Want to know what’s hot in gowns this season? I just got back from viewing all the latest designer styles at the twice-yearly bridal market in New York City, and these are some of the trends I thought were strongest. Interestingly, they mirrored many of the ones going on in ready-to wear, including all kinds of sleeve treatments (finally—chic bridal styles that cover your arms!), skinny little belts, bejeweled or made of ribbon, and, a continuing theme, shorter skirts. (Hey, if it was good enough for Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face, it’s good enough for me!). So, what do you think? Is there a look here that has legs (so to speak)?
Reem Acra had plenty of innovative ways to bring blue into the season, including these detachable balloon sleeves.
A sparkling belt breaks up this Amsale gown's classic silhouette.
Elizabeth Filmore's short frock is perfect for a daytime or more casual reception.