Carolina Herrera | Designer Profile

When it comes to wedding gowns, sometimes nothing can beat that classic bridal style. The beautiful wedding dress creations by Carolina Herrera capture a traditional wedding day look by combining classic chic silhouettes with elegant, ladylike tailoring and detailing.

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Fashion great Carolina Herrera has dressed First Ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis to Michelle Obama as well as celebrity brides like Christina Hendricks, Jessica Simpson, Caroline Kennedy and Renee Zellweger. Herrera herself comes from a great design heritage. She landed on best dressed lists from an early age, and is known for her signature look of a tailored white shirt.

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It was friend Diana Vreeland, editor-in-chief at Vogue at the time, who suggested Carolina begin her own fashion line. She hasn’t looked back since, with 280 stores in over 100 countries carrying her label.

Carolina Herrera has been designing bridal wear since 1988, and has stated that when it comes to her wedding dresses, “less is more.” Her timeless looks are refined, almost regal. No single element overwhelms the bride who wears a Carolina Herrera wedding dress, everything works together in concert to create an elegant, uncomplicated look.

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Sexy trumpet, classic ball gown and slim sheaths are commonly spotted silhouettes bearing the Carolina Herrera name. Materials range from rich embroidered brocade to laser cut leather or Chantilly and Guipure lace, organza and silk mikado. Surprises like see-through backs, striped trains and hand-painted gold leaves embellish, but do not distract, from that bridal glow.

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Brides seeking a timeless trip down the aisle should consider a Carolina Herrera gown. Herrera’s romantic bridal gowns work equally well at casual ranch weddings and country clubs as formal black tie affairs and church ceremonies.

If you are a sophisticated bride who believes less really is more, Carolina Herrera may be the designer for you!

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Lazaro 3108 | Real Brides

Fit for a princess!  Lazaro 3108 is a girly girl’s perfect wedding dress.  This strapless sweetheart gown is created with a silk satin organza bodice and full circular tulle skirt. The jewel encrusted band at the waist adds the perfect amount of sparkle and glamour. The gown is available in white, ivory and sherbet.

Lazaro 3108 wedding dresses retail at $3800. PreOwned pricing starts at $1500.

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Hayley Paige | Designer Profile

It may come as no surprise that Hayley Paige, one of the freshest bridal labels in the market today, is run by one of the youngest designers in the business. In her mid-20s, Hayley Gutman stepped into the role of head designer at Hayley Paige at JLM Couture, creating the flirty, feminine wedding gowns the label is now known for.

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Before striking it out on her own, Hayley designed dresses for some of the biggest names in the wedding world, including Melissa Sweet and Marchesa for Priscilla of Boston. Hayley has stated she knew she wanted to be a wedding dress designer from a very young age, and still approaches wedding dresses with a sense of wonder. It’s clear she has a love for that classic fairytale princess look, one that appeals to many brides.

Hayley Paige wedding dresses are modern and feminine at the same time, while showcasing the fun side of bridal: quirky and charming details. A-line shapes with high-low tiered and flounced skirts are a signature look.

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The gowns often appear quite traditional, but include whimsical options like mix and match tops and skirts, removable peplums and boleros, all of which allow the bride to individualize her dress. The 2014 collection has some daring looks not commonly seen in the wedding world. “Dori,” for example, is a gown with an option for a crystal-encrusted crop top, perfect for fashion-forward brides-to-be.

Despite their refined look, vintage-inspired beading provides a little glitz and glam. These touches are combined with unusual materials and trims such as moonstone, cashmere and horsehair. Unconventional stripes and layering keep Hayley Paige wedding dresses flirty and fun, and the pretty but polished gowns lean more towards sweet, rather than sultry or sexy.

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For brides who are budget conscious but love the Hayley Paige style, you will be happy to know the designer also creates dresses in the more affordable Jim Hjelm Blush line.

A Hayley Paige wedding dress is perfect for the stylish bride who wants to exude youth and innocence on her wedding day and still have fun without straying far from the classic wedding dress look. The dresses are flexible and would suit a variety of venues, including lofts, museums and churches. If you are adventurous, confident and vibrant, you should definitely consider the playful wedding dresses in the Hayley Paige collection!

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Berta Bridal | Designer Profile

In good company with her fellow Israeli wedding gown designers, Berta Balilti of Berta Bridal offers a modern, sensual spin on the wedding dress. If you’ve recently been flipping through Pinterest or a luxury bridal magazine, you’ve likely been stopped dead in your tracks by one Berta’s stunning creations. The avante garde designs with a bridal twist are capturing the hearts of fashion-forward brides everywhere.

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Berta, a graduate of the Shenkar College of Design in Tel Aviv, Israel, has designed amazing gowns for beauty and pageant contestants in the past. However, it was when she designed her daughter’s three wedding dresses that she realized the world of couture bridal wear was her passion.

Berta’s background designing for beauty queens is easily seen in the subtle sexiness of her wedding dresses, a sort of cross between evening gown and wedding aisle. With over 16 years of experience creating wedding dresses, the workmanship and quality in Berta’s luxury wedding gowns is second to none.

The bodice in a Berta Bridal wedding dress often holds the most detail and interest. A contoured corset style silhouette is often composed of nude or sheer paneling topped with carefully placed embellishment and embroidery. Seductive lace panels and long sleeves prevent these figure-hugging wedding dresses in satin and silk from being too sexy, but retain their femininity.

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High waists and modern belts pair with plunging V-necklines and stunning open backs. Pearls and one of Berta’s favorite fabrics, Solstiss lace, create a vintage look, but the dresses are really meant to remain timeless. Gown creation (all handmade!) is managed by Berta herself, a self-described perfectionist in both design and production.

Ballgowns are not commonly seen in Berta Bridal’s collections, and most of the dresses are form-fitting from the waist down, sometimes kicking out into a fishtail or chapel train. Some dresses offer the addition of a train for true wedding aisle glamour. The tight fit and cut are designed to complement the bride’s shape and style at the same time. The shapes are simplistic and modern, but offer elaborate detailing at the same time, in truly luxurious fabrics.

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Berta Bridal wedding dresses are well-suited for the sophisticated bride, but not one who follow trends. These luxurious, daring dresses with sensual shapes are not for the modest woman, either. The designs are limited to certain shops in certain countries, making the dresses difficult to find in areas outside of major bridal markets. They are definitely worth the extra work to seek out though, as one thing is for sure with a Berta Bridal wedding dress: it is unforgettably unique.

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