Chicago bridal market roundup

Wedding Dresses

As a prelude to New York Bridal Week kicking off this Saturday, I spent this past weekend checking out the wedding gowns debuting at the Merchandise Mart in the Windy City—where the weather was quite gorgeous, I might add!

I was delighted to see that some of my favorite wedding dress trends for spring are continuing through to fall: fit-and-flare silhouettes that flaunt the figure, colorful gowns, cute cap sleeves and even short dresses—perfect for that encore look come reception time. Designers on display included Pronovias, Isabella Margianu, Emerald Bridal, Sincerity and many, many more. This gorgeous Mon Cheri Bridals pink silk Mikado gown with lace detailing and delicate sash bow really caught my eye! —Anna Pezik

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