Elle's Edit: New York Fashion Week Bridal Inspiration

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Elle's Edit NYFW Bridal Inspiration

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New York Fashion Week's fall 2016 runways are full of bridal-ready inspiration, and breathtaking moments any bride can take a cue from — be it for your wedding day, rehearsal dinner, engagement party, or bridal shower! To help sort through the haute-ness of it all, BRIDES Fashion Director Elle Strauss rounds out her favorites from the recent runways to inspire your own breathtaking bridal moment.

Jonathan Simkhai Fall 2016

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Jonathan Simkhai
2015 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund winner Jonathan Simkhai produced a collection that is every winter bride's dream. Lace, lace, and more lace paired with ruffles, fringe, and fur. This man has you covered (literally).

Rosie Assoulin Fall 2016

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Rosie Assoulin

Rosie and ruffles go hand in hand, and this season was no different. Beautifully soft and super feminine tiered dresses caught my eye — perfect for the bride looking to make a show stopping entrance (and isn't that every bride?).

rodarte fall 2016

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Whimsical romance, vintage, glamour — all words to describe the Mulleavey sisters' dreamy fall 2016 show. Rodarte is always a show to watch for hair accessories, and this season did not disappoint with beautiful orchid crowns that adorned most models' heads and also worked their way into earrings, necklaces, rings, and upper arm cuffs, worn piled high or individually. This trend is definitely one to covet, especially for the bohemian, romantic bride.

reem acra fall 2016

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Reem Acra Reem Acra paraded red carpet-worthy dresses done in seductive lace with wonderfully intricate beading, swishes of fringe, and a hint of vamp. It's no wonder this collection was dubbed The Secret World of the Femme Fatale.
oscar de la renta fall 2016

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Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta designer Peter Copping found inspiration in "classical and 18th century motifs," showing beautiful floor-length dresses with wonderful hints of pink black and blue, paired with diamanté chokers adorned with giant bows. A collection worthy of Marie Antoinette and a bride looking for a similarly dramatic moment.

angel sanchez fall 2016

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Angel Sanchez
Angle Sanchez showed a collection full of his signature Spanish influence, but with a touch of femme fatale. The predominantly black collection broken occasionally with deep purple. The designer also showed clean layers of ruffles, beautiful beading, and (a big shout out) delicate bride-worthy lace chokers with the perfect Spanish touch — ponytails wrapped in velvet bows.

vera wang fall 2016

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Vera Wang
Vera Wang's fall collection definitely had an edge to it. While there were floaty romantic gowns aplenty (some in gorgeous metallic sequins), there were also girls in corseted and belted separates (including Kendall Jenner). Will this topple over into Vera Wang's bridal collection?

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Rainbow Waves
From shoes to dresses, shades of deep fall colors (think brick, deep reds and pigment heavy yellows) have been trending on the runways. Grab inspiration for yourself (not every bridal event requires a white dress!) or your bridesmaids. Some favorite uses of the colors taking over the runways included suede pumps by Paul Andrew and Mansur Gavriel's ballet flats for accessories; sunset colors at Tibi and soft earthy tones at Ryan Roche for dresses.

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