New bridal collections

Wedding Dresses

Seeing debut bridal collections is always a thrill, but when the designers are names like Lilly Pulitzer, David Meister, and Carmen Marc Valvo it's especially exciting. And all of the gowns retail for under $4,000? That's pretty great, too. The gowns were presented in a recent fashion show for Designer Bride. Angel Sanchez (I recently wore one of his gowns to my own wedding) also presented a line of under-$4,000 gowns, and all featured his signature architectural details and impeccable structure and fit. Lilly Pulitzer's collection was whimsical, feminine, and sweet, while Carmen Marc Valvo's dresses were classic with a glamorous twist. And David's Meister's looks were modern with a certain sex appeal—my favorite was this one-shouldered look with an on-trend black sash. The collections will be coming soon to a bridal salon near you. —Kim Forrest, Associate Fashion Editor

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