With Barcelona Bridal Week beginning next month, wedding fever is officially up and the recent bridal presentations in The big apple showcased exactly what the most stylish brides will probably be wearing while walking along the aisle the coming year -- with influences which range from classical Spanish to vintage Hollywood.
A few of the more contemporary assumes bridal originated in the likes of Amsale, who showcased short and flirty hemlines, while Rafael Cennamo referenced the existing trend for dropped hems by teaming short-skirts with lengthy trains.
The catwalk trend for peplums in addition has translated for wedding dresses, with peplum skirts adding interest at Angel Sanchez and Amsale.
Enjoying a more traditional aesthetic were labels including Jenny Packham, whose collection was inspired by Hollywood icons including Vivien Leigh and Bette Davis, and also the vintage glamour of 1930s Paris with lashings of silk chiffon, draped satins and French lace.
Lace have also been big at Romona Keveza, Temperley London and Kenneth Pool, while traditional Spanish-style lace gowns with demure high necks were seen at Oscar de la Renta. Rogues also offered an even more modern wedding style by means of cropped tops, floral patterns and shorter skirts.
Also earning a prize for innovation was Reem Acra, whose runway finale saw one remove her tiered tulle skirts to show a cropped tube dress.
Although in terms of color the standard delicate tones including ivory, champagne and platinum ruled the runways, designers tried out less conventional shades.
This past year Vera Wang famously showcased gowns in midnight blacks, while for 2013 she presented dresses in scarlet, crimson, vermillion and dahlia. “It's a celebration of affection,” explained the designer. Red frocks appeared about the runways at Romona Keveza and Oscar de la Renta too, even though the latter also showcased dresses in cool blues.