Trends: Seam Stealers

Make your grand entrance in one of these top frocks from the fall 2012 runways



Put a Bloom on it
Designers have avant-garde garden parties on the brain this season, fashioning floral-inspired frocks that are anything but wallflowers. Get the look with (left to right) Jim Hjelm Blush’s oversized shoulder petals, Wtoo Brides’ metallic rose skirt, and Oscar de la Renta’s perky print. Find it here: Wtoo Brides at Mary’s Bridal



A Cut Above The femme fatale is alive and well. Just ask designers (left to right) Hayley Page, Angel Sanchez, and Monique Lhuillier, who turned out sexy, Angelina Jolie–esque silhouettes featuring thigh-high, slit-to-there styles. Find it here: Monique Lhuillier at Alta Moda Bridal


lace wedding gowns

Modern Vintage Ivy & Aster’s knee-length hemline, Elizabeth Fillmore’s delicate sleeves, and Carolina Herrera’s bodice detail (left to right) all put a fresh spin on traditional lace dresses. Find it here: Ivy & Aster at Lily & Iris, Elizabeth Fillmore at Alta Moda Bridal, Carolina Herrera at Gateway Bridal



Magic Tricks One of this year’s strongest bridal fashion trends, illusion necklines, sleeves, straps, and backs—as seen at (left to right) Alvina Valenta, Pronovias, and Reem Acra—lend ethereal edge to elegant gowns. Find it here: Pronovias at Danielle’s Bridal and The Brides’ Shop, Reem Acra at Gateway Bridal


Photographs courtesy the designers