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The “It” Gowns for Fall 2016


The “It” Gowns for Fall 2016

The ONE wedding dress from the 2016 Fall Collections you will find in these New York Salons

The runways have been walked, the parties have ended and the frantic posts of trends has slowed. Now it’s crunch time for bridal fashion buyers as they narrow down their buys for the next season. Of the plethora of wedding gowns that were shown, which ones will end up in New York’s top salons? Once again, we asked the buyers and fashion directors from top boutiques which was the one dress from the runway they have to have in their store and why.

Provence by Lihi Hod

Gabriella Risatti, Gabriella New York

“The Provence gown by Lihi Hod is my top pick from the most recent bridal market because of it’s sexy, yet elegant silhouette, its multiple fabrications and it’s ability to be worn in multiple ways.  The gown is actually a strapless lace bodice and beautiful fit to flare silk crepe skirt with a tulle “topper” that can be worn over the whole look, finished with a beautiful satin belt.  The topper is a beautiful tulle overdress that adds a whimsical vibe.  I think my brides are going to love this look and the fact that they can wear it with or without the tulle topper.  They can also choose to wear the topper over the skirt only, which just gives so many wonderful options!!  It’s honestly like 4 dresses in one!  LOVE!!!”

Provence by Lihi Hod. Coming soon to Gabriella New York, 155 Wooster Street Unit 3W at E. Houston St., Soho (212) 206-1915

Beth Chapman, The White Dress by the Shore

“My favorite collection at bridal market was Anne Barge.  Her gowns are quintessentially bridal.  They are timeless and elegant, always.  My favorite gown was from her collection was the the Lagham gown.  It  is made of a Kalika fabrication with has an incredible sheen and crispness to it.  I adore this plunging v-neckline and soutache detail at the waist and hem.  Plunging necklines were a big trend this season.  Anne managed to captured this trend in a timeless and elegant way through this gown.  With all of the barely-there gowns shown during bridal fashion week, this twist on a traditional gown is so refreshing! The gown is a classic silhouette, but the deep v-neckline makes it look modern.”

Langham by Anne Barge . Coming soon to The White Dress by the Shore, 104 East Main Street at Waterside Lane, Clinton, CT. (860) 669-4569


Mark Ingram, Mark Ingram Atelier

“I am drawn to the very clean architectural lines of The Lake gown by Lela Rose.    The look of this gown is in sharp contrast to the trend of bare ‘lace-y’ lingerie styles that have flooded the market, however the plunging V neckline offers a striking contemporary sexiness that is on trend. The beautiful fils coupe fabric of the gown is luxurious and sumptuous in a modern play on texture.”

The Lake by Lela Rose.  Coming soon to Mark Ingram Atelier, 110 East 55th Street at Park Ave. Midtown. (212) 319-6778


Sania Recupero, Manager of The Wedding Salon of Manhasset

“Love this dress, Huntington by Monique Lhuillier.  After a few seasons of sexy, slinky, and backless dresses, my customers are starting to look for a clean and traditional dress , with a modern twist. Dare I say a ball gown!!!  This Monique Lhuillier gown encompasses that exact feeling that 2016-17 brides are now searching for.”

Huntington by Monique Lhuillier.  Coming soon to The Wedding Salon of Manhasset, 1468 Northern Boulevard at Strathmore Rd., Manhasset, (516) 869-8455

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016, October 2015, New York

Terry Hall, Kleinfeld Fashion Director

“My absolute favorite gown from market was Mark Zunino‘s ivory silk crepe fit and flare gown with black vertical piping and a scalloped strapless neckline.  It combines all the elements that brides are asking for: unique, fresh, modern, glamorous, tastefully sexy and WOW!  The gown has the most perfectly fitted bodice, and that combined with with vertical piping is flattering on any bride to be!  Also, the black piping can also be ivory for a less dramatic contrast.  There is also a matching veil.”

Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld.  Now available at Kleinfeld, 110 West 20th Street at Sixth Ave., (646) 633-4300

Landing page photo by Lela Rose. All photos courtesy of designers.