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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Destination wedding dressing: Ethereal gowns from Vera, Monique, and Christos

Monique Lhuillier Joelle

This season, I’m falling for gowns that have the three Es: A dreamy, ETHEREAL quality. Utter ELEGANCE. And EXQUISITE details. These sheer illusion and lace gowns are some of the most enchanting choices in the salons right now; each would be ideal for a very specific destination wedding. The draping, boning and ultra-unique lace (honest, […] Read more »

Dyable wedding dresses for under $1,000 from Ivy & Aster

We know it’s tough to justify spending an insane amount of dough on a gown you’re only going to wear once. In walks the perfect solution: Ivy & Aster’s new line of silk dresses that not only retail for under $1,000 but which you can return after the wedding to be dyed any solid hue […] Read more »