Twice a year, we, Brides editors, embark on a three- to four-day experience, attending over 40 shows, appointments, and presentations collectively known as New York Bridal Fashion Week. It's during Bridal Fashion Week when we're able to meet with designers to view their newest collections, while also observing trends in order to help brides find their dream wedding day gowns.
As for the Spring 2024 collections, we saw traditional designs reimagined for today's unique bride, with designers incorporating larger-than-life accessories to create a one-of-a-kind moment. Simply put, it was an utterly gorgeous season full of bold and inventive dresses. And while we absolutely loved everything we saw, naturally, there were a few individual gowns that caught our attention.
Thus, as with every season, we rounded up our favorite looks from Spring 2024 Bridal Fashion Week to highlight everything that's currently living at the forefront of our minds.
"Who says white is your only option for a wedding dress? This gold column gown, complete with a ruffled cape, is a serious head-turner. I can't stop thinking about how chic a bride would look walking down a flower-lined aisle in this gilded number at an outdoor wedding—the contrast against green grass would be absolutely amazing." - Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director
"I had the privilege of meeting founder and designer Meredith Stoecklein this season, and was instantly captivated by her background story (she's a trained menswear designer who took a leap of faith to create a bridal line). It was also during our meeting when I saw this breathtaking sculptural lace mini. While it photographs beautifully, in person, this dress looks like a true work of art." - Corinne Pierre-Louis, Senior Fashion Editor
"I am absolutely in love with a dress that has incredible movement all on its own and this stunning Elie Saab style does it beautifully. The designer was inspired by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai's work for this gown, which has a gorgeous wave-like feel to the fabric." - Shelby Wax, Senior Editor
Lee Petra Grebenau
"I am in love with this lace mini dress from Lee Petra Grebenau's latest collection. It's romantic! It's intricate! It comes with sheer lace gloves! The flower lace appliqués are a work of art, and I'm excited to see brides wear this mini to their outdoor weddings next spring and summer." - Jessica Chassin, Senior Social Media Editor
"The Luna gown from Katherine Tash's Spring 2024 collection, titled 'Moonlight,' is one of my absolute favorite pieces I've seen this season. She featured exquisite silk materials in this collection, and I love the elegance of the way the fabric drapes, the shadows it creates—and the train is magnificent." - Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor
"Dana Harel's ability to use different fabrics in a collection can be seen season after season. For SS24, the designer took things to another level by blending fine silks with delicate lace and flowing tulle, to bring a romantic touch to a minimalist gown. The Sarai gown has a combination neckline, with plunging silk and lace on the bodice, back, and sleeves, for a unique layered look you don't typically see in bridal." - Araziel Jackson, Associate Social Media Editor
"When I saw Galia Lahav’s Reina dress at Bridal Fashion Week, I was instantly mesmerized. The long sleeves and lace fabric evoke a timeless and elegant feel, while the plunging neckline and thigh-high slit give it a sultry edge. I love this modern take on a classic look." - Lilly Blomquist, Assistant Editor
"I love the delicate scoop back on this silk slip dress. To me, there's just something so feminine and subtly sexy about an open back on a wedding dress, and this one does not disappoint. It's the perfect option for a low-key spring or summer wedding." - Gabriella Rello Duffy, Editorial Director
"I had the pleasure of seeing this gown in person and the lace detailing was just stunning. There's something so elegant and demure about the delicate bishop sleeves combined with the careful embroidery work." - Ellie Nan Storck, Senior Editor
"I've never been one to fully embrace mermaid silhouettes, but this CINQ gown completely changed my perspective. Between the asymmetrical draped neckline, the corset bodice, and the body-hugging shape, I can absolutely see brides with contemporary and fashion-forward aesthetics gravitating to this design." - Corinne Pierre-Louis, Senior Fashion Editor
YELLOW by Sahar
"It's all about the details of this cool pantsuit from YELLOW by Sahar's first bridal collection. Oversized mother-of-pearl buttons fasten the blazer and decorate the cuffs to create an elegantly modern look. But once the jacket is unbuttoned, the scattered placement of the mother of pearls along the pant's waistline takes the design to another level of cool." - Shelby Wax, Senior Editor
"I love when designers break the norm of what we typically think of when it comes to bridal fashion. HONOR's entire SS24 collection is ultra-feminine and playful making it perfect for a whimsical bride. This deep red tulle ball gown, with a lace corset bodice and bow detailing paired with a lace-trim blusher veil, is as ready for the runway as it is for the aisle." - Araziel Jackson, Associate Social Media Editor
Justin Alexander Signature
"I love the sleek and understated look of this A-line dress from Justin Alexander Signature's Spring/Summer 2024 collection. The draped shoulders, pleating across the neckline, and delicate bow in the back make a statement in a subtle and tasteful way. The silk mikado fabric offers the perfect backdrop to let these details shine. This is an ideal choice for contemporary and minimalist brides." - Lilly Blomquist, Assistant Editor