From the Runway: Bridal Inspiration from New York Fashion Week

By Tessa Woolf October 10, 2013

This weekend, New York Bridal Week kicks off in the Big Apple. We can't wait to see what new wedding styles will emerge on the runways! Bridal fashion trends tend to follow in the fancy footsteps of ready-to-wear's big shoes, so today we're sharing some of our favorite looks from the Spring 2014 RTW collections from last month's New York Fashion Week. Will we see similar looks from the likes of Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, and Monique Lhuillier in their new bridal collections? We'll soon find out!


We've said it before and we'll say it again: The gals at Marchesa could probably design a dress made out of a paper bag and we'd fall head over heels for it. There were no paper bags in their Spring 2014 RTW collection--just gorgeous, dreamy gowns, from tiers of silvery embroidered chiffon and a ruffled, petal-like coat to a body-hugging design draped fully in pearls and an empire silhouette wrapped in satin ribbons and floral appliques (the same dress Kerry Washington wore to the Emmys). For fall, we also love Marchesa's feather-accented locks and wine-stained lips.

Jason Wu

Slip dresses have had a bit of a revival on the runways, and we love the minimal style of Jason Wu's slinky slip dress for a sleek city wedding (channel your inner Kate Moss to nail the look). We also dig the juxtaposition of materials and textures, and the dewy moonlit hue, of Jason Wu's modern trumpet gown.

Ralph Rucci

Fringe, fringe, and more fringe--the Ralph Rucci runway was flush with frocks decked out in delicate eyelash fringe. We love the soft, feminine effect the texture lends to a sparkling, tiered dress with sheer neckline and a short v-neck number with floaty bracelet sleeves.

Oscar de la Renta

From a perky, petal-inspired cocktail dress to a "something blue" tiered sheath dripping with pearls, Oscar de le Renta never fails to dissapoint with his gorgeous, glamorous gowns. We love the modern silhouette of ODLR's cropped, beaded top paired with a tulle high-low skirt and sparkling booties. And a little white lace dress is always a slam-dunk for engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, or receptions.

Proenza Schouler

We love pleats and we love metallics, so naturally we love these party-ready skirts from Proenza Schouler for pre-wedding cocktails or a casual urban reception (although we'd ditch the clunky footwear in favor of stilettos or chic wedge sandals).

Zac Posen

Yesterday we told you that designer Zac Posen is teaming up with David's Bridal to design a line of wedding gowns. Are these silky, high-shine satin styles a preview of what we can expect to see from the collaboration? We'll know for sure in February when the gowns drop!

Monique Lhuillier

When designing her Spring 2014 RTW collection, it seems as though Monique Lhuillier had two types of women in mind: for the romantics, there were whisper-pink gowns detailed with metallic gold embroidery; for the modernists, there were sleek, body-con styles with bold pops of color (not to mention slicked-back strands). We like both! And we especially like the idea of pairing a bright red shoe with a minimal white dress, and a top-and-skirt combo for bridal (though we'd probably forgo the crop top for the big day).

Ralph Lauren

Classic and always classy, it's hard not to fall in love with Ralph Lauren season after season. Two looks we're crushing on from his latest collection include a crisp white shirt + textured mini + white leather biker jacket (you know we love a leather jacket for fall and winter brides), and a fresh, floor-sweeping dress detailed with petal-like texture—both paired with sleek, glossy strands.

Badgley Mischka

Designers and newlyweds (!) Mark Badgley and James Mischka are known for their glam, red-carpet-ready designs, so it's no surprise that many of the gowns in the Badgley Mischka Spring 2014 RTW collection could easily be plucked from the runway and plopped down on a wedding aisle. Metallic details, dramatic beading, and bateau necklines—all currently popular in bridal fashion—made an appearance. We have a hunch we'll see similar styles in their new bridal collection, too.

What do you think of these runway styles? What were your favorite looks from New York Fashion Week?

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