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Bridal Market Fall 2012 Collections – Trend Focus – Bridal Belts

Good afternoon, gals (and guys)!

Today, Mara Marian-Harwood of Events By LMG is sharing the scoop on a big trend from Bridal Market in the Big Apple: Belts! We’ve seen belts pop up on gowns for the past few seasons, and it seems the trend is here to stay. Read Mara’s take on the newest bridal belts, and check out some of the beautiful belts she photographed at market!

Belts by Erin Cole

Jeweled, beaded, feathered, and embellished belts and sashes in colors, black, and white, will continue to be a strong statement for 2012 in bridal fashion.

At Bridal Market in NYC, designers showed their collections with a number of beautiful belt options layered over dresses with slim and ballgown silhouettes. Consider a belt to add a little bit of sparkle, texture, color, or whimsy. Belts are also a fun way to break up the bodice from the skirt.

Fashion-forward belts that could easily be worn after your big day were also a huge trend at market–perfect with jeans or layered over a dress or blazer.

These belts were among my favorites:

Belts by Anne Barge

 Belts by Erin Cole


Belts by Lela Rose

Thanks Mara! Brides, what do you think of belts? Will you be wearing a belt with your wedding gown?

Tune in tomorrow for Runway Recap Part III from Bridal Market, featuring the newest gowns from Monique Lhuillier, Angel Sanchez, Anne Barge, and Badgley Mischka!