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Bridal Trends for 2017 from Bridal Fashion Week – New York

I love bridal fashion. It is constantly evolving and nowadays brides to be can be as daring as they dare. High end bridal fashion designers are constantly changing and creating trends and these inevitably filter down to the more affordable dress designers collections found in bridal boutiques countrywide and of course high street bridal fashion.

Last month there were some amazing and slightly risqué ideas on the cat walk at Bridal Fashion Week in New York City. Here are the main trends to look out for along with some designer examples.

Peek a boo sides

Angel Sanchez

Angel Sanchez

Ines Di Santo

Ines Di Santo

Bows

Carolina Herrara

Carolina Herrara

Carolina Herrara

Carolina Herrara

Pastels

Hayley Paige

Hayley Paige

Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld

Christian Siriano for Kleinfeld

Marchesa

Marchesa

3D florals

Carolina Herrara

Carolina Herrara

Marchesa

Marchesa

Trouser suits

Carolina Herrara

Carolina Herrara

Music festival vibes

Naeem Khan

Naeem Khan

Marchesa

Marchesa

High Necks

Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano

Peter Langner

Peter Langner

Bell bottom sleeves

Elizabeth Fillmore

Elizabeth Fillmore

Ti Adora

Ti Adora

Capelets

Vera Wang

Vera Wang

Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone

Anything there catch your eye? I think my personal favourites are the 3D Florals from Marchesa and Carolina Herrara. I do think that we’ll see most of these trends filter down in to bridal designs in varying degrees, some will be pared down and others will be ramped up to the max. Will we see a resurgence in the 1980s dress bow?

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My trip to Kleinfeld,
New York

Hands up if you love “Say Yes To The Dress”?
Hands up if you’d love to visit Kleinfeld in New York?

I hadn’t given looking at bridal shops abroad a first thought until I had a trip to New York City planned for my 40th birthday. Whilst looking through websites for tourist ideas for my long weekend I was watching Say Yes To The Dress, which is standard viewing for me whilst home alone. Then came the lightbulb moment – Kleinfeld is in New York and I’m due to visit New York, so I wonder if they’d let me visit? A few emails later I had an approximate time to visit Kleinfeld’s and instructions to ask for Nicole Sacco at reception. Nicole, as some of you may know, is a regular feature on SYTTD and one of the shop’s directors so I was excited to get the chance to meet her too.

We arrived in New York on Friday afternoon and the first thing I did was check which subway train would get us down to Lower Manhattan for our visit the following morning.

Saturday morning – first journey on the subway and first hands-on attempt at negotiating the New York mapping system. It’s mind boggling to start with but once you remember that streets go east to west, avenues go north to south and 5th avenue is in the middle separating east and west it’s a piece of cake. I’d look less like a tourist next time now I’ve got that sussed.

Here’s my obligatory main entrance photo:
IMAG2345 Once we stepped inside my excitement didn’t wane. The main entrance was huge with high ceilings and there was a general hum of excited conversation in reception.

A few minutes after introducing myself to the receptionist I could see Nicole crossing the main salon toward reception. I greeted her like a long-lost friend and got a bit giddy with nerves and started mumbling inanely then apologised profusely slightly embarrassed at my fangirl behaviour. She introduced me to Terry with his snappy suit and sharp smile and then made her exit whilst Terry began to tell us about the history of Kleinfeld.

We viewed the main salon and then went in to one of several storage areas at Kleinfeld. Terry explained that the dresses were stored in sections depending on style and shape of the gown so the consultants know where to look. There were rails and rails of bridal gowns in storage bags squeezed into every available space and hung from the ceiling on tracks not dissimilar to those found in a large dry cleaners. I spotted a blush pink Ian Stuart dress on the end of one of the rails.

Antonella Kleinfeld Bridal

We had a brief chat about filming, they had just finished filming season 13 the previous month, and also about some of the consultants on the show when around the corner came Antonella. Cue the fangirl again. She was so lovely and seem genuinely pleased to meet a fan.

After a quick visit to the accessories department downstairs we returned to main reception via a cavernous lift accompanied by another member of staff hidden under a rather large wedding dress in a storage bag.

I lost count of how many times I thanked Terry for showing us around as I didn’t really want it to be over. I could have happily spent the whole day there.

Terry Kleinfeld Bridal

So that, ladies and gentlemen, was my visit to Kleinfeld Bridal, New York.

For my next city trip away I intend to visit a bridal shop in that city, another tradition to go with my snow globe collection. Just don’t tell my husband!


 

Amethyst Weddings is owned and operated by Siân Bowron.
Offering advice, planning and on the day coordination services for weddings throughout Hampshire including the New Forest.
Contact Siân for more information on services available and to book your free of charge no obligation meeting on: enquiries@amethystweddings.co.uk | 07818 226729