Wedding Gowns for Fashionistas
Looking for something more cool than classic? Check out these 3 styles for the fashion-forward bride
Brides who want a wedding gown that may not look and feel like a wedding gown, but still want it to be special, can easily find inspiration from designer Ready-to-Wear Fashion Shows and the recent awards show season. These more fashion-forward than over-the-top trendy styles range from unique silhouettes and textures to surprising details and layers. Here are a few of the year’s avant-garde looks that we’re loving right now.
By now you’ve seen pleated skirts, dresses and tops from ready-to-wear designers in stores and boutiques around town, but this Spring you’ll also see them at your local bridal salon. Our favorite pleated wedding-day look was shown at the J. Mendel bridal preview. Never has a bridal gown looked so fluid, feminine and fun. And with a hint of blush to the metallic hue this could work in any venue: a nightclub, ballroom or city loft. J. Mendel is available at J. Mendel, 787 Madison Ave., at 67th St., (212) 832-5830
Cap Off Your Look with a Cape
Ever since Gwyneth Paltrow wore a white Tom Ford dress with a cape to the Oscars in 2012 bridal designers began incorporating variations of a cape — from long and flowing to short capelets — into their collections. Great for giving a girl a little coverage and adding a lot of drama, a cape is an easy accessory to remove before the reception begins, and it’s not too heavy that you get tired from wearing it through all those formal portraits and the ceremony. Atelier Pronovias showed this minimalist gown with cape on the runway which can go from very contemporary to quite romantic once the cape is removed. Beneath the outer layer is a fluted gown with a sheer boat-neck neckline adorned with delicate lace applique. Atelier Pronovnas is available at Pronovias, 14 E 52nd St, near Madison Ave.,(212) 897-6393.
The pants-dress hybrid is not just for ladies getting hitched at City Hall. Did you see Lady Gaga on the Oscars’ red carpet? Bridal designers have been showing off pants with a skirt overlay before then, and now that Gaga hit all the Best Dressed Lists we’re sure there are more pant-style wedding dresses to come at the upcoming Spring 2017 Bridal Fashion Week shows.
Intrigued by the whole pants idea? Check out this lace leggings with tulle overskirt look Ines Di Santo showed last fall, and hitting stores now. It’s reminiscent of Madonna’s Like a Virgin Tour, but gives you both a traditional and fun and flirty wedding-day look. Ines Di Santo is available at Bergdorf Goodman, 754 5th Ave, near 58th St., (212) 753-7300
All photos courtesy of the designers