Our editors combed through hundreds of gowns shown during New York Bridal Fashion week to select the best wedding dresses. Featuring everything from vibrant color to all-black, these 10 looks were this season's highlights.

Vera Wang

This season, the cutting-edge designer threw the bridal world a curve ball when she sent a parade of nude and black dresses down the catwalk. This black bias-cut mermaid gown with a V-neck and open back is as daring as it gets and is, as Wang puts it, "both mysterious and sexy." Like the cut but not the color? Ask for it in white or ivory.

#120612, $6,900, Vera Wang

See the complete Fall 2012 Vera Wang collection here. Photo: John Aquino