NYC Bridal Fashion Week Roundup

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Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2014 kicked off this past Friday in New York City and comes to a close today.  This is the time when the blushing brides-to-be around the world get inspiration from the top wedding designers. There were an array of sophisticated bridal marketplace and runway presentations showcasing retailers and manufacturers.  Platforms included Couture at the Hilton New York and New York International Bridal Week at Pier 94 - a premier trade show venue in Midtown Manhattan.
 
 image credit: WWD/John Aqunio
If you desired high-end and upscale couture wedding gowns, then New York Bridal Week was the place to be.  Sleeves, bling, halter, Old Hollywood and vintage glam influences dominated the bridal trends.  Gowns ranged from dramatic ball gowns to streamlined sheath silhouettes embellished with intricate beading, embroidery, fringe, organza and tulle detailing.  The dresses were gorgeous and made from fabrics that are a lot warmer and softer, with more color options for fun.
 
image credit:Vera Wang Bridal 2014
 
key tips:
A perfect fit will make a dress look like a million bucks, so invest in a great seamstress.
 
Try on different silhouettes as what you see in magazines and online may not be a good fit for you. 
 
The time of year and where you are getting married (such as a beach) will influence your dress selection.
 Hope these bridal updates and tips will help you blushing brides-to-be to look beautiful and stay on trend.