For brides-to-be who prefer no-nonsense silhouettes and minimal embellishments, designers at this month’s New York Bridal Fashion week presented a plethora of stunning gowns to appeal to those wanting a more understated aesthetic for next year’s wedding season. Of course, a simpler wedding gown doesn’t mean making any less of an impact when walking down the aisle. A sleek and chic wedding dress, in fact, can have just as much romance and drama as its frillier counterparts when the right cut, tailoring, and details are in order.
Body-skimming silhouettes were spotted at Alessandra Rinaudo, who used exquisite textures and delicate cap sleeves to add interest to her gowns. Anna Campbell’s Blake Dress also had minimal details, bringing focus to a sleek and sexy shape, while Berta used intricate lace and a delicate overlay to add a romantic touch.
A classic bridal look was created by Caroline Castigliano, whose simple A-line gown features a sweetheart neckline and pockets. For a lacy look without too many frills, Georges Hobeika presented a romantic off-the-shoulder dress with an empire waistline, and Ines Di Santo wove New York City’s iconic fashion into a sleek and chic one-shoulder gown with a single bow adornment.
Known for her bridal designs that embody the essence of effortless French fashion, Laure de Sagazan’s 2018 collection was the ultimate lineup of wedding dresses for the easygoing bride. With soft fabrics and billowy shapes, these gowns are incredibly versatile and low-maintenance.
The Fall/Winter 2018 collection from Lela Rose proved to be a stunning showcase of wedding dresses that focused less on the glitz, and more on impeccable tailoring and beautiful fabrics. Flora Bridal’s collection was a flowing display of femininity and easy-to-wear shapes; and no bride can go wrong with the classic English elegance of Temperley London – a timeless mix of soft mesh and tulle.