Another bridal season is upon us and you know what that means: all-new wedding gowns straight off the runways for us to swoon over. New York Bridal Fashion Week never fails to deliver when it comes to the dreamiest bridal creations: think dramatic ball gowns, red carpet-worthy wonders, and even modern ensembles for rebel brides.
So get ready your lust list as we highlight the best designer wedding dresses spotted at New York Bridal Fashion Fall 2017.
Taking inspiration from 17th century Verona, Vera Wang's latest bridal collection is an ode to modern-day Juliets. Imagine frothy bridal gowns with a hint of pomp and formality: corset bodices, off-shoulder treatments, and high detailed necklines that bring Old World romance to your personal love story.
Oscar de la Renta
The late Mr. de la Renta may be gone but never forgotten. Fall 2017 pays homage to the designer's inimitable eye for timeless elegance with a floral-inspired bridal collection. Amongst the standout designs? A trailing lace cape (paired with a sleek column gown) and the long-sleeve number featuring richly embroidered details – pure swoon-worthy creations fit for royalty.
This season, Eos, the Greek goddess of the dawn plays muse to Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig. Every piece is designed to make brides look (and feel) like a goddess: from fit-and-flare silhouettes to cascading 3D floral appliqués, 'divine' doesn't even begin to describe it.
The Israeli couturier is known for her unapologetically glamorous gowns fit for the red carpet. And true to style, Berta brings on the drama this season with a gloriously grand collection featuring exquisitely embellished designs with Art Deco-influences for that maximum 'wow' effect. In Berta's case, less definitely isn't more...
We never tire of seeing what the Lebanese designer has up her sleeves. This season, Reem Acra takes inspiration from garden nymphs for a collection that was pure ethereal elegance: lighter-than-air gowns accentuated with tiered layers of sheer tulle and silk gazar.
For Fall 2017, Inbal Dror shows off her softer side, playing with gossamer-light organza, ombré petals, and ruffles. But make no mistake: she maintains the label's signature high-glamour aesthetic with a liberal use of embellishment and sheer detailing for brides who aren't afraid to show a little skin.
Celebrating her 20th year in bridal, Monique Lhuillier takes a walk down memory lane by revisiting some of her iconic designs from the '90s. Nothing outdated about this collection: modern-day brides will surely love the plunging necklines, corsetry details, and sheer lace bodices updated with delicate shades of coffee, latte, and champagne.
With just seven designs for Fall 2017, the legendary designer put out a perfectly curated collection catered to every bride: from a traditional high-neck trumpet gown to a more free-spirited boho-style dress with floaty sleeves, and — the pièce de résistance — a silk ball gown with a sweetheart bodice, Carolina Herrera definitely marks her 35th year in the business with aplomb.
Best known for her lady-like designs, Lela Rose's latest bridal collection is nothing short of sophisticated. Showcasing her love affair with pearls, the gowns feature pearl-embellished trims and prim sweetheart bodices in a range of feminine silhouettes. Our personal fave? The peplum top and pants combo with a detachable pearl collar that simply screams 'cocktail chic'.
Mixing French chic with a free-spirited boho style, Rime Arodaky is certainly not afraid to push the boundaries. Trust us: this isn't your typical bridal fashion: crop tops, thigh-skimming dresses, sequinned motorcycle jackets, and lace flare pants paired with a crisp tuxedo jacket? Only rebel brides need apply.