As the bi-annual bridal frenzy known as 2014 Bridal Market gains full stride, Oh-Brides takes a moment to catch up on the most striking gowns worth your second glance so far. From the always-elegant gowns from Vera Wang to modern takes on classics from Monique Lhuillier—the saying, “couture meets convenience” rings true. Grab your pen and pad—you’ll want to take notes for this one.
Photos Courtesy of Vera Wang
Vera Wang Year after year Wang continues to not disappoint her gown-hungry fans. This year was no different. Her 2014 collection included visually-striking, sleek gowns, playing off the white and black color block. Wang, along with most designers who showed, seemed to understand the necessity of structure and fit. A stand out piece was the fitted black bodice, with a solo shoulder strap, that cascaded into a full structured ball room gown.
Photos Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier In stunning fashion Monique Lhuillier delivers in her spring 2014 collection. In a modern take on the modern bride, Lhuillier showed a lace and bead work short dress, complete with a matching over coat, clasped at the top. In show-stopping fashion, the tight bodice of one gown, paired with the great layering movement of the lower ball gown was a favorite.
Photos Courtesy of Dan Lecca
Theia Gracefulness was the key in Theia’s spring 2014 bridal collection. The dress shapes were structured around the bodice, and then cascaded into drapes of fabric that would please any bride. The theme of, “spring” was dually apparent in the tones of pink, mixed with white. The favorite out of the bunch was a light-toned pink gown with a floral embroidered bodice, with a draped ballroom gown bottom.
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Reem Acra As if from a dream, Reem Acra presents a spring 2014 collection full of enchanting gowns. Fitted with umbrellas with draped tulle coming down around the sides, the aire of illusion was throughout the show. One of the highlights was a fitted bead worked bodice, with an asymmetrical full tulle gown.
Photos Courtesy of Marchesa
Marchesa In breathtakingly classic style, Marchesa stole the show in their spring 2014 collection. With a stunning collection that included lace, elegant trains and feminine styles—this was a show for brides to gawk over. Marchesa showed a fitted thigh length bodice with a intricate ¾ length lace overlay. The gown was complete with a structured train that fell over top of the bottom of the gown. Even the short dresses managed to stun, with a lace one shoulder piece with scalloped edges.
Check back for more Oh-Brides Bridal Market 2014 Picks this week!