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Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion Week Archives - New Orleans Weddings - Reception, Venue & Planning
Sep 102014
 
Lindsay Ellingson La Sposa Spring 2015 Campaign Lace

Photo: Courtesy of La Sposa

If our October/November cover and her wedding proved anything, it's that Lindsay Ellingson knows how to work a wedding dress. Need further evidence? The stunning Victoria's Secret Angel was just named the face of Pronovias's La Sposa Spring 2015 campaign and the photos are too beautiful.

For their Spring 2015 collection, La Sposa focused on texture and volume with skirts featuring layers of tulle, ruffles, and cascading details. In addition to the extra movement, the design house utilized draped fabrics, bustiers, and belts to help emphasize a bride's silhouette. For an extra-special touch, the gowns also feature dainty pearl-embellishments and various floral embroideries.

See more: Spring 2015 Wedding Dress Trends

In a very Kate Moss-like snap, above, our cover girl rocks a ruffled lace La Sposa number with a group of adorable flower girls surrounding her. The whole bohemian spread is set the green flower-dotted gardens and rooms of a classic 16th century country building blurred in the background.

Lindsay Ellingson La Sposa Spring 2015 Campaign Ball Gown

Photo: Courtesy of La Sposa

The next photo, shot in black and white, takes a regal turn with its crystal-studded sweetheart bodice and voluminous tulle skirt.

Both of the looks Ellison is modeling are a pretty far departure from her sleek V-neck Vera Wang sheath on the front of our latest issue, Angel Sanchez cutout mini on our special flip cover, and, of course, her romantic Sophie Theallet custom-creation with a unique bow-tied back that she wore for her very own big day. Despite the differences, one thing's for sure: We can't get enough of Ellingson in wedding dresses!

Sep 062014
 
Subtle Crop Top Trend

Photos (from left to right): Thomas Iannaccone; John Aquino and Steve Eichner; Thomas Iannaccone

If you've been keeping an eye on the ready-to-wear runways the past few seasons, than you know that crop tops are a major thing. They're such a big style must these days, that they've even made their way onto a few bridal runways last season. For Spring 2015, the striking style continued to evolve from less midriff-baring pieces to more sophisticated separates.

A modern silhouette, crop tops are less bralettes these days and more like a cool-new layered look. From shimmering scalloped T-shirts worn over billowing A-line skirts, to a lacy gown covers, most of these designs show no skin at all. And if they do, it's a subtle sliver rather than a full-on belly-baring piece.

These upgraded separates are a great way to stay current, but still remain wedding-appropriate. Here, a few of our favorite most recent crop tops from the bridal runways!

Subtle Crop top trend - mira zwillinger Subtle Crop Top Trend - Mira Zwillinger

Photos: Thomas Iannaccone

Mira Zwillinger: Zwillinger's crop tops this past season were so subtle, it was hard to tell that the top was even cropped! Covered in embellishments, these layers hit just right below the waistline, making it an ethereal, modern, and most of romantic option for brides who want to stay on-trend but aren't ready to bare all.

"Daria" two-piece silk and lace A-line wedding dress with an illusion high neckline, cap sleeves, and bare midriff; "Aria" silk chiffon A-line wedding dress with an illusion high neckline and cap sleeves, embroidered bodice, and high front slit, Mira Zwillinger

Subtle Crop Top Trend - Houghton Subtle Crop Top Trend - Houghton 2 Photos: Thomas Iannaccone

Houghton: We love Houghton's cropped looks because they do a really great job of contrasting loose tops with a slim-fitting skirt. Whether it's a sequined long-sleeve shirt showing a sliver of skin or the chopped sheath on the right that shows no skin but is completely layered, these are both well-executed takes on a new silhouette.

Wedding dresses by Houghton

Subtle Crop Top Trend - Monique Lhuillier Photo: John Aquino and Steve Eichner

Monique Lhuillier: Sure, this look is not exactly what comes to mind when you think "crop top" but this layered lace cape-let does exactly what a crop top does — it adds an extra dimension to your gown. Plus, it hits right above the hip. An added piece like this is the perfect solution for the girls who don't want to buy separates but still want something that looks layered.

"Elsa" strapless pistachio embroidered tulle A-line wedding dress with a matching embroidered illusion coverlet, Monique Lhuillier

Trending Now: Wedding Dresses with Modern Belts

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Aug 302014
 
Belt Wedding Dress Trend

Photos (from left to right): John Aquino and Steve Eichner; Courtesy of Romona Keveza Collection; Thomas Iannaccone

Bridal sashes are a wedding dress standard. And while cinching your waist is a surefire way to flaunt your curves, there are more options than just the classic ribbon-tied sashes. This season, designers took it one step further by showing more structured and statement-making waist-cinchers. Whether it was an ultra-sleek and modern silver metallic belt or just a thicker cut of fabric, these belts are totally fashion forward. Whether you're looking for a figure-flattering accessory, or you want added embellishments, consider trying this fashionable wedding dress trend.

Here, a few looks from recent bridal runways that feature of-the-moment belts!

Belt Trend Romona Keveza

Photo: Courtesy of Romona Keveza Collection

Romona Keveza Collection: This season, Keveza was the biggest belt proponent, with design after design walking down her Spring 2015 runway featuring a thick metallic band. These mid-waist additions are so eye-catching that they even come off as futuristic! In the best possible way, of course.

Wedding dresses by Romona Keveza Collection

Belt Trend Monique Lhuillier

Photo: John Aquino and Steve Eichner

Monique Lhuillier: We've already compared this look to a piece of chic outerwear, so it's no surprise that the tulle overskirt's band is a thick piece of fabric that resembles a belt.

"Fabienne" long sleeve embellished sheath wedding dress with a front slit, tulle overskirt, and keyhole illusion neckline, Monique Lhuillier

Belt Trend Reem Acra

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone

Reem Acra: Offsetting the design's inherently ethereal feel, the severity of this thicker white band adds drama and contrast to an otherwise soft and romantic silhouette.

Embroidered chiffon A-line wedding dress with a v-neckline and short sleeves, Reem Acra

Trending Now: Wedding Dresses With Sexy, Deep V-Necklines

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Aug 212014
 
Deep V Wedding Dress Trend

Photos (clockwise from top left): Courtesy of Vera Wang; Thomas Iannaccone (2); Steve Eichner

Deep V-necks are one of the hottest new necklines to pop up on the most recent bridal runways, and we can see why: They manage to be sexy and flattering at the same time, drawing the eye the down and, therefore, elongating a bride's figure. It's also no secret that a deep V packs a punch with its pointy geometric shape — it can provide a much-needed layer of drama to a more romantic gown. And, after all the high-necks and illusion necks the past few seasons, it's refreshing to see something a bit more severe (in the best possible way, of course) and sleek. Best of all: Seductresses aren't the only brides who can rock a deep V. This design feature is a great way to show a subtle sliver of skin, while the rest of you remains covered up with long sleeves.

Want a deep V for yourself? Here are a few of our favorites.

Deep V Trend - Mira Zwillinger

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone

Mira Zwillinger: Edgy elegance is exactly what we'd name this gown. Offsetting the vintage-inspired beading is an of-the-moment deep V that makes us want to scream va va voom!

"Lysha" long-sleeved sheath wedding dress with a deep v-neckline and beaded details, Mira Zwillinger

Deep V Trend - Vera Wang

Photo: Courtesy of Vera Wang

Vera Wang: Simple, sleek, but not without a major impact, this Vera Wang sheath is so sexy, it needs no introduction.

Sleeveless bias cut silk chiffon sheath wedding dress with a v-neckline, low back, and halter straps, Vera Wang

Deep V Trend - Reem Acra

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone

Reem Acra: The piping along the hems, crystal belt, nude underlay, and of course, deep V, make this classic bridal fabric look fresh.

Sleeveless re-embroidered lace A-line wedding dress with a deep v-neckline and crystal belt, Reem Acra

Deep V Trend - Jim Hjelm

Photo: Steve Eichner

Jim Hjelm: For those who really want all eyes on them, try surrounding your deep V with a sparkly embellishment. Guests's gaze will be glued to you.

Style 8452, sleeveless English net trumpet wedding dress with a deep v-neckline and a sequin bodice, Jim Hjelm

A Wedding Dress Trend We’re Loving: Off-the-Shoulder Necklines

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Aug 172014
 

Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dress Trend

Love Beauty and the Beast's Belle? Than you'll love one of our favorite wedding dress trends: off-the-shoulder necklines.

A style that inherently feels classic, this ultra-feminine neckline and sleeve style powerfully re-emerged on the Spring 2015 bridal runways. Regal while still being playful, off-the-shoulder necklines are the grown-up version of strapless dresses. It's no wonder they became big this season, either, with one-shoulder and cap-sleeves dominating the runways throughout the past few seasons.

And some of our favorite designers gave the look a modern update. Minimalist mermaids, with its sleek silhouette, feature thick straps, while off-the-shoulder necklines on simpler sheaths feature the fun addition of a little V-neck.

But if you want to go for the princess vibe, there's plenty to choose from too. Thanks to Reem Acra and Christos, lace appliqués on an illusion neckline make for an ultra-romantic sleeve, and soft silk chiffon gowns from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Jenny Packham, and Kelly Faetanini, feature soft draped off-the-shoulder sleeves creating an ethereal effect. Want to go glam? Consider Carolina Herrera and Casablanca's sophisticated, full-on lace, long-sleeve off-the-shoulder gowns.

Click through to see all of our favorite off-the-shoulder wedding dresses from recent bridal runways!

7 Wedding Dress Trends Brides Need to Know About

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Aug 142014
 

Spring 2015 Wedding Dress Trends Promo

Sure, you want your wedding dress to look timeless. After all, 40 years from now you don't want to look back with regret! But there are plenty of ways to incorporate contemporary elements and still find a look that's classic. To help, each season we carefully review the bridal runways for emerging design patterns, new silhouettes, and exciting details you should look for when wedding dress shopping.

The Spring 2015 bridal runway trends were a mix of old and new. Some, like colorful wedding dresses, off-the-shoulder necklines and '30s glam were more refined takes on already successful dress designs in the wedding world. Others, like a beach-chic aesthetic, was something we were seeing for the first time.

Then, there were some really cool convertible and layered silhouette innovations that got us extra excited. Tulle skirts, for example, were taken to the next level with removable overskirts — giving brides-to-be a two-for-one gown. On the other hand, capes kicked veils and trains off the bridal map, inventing a new way for brides to make a dramatic entrance down the aisle while also providing conservative brides with a covered-up option for her ceremony. Collars, too, added some drama to many dresses overall design, a natural progression from the regal high-necklines and illusion necks we've been seeing over the course of the past few years.

Think you want to try one of these trends for yourself? See all of our favorite Spring 2015 trends — and their respective designer wedding dresses — in our complete slideshow!

Click through the complete slideshow to see our seven favorite Spring 2015 wedding dress trends!

Aug 022014
 
Leaf Embellishments Wedding Dress Trend

Photos: Thomas Iannaccone(2); John Aquino (2)

Forget flower details, this bridal runway season, it was all about leafy embellishments. Taking the oh-so-romantic floral appliqué to the next level, leaf details are an even more ethereal way to decorate your wedding dress. These natural motifs add a bohemian and whimsical air to the whole gown, and look a bit more organic and subdued than a 3D flower embellishment. Whether you want to go for a rustic wide leaf look or a wispy, vine-like creation, visible leaf details are a great way to add a secret garden air to your dream gown.

See how a few of our favorite bridal designers incorporated the romantic trend, below!

Leaf Embellishments Wedding Dress Trend - Oscar de la Renta

Photos: John Aquino

Oscar de la Renta: The long-revered bridal designer always lays on the details with a subtle and sophisticated hand. These tulle leaf appliqués are no exception! Sewn amongst layers and layers of tulles, the taffeta additions make this fairy-like gown even more whimsical with its gradually dispersed embellishments.

Off-the-shoulder tulle A-line wedding dress with taffeta embroidery detail, Oscar de la Renta

Leaf Embellishments Wedding Dress Trend - Mira Zwillinger 01 Leaf Embellishments Wedding Dress Trend - Mira Zwillinger 02

Photos: Thomas Iannaccone

Mira Zwillinger: Mira Zwillinger's entire Spring 2015 collection was quite romantic in a lost-in-the-forest sort of way. And many of the gowns, to our surprise and delight, highlighted leaves more than they did floral motifs for an quietly feminine and bohemian finish.

"Charlie" strapless A-line wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and applique details, shown with illusion high-neck cape; "Rubi" one-shoulder chiffon A-line wedding dress with an embellished sheer bodice, Mira Zwillinger

Leaf Embellishments Wedding Dress Trend - Reem Acra

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone

Reem Acra: The beloved bridal designer has long been playing with the idea of a different type of floral, and these winding appliqués create the illusion of a densely lush enchanted forest.

Strapless duchess satin sheath wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and embroidered details, Reem Acra

Leaf Embellishments Wedding Dress Trend - Naeem Khan

Photo: John Aquino

Naeem Khan: Last but not least, Naeem Khan often casts natural elements in a glam and modern light. These painted rosettes with sweeping leaves do just that!

"Beverly Hills" strapless threadwork embroidered sheath wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and detachable tulle train, Naeem Khan

Trending Now: Quiet, Minimalist Wedding Dresses

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Jul 312014
 
Minimalist Wedding Dress Trend

Photos: George Chinsee; Thomas Iannaccone(2)

Less is definitely more these days, thanks to many of our favorite bridal designers sending seriously minimal designs down their runways. These stark white stunners focus on shape, rather than detail. With ultra-clean lines, these sleek sheaths are an extra fresh choice for the modern bride who doesn't want to look like a princess come her big day.

And while we've seen sleek and modern minimalist gowns before during the past few bridal runway seasons, these looks have a much softer impact. Crafted from airier fabrics like crepe, these gowns have a lighter feel to the other more architectural dresses we've seen in the past. Plus, a few of these even boast a very quiet mermaid skirt, adding a bit more movement to the look.

There's no better way to shine on your big day than with in a soft, minimalist gown. Here are a few of our faves!

Minimalist Wedding Dress Trend - Houghton

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone

Houghton: Never one to throw on too many details, Houghton has been making minimalist designs for years. But what we love about this particular dress are the thick spaghetti straps and visible seams. A city bride with killer accessories would do well to walk down the aisle in something as sleek as this!

Wedding dress by Houghton

Minimalist Wedding Dress Trend - Amsale

Photos: George Chinsee

Amsale: The famed design house wins us over time after time with its simple (and stunning!) designs, but this season they really killed it with their quietly powerful collection. Featuring a series of blank-slate sheaths, Amsale even managed to make a nearly-nude illusion neckline looked minimalist. Plus, these crepe creations are extra soft, managing to make a minimalist design ethereal and romantic in its breeziness.

Sleeveless crepe sheath wedding dress with a bateau neckline and sheer back; Sleeveless crepe slim mermaid wedding dress with an illusion high neckline, Amsale

Minimalist Wedding Dress Trend - Randi Rahm

Photo: Thomas Iannaccone

Randi Rham: A bit more feminine than the other dresses, this cap-sleeved sheath features surprising lace inserts, too!

Wedding dress by Randi Rahm

Trending Now: Ethereal (and Modern!) Tulle Overskirts

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Jul 302014
 
Tulle Overskirt Wedding Dress Trend

Photo: Getty Images

Tulle, once given a bad rep for verging on stereotypical, is back in a big way. But even more so, this fabric trend takes form with an ultra-modern twist: removable tulle overskirts!

There's a reason this gauzy material is known as being so bridal: Its lightness adds an air of romance to any design, it's not like anything else in your daily wardrobe, and it creates princess-worthy volume without adding weight — a key element for brides who want to break it down on the dance floor.

The versatility inherent to a removable overskirt is amazing. You're essentially getting a two-for-one deal when it comes to your wedding dress, especially if you were planning on buying an adorable mini to change into for your reception.

Another great function of the convertible tulle skirt? It creates the same ethereal effect for your ceremony as a veil or train, allowing you to ditch tradition while still looking like a bride. Plus, what's more fun than the element of surprise that comes with a removable item? There's something sexy about it.

Here, a few wedding dresses with removable tulle skirts from recent bridal runways.

Tulle Overskirt Wedding Dress Trend

Photo: Steve Eichner

Hayley Paige: This bridal design fave went so far as to create a capsule-collection-within-her-collection of interchangeable tulle overskirts called "Love Poets Society." Each skirt featured a completely different mini dress underneath their flowing, ballroom appropriate exterior (see one of the three convertible looks, above!).

Style 6458, "Conrad" sleeveless lace mini wedding dress with a v-neckline, shown with lace and tulle A-line overskirt, Hayley Paige

Tulle Overskirt Wedding Dress Trend Monique Lhuillier

Photo: John Aquino and Steve Eichner

Monique Lhuillier: The second we saw this Monique gown we loved it. The silhouette, especially the overskirt, creates a layered look like that of a polished piece of outerwear — and we just knew there was something special underneath!

"Annabelle" lace A-line wedding dress with an illusion high neckline, beaded details, and an embellished tulle overskirt, Monique Lhuillier

Tulle Overskirt Wedding Dress Trend Theia

Photo: John Aquino

Theia: Known to set trends, this fashion-forward bridal design house pumped up the volume with this number. And while the tulle overskirt adds that needed umph for the ceremony, there's a sexy, slim-fitting sheath underneath waiting to break loose at the reception!

"Valentina" strapless corded lace sheath wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and tulle overskirt, Theia

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