bolero or jacket.

Marchesa; Tadashi Shoji; Lein; Lela Rose; Viktor & Rolf

Straight Across the Shoulder

It’s all about the crisp clean lines this season. That’s good for you minimalist brides looking for the chic and sophisticated looks – you’ll have some great looks to choose from. The off-the-shoulder looks were most successful when they moved away from the traditional sweetheart and moved toward that crisp straight across cut.

Christos; Naeem Khan; Lela Rose; Monique Lhuillier; Monique Lhuillier


Pretty Little Lingerie & Boosting Up Those Bustiers

The intimates were definitely in play this season, as we saw a continuation on the runways of the evolution beyond the naked dress and athluxury. And the playful underthing as outerthing vibes are amping up a little bit more as designers have taken to both lingerie inspired looks as well as deconstructed bustiers. It’s Claire Pettibone romance meets Victoria’s Secret Angels, and that kind of sounds perfection when you’re talking about bridal.

Hayley Paige; Galia Lahav; Lihi Hod; Vera Wang; Julie Vino


Royal Regs and Stately Silhouettes

Think Kate and Pippa – simple in design, but perfection in design and tailoring to show a sophisticated and stately silhouette just like the royals. So chic and seriously, who wasn’t absolutely in LOVE with Pippa’s Maid of Honor gown at the royal wedding? We were pretty much eyeing her look just as much (if not more) than we were Kate’s. Go squared off shoulders, high necks, and long sleeves for this season’s trend of the gorgeously regal look, and everyone will be certain to keep their eyes on you and NOT your wedding party!

Romona Bridal; Reem Acra; Isabelle Armstrong; Pronovias; Viktor & Rolf

Keep it Belted

The belt is a great little accessory we saw designers add to looks, not only to cinch waists to create a curvaceous silhouette, but also to add a little pop of style. From the delicate jewel encrusted to the sleek minimalist, there’s a belt that will work with your gown. There’s even a safari holster belt.

Zuhair Murad; Inbal Dror; Persy; Amsale; Romona Keveza

The Wrap Dress

Diane von Furstenberg, this one’s for you. The vintage vibe wrap dress is having its moment not just on the mainstream runway, but in bridal gowns as well. And who doesn’t like being comfortable in a laid back, easy to dance in dress? Toss aside that dream of a Cinderella ball gown and look to the slinky wrap number with a vintage feel anywhere from the 20’s Art Deco to 70’s vibe.

Galia Lahav; Rime Arodaky; Inbal Dror; Alexandra Grecco; Laura de Sagazon

Cloaked in Capes

They’re dramatic, romantic, and they’re quite literally covering the runways. To add a little mystery and high drama to bridal looks, brides can don capes and capelets. Reem Acra went for a square shouldered sheer cape with arms and tips of shoulders embellished, creating a noble silhouette. Francesca Miranda opted for a much more substantial gold brocade from off the shoulder. Allison Webb channeled our childhood fairy tale memories, creating a barely-there sheer hooded cape with white florals. Whichever style you choose, it is destined to elevate your bridal style game.

Reem Acra; Francesa Miranda; Zuhair Murad; Justin Alexander; Allison Webb



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