Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection

Posted on October 17, 2011

As always with the Bridal collections, we’re just putting this one out there for discussion. We’re, quite obviously, neither the market nor really the “audience” for this kind of collection and we find that the ladies will always have far more firmly held (and experience-based) opinions on these things. To us, this all looks pretty and standard and very much what you’d expect from a Carolina Herrera Bridal collection, but we’re turning the floor over to the bitter kittenesses in the commentariat to have the final say. Have at it, gals.

Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection
Carolina Herrera Fall 2012 Bridal Collection

 

 

 

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  • Anonymous

    A resounding meh. Glad to see sleeves finally making their way onto wedding dresses, thanks to Cathy Cambridge.

    • http://twitter.com/MaritaCov Martel Thompson

      Yes, although it ruins my drinking game of taking a drink every time the bride tugs her dress back up.

      • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

        Ugh.  Too many mermaids!  

        Those low strapless are still killing me.  Since I plan weddings (so I’m at a lot of them), I hate to see them because they tend to drop when dancing…  I wish I could do the drinking game, Martel Thompson!  Great idea…

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jude-Brown/1350939326 Jude Brown

          That’s supposed to be a bride?

          Or a model?

          Or professional photography?

          Or bridal gowns?

          Coulda fooled me.

          • Kirsten Kirsten

            i know right?

    • Anonymous

      I agree! I got married about a year and a half before Bill and Cathy. My wedding was in the cool weather of late November, I have a rather large bust that needs support via straps, and I am self-conscious about showing a lot of skin…and I had a HELL of a time finding a dress that would actually look good with sleeves added. There were none (NONE) in my price range that had actual sleeves attached to the dress originally – you could just have David’s Bridal or whoever attach cheap-looking sleeves in a random fabric with no attempt to make it look like a seamless part of the design. I had to buy an extra wrap made in the same fabric as the dress so that a seamstress could use it to make sleeves to attach to the dress, and even then it looked kind of awkward and I didn’t love it. I’m glad sleeves are becoming a little more common. When the bodice of a gown is pretty much a tube, that just doesn’t read “fancy” to me.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_G6DJPJUUPMD5IMJBYWUZIVOFJM EdwinG

    Wow. YAWN. A woman would only be paying for the Carolina Herrera tag. Basic dresses, might as well go to Davids Bridal.

    • Anonymous

      got mine from DB. Felt beautiful and got a ton of compliments–and still do. I paid about $300.

      • Anonymous

        FWIW, I got mine at Filene’s Basement and paid about the same — for a Carolina Herrera. (Also got a ton of compliments. Didn’t even know at the time who Carolina Herrera was…)

        • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

          Also got mine for a steal, at a past-season off-the-rack store (ok, an outlet). Totally unique and I loved it. The bridal industry is such a scam. I can’t believe that people pay so much for these things.

          • Anonymous

            I got mine from a bridal consignment store and paid about $500. I was determined not to spend more than that on a dress I planned on wearing once. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QCJEZMOV4VYMXC5WJALLZNYEB4 Mari Rose

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • Anonymous

    Bored

    • Anonymous

      SO bored.  On top of that, the first five dresses don’t even look properly fitted.  ZZZZZ also on the styling and poses.

      • http://wipgirl.wordpress.com Kristel

        And the lighting seems terrible… this can’t possibly be the best they could make these dresses look. 

        • Anonymous

          you’d think she could afford a decent photographer. Hell, even a student interested in plumping up their portfolio. These look like the photos someone’s dad would take because he was too cheap to hire someone to take the family portrait.

    • Anonymous

      now.

  • Anonymous

    Well, I don’t really care about wedding gowns, but I would like the 5th one down as a dress, if it was in a color. Maybe a print even. I’m thinking this vibe: http://www.marquise.de/en/1900/pics/1910/1919_6.shtml

    • Anonymous

      I am with you on that. As a dress, ignoring the whole wedding aspect, I really like that one. In a different colour or a subtle print, it would be fabulous.

  • Anonymous

    Agree with all previous kittenesses–what a snoozefest!

  • Anonymous

    Ok, I know I’m clueless, but are the first two pics bridal gowns or bridesmaids’ dresses?

    • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

      Gowns.  I’ve actually seen two brides use a short dress. Has to be the right wedding – and these look nothing like the cute dresses those brides chose.

      • Andrea Rossillon

        My wedding dress was short; in fact, I splurged and bought a dress from Monique Lhullier’s Prefall 2011 runway collection, which I first spied here on TLo. It rocked. And I could dance.

  • Patty Wetli

    Blech, blech and more blech. I wouldn’t choose any of these even if could afford them. Please, please, please do a post on the new Vera Wang collection. Kind of the anti-Herrera.

  • Anonymous

    It’s pretty depressing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6PUVFQ7YCZZFZRIER6BEJ4HVYE Amye

    It’s is kind of boring, but at least there’s really no “princess” dresses, except the one with the mauve sash.

    • Anonymous

      oddly, that was the only one I liked.

      • Anonymous

        I guess I prefer Princess to boring!

        • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

          Maybe it’s the pop of color you like.

        • Anonymous

          +1 There are few occasions in a commoners ;-) life which affords one the opportunity of wearing a ridiculously extravagant gown. I personally wouldn’t want to squander it on something as ordinary as, say, that first dress. Yawn.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_66KPZ36LMHMRQOX3HIJGHRNNUA MandyM

    Are you sure this was bridal? It looks more like whitewashed prom to me. The only one that was remotely interesting was the last one with the jacket. Boring.

  • Anonymous

    Man, I was really hoping that Cathy Cambridge’s wedding would cause sleeved wedding dressing to come into style. Apparently not.

  • http://angryfemur.tumblr.com Andrea Lane

    ::yawn::

    What was the question?

  • Anonymous

    Other than the one in the middle with the (chiffon?) overlay and the pink sash, nothing is particularly interesting, and even that one isn’t anything new.  Several of these were not fitted properly to the model, which is just poor form when having a look photographed.

    And what the hell is going on with that first little cocktail dress?  What woman wants stiff, bulky box pleats on her hips?

  • http://profiles.google.com/jgonz85 Jasmine Gonzalez

    yikes…bad bad bad…stiff looking and boring.

  • Anonymous

    Not much into the whole bridal thing, but #6 spoke to me. The rest seem not very exciting or even that pretty. I’m actually kind of surprised as I would’ve expected more style out of Ms. Herrera.

  • Leslie Carver

    Boring.

  • Anonymous

    maybe this is why the bridal industry has sworn off sleeves. Because they can’t figure out how to make them look good.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B53PQYXSJR4YJBV3J6BWYSICRQ Jamie

    Boring!

  • http://twitter.com/turtleemily Turtle Emily

    They all look like they’re eating the model… And what’s with the crotch emphasis in the last one?

  • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

    Not only are these boring, they look CHEAP. I used to work at a bridal store where dresses retailed between $800-$2,500 and they looked pricier than these. Blech.

  • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

    I like number 5, the rest are boring

  • Anonymous

    Lovely

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

    Just the thing if you want to visually widen your hips. Excessively. Yeikes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Erin-Hines/620149309 Erin Hines

    Boring. She didn’t even try. you could pick up any one of these at a discount bridal shop. Herrera should be ashamed for what I’m sure are VERY high prices. 

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    Big yes to the fifth look – meh to the rest.

  • Anonymous

    Boring.

  • Mariah J

    Pretty boring and some of them look like they don’t fit very well.

  • http://profiles.google.com/claudiaberry Claudia Berry

    how boring.  there is nothing special or couture about these dresses other than the name on the tag.

  • Anonymous

    wow talk about snoresville….

  • kim i

    i am spectacularly unimpressed.

  • http://twitter.com/jaythenerdkid Aaminah Khan

    None of them look like wedding dresses to me – they all look like mother-of-the-bride wear or simple party frocks that happen to be white.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Karen-Stephens-Bassett/1503492602 Karen Stephens Bassett

      I thought the same thing.  Maybe since they are not wearing veils are carrying flowers….there is something missing that says “wedding” to me.

  • Anonymous

    dull.  looks like it was designed in 5 minutes with no thought

  • tylka5

    Yawn

  • Joyce VG

    “…there isn’t any there there.”  This quote from Gertude Stein applies to dresses as well as cities.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002209332020 Molly Maguire

    Thinking of my marriageable daughters in their early 20s, only the heavenly little angora shrug holds my attention. The model might account for some of the problem: so prim and ascetic and definitely no fun of any kind (yes, from Animal House). “Meh” is too kind. 

  • Geno Boggiatto

    Meh. The dresses are okay. The hair and model are boring me to TEARS.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, this is really a super dull collection of dresses.  I’m really surprised by how dull they are.

  • Anonymous

    for the unwed dowager empress in all of us!

  • Anonymous

    Goddamn but this is a boring collection. For most of these it looks like she designed them in her sleep. It’s her diffusion line, Ambien!

  • Anonymous

    Unexciting. At least some have sleeves. Frankly, that model is not doing the dresses any favors. What bride wants to look like a 12 year old boy?

  • Sara__B

    The only thing bridal about these dresses is the color. Perhaps they appeal to the practical bride who wants to wear her dress again and again after the ceremony — just change the accessories and you’re good to go!

  • http://twitter.com/Hussified Coleen D. Wybranski

    I am super unimpressed with the fit of these dresses. They couldn’t take a second to do a little nip and tuck here and there?

  • http://houseofestrogen.typepad.com/ Ann

    Blah, blah, blah. I wouldn’t choose any of those if I were getting married.

  • Anonymous

    Move along folks. Nothing to see here. 

  • Anonymous

    I was thinking how simple and pretty these dresses are until I read the comments and realized that, once again, I have no clue.  We can’t all be Cathy Cambridge or that lovely woman in Bhutan, you know.  I was married once and would never do it again, but if I did I would totally choose any of these.

  • Anonymous

    Laura Petrie phoned from 1961 – she wants that first dress back.

    • Anonymous

      And so she should – she looked terrific in it.

      • Anonymous

        Hear hear!

  • Anonymous

    These are so uninteresting.  The last one has a pattern on the skirt that basically says “this is the shape of my vagina”.  What?  Why??

  • Anonymous

    I wore a Carolina Herrera at my wedding (which I bought at the Filene’s Basement Running of the Brides before I even knew who Carolina Herrera was)… and I still find these dullsville.

    Even the model looks bored. And hungry.

  • Anonymous

    I like the first dress alright, but then I tend to like simple retro styles. The pleating isn’t great though. The rest are boring and unattractive.

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

    I’m not seeing much of anything new here. And some look very poorly fitted, which is not helping the appeal. Bleh.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, I think these are gorgeous.  Way better than that fluffy bridal crap most brides pick out.  That bustier on gown 8 is so Bert.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kati.irons Kati Irons

    Boring. I like sleeves & jackets though.  I’m tired of the whole every wedding gown must be sleeveless or strapless thing. 

  • Anonymous

    The jackets and sleeves are such a relief. Can we say goodbye to the era of hooker brides?

    • MilaXX

      According to Say Yes to the Dress the Pnina stripper fairy dresses still sell really well.

      • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.munoz Sara Munoz

        Those dresses are HORRIBLE. I always get grossed out when the bride’s daddy goes gaga over his daughter in the seethru hooker dress.

        • MilaXX

          Yep, and what’s even funnier is that brides keep coming on that show saying they want to be different and unique and Kleinfeild’s sell maybe 5 different dresses all seasons. I’m not a prude, but why do you want to stand in church showing your boobies?

          • Anonymous

            You both took the words right out of my mouth.

  • Anonymous

    I really like the simplicity and elegance of these, but I have a feeling they are disproportionately plain to their not-plain pricetag.

    Several of these are very Audrey-Hepburn-esque…which is probably why I respond well to them (LUV HUH).

  • Anonymous

    I really like the simplicity and elegance of these, but I have a feeling they are disproportionately plain to their not-plain pricetag.

    Several of these are very Audrey-Hepburn-esque…which is probably why I respond well to them (LUV HUH).

  • Donna Schmidt

    Really, if you’re going to show strapless, please don’t do it on such a bony shouldered model. I know models are thin but her collarbone and shoulders could cut metal.

  • Anonymous

    YAWN.  

  • Anonymous

    Boy, are these some dull gowns or what?  There’s simple elegance and then there’s boring.  These are boring.

  • Anonymous

    Looking at these all in a row is the equivalent of an Ambien tablet.

  • Anonymous

    Would it kill the model to smile?

  • Anonymous

    I like the last few, with the subtle use of parallel curving lines. All the rest of it is very standard and really, who actually ends up looking GOOD in tight white satin?

  • Anonymous

    There are some sleeves!!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    There’s one good thing about this collection – it makes me want to put on my wedding dress again. Unfortunately, I’m seven months pregnant.

  • Anonymous

    Eh. I am wedding dress obsessed, and these are just boring for me. They’re beautiful dresses, but not really for a wedding.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N75LLUHGJEGCGJ3HZAXEB3MBJI Deen

    Bleck. Not a single thing to inspire me.

  • http://twitter.com/rhealit Rhea Libert

    they look kind of like formal dresses that just happen to be white. nothing i’d want to wear on my pretty day, really. then again, i am unashamedly gaudy…so…pinch of salt. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/sntierney Shannon Tierney

    Some are a little dull, but the overall effect of #1 is lovely (could see for a second wedding or morning wedding), #5 is glorious, I love the subtle color of #8, and #9 is adorable with the short lace sleeves.

    They are poorly fitted on the model, but lemme tell ya, properly fitted and IRL, you can definitely tell a Carolina Herrera from a David’s Bridal. As Cher Horowitz would say, they are like a Monet – from far way it looks fine but up close it’s a big old mess.  Simple dresses are even harder to do well because you don’t have the explosion of sparkly crap to cover up the poor construction. 

    I think they are tasteful and elegant. They are perfect for the bride who wants to wear the dress rather than have the dress wear her.

    • Anonymous

      I agree.  Totally.

      Though I’d have to find it on a huge sale to ever be able to justify the cost that the Herrera fabric & workmanship would require.

      (edited to correct complete failure of ability to write English understandably)

  • http://profiles.google.com/rachel.goosen Rachel Goosen

    I started thinking “Well, at least it’s not full of strapless A-line dresses.” Then I hit the strapless A-line dresses.

  • Anonymous

    this model is boring me to death

  • Anonymous

    Everyone is bored, but I thought the collection was very pretty. 

  • Anonymous

    I like Herrera exactly because you can rely on getting at least some extremely understated simplicity in each collection. Not all of these are to my taste and as has been noted, it makes no sense that some of them don’t even seem to be well-fitted to the model. Especially when you are selling understated simplicity.

    That said, I would have been THRILLED if any of the bridesmaid dresses I’ve bought in my life looked like the first (which is possibly also the only one of these I’d consider for my own wedding dress at my advanced age – though if I ever do the deed again I swear I’m getting married in a suit of heavy slub silk.)  The angora sweater is adorable.

    While I personally would have to find a great deal (or win big at the lottery) to justify the expense of a designer gown, I agree wholeheartedly with Shannon T., above – a properly fitted Herrera (or any other good designer) will not feel or look *anything* like a David’s Bridal dress in real life.

  • BerlinerNYC

    Well, I couldn’t give a crap about bridal (I avoid weddings and am so glad my gay set hasn’t started getting hitched and expecting me to pony up for kitchen appliances), and the kittenesses seem to hate it all, but I think that first dress and the cardigan/bolero/shrug (what should that be called??) are quite charming, and you really in fact could wear that again to something. The more obviously “bridal” gowns are, well, just that: obvious.

  • Anonymous

    yawn..

  • Anonymous

    I just want to give the model a cookie, she looks so hungry.

  • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

    (yawning behind hand)
    Okay, so Caroline Herrera has great, but this is a huge pile of BORING. Nothing new. Nothing fresh. Not a single idea that hasn’t been done to death and back 20 times.

  • Anonymous

    Basic as basic wedding dress can get. Leanne Marshell from S5 can make prettier dresses. #fondlyremembersprofthepast

  • Carrie L. Boram

    Ummm… there was a short one…?

  • http://profiles.google.com/sara.e.parker Sara Parker

    Seriously, beyond dull.  I don’t understand why women who are willing to fork out thousands of dollars to look like a princess on “their special day” all want to look just like everybody else.

  • nkauj thao

    pretty but i wouldn’t wear any of these for my (future) wedding.

  • MilaXX

    Be still my heart! Straps and sleeves! Picture number 4 and 9 are my favorites, but I could see many of these working. I must say the first dress without the sweater would make the perfect hipster wedding bride.

  • Alyssa

    all but a couple are stiff.  i’ll never understand why a bride would want a stiff, hardly flowing dress.

  • http://tigergray.blogspot.com/ Tiger Gray

    I feel like there’s nothing special about any of these. Especially that first one, which just strikes me as a bit too close to soulless office wear. 

  • Jessica O’Connell

    They’re all pretty standard looking, though beautiful. I will say though, I don’t get the short wedding dress thing… at all. Still, there’s a good amount of classic in here with a bit of a twist with the colors, belts, etc. Now off to think about my dream wedding… don’t worry I’m not really THAT girl.

  • Anonymous

    Kinda boring.

  • Anonymous

    jesus. It looks like Maria Von Trapp made these.

  • http://korilian.livejournal.com/ korilian

    Most of these look pretty clunky.

  • Anonymous

    I personally like strapless dresses on myself (mostly because I have broadish shoulders and tiny straps/halters do nothing but make me look like a linebacker.), but these are just… meh. I went in to a DB less than 48 hours ago to pick up a bridesmaids dress and I saw a few of the new Vera Wang White numbers and I think they are much prettier. 

  • Anonymous

    Wow, that model isn’t even trying. I guess she took one look at the dresses and gave up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Teresa-Rebecca-Cunningham/100000219160779 Teresa Rebecca Cunningham

    I wish the photos were labelled in posts like this. It’s hard to comment on them, “I like the white one with the sleeves and the white tied belt.” Even just having them numbered would make it easier to keep straight, “I like #5.”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5LU5C262WB3Z5F4WZ6QGKXLNLE JaneM

    Poor crooked girl.  Somebody prop her up before she keels over.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Katherine-Lavender/553350310 Katherine Lavender

    Yawn. Only one that sparked the tiniest flicker of brain activity was the last one (and then only when I thought the sleeved bolero was part of the dress). Maybe I’m just lacking the bridal gene.

  • http://profiles.google.com/phyllis.craine Phyllis Craine

    strapless wedding gowns should be illegal at this point

  • Anonymous

    Standard. Nothing exciting.

  • Anonymous

    #1 is very similar to my wedding dress – I had my mother’s 1964-vintage WD shortened to knee length for our outdoor summer wedding.  Hers had a lace overlay in the neckline and a slightly fuller skirt, but still.  Makes me happy to see it. 

  • http://twitter.com/adleredneko Aki

    I’m liking the fifth and eighth look well enough, but overall, unless you’re on your second or third marriage, I’m not sure why one would want to wear any of the others on their big day.  Some of them look too stiff and heavy, or have way too much lace to really be taken seriously.  And all the structural texture is kind of throwing me off, too.  And fish tales don’t look good on anyone.

    • Anonymous

      They’re all fine– nothing extraordinary, but fine– and I agree they have that ‘not my first walk down the aisle’ look to them.  (Who may be CH’s target customer.)

  • Anonymous

    Looks like Cathy’s full-length sleeves on her wedding dress didn’t have a lasting impact, if it had any at all, although I wonder if Ms. Herrera’s first look was inspired by the bolero Cathy wore to her wedding reception.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=8400236 RaMina Mirmortazavi

    boring and ill fitting!

  • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

    Dull. Some of the dresses look like prom dresses, a few of a Mother-of-the-Bride feel. Maybe it’s meant to look like a recession-era dress, but anyone paying for designer label probably doesn’t want to look like they grabbed a $10 dress at Goodwill.

  • Anonymous

    Cathy Cambridge-inspired fuzzy bolero, too. 

  • Jessica Rowe

    I like that they are all not strapless. That has so been done.

  • Anonymous

    In general, meh. My favorite is #5 (the sort of Grecian one) and appreciate the fact that there were several dresses with sleeves. 

  • Anonymous

    i love to look at beautiful bridal gowns, but this collection is not very exciting.  a bit of a let down.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t really see anything different here than any other bridal collection.  Except the shrugs. I kinda like the last one, but that is more to do with the pattern of the material.

  • http://twitter.com/iraki86 Ira Ioannidou

    It’s lovely…But that’s pretty much it. Nothing I havent seen before…

  • http://twitter.com/IvyTurnstyles Cyd Paiva

    The dresses are pretty boring but I don’t think the model helps. She seems like she only has two poses. And what is with that background? I don’t know who the art director was for this shoot but they sure didn’t help the cause.

  • Anonymous

    Enh.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDI2DLE7DE3YPW2ONIHBWOVHMA ecallaw

    Wow, that could not be more run-of-the-mill.

  • Anonymous

    My god, has no one ever heard of halter necklines? And is that A CARDIGAN?! It’s a wedding, not a garden party in the Hamptons! (And I say this as someone who lives in cardigans and wouldn’t be caught dead in a place so posh as the Hamptons.)

    Honestly, I’m just going to make my own damn wedding dress. It’d be embarrassing if I didn’t, anyway, as a designer; I think Cynthia Rowley’s said basically the same thing re: being caught out on the streets with no parts of her outfit that she designed.

  • Anonymous

    Yawn – it is a little boring…

  • Natalie Harris

    Last year, CH’s collection was an inspired ensemble with a nod to famous artists, a la Frida Kahlo, and you could SEE it in each style, which I personally loved.  It made for very unique, very varied styles, and the styling put it all over the top.  It was my favorite bridal collection of all time, and that’s saying something, as I am a bridal designer myself.  To follow with this….ugh.  So disappointing. 

  • Anonymous

    I really like the retro feel of the first look and also that last dress, with the bolero. They would be gorgeous if rendered in a color.
    Otherwise, standard, boring bridal stuff. I just hate all the white. The idea that bride=white. I applaud any woman who breaks from the pack and gets married in something in a color (and by color, I do not mean pastels), something non-frouffy, anything completely different from the standard bride uniform.

  • Anonymous

    Snore.

  • http://twitter.com/anacedillo Ana Cedillo

    i really like the details, or i really mainly like the sleeves actually. (yeah agreed thanks to cathy cambridge my love) but for most of these dresses i rather see them in on the bridesmaid than the bride, they are a bit too bleh for my taste at least

  • Anonymous

    I tend to like a lot of what Herrera does, but these dresses don’t do anything for me. I understand understated elegance, but these gowns are so run of the mill. The only ones that stand out are the flowy, caftan-y one. I can see that on a kind of boho bride or a bride that doesn’t want to look like a princess or a mermaid. Then the last one has very nice detailing, but again, is nothing so different from any other gowns I’ve seen.

  • http://twitter.com/Sam_Jo28 Sam Hansen

    Honestly, I really like these. I know everyone’s been saying that they’re dull, but after trying on multiple giant poofy gowns with far too many embellishments for my taste, these look simple and elegant. I would love to have a plain gown like the 6th or 8th one down, but those are impossible to find these days.

  • Anonymous

    Moving in the right direction – not there yet.  The first dress is GORGEOUS as is the mohair jacket.  But, neither one is very bridal.  Dye them and they’d be the perfect LBD, though.

  • http://profiles.google.com/laura.jane.ogorman Laura O’Gorman

    There’s no real WOW dress in this collection. It’s all kind of okay.

  • http://twitter.com/april_anita April

    For the most part, dowdy and plain. Blah. If it looks that shapeless and awkward on a model, I shudder to think what it will do to an average woman’s body. The dress with the pleats is somewhat interesting but still rather unremarkable.

  • http://twitter.com/ryenerman rynerman

    Good lord that is a bland collection. 

  • Anonymous

    Dresses your hyper-critical new mother-in-law can’t say crap about.  Also, not sure a bride beyond the age of 25 could pull off these overly twee looks.

  • http://twitter.com/lemonfreshmoxie Donna Lee

    You know, I have seen better phonecam pics from the fitting room of David’s Bridal.  At least they put the clips on the back of the dress so you can see what it would look like properly fitted.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OLSER5H3A6FPBAZOEIQIOBHAYM Elizabeth Rust

    Urk! I’m certainly not a bride/wedding junkie and don’t care much about bridal fashions, but most of these wouldn’t even register as “bridal” without the caption. That first one is pathetically boring, and of the rest, only the gown in the last two shots impressed me at all. [I actually prefer simple lines in wedding dresses, though some of the outrageous princess-style ones can be fun to look at. But this batch is really, really bland.]

    -GoryDetails

  • Anonymous

    Mermaid central.  That first dress actually looks huge on the model.  Understated doesn’t have to mean boring and these are disappointingly boring.

  • Anonymous

    hmmmm.  I don’t.

  • http://twitter.com/DarthJaeda Jaeda Laurez

    I like the first’s “I’m gonna keep it low key for my second marriage” vibe, and the detail (without being overly embellished) of the second to last. The rest?

    I need these dresses to stop serving J. Crew teas at Herrera prices. 

  • Anonymous

    Usually I love Carolina Herrera because her clothes look so wearable (at least compared to most other designers), but still interesting and intricate. But this collection is booooooooooooring.

  • Anonymous

    OTR…and really dull.  Was expecting something more from Carolina Herrera when I saw “bridal collection”.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Micaela-Cannon/1465504041 Micaela Cannon

    SLEEVES!!!! I can finally get married!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julianne-Mullikin/100000099104784 Julianne Mullikin

    Blah

  • Sara Morris

    Blah.  It’s a wonder I didn’t fall asleep before scrolling to the end.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Catherine-Rhodes/602850414 Catherine Rhodes

    Those are the most boring wedding dresses I have ever seen.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CQPXLNCBM5CZSHZZXJDHPVFS7E Buffy

    Nothing I’d rush out to pay money for… 

  • Anonymous

    Nothing here appears to have an actual design element.

  • Lisa

    It’s pretty, but nothing earth-shattering.

  • Anonymous

    dresses to wear when you don’t want to look particularly special on your wedding day.

  • Lauren Maier

    Country-club.  And boring.  I love short wedding gowns and the first two are in that vein, but as all of the other kittens have said, just – zzzzzzzzzzzzzz….

    Also, short-sleeves don’t count as actual “sleeves.”  Cannot wait for this idea that bridal gowns HAVE to have strapless, sweetheart necklines to die.  :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583505025 Kelley Comfort

    Carolina Herrera is so predictable. All her red carpet gowns tend to be very simplistic and now we see her bridal collections are no different. Snooze fest!

  • Anonymous

    The  the Victorian coat accent dress from the bridal Carolina Herrera  2012 spring collection is the most beautiful dress that I have seen in my life. Not all of us love to get semi naked the day of our wedding. http://cdn.c.photoshelter.com/img-get/I0000KbwdkVudxXQ/s/900/900/Carolina-Herrera-Bridal-Spring-2012-014.jpg