Anne Chertoff, has worked as a wedding editor at a variety of wedding magazines and websites including Martha Stewart Weddings and Brides.com, as well as WeddingWire and EquallyWed and works as a Digital Editorial Consultant for wedding businesses, including Vera Wang. She is also the author of The Wedding Organizer by russell+hazel. Anne also has her own blog From “I Will” to “I Do.”
Here is what Anne had to share with us about the recent New York Bridal Fashion Week:
At October 2013’s Bridal Fashion Week in New York City, designers showcased their Spring and Fall 2014 collections inspired by bygone eras, red carpet looks, and a rainbow of colors. Whether getting married in an ornate ballroom, under the stars or during the day, brides will have plenty of stylish options to choose from.
Here are the top trends that will be hitting bridal salons in the coming months:
Colored Gowns: By far the biggest trend of the season was the influx of colored gowns, mostly in shades of pink, but also in lavender, gold and other pastels. Vera Wang’s entire Fall 2014 Bridal Collection was comprised of 15 pink gowns in hot pink hues.
Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka, Jim Hjelm
Sleeves: Both long and capped outnumbered strapless necklines, with designers creating sleeves from all lace, or adorning sheer fabrics, such as tulle, with beads and embroidery.
Reem Acra, Marchesa
Vintage Glamor: It wasn’t limited to the Art Deco period, which has been popular for the past year due to the film Great Gatsby. Designers showed looks from Hollywood’s Golden Age, the 1950s and other eras.
Badgley Mischka, Jenny Packham, Temperley London, Dennis Basso
Cover Ups: Brides won’t have to look too hard for the perfect cover up. Capes, boleros, shrugs and wraps complemented several gowns to a T, including matching lace, beading and embroidery.
Badgley Mischka, Ines Di Santo, Reem Acra
Halter Necklines: They offer brides a great alternative to the strapless neckline, allowing one to show off toned arms without the restrictions of sleeves. Halter styles ranged from minimalist to embellished, with both high-neck and V-neck options.
Romona Keveza, Amsale, Kenneth Pool
Flowers: For brides getting married in a garden, or who just love flowers, there were many gowns with floral embellishments – from mini-petals to oversized blooms. Brides can choose from tone-on-tone white/ivory flowers or bright florals to add a pop of color to a white or ivory gown.
Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, Naeem Khan, Reem Acra
Sparkle: Want to sparkle on the dance floor like the stars in the sky? Sequins and metallic beads adorned bodices and skirts that are sure to twinkle in the light.
Ines Di Santo, Badgley Mischka, Anne Barge, Jim Hjelm