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Finding your wedding dress is no easy task. Our suggestion? Zero in on your wedding style, then look for details that will compliment. If you're a glam, romantic, or classic bride, consider this handy primer (filled with our favorite accents from Demetrios) your first stop for inspiration.
Glam brides welcome wedding day attention with open arms—they can't wait to be the best dressed girl at the party! Turns heads the girly girl way with a fitted bodice, blingy detailing, a deep V, or a serious statement skirt.
Gowns Featured (top to bottom, left to right): Sensualle Style GR232, Destination Romance Style DR182, Destination Romance Style 176, and Sensualle Style GR241.
The romantic bride is drawn to blush tones, lush florals, and feminine accents. If that sounds like you, look for wedding dresses with portrait necklines, lots of lace, long trains, and keyhole backs.
Gowns Featured (top to bottom, left to right): Sensualle Style GR22, Ultra Sophisticates Style 1443, Ultra Sophisticates Style 1444, and Ultra Sophisticates Style 1449.
If your main concern is looking timeless in your wedding photos, the classic route is for you. Shop for dresses in thick fabrics, or consider gowns with elegantly jeweled belts, strapless necklines, and billowing ball gown skirts.
Gowns Featured (top to bottom, left to right): Illusions Style 3157, Illusions Style 3183, Ultra Sophisticates Style 1427, and Illisa Style 532.
Related: View More Demetrios Gowns | The Best Wedding Dress For Your Body Type
Another day, another fabulous round of collections! In case you missed the highlights from our first outings with the Fall 2014 collections, head over to the PW blog, where you'll find a fun re-cap of our favorite moments from Theia, David's Bridal, Miriam Haskell, and the one and only Monique Lhuillier. Now, on the beauty of Day 2, of which there was plenty. Pictures are described left to right, top to bottom -- for more from-the-runway shots, be sure to follow us on Instagram!
1. High-Low Hems
Lazaro, Temperely London, and David's Bridal exhibited examples of this unique skirt length, but our fave was this Lazaro stunner. Shoes are such a big part of a wedding ensemble these days, and we love that this look lets them stand out!
2. Structured Ruffles
Mermaid dresses are still going strong, but we love that designers are taking the flared part of the skirt in creative directions. This Kelly Faetanini gown infused an otherwise romantic silhouette with a little bit of prep by attaching an opaque panel to each ruffle. Perfect for a flirty bride who also loves Lilly Pulitzer!
3. Pantsuits, Pantsuits, Pantsuits
Gone are the days when a girl must wear a gown to get married. It used to be that designers would only occassionally exhibit a pant option to serve as a talking point/publicity generator for their collection -- Fall 2014 had multiple designers showing multiple versions of them! These ones are from Alfred Angelo, and we're crediting the rise in same-sex marriages for this. So awesome that designers are helping couples differentiate from each other at the altar without forcing one half to give up their femininity!
4. Following Fashion
Bridal is taking cues from its catwalk counterparts more than ever, and fashion-conscious Hayley Paige turned out so many of-the-moment numbers that we had a hard time picking our fave. This daring crop ensemble is pretty hard to stop talking about, though.
5. Beautiful Backs
The beaded detailing in Badgley Mishcka's Gatsby-inspired collection was outta control -- some skirts were so heavily beaded you could hear them entering the room before you saw them! Less noisy but no less beautiful was this butterfly style open back.
6. Vera 'Thinks Pink'
Vera Wang almost never turns out a traditionally colored collection. Each season she tends to gravitate towards a specific shade, and this collection was all about celebrating shades of pink (we wonder -- was it in honor Breast Cancer Awareness month?). Brides flipped for the shade on Instagram, and we flipped for the oversized, origami detailing.
Our practical side loves the idea of being able to stash chapstick, tissues, and small sentimental items directly on person. This pocketed JLM Couture number looks cool, and allows for exactly that.
8. 60's Style Embellishment
Jackie O would have died over the retro styles at Temperely London. From swing coats to hippie-chic sleeves, the swinging 60's were alive and well with this collection, and we couldn't get enough.
NEW! SEE ALL OF THE FALL 2014 COLLECTIONS
In case your groom wants to make a special mark on his attire, have him consider these unique boutonniere ideas from featured real weddings:
1. CAMERA LENS - One of my favorite weddings of all time is the infamous Jodi and Kurt's of Jodi Miller Photography, shot by This Modern Romance, so it was only suitable for the boutonnieres to be camera lenses and film negatives.
Photo: This Modern Romance
2. POLICE OFFICER BADGE - Have him wear his career of choice proud! Guests will certainly have to be on their best behavior.
Photo: Flora + Fauna
3. FEATHERS - Add pops of color against a dark-colored suit with peacock, feathers!
Photo: This Modern Romance
4. NEWSPAPER - Turn scraps of old newspaper and wine corks into double-duty pieces of artwork. One being the obvious; two being escort cards.
Photo: Abi Q Photography
5. WOOD CHIPS - Carve mini chips of wood for a rustic, relaxed vibe. Doesn't it resemble a monkey below?
Photo: Jodi Miller Photography
6. BROOCH - Because he needs his "something old" too!
Photo: Joselyn Peterson
7. PINWHEELS - An easy do-it-yourself project that will blow with the wind.
Photo: Katelyn James
8. VINTAGE KEYS - Make it known that he has the key to your heart!
Photo: Christa Elyce Photography
For more inspiration, view more boutonniere photos here.