Carolina Herrera- Spring 2016 Trunk Show

Carolina Herrera is definitely a living legend and we are thrilled to be hosting a trunk show for her latest bridal collection this week. The show will running June 11th-13th and we will be offering 12% off on orders placed Thursday and Friday with 10% off on Saturday. It’s the perfect time to come in and find your dream dress! We’ve selected our favorite gowns from spring 2016, let us know what you think!

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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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Liancarlo

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Amsale

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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.

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Marchesa 

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Amsale

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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!

Rivini

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Monique Lhuillier

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Marchesa

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Sample Sale Sneak Peek!

Calling all area brides! Carine’s will be having a sample sale starting tomorrow!!! The sale will run Wednesday November 12th through November 13th. This is another excellent opportunity for brides to find their dream gown at a fraction of the cost. Our designer gowns will be on sale at up to 75% off of original pricing. As with all sample sales, gowns are sold as is and all sales are final. The sale will be by appointment only please call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com for availability…

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Bridal Market Fall 2015- Market Day 4

On our last day of bridal market we visited Angel Sanchez, Carolina Herrera, and Liancarlo. Each designer is known for a different aesthetic and design style, however we saw definite trends collectively in their presentations. Modern structure, gold tones, and embroidered illusion necklines were prevalent throughout our last day in NYC…

Angel Sanchez 

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Carolina Herrera Trunk Show June 12-14th

For her spring 2015 bridal collection Carolina Herrera featured several trends, all with the timeless flare and elegance she is known for. Ball gowns, plunging necklines, embroidered appliqué, and lace ruled the runways this season. Ms. Herrera definitely did not miss a beat, showcasing each trend in her own way. Brides can try on the latest styles from the designer at her trunk show starting tomorrow and running through Saturday, just call 202 965-4686 or email info@carinsbridal.com for your appointment. Here are some of our favorite looks from her collection…

 

“Chloe” features an exaggerated ball gown shape with clean lines for a crisp and sophisticated aesthetic.

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“Cassidy” features a plunging neckline and sleek skirt.

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“Clementine” features embroidered appliqué. This fit to flare gown has a hint of sparkle for a soft yet glamourous look.

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“Camelia” features a lace bateau neckline and romantic bridal feel.

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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:

 

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