Spring Bridal Market

New York Bridal Week took place at the beginning of last week.  This semi-annual event showcases the world's most-celebrated bridal designers and their upcoming collections.  I meant to write this post when the festivities ended last week, but I figured it is better late than never.  There were so-many beautiful gowns to choose from that I decided to break down my favorites by trend.   Here are my top picks from the Spring 2013 bridal week in New York.

The Peplum, reinvented

I love how Amsale is continuing to incorporate Peplum details on her beautiful gowns.  These dresses show how she is softening this silhouette by creating a less-structured and more romantic peplum waist.

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Amsale

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Christos

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Amsale

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Color

Color continues to be popular on bridal runways.  Oscar de la Renta opted for pale blue, while Vera Wang chose bold, fall colors like this bright red dress.

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Oscar de la Renta

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Vera Wang

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Barely-there necklines

It has been two years since Princess Catherine wore the gown that started it all, but the illusion neckline continues to be popular on the runway.  I love the delicate details on both of these gowns.

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Reem Acra

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Monique Lhuillier

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Lace

Lace is a often thought of as a traditional fabric used in wedding dress construction, however designers continue to find modern ways of incorporating this fabric into their designs.  I love how both designers opted to contrast the sometimes stiff and structured look of lace, with softer, etherial chiffon.

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Monique Lhuillier

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Lela Rose

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One- Shoulder 

A one-shoulder gown is a perfect choice for the bride that is looking for a more supportive neckline than that of the sexy, sweetheart shape.  I love the silver and shimmery applique of the Marchesa dress on the left and the modern and structured feel of Caroline Herrera's dress on the right.

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Marchesa

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Caroline Herrera

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Draping back

I love the shape and element of surprise that these dresses have.  Reminiscent of Pippa Middleton's famed maid of honor gown, these wedding dresses showcase how draping mixed with lace and embroidered details can create a wow-worthy exit.