Red Carpet Gown or Wedding Dress?

Is is ready-to-wear or bridal? Nowadays, it's getting touch to isolate red carpet from wedding aisle.

In our latest piece for observer.com, Rachel Leonard and I looked at red-carpet dresses that would be right at home at a wedding, and wedding gowns that would turn heads on the red carpet. These genre-bending creations are sophisticated, original, and perfect for a destination wedding. Check out the full story!   Email ThisFacebookTweet This!Google […] Read more »

A Wedding Dress for Every Obsession

Modern poet sleeves are just the ticket for a bride who want a bit of romantic flair. Dress by Christos Costarellos.

Is it possible to successfully work references to both Mr. Robot and Pilates into an article about bridal gowns? I’ll let you be the judge. In my latest post for observer.com I looked at the spring 2017 bridal collections in terms of individual obsessions. Truth is there really is a wedding dress for every kind of […] Read more »

Eurobrides vs. US Brides: Wedding Dress Trends on observer.com

French wedding gowns from Delphine Manivet

European and American women have some pretty profound style differences. It’s often said that Europeans make investments when they shop for their wardrobes, while Americans look for what’s most current. But does that extend to what a woman wears when she chooses a wedding dress? The recent European bridal fashion shows revealed some intriguing trends. […] Read more »

Bridal Fashion Week: Notes from the Trenches

Fashion Week

This week, fashion editor Rachel Leonard and I continued our collaboration for the New York Observer, reporting on the big trends in the world of wedding dresses seen during bridal fashion week. Key findings: The time for topless bridal gowns has not quite come, regardless of how daring you might feel en route to the altar (sorry, […] Read more »

The 7 Most Romantic Wedding Gowns of the Year

The romance of a vintage-style lace wedding gown from Claire Pettibone

I recently partnered with a former Brides magazine colleague to produce a piece for the observer.com that showcases the season’s most romantic wedding gowns. It’s quite a collection—with A-list designers including Vera Wang and Claire Pettibone, we’re showcasing everything from a lingerie-inspired ball gown to a wild Kardashian-Meets-Victorian-England ensemble. One word of warning: Transporting these frocks isn’t easy; […] Read more »

5 best destination wedding dresses from White by Vera Wang

Because we love the contrast of rough and refined, we picture this gown among the red rocks of Sedona—or amid a faded southern plantation. Double weave matelasse floral gown with bow detail from White by Vera Wang, $1098

Even if you’re planning an untraditional wedding—on a surfer’s beach in Costa Rica or at a rustic vineyard in Sardinia—part of you secretly longs for a wedding dress. In fact, part of you would love nothing more than walk down that far-away aisle in Vera Wang. And you can. Because while the designer’s couture gowns […] Read more »

Over-the-top wedding details from NFL star Joe Haden

Customized garter--perfect for marrying an NFL star (photo courtesy Alain Martinez)

  When you play for the NFL, you can pretty much have any kind of wedding you like. Which is exactly what Cleveland Browns cornerback Joe Haden and his long-time girlfriend, Sarah Mahmoodshahi, got when they married at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach this summer. We asked the resort’s wedding planners for some inside info on […] Read more »

Exclusive wedding dresses by Lela Rose for the St. Regis Bahia Beach

Lela Rose destination wedding gowns for St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

We’ve always loved the wedding dresses created by designer Lela Rose. (So does Hollywood—Cameron Diaz and Anne Hathaway are fans.) Her use of  lace and embroidery make even her daytime pieces look special occasion-worthy and she has a knack for marrying contemporary, female-friendly cuts with out-and-out romance. As WWD puts it, she turns out pieces that […] Read more »

Destination: W’s newest issue: weddings in Palm Springs, Ireland, and the Caribbean

Wedding couple in front of castle on cover of Destination: W magazine Fall-2013

Our new issue of Destination: W magazine is fresh off the presses (well, fresh off InDesign, in any case), with gorgeous real weddings that range from romantic and regal to beachy and breezy. So we hope you’ll start reading. But first, here’s a preview of some of the highlights. First is a tale of a bicoastal […] Read more »

The new look of romance: a stunning lace wedding gown from Monique Lhuillier

Monique Lhuillier

  The last few years we’ve seen wedding gowns that worked very hard to look like anything BUT wedding gowns. We saw slinky slip dresses and youthful trapeze docks and cut-out gowns that were really more suited to the bedroom than a wedding And then came this extraordinary creation from Monique Lhuillier’s Spring 2014 collection. Romantic, […] Read more »