The Best Dresses From Bridal Fashion Week, According to an Expert

An abundance of lace, tulle, and delicate details took over New York as Bridal Fashion Week F/W 16 descended upon Manhattan. To get an inside look at this season’s most stunning gowns, we asked Jess Levin, founder of Carats & Cake, the marketplace for luxury weddings, to share a few of her favorite dresses that graced the aisle runways. Scroll down to see who made her list!

Carolina Herrera

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“Carolina Herrera always evokes this effortless feel. Her attention to detail and the way she uses lace is simultaneously timeless and innovative. While it was hard to pick a single stand out this season, I loved the hint of lilac in this dress paired with its beaded bodice.”

Marchesa

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“Marchesa always brings the drama and the glamour. All the details in this body-skimming dress, from its plunging neckline to its illusion lace cutouts and its simple train, come together to create a showstopping number.”

Inbal Dror

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“Inbal Dror is known for her dresses that walk a fine line between sexy and, well, too sexy. This season she continued to push boundaries; however, I thought this gown did sweet and sexy at once. It still has her signature see-through elements and immaculate details, but the shape and pockets add a subtle softness.”

Angel Sanchez

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“A play on the always-iconic white tuxedo, Angel Sanchez’s textured bodice upgrades the simple white one-piece. This look was certainly a personal favorite, although I can see more brides opting for it for a rehearsal dinner or a Friday-night welcome party.”

Monique Lhuillier

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“Monique Lhuillier consistently wows. Her runway was full of her signature corseted strapless gowns alongside long-sleeve lace confections reminiscent of Kate Middleton. You can’t go wrong with Monique, but this gown stood out to me, both with its interesting neckline and the feather overlay. It earns points for its statement power and versatile two looks in one.”

Oscar de la Renta

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“Peter Copping’s second bridal collection for Oscar de la Renta was full of new interpretations on their signature designs. I particularly loved this take on an iconic strapless gown with the lace halter neck to add elements of tradition while still showing a sultry shoulder.”

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