Badgley Mischka | Designer Profile

Want to look like you stepped out of a classic Hollywood film for your wedding day? A decadent Badgley Mischka dress will fit your fashion dreams perfectly and create a memorable wedding look.

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When it comes to vintage glamour, very few bridal houses do the style as well as Badgley Mischka. An American fashion label designed by Mark Badgley and James Mischka, their signature look is all about approachable glamour and vintage gone contemporary.

“Our style harks back to the glamorous Hollywood of the forties,” says Mischka.

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One of the hallmarks of a Badgley Mischka wedding gown is the intricate, symmetrical hand beading and embellishment from the neckline to the waist, sometimes trailing down the skirt and train.

Ivories, whites and soft pearl fabric seems to glow with gold or silver beading and Swarovski crystals that drip and drape down the figure, highlighting your feminine figure.

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Silhouettes feature a favorite shape for the duo: the mermaid. Using tulle, lace and organza in the skirts and trains create softness for an elegant look from head to toe. Sweetheart necklines frame the face and finish the feminine look, while soft illusion panels keep the figure-hugging shapes from being too sexy or revealing.

Column dresses, barely there sheaths dotted with crystals and elegant slip dresses are also common, keeping with the vintage theme. This makes Badgley Mischka dresses a perfect choice for ballroom, black tie or restaurant weddings.

Sophisticated brides seeking red carpet glamour with traditional bridal elegance will love the soft vintage looks and detailing of a Badgley Mischka wedding dress.

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Alvina Valenta | Designer Profile

“For those with romantic hearts, Alvina Valenta is for you,” reads the wedding designer’s website. But it’s not just romantics who will love Alvina Valenta wedding gowns. Any brides with a desire to wear a classically elegant wedding dress with a hint of modern edge will love these looks.

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Designed and sewn in New York City by Jessica Williams, each dress in the Alvina Valenta collection is a dreamy, ethereal one specially created for brides with a romantic, sentimental side. Meant to highlight the bride’s personal style, these gowns also reflect the fact she will be joining her true love to begin their life together, so there is always something a little surprising about them.

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Silhouettes range in shape, but are always feminine and not too fitted. Ballgowns come with bateau necklines for a balanced look, while full-skirted A-lines are full of graceful, soft movement.

Inspired by fashion sourced in dance studios, ballerina-style straps are a gorgeous, dainty look on many bodices. Daring brides seeking a trendsetting style may not be dazzled by the traditional shapes and fit of the Alvina Valenta look, but brides seeking a timeless look will be delighted by them.

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Fabrics used include luxurious Mikado and marbled silks, multi-tiered tulle with horse-hair trim and a bridal favorite (especially in Alvina dresses): French Alencon lace. Shades of ivory and white dominate the gowns for that classic bridal look.

Beading in the 2016-2017 collection is inspired by “The Garden Of Mystery And Enchantment,” as seen in the sparkly, botanical embellishment on dress bodices. Subtle shimmer seems to be sourced from inside layers with metallic threading, crystals and beading cleverly woven within fabrics to create a luminous look. The perfect way to capture and maintain that bridal glow throughout the day. Personalization comes in the forms of beaded jackets, lovely long-sleeved gloves or jewel-encrusted belts.

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Brides seeking an iconic, individualized look for the day they join their partner in life together may find what they are looking for in the Alvina Valenta wedding dress collection. Impeccable fit and signature intricate embellishment define an Alvina wedding dress … and the bride who wears one.

See all of our PreOwned Alvina Valenta wedding gowns and find the dress of your dreams!

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Vera Wang | Spring 2017 Bridal

Describing her wedding dresses as “not trendy, but highly personal” Vera Wang once again pushed the boundaries of bridal with her latest collection, Spring 2017.

The gowns debuted via a short via entitled “Désir à L’Anglaise” which according to Wang “celebrate the profound restraint of the British monarchy, the grandeur of English aristocracy, and the drama of real ball gowns within the context of today.”

These gowns are dramatic, sexy and modern.  Perfect for the bride who wants to be on the cutting edge of bridal fashion.

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Looking for PreOwned Vera Wang gowns.  See all listings here.

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Galia Lahav | Spring 2017 Bridal

Galia Lahav’s Spring 2017 bridal collection did not disappoint. Her latest gowns showcased her signature dramatic style complete with intricate beading and delicate embroidery.

If you’re a bride seeking the spotlight on your wedding day, these gorgeous gowns might be just what you are looking for.

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Want more? See all Galia Lahav gowns currently available PreOwned.


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