Bridal Fashion Week 2014
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” This wedding saying must have been on Oscar de la Renta’s mind as he designed this gown. The strapless, floor-length gown opened the show and was decorated with blue floral embroidery. Sheer gloves accompanied the gown and blue tulle was used as a wrap and a veil of sorts for the bride-to-be. The twenty-three gowns that followed were soft and romantic, designed with silk, lace overlays, delicate embroidery and a variety of necklines, including the sweetheart cut. Oscar closed the show with a pink gown, followed by four white flower girl dresses.

marchesaeditMarchesa is nothing, if not elegant and feminine, and their bridal runway showcased gowns and dresses for every bride under the sun. From crystal embroidered mermaid gowns with layers upon layers of tulle, to form-fitting lace dresses with detachable taffeta skirts, Marchesa’s 2014 Bridal Collection showed range and versatility. Pictured above is a cocktail dress, paired with a lace peplum jacket that could easily take the bride from the ceremony to the reception.

vera-wangeditVera Wang pushed the bridal envelope last year with an all red collection. This year, she’s gone back to traditional white, but still left in a little twist: black. Each model wore gloves, a majority of which were black, and about half of the gowns had an element of black incorporated into the bodice. Each gown was floor-length with varying amounts of volume in the skirts. The gown pictured above has one of the more full skirts and the sweetheart bodice is detailed with black and white lace applique.

By Nikki Monte