Bridal Market Trends- Spring 2016

Well, we are back from Bridal Market in New York! As with every season, there is a lot to take in, but we made sure to take note of every trend and report back to our brides! So, here is your bridal fashion breakdown for spring 2016. The top 5 trends are…

Crop Top

For brides looking for something a little more funky, the crop top effect can be a fun and playful look. The key to pulling of this trend is balance, not too low cut and a flowing shape. Just a hint of skin keeps the feel light and lovely.


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Mira Zwillinger

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Geometric and Linear Embroidery 

Embroidery has been popular for a few seasons now, but this market we noticed very unique embellishments, a little more angular and linear. What’s great about this trend is that geometric embroidery can work on long slinky gowns or full skirts.

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Monique Lhuillier

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Cut Outs

In recent seasons we’ve seen cut-outs featured by a sample of designers. However, this market it seems as though the idea of cut-outs was fully embraced. Between ball gowns and sleek silhouettes the edgy trend made a cameo more than a few times.

Angel Sanchez

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Half Overskirts

Tulle skirts are such a classic bridal look and brides have always loved them. The idea of an overskirt is great because it provides versatility to brides wanting to switch their look. While providing brides the same flexibility as a full overskirt, the half over skirt gives brides more of a retro look, think Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina… who could forget that iconic gown???

Berta Bridal

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Carolina Herrera

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Monique Lhuillier

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Off the Shoulder

This is such a classic neckline and we are so happy to see it getting attention again! The neckline is not ideal for everyone but when it works, it works. The downside to the off the shoulder cut is that it restricts arm movement, however we have seen in the past that some brides don’t mind, as long as they like the look!


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Monique Lhuillier

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Bridal Market Fall 2015- Day 3

Today we visited two of our designers on our bridal market tour and each one offered us a little something different. Both Marchesa and Jenny Lee went back to their basics, Marchesa revamped their take on embroidery and draping while Jenny Lee redefined her take on structure. Marchesa featured beautifully embroidered Chantilly lace and Jenny Lee played with the idea of exposed boning and applique details…


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Bridal Market Spring 2015: Monique Lhuillier, Rivini, Carolina Herrera, Marchesa

As day one of Bridal Market for Spring 2015 came to an end, the girls at Carine’s Bridal Atelier choose some of our top picks from some of our favorite designers:

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Bridal Market Spring 2015: InstaRecap

Yesterday marked the start of Bridal Market for Spring 2015! We traveled to New York to see the newest trends in bridal fashion… and to see some old and new friends in the industry! See below for an InstaRecap from our first day at market:











Carine Interviewed on The Knot: Bridal Trends


Last month, Carine headed to NYC for bridal market, Spring 2014. Carine, along with other store owners and designers from across the world, witnessed first hand bridal trends happening on the runway. Post market, Carine paired up with The Knot to discuss some of these trends. See the clip below for “Bridal Trend: Light Colored Wedding Dresses” or visit The Knot to see more on trends for bridal, Spring 2014!

Trend Forcast: Bridal Market Fall 2014

And so it begins! Today we head to NYC for Bridal Fashion Week, Fall 2014. Before we see any of our fabulous designers on the runway, we wanted to predict some of trends that we see coming. Remember to check back throughout the weekend to get a backstage pass into everything happening in bridal fashion. Here are the top 3 trends that we expect to see at market:

1.   Plunging Necklines


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2.   Headbands Making a Comeback

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3.   Beading

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Save the Date…. Monique Lhullier Trunk Show

When: August 23rd-25th

Where: Carine’s Bridal Atelier

Who: You, the bride!

Why: Receive 10-12% off!

Please call 1 (202) 965-4696 or email to schedule an


We look forward to working with you!

The CBA Girls