April 24, 2007

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this week is fall 2007 bridal week, and some of the top bridal designers are showing off some stunning gowns.

short dresses by angel sanchez, oscar de la renta, and carolina herrera

oscar de la renta, vera wang, and carolina herrera both offered short gowns, since brides have been more and more open to the idea of a cocktail length dress. i think cocktail dresses are a great option for brides that are remarrying, or those who aren’t into the grandeur of a ballgown. angel sanchez offered the largest number of shorter dresses, everything from tiered organza minis to ruffle front knee length a-lines.

gowns by monique l’huillier, lela rose and badgley mischka

another big sector of bridal are destination weddings. lela rose, a new entrant into the bridal design field, along with other designers showed dresses perfect for a beach or resort wedding, with laser cut skirts, slim silhouettes, and little cardigans great for covering up.

gowns by reem acra, monique l’huillier and amsale

some of the most fashion-forward collections were presented by sanchez, amsale, and rose. amsale’s choices included an architectural strapless dress with a longer back hem, empire waist gowns with a floral and pearl appliqué bust, and a fishtail hem lace number. l’huillier, wang and reem acra, being the old standbys at bridal week, were retailer and press favorites for their gowns that were modern without being too trendy. wang’s influences included man-of-the-moment paul poiret, while acra and l’huillier went with gowns in newer colors like baby blue and champagne, and lilac, and couture like details like intricate pleating and draping and hand embroidery.

de la renta and herrera, along with monique l’huillier and badgley mischka also offered variations on gowns from their f/w ready to wear collections.

pics from wwd.com and brides.com