Carolina Herrera Spring 2013 Bridal Collection

Posted on April 25, 2012

Darlings, here’s your pretty for the day – and if you don’t think it’s pretty, we don’t know how to help you. We LOVE this collection. Of course we would. Carolina took her inspiration from the legendary photographs of Cecil Beaton and the resultant looks are appropriately glamorous, beautiful and romantic in an old-school kinda way.

Find your center, take a deep breath, and enjoy, kittens.

 

[Photo Credit: carolinaherrera.com]

    • michelle shields

      Love them all except the one with the buttons down the front.  That last dress is STUNNING!

      • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

        That’s one of my favorites, actually. Heh.

        • VicksieDo

          Me too, that’s sassy!

        • joything

          Ditto!  Pockets, the buttons – Cowgirl is gonna RIDE tonight!

        • MissAnnieRN

          yeah – that’s also one of my favorites.  It reminds me of a tuxedo.  Like the idea of it going along with a scottish wedding.  But I think it could also be very stylish at a black tie wedding, as well.

          • TheOriginalLulu

            I think so too, and I’m never a fan of anything double-breasted. It’s just so different that I can’t help but love it, never for myself but the right girl with the right attitude could really rock that dress and her guests would be talking about it forever. Definitely unique and memorable.

          • TheOriginalLulu

            I think so too, and I’m never a fan of anything double-breasted. It’s just so different that I can’t help but love it, never for myself but the right girl with the right attitude could really rock that dress and her guests would be talking about it forever. Definitely unique and memorable.

        • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

          Me too – I read it as Revolutionary War with a tricorn hat.

      • Anathema_Device

         I think the button one would look amazing in a Scottish country wedding…with the bride in a victorian riding hat and a kilt-clad groom. She should be carrying heather of course.

        • formerlyAnon

           YES!

          I knew that was not the right hat for it.

          • ChristySchiff

             That hat’s kind of Paul Revere, no?

            • efishfan

              Yeah, I was thinking the whole ensemble was a little too Colonial Williamsburg.

            • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63FW2Y5BWUARL7PJGWK54TUDGE Carrieanno

              Now that you mention it, the tricorn does make it a bit Williamsburg (or Les Mis, with the jaunty cockade).  However, since Colonial Willamsburg is my favorite place on earth, I now love the gown even more.  Thanks!  Eighteenth century fashion is, to me, the ultimate in glamour.  The ladies back then knew how to dress. 

      • fungstyle

        The one with the buttons is the one I’d have if I could!

    • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.j.donovan Samuel Joesph Donovan

      It’s cute; I prefer Oscar.

      • TheOriginalLulu

        Oscar is the best. :)

      • TheOriginalLulu

        Oscar is the best. :)

    • PastryGoddess

      OMG…Love Love Love.  and I would totally wear that hat to go grocery shopping

    • j_anson

      Pretty dresses. She does like her models unusually stick-like, though, doesn’t she?

      • A. W.

        I completely disagree. In fact, I’m pretty sure some of those models are plus-size.

        • rawrgrowlrawr

           And by plus-size you mean size 4, right?

          • A. W.

            Yes, I meant a fashion plus-size. A lot of those girls have actual arms (gasp!), although it might just be the supreme unflatteringness of some of those bodices that’s making them look above a size 0. I can only imagine what they would look like on an average body…

            • rawrgrowlrawr

              Sometimes I feel like the fashion world needs a slap.

        • alyce1213

          I read this thread and looked back.  You’re right about plus-size, especially the last model (she has ARMS!).  A few are pretty thin, but I’d say this is overall not an emaciated bunch; in fact, pretty healthy-looking.

        • TheOriginalLulu

          Agreed.

    • rainwood1

      That’s my BEAUTIFUL for the day.

    • http://profiles.google.com/denise.alden Denise Alden

      WOW.  I don’t even like looking at bridal gowns, and my god, all of these are unbelievably stunning.  And the styling!  Fantastic!  Take note, VW:  happy brides!

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I had the very same thought-happy brides-what a concept!

      • fashionablylate

        The styling is fabulous, and the models look pretty and HEALTHY! So refreshing!

        • http://onebluetree.blogspot.com/ Sara L.

           That model in the second dress is so stunning I couldn’t stop staring at her to look at the dress.

    • Stage_Left

      Pockets!  To think Donna could have had pockets!

      • Snailstsichr

        I know! I am just loving the pockets! 

      • VicksieDo

        Pockets on a wedding dress are nothing but WIN~!

        • introspective

          completely. *so* wishing i had pockets in my wedding dress–its a perfect place to put a speech.

          of all the many fab dresses with pockets, im especially wishing I could get married again just to wear the off the shoulder long sleeved number with the grey sash. it is not only classic CH (I totally see this as the bridal version of her signature white button down shirt with long ballroom skirt look that shes sported effortlessly for years)  but it is just chic. loving it.

          • Beardslee

            My favorite is that long sleeved one simply because it has honest to God real sleeves that go all the way down to the WRIST.  At last, at long last.

    • StelledelMare

      I will gladly take 13 and 14

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Julie-Chase/731391326 Julie Chase

      Holy damn.  These are really great.

    • Elias Pineda

      prject runway model

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

      BRIDAL SUIT CAN I GET AN AMEN

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        I would so wear that bridal suit!  You have an AMEN.

      • Cynica

        AMEN. I need to marry my husband again so I can wear it with that fabulous hat.

        • TheOriginalLulu

          LOVE a bride with a huge hat. My mother got married in one. 1969, bright yellow mini-dress with a giant bright yellow matching hat and the pin-straight 1960s hair. I mean, she looked amazing.

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

            That sounds like a truly amazing and gorgeous outfit. 

      • introspective

        there is nothing fiercer than a woman in a well tailored white suit. i swooned at that pic.

        • TheOriginalLulu

          This is where I think white is anything but boring. When it’s a fabulous suit.

      • ChristySchiff

         Amen.

      • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

         AAAAAAMEN!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/W7A5N4G7FDTV5U2KOHBVSB55XI Basket

      All very beautiful.  I would so re-marry in that pant suit.  What’s up with the bride forced to collect kindling?  

    • BazoDee

      Oh nice variety. I didn’t like the first few at at all, but then I loved the end of the collection. And I love the styling – the straw hat is just adorable. I personally love the dress with the lavender bouquet and the dress with the small orchid bouquet and the one with the silver/grey sash/belt. Lovely lines. 

    • LesYeuxHiboux

      Incredible, everything is stunning and I love the styling. Some truly creative bridal looks that maintain a classic feel. I want that white pantsuit (and the hat, mais oui!)

    • AnaRoW

      The dresses are great but I love the styling more.

    • choco

      I’m too busy deciphering the botanicals to look at the dresses, as gorgeous as they are

      • gelcat

        ORCHIDS!!!!  OMG! – those are huge- and amazing!

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      I love that she went for so many different styles, for so many different types of brides. And I love that each dress is matched with a bouquet. But…wheat?

      • gelcat

        If I had gotten married in late summer/fall, I would have had wheat in my bouquet – but I’m a farm girl, and we always had a bouquet of wheat in the house after harvest.  It’s beautiful.

        • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

          But I’m assuming you wouldn’t have also worn a huge erect wheat hair ornament. Just guessing here.

          • gelcat

            if my cousin had come through to do my hair like she said she would, who knows – actually, another cousin could have woven a wheat straw hair ornament that would have been amazing if I had thought of it

    • http://www.djplaw.com/ Tadiana

      What a great breath of fresh air after some of the bridal excesses we’ve seen.  I actually like the one with buttons down the front; it’s a little nautical.   The zig zag drapery in #7 also appeals.

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

      What a GORGEOUS collection!  Of course not every last one is exactly to my taste, but the variety of styles here actually thrills me.  Looks other than the SSS Poofy dress (standard shiny strapless) are thin on the ground; it’s actually kind of embarrassing how excited I am by sleeves and touches of color.

    • http://twitter.com/marared Jaime

      Oh hey, it’s Pippa’s bridesmaid dress turned into a bridal dress…

      • astoriafan

        Totally! What’s weird is I was looking at the dress directly above and thinking, that’s vaguely reminiscent of Kate Middleton’s wedding dress, and then I scrolled down–my god, Pippa too!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QFW22QV426LUOEPGASPZJWJMDE MishaFoomin

      Yes, this is indeed quite beautiful! And so much variety in the accessorizing! It certainly gives a lot of ideas to brides. I love that long cowl-neck dress.

    • ChiKat67

      Now these models are styled to look like brides and not refugees from Miss Havisham’s finishing school for orphaned girls.

      • rowsella

         Or the Island of Peculiar Waifs.

    • theblondette

      While I still don’t think I’d wear white to my wedding, THIS is how to do white dresses!! They are interesting and intelligent and even the omnipresent strapless-with-a-straight-topped-bodice dresses have nice quirks. Things I love: the dramatic flowers (esp in dress pic 2) – nothing twee here in the styling; the colours in dress 3 – subtle but so striking;  the veil on the last dress. Not sold on: button dress (and the hat it’s styled with, dear god); dress 5 is a bit boring; the sacklike dress with the grey sash (with a bit of pinning and fitting it could be fresh and lovely).

      • guest2visits

        I liked your word-description, ‘intelligent’…. I too think that they’re both intelligent and refined.

    • SpcilK

      Lovely!

    • formerlyAnon

      Wow, I mostly love Herrera, but not usually as overwhelmingly as this collection. The only things I actively dislike are the bodice that looks like a textured vest and the veil with the pile of pale blue lacy something or other on top of her head.

      The final, cherry blossom gown is lovely, I LOVE the gown with the buttons, though the hat is a mistake, IMO; love the opening pant suit though in this case, the hat might be *making* the ensemble. There’s so much understated elegant feminine grace amongst the rest that I can’t go through them all.

      This is a good year for couture wedding gowns, obviously.

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

        I kinda like the textured vest one. It’s interesting. Not for the typical bride, that’s for sure.

    • Sarah Thomas

      I AM THE WHEAT BRIDE. I MARRY WHEAT. 

    • KaileeM

      Now, THIS is how you style for a bridal show, Vera!

    • http://profiles.google.com/adj.blair Adriana Blair

      My favorite bridal collection you’ve featured so far!

    • http://eclectictsunami.blogspot.com/ Cassie

      Love the art deco-inspired gowns. Breathtaking.

    • Patricia Gillett

      My favorite bridal collection so far.

    • Anathema_Device

      Oy, the cowl-neck one just kills me! Love, love, love. And that first suit is fantastic.

      Just a lovely collection overall. Great mix of youthful, sophisticate, and fantasy.

      • TheDivineMissAnn

        This!  That cowl neck dress is divine!

    • VicksieDo

      Lovely to see some originality in wedding attire, that is still bridal. :-)

    • filmcricket

      Once again, I’m more focused on the bouquets than the dresses. It’s like “Pretty peonies! Holy crap, that orchid arrangement probably costs about half what the dress does. Ooo, hay. Sneezy!”

      Adore the idea of a wedding dress with pockets; note to self: get one should the occasion arise.

      • Anathema_Device

         i have a tree exploding with those flowering cherry blossoms the bride in the 6th photo from the bottom is carrying. I’m so sad b/c they are about to start dropping.

      • http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/ Laura Toepfer

        I had a very similar reaction, kept looking at the flowers, impressed at how each type of flower sent a different message.  Amazing.

    • butterflysunita

      I love the hat on the first model.  I would like to walk around Manhattan one summer day in that hat.  

      • bitchybitchybitchy

        Wouldn’t it be fabulous to swan about the city in that hat? Now, if I can get the hat, and be escorted by Clive Owen, Jude Law, Michael Fassbender as well. One can dream, no?

      • Ogden1990

        Make sure it’s a windless day!

    • erinbinek

      I don’t know if I like all of them, but at least they’re interesting.  Can’t say that about a lot of recent bridal collections.

    • bitchybitchybitchy

      Lovely. Simply lovely, And I love, love that wedding suit with the oversize hat! 

    • TheOtherChristina

      DRESS NUMBER THREE. BE MINE.

      Also, the styling is flawless.

    • kimmeister

      I can’t think of the last time I had so many distinct reactions during the viewing of one single collection:
      - How awesome is that?
      - WHAT IN THE WORLD
      - That’s sweet
      - Now that just looks ridiculous

    • sleepycat

      LOVE every single one, except for the one with the periwinkle blue lace, however if it a cream or ivory it would have worked better

    • Lisa

      These are all quite lovely.  Work has got me down – I’ve been buried up to my nostrils in travel arrangements, emails, expense reports, and the like, so I’ve missed quite a lot of posts here.  Plus, every single one of my punk-ass bosses forgot today was Administrative Professionals Day, which is really the only day I have going for me.  So yes, this does indeed cheer me up, thank you!  I’m fantasizing that TLo are saying, “Lisa’s bosses didn’t get her flowers or take her to lunch today??  Quick – let’s post some Pretty!”

      Is Dress #14 the Pippa Bridesmaid dress?  It looks like it from the front.  You know, minus the gunpowder residue (kidding, kidding!).

    • MilaXX

      Now these are more my style. I’d make a few tweaks with most of them, but this is the prettiest bridal collection you guys have posted this season.
      1 -I like the modern day feel and I LOVE that ginormous hat.
      2 – It’s okay.
      3 – I would lose the straw in the hair, and replace the ribbon on the bouquet with some kente cloth for a jump the broom themed wedding.
      4 – Pretty. I prefer spaghetti straps to strapless
      5 – A tad traditional for my taste
      6 – Would look nice on a tall bride
      7 – Not a fan of the zig zags
      8 – The only one I dislike
      9 – Hate the head piece, but I like the pockets
      10 – I think the veil is fighting the dress, but I like the blue/gray trim
      11 -  I like the top, but not the full skirt
      12 – Pretty and I think the top would be much more friendly to the large busted gals.
      13 – I really like this. It’s odd that I’m typically not a fan of lace, but I like quite a few of the lace gowns in this collection
      14 – LOVE the clean simplicity of this gown. I’d like it with that giant hat in #1
      15 – eh, kinda boring
      16 – Not a fan of the ballgown skirts, but I like the pattern on the material
      17 -  Like the dress, hate the bows
      18 – Pretty
      19 – Like the dress, hate the fur shrug
      20 – Pretty
      21 – Not a fan of the double breasted buttons or the cowboy hat
      22 – Not for me, but very pretty.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J4QGTFQCCILAE4N2SYZZRJ6SPY R LM

      With different styling, that coatdress could be really sophisticated.

    • greyhoundgirl

      Lesbian brides everywhere will want that pants suit.  Wish I had it when I got married!

      • alyce1213

        Straights too.

    • lizajane1776

      Just amazed by this collection! My favorite is #2.
      That cowboy hat with the button dress? If you squint, you might see a Tricorn hat instead. Better?

    • IAmJ

      Phew! I can continue to love Carolina Herrera. SO beautiful.

    • Judy_S

      (Hums the Ascot Gavotte…)

    • Daenyx

      I liked the Vera Wang collection better (almost entirely because it wasn’t white), but these have a lot of character, which is something it seems like wedding dresses are usually allergic to.  Do like.  

    • Corsetmaker

      Gorgeous and elegant. There are a couple of fillers we’ve seen before (bit close to Pippa’s dress there) but some stunners and the fabrics are beautiful.
      That last one is very Grace Kelly!

    • lahand

      Gorgeous. Brilliant use of flowers in the bouquets. Love the pant suit and the cowl neck. Cowl neck! Who knew??? But I have to say, #16 – the one where she’s holding a bunch of what I assume is lavender – I see a jack-o-lantern face in the skirt and now I can’t unsee it.

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

        LOL, I’m seeing the Kool-Aid Man!

    • Swiftlytiltingplanet

      That hat! (in the first picture) Took my breath away! The collection is beautiful, but O.M.G. That hat! 

      Somewhere, a royal is crying out in need.

    • http://twitter.com/SarahBeth81 SarahBeth

      GAH. The 5th one down is my favorite, and exactly what I want my wedding dress to look like when the time comes. Not that I can ever afford THAT EXACT DRESS but god damn, its gorgeous. I also love the 7th one. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=27432316 Ally Monge

      THIS is how you style a bridal runway, take note miss vera wang. LOVE em.

    • http://teabagsinfusion.blogspot.com/ Laura Toepfer

      I love that they each have a different flower and an amazing array of bouquet styles to complement the designs. Gorgeous.

    • Sophie Collier

      My favorite is #4 with #2 a close second.  Lovely collection all around!

    • gabbilevy

      I love, love, LOVE how this is styled. Gorgeous all around.

    • LambeeBaby

      Thanks for the pretty. All of the pieces are really beautiful. The styling is so perfect. 

    • mjude

      love.them.all.

    • sleah_in_norcal

      most are truly gorgeous.  the floral stylings are unique and unusual as well as fabulous and in some cases flamboyant, as in the 
      tower of white orchids on the head, the red anemones, and the branches of cherry (?) blossoms.  a few more thoughts:

      #2  that is one honking bouquet of dripping white orchids and i love it….reminds me of my wedding when my maid of honor and i met with our (very gay) florist and he asked us what word we would use to describe the flowers we desired, and we both said “FLAMBOYANT” !  “I’m so glad you said that,” he replied.

      #3 i can accept the two colors of white (colors of white?) paint splashes on the skirt, but i’m not buying wheat in the hair.

      #9  oh, they’re not white orchids after all.  a tower of white silk leaves maybe?  i’m issuing an edict (as if-  who do you think you are, TLo?)  stockings with a garter belt must be worn with all short wedding gown, unless you own the most perfect legs in the world.  panties are optional.

      #10  fabulous headdress.

      penultimate:  ok now, that’s just ridiculous.  guess there’s one in every bunch…looney tunes

    • guest2visits

      Alot of beautiful here. And photograghed so cleanly and purely; there’s so much texture and feel. Hard to do with whites.
      The fabrics look rich, elegant and so real.  What a difference from so many other types of presentations.
      Hard to pick a favorite.

    • alyce1213

      To Die For, and magnificently styled from headpieces to shoes (see #9). 
      I appreciate the artistry, variety, and luxury of each one.
      This is bridal couture.   Oh, the hat in #1!

    • jilly_d

      THIS is how you style a bridal collection!  Vera Wang, are you watching what Ms. Herrera is doing here?  Take copious notes, dahling.  Does anybody know what those large white flowers with the yellow centers are?  In the cascades?  They are GORGE.

      • http://twitter.com/KathrynTewson Kathryn Tewson

        Like in the second photo down? they’re phalaenopsis orchids.  Probably fake, because I don’t think real ones are so huge, but yes, gorgeous! In nearly every case, the flowers are matched SO WELL to the dresses.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=670549893 Ron Labhart

      Well, I’m not sure about all the bridal choices, but the floral choices are leaving me breathless.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/J2VE4NE2FY2BP4QD2XOYKJGLPI Laura

      LOVE

    • ccm800

      Model number one needs to learn how to runway and let it be about the clothes

      • alyce1213

        I disagree completely.  I like to see a human being inside the clothing, with some degree of attitude and personality. I love that model.

    • http://twitter.com/HarperSEAMS Harper/SeamsCouture

      This Collection is fabulous!  
      What happened at Oscar this year to make them lose it so badly?  

    • PRFan

      Everything was gorgeous – except that furry shrug. Ugh.

    • MK03

      The cherry blossom dress. Love at first sight.

    • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

      I need that first hat for Steeplechase.  And Sir Cecil may have been her inspiration, but the first ensemble is the only one that even comes close.

    • Susan Crawford

      ENCHANTING! Yes, that’s the only way to describe this collection. I die for the first look – breathtakingly elegant and soigne. Sigh.

    • quiltrx

      Wow, it was REALLY hard to pick a favorite here!  I thought it was the 7th down with the zig-zag effect…until I got down to the one with the giant damask skirt.  LOVE.

      (I really like the last two, too.)

    • plinkiedoodle

      What a vast improvement over the Vera Wang Addams Family spread of the other day…

    • http://twitter.com/amndad amanda lynn

      wow.  just….wow wow wow.  i’m stunned at the gorgeous.

    • Melissa Brogan

      Love this collection. Love that Carolina did a bridal pantsuit.

    • ChristySchiff

      The first photo, with the enormous hat… She is my new spirit animal.  I’ve never seen such fierce before…

    • fursa_saida

      This was almost like a game of Pretend Stylist for me–for a few of these dresses, the person who should wear them stood out so blindingly to me that for a second I couldn’t even really register the model’s presence. The one with buttons should go to ERW, the one with the long cowl belongs to Debra Messing, and the long-sleeved off-the-shoulder ball gown–and I recognize this is contrary to all reason and experience–I would love to see on J Lo.

      The third-to-last-one–with the beaded bustline and the separate train–would probably be worn, and somehow made to look sloppy, by Shailene Woodley.

    • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

      Lovely gowns and flower arrangements.

    • momogus

      Wow – I so super-lurved every one of these gowns. This collection was so much more elegant and interesting than Vera Wang’s. The long sleeve, off-the-shoulder gown makes me want to get married again.

    • http://michjeff-quiltersparadise.blogspot.com/ Michelle Young

      Love the last dress the best!  And, I love that the models are allowed to look pretty!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1476648069 Scott Cooper

      The genius here is that every bride conceivable is represented in this collection.  It’s gorgeous.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Patrick-Cleary/1201575213 Patrick Cleary

      What bride wants to carry a bouquet of wheat? It’s like she’s a Trubute from District 4.

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

        It may be a reference to a “broom”, as in the African American tradition of jumping a broom at a wedding.

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

          I’ve also seen all manner of pagans do that. however the brooms I’ve seen used were pretty obviously brooms whereas that just looks like bringing in the sheaves, imo. 

    • http://twitter.com/fncmullin Nora M.

      Where were these dresses when I was getting married? 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617249824 Dawn Sinclair

      Sorry I don’t love this collection and here’s why:
      First picture, that hat spoils the whole thing – it’s much nicer if you look at it without the hat.
      Third picture looks like she rolled on a freshly painted wall
      Ninth picture again ruined by her hat
      10th picture the veil made me cry
      11th picture and all subsequent pictures of models with hands in their pockets – TAKE THEM OUT NOW. I feel much better for shouting that ;)
      15th picture – love this, I even like the styling but her hair is sad
      17th picture – the lace makes it look like there’s a skull face in the middle of her skirt, unfortunate draping there
      18th picture – the lines look like it’s opaque material with a huge seam
      19th picture – the neck line is awful

      I’ve stopped because I’ve given up the will to live, but I do love the button dress – again, it’s much better if you can’t see the hat!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jessica-TallGirl-Freeman/1043623567 Jessica TallGirl Freeman

      Gorgeous collection.  I wished they didn’t have the damn flowers, it covers the dress and that’s what we’re supposed to really be seeing.  

      • Corsetmaker

        I agree with you. The flowers are beautiful, but the number of comments on them here kind of proves they’re taking attention away from the dresses. And people seem to be all too easily distracted by styling as it is.

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

      Quite lovely. Actually, what drew my attention were the gorgeous bouquets. I LOVE that each model had a different type.

    • nannypoo

      Really beautiful. Hate the hats.

    • Frenchie_M

      Wedding Lady Pants! Gorgeous for the right person.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_63FW2Y5BWUARL7PJGWK54TUDGE Carrieanno

      Now this?  Is gorgeous.  Although I would like to tell the young lady in the long sleeve, off the shoulder gown to stand up straight and get the hands out of the pockets.  It’s your wedding, girl; not a night out at the club. 

    • howdoilook

      Love love LOVE the long-sleeved one. 

    • http://twitter.com/herong Heron

      Love the cowl – love the black and grey detailing. 

    • ChaquitaPhilly

      Beautiful stuff. Love the one with the buttons and the straw hat. 
      The styling is wonderful on the whole collection. Thanks, guys!

    • Ennovi_R

       I love the 14th one!! Love it!! :)

    • Scarlet39

      Simply gorgeous!

    • http://www.lippsisters.com/ Deborah Lipp

      If I remarried at my advanced age I could see the gray lace with violets or the sophisticated cowl neck.

    • MissAnnieRN

      Breathless.  There are some I like less than other, but these are all amazing.  It’s hard to top that fabulous suit and the Alexis Carrington hat, though.  WANT.  Can I wear it to someone else’s wedding?????

    • TheLaurenJean

      The dresses are gorgeous, but those FLOWERS! I know this isn’t the place for commenting on flowers, but those bouquets are so beautiful and springy! 

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

      What caught my eye most of all were the stunning bouquets!  And pockets on a wedding dress…no, no, NO!

    • msdamselfly

      There was one that looked a lot like Rooney Mara’s Oscar dress by Givenchy

    • Lina_bee

      OH my stars YES. The only one I don’t like is the frilly lace one with the blue bouquet, but I will take ALL of the rest of them. And I love that she included a pantsuit. That is WONDERFUL! <3  Also, the use of flowers in the show, fabulous! That's such a great selling point! A total win for CH.

    • MoreShoes

      Lovely all of them, but what’s wrong in having sleeves? It seems as if they’re forbidden.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1401197785 Jennifer Peters-Ahnberg

      That is some amazing pretty. That first picture took my breath away!

    • afabulous50

      Stunning – now if I could only find a man….oh hell, who am I kidding?  My expiration date has passed.  Once you’re 50 you’re invisible.

      • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

        Wow, hey, don’t be so harsh on yourself. You’re a WOMAN in all the extent of the word, not a milk carton girl! 

      • Lisa

        No no no, you are NOT invisible!  

      • afabulous50

        Thank you ladies…its hard though to find men when you’re 50.  I look young, and act young however men my age want women 20 years younger, and men that I’m attracted to don’t want an older woman. 

    • TheOriginalLulu

      The first and second looks are fabulous. I’m in love with the pantsuit-and-giant hat one.
      A few run-of-the-mill looks, of course, although I love the skirt part on #7 and #18 is beautiful.
      LOVE the off-the-shoulder long-sleeved one and I dig the fluffy bed jacket thing on #19.
      The double-breasted one could really be fabulous on the right girl. I don’t think I have ever seen a double-breasted wedding dress.
      It is a beautiful collection, but I think it wouldn’t have killed her to show a few of these in different colors.   

    • TheOriginalLulu

      The first and second looks are fabulous. I’m in love with the pantsuit-and-giant hat one.
      A few run-of-the-mill looks, of course, although I love the skirt part on #7 and #18 is beautiful.
      LOVE the off-the-shoulder long-sleeved one and I dig the fluffy bed jacket thing on #19.
      The double-breasted one could really be fabulous on the right girl. I don’t think I have ever seen a double-breasted wedding dress.
      It is a beautiful collection, but I think it wouldn’t have killed her to show a few of these in different colors.   

    • http://twitter.com/stopENtalk Brittany Johnstone

      Mmm, hay. All the rage for brides! Sarcasm aside these dresses are amazing. the flower arrangements vary from gorgeous to expected to WTF. I really, really like the hat too. It makes no sense but I want it. Plz. 

    • http://profiles.google.com/valencia.lucia87 Lucía Valencia

      What I love the most about it is the range, there truly is something for everybody in the collection. And those bouquets are TO DIE. I would marry in that pantsuit in a heartbeat.

    • KathKo

      Some of these pieces I don’t like, some of them I adore.
      The suit one, the long sleeves one, the shawl col one, and the buttons one I find absolutely fierce. This is how I envision wedding dresses : garments in which a lady goes to conquier.
      Fierce !

    • EEKstl

      Wow, some of these are just knockouts, aren’t they?

    • http://cheekypinky.wordpress.com/ Rebecca

      Sleeves! FINALLY.

    • EmilyMullasWilson

      Anyone else see a creepy jack-o-lantern face in the skirt pattern on number 16?

    • lovelyivy

      So beautiful they almost make me want to get married!

      (No, not really). 

    • marilyn

      Strapless dresses and dresses with one strap are getting old.  Time to move on.

    • Emily Scott

      These are unbelievably gorgeous, although I’m even more enamored with those orchid bouquets.

    • Sunshine16

      the cowel neck gown…to DIE!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/XX3UUXUSBZGZQ4MKNADAMYTADE Mrs

      I want to get married with a black crow on my head a la Johnny Depp in The Lone Ranger.  I realized that when I glanced at one of the head pieces and thought it was a white bird attached to the model’s head.

    • TheDivineMissAnn

      #14 is.to.die.  Followed by 13 and 7, in any order.

    • mznormann

      Love the long sleeves with grey sash! Dead brill !!

    • Stubenville

      Pockets? Really? So the bride can whip out her iPhone to update her Facebook status at the altar?

      And who spilled coffee all over the third look?

    • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

      Love them all.  But who the HELL sends a bride down carrying wheat?  Perhaps her farmer family was mad at her for marrying the city boy…

      • Derek_anny

         Grain is often symbolic of plenty, of abundance.  I never would have thought of it, but I like the idea.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=739196218 Leah Burns

      Only the sleeveless ones are close to flattering…. #4 looks like it makes your hips look bigger.

    • save_the_hobbit

      I’m on a whole different wavelength than most of you, apparently. I would never in a million years wear any of these to get married in….and I would totally side-eye the hell out of anyone that did. I guess I’m too traditional lol. Although that blue veil with all the flippery lacy-ness on top is strangely appealing to me.

      And as a lesbian, I can safely say…I would never in a million years wear a pant suit to my wedding. Or something with pea-coat buttons.

    • frances rossi

      Gorgeous!