Monday April 6, 2009
Bridal Runway: Oscar de la Renta Spring 2010
This weekend was the spring Bridal Market in New York City. It’s one of two weekends each year where everyone who is anyone in the bridal industry converges on Manhattan to show and see the latest collections. In a flurry of white and tulle, each designer presents his newest designs to buyers and editors from around the country.
I went to the Oscar de la Renta runway show today and, true to his bridal style, the gowns were ultra-feminine with divine detailing. Here are a few of the ones that stood out…although they were all gorgeous.
Jackets (from embroidered to silk taffeta, not just the tulle ones pictured here) were a big part of the collection. Light, airy tulle coats, like the one above and below, are an easy way to alter your look from ceremony to reception without requiring a whole outfit change. Throw on the jacket for your walk down the aisle (great for church weddings as well) and then remove it before your big entrance. The embroidered short dress underneath has a retro feel and would look right at home at almost any wedding…from backyard to beach to formal evening affair.
This silk faille dress looks simple and demure from the front, but the open back will leave your guest talking…and in a good way.
I love the way the ribbon is woven through the draping on the bodice (which is spectacular up close!).
This dress has something old, something new and something blue. It marries the traditional white wedding dress with the trend of colored bridal gowns—a stunning ivory guipure lace overlay with peeks of blue showing through.
The plunging neckline and ribbon-wrapped waist are the two things I liked best about this gown. And, for the bride who likes sparkle, this dress has a little bit of a twinkle to it.
You can view the entire collection on the Oscar de la Renta website. These dresses won’t be in bridal salons until next year, but now you have something to look forward to.