Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 Bridal Collection

Posted on April 18, 2012

Darlings, here’s your gorgeous for the day: the Oscar de la Renta spring 2013 Bridal Collection. Many kittens will be happy to see that, unlike a lot of bridal collections in recent years, this one isn’t just an endless succession of strapless gowns. There are straps! And even sleeves! Who could have predicted? We love that there’s not just a range of options, but a range of styles, from very traditional to very non-traditional, including some red, which is becoming a bit of a bridal trend lately.

 

And if this wasn’t enough to satiate your bridal needs, Oscar de la Renta created a Pinterest page with plenty of amazing details and backstage photos.

 

[Photo Credit: oscardelarenta.com]

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  • poggi

    Wow. I love the light blue with the white crochet overlay.  So pretty and a little unexpected.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/LAZIH4UBKBPUSA473JD4WPRDOE Karen

      And just look at the back http://pinterest.com/pin/182888434837974194/!
      Incredible!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_R43QZLEGICWGDA6F5WZHLW5FAM Becky

      I see the light blue and immediately think “Yay! Dresses for North Carolina Tarheel fans!” Me likey.

    • Megan Patterson

      Yeah, the ones with the blue are lovely. Kudos to the gal who wears the pants (?) and bandeau top to her wedding though. 

      • poggi

        I know. The right gal could really have some fun with that.

    • Terrie_S

       That one was my favorite. And one of the few non-sleeveless that did go for a mermaid silhouette. I also liked the first one, but would prefer it in a deep blue, over a deep read. Red is simply not my color.

  • http://profiles.google.com/rosatcollege Ros Clarke

    I am going out to find me a husband RIGHT NOW. Gorgeous.

    • Chantelle James

      Oh, yes! I wish I could get married multiple times so that I could wear each of these dresses. They are beautiful.

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

    Dear Cathy… thank you for making sleeves a thing on wedding dresses! Where were you ten years ago?

    I don’t love them all, but there are some gorgeous dresses in that line up. I wonder if I can talk Dear Hubby into renewing our vows, or at least taking pictures again. I need an excuse to buy a dress.

    • megohd

      I so agree about Cathy Cambridge! Bless her!

    • Ceur

      If you have to ask: 10 years ago the Norwegian Crown Princess got married in sleeves. You should thank her.

      • Scarlet39

        I don’t remember this.  I’ll have to look it up!  My first  thought was of Ivanka Trump.  She wore a lovely, conservative dress for her wedding. 

      • colleenjanel

         I’m willing to bet that the Norwegian Crown Princess didn’t have NEARLY the impact or exposure that Cathy has had. 

      • http://twitter.com/starrika Ali

         Ten years ago, every dress was strapless with a side wrap waist and a corset up the back. I worked in a bridal store then. Trust me, nary a sleeve in sight, Crown Princess or no.

    • MissAnnieRN

      I thought the same thing – when TLo said “who could have predicted” I was like well, Cathy Cambridge’s dress is definitely the inspiration for a lot of these sweetheart necklines with lace overlay looks in this runway show.  Right down to the understated bouquet of lilly-of-the-valley carried by the model.  Pure Cathy Cambridge.  

      I’m loving the cute little jackets with short dresses.  I’ve been married for 7 years, and I’m not planning on doing it again.  But my wedding was as non-traditional as it gets, and I never wore the white dress.  So every wedding season I imagine what I would be wearing if I had gone a more traditional route – and it’s totally a short dress.  So I love seeing the short styles coming down the runway.  Along with the sleeves!  Now if only white velvet would start appearing then I could plan the perfect winter, rustic barn fantasy wedding…..

  • http://twitter.com/stellaphone Stella Zawistowski

    I shouldn’t look at posts like these, because all it does is remind me that I didn’t love my wedding dress. So pretty!

    • carolynmo

      Stella, I know what you mean! I didn’t love mine, either. These are lovely.

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

      Don”t feel bad.  I retroactively hate both of mine.

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

        Oh that makes me feel bad.  Nobody should hate their wedding dress.

  • JanieS

    I love that shade of blue. LOVE. The first red dress is gorgeous, too.

    • guestela

       Yes. Agree entirely.

  • awtchy1

    That final dress, although amaz, reminds me of the frock Winona Ryder wore at the end of Beetlejuice.

    • snarkmeister

      I was thinking maybe “Madam in a Mid-19th Century Spanish Whorehouse,” but you’re right – it does look a LOT like WR’s Beetlejuice wedding dress.

    • jilly_d

      Was about to make the same comment regarding the Beetlejuice dress.  But these are breathtaking!!

  • halleygee

    I don’t love them all, but overall they’re gorgeous and I love most of them!

  • oatmealpie

    You can thank Cathy Cambridge for the return of sleeves on wedding gowns.

  • j_anson

    I’ve always WANTED to get married in a bra and slacks! Finally!

    Uh, for reals, some of these are quite pretty. But geez.

    • lesmaha

      bra and slacks for beach wedding? I kinda liked the idea of it….

      • MilaXX

         I didn’t include it in my list of favs, but I could see that. I kinda like the look of it, perhaps because the pants are gyno low riders.

    • filmcricket

      So very Gwen Stefani circa 1997. Can we assume she didn’t sport this at her own wedding?

      • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

        Didn’t she wear that ombre dyed meringue to her own wedding?

        • mountainFashionista

           Yes she did! Good memory :-)

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      That one reminds me of one of the outfits Andie McDowall tries on in 4 Weddings and a Funeral. She decides to get it “maybe next time”.

      • Little_Olive

        I thought of that too! The pants-and-bandeau combo scream second/third “I’m still hot and got myself a boy” wedding. Maybe Fran Drescher? Kim K a few years down the road? 

        (I’m not putting the pieces down – they are beautifully made).

    • MissAnnieRN

      hahaha, I thought the same thing.  I’m thinking – in WHAT context is midriff appropriate for your wedding day?  I think the concept of wearing white for your wedding and baring midriff are mutually exclusive.  One or the other.  If you want to show off your stomach on your wedding day, pick a different color.

  • joe_tey83

    Some pretty, some less pretty, and the midriff baring one with pants trespass from nowhere and made me laughed.

    • pheonix4

       yeah i laughed so hard at that one, and at the GIANT furry shall thing

  • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

    LOVE the third one with the ostentatious bridal cape.  It’s so, “Step aside, Bitches, I’m fabulous.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRM766RS56X25A5742XLACK2LM Sam

       Something like that should not be exclusive to brides, it should be part of day-to-day wear.
      “Oh, you guys are going out to the movies? Let me grab my giant tulle cape, it looks chilly.”

    • TieDye64

      Those two are my faves as well, especially the one with the furry shrug. Fabulous.

      • Jessica sabat

        Tritto.  Let’s form a club!  

    • crackineggs

       I want to go to the wedding of the bride that wears the third one.

      • http://vhanna26.typepad.com Vera

        For reals.  I’m sure that drama is being served.

        • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

          Can you imagine the reception? 

    • http://twitter.com/TheRedZavodnik Ginger

      That was my absolute favorite one!  I gasped when I saw it.

    • Kayceed

      Those are the two that caught my eye - fab.u.lous.

    • Kayceed

      Those are the two that caught my eye - fab.u.lous.

  • howdoilook

    Love the short ones; they’re so sweet! And the high necklines are TO DIE.

    • Munchkn

       I’ll have to show those to my daughter who wants a short wedding dress.  She’s not getting married anytime soon though.  She wants to get her career established first. 

      I love the high necklines, too.  Strapless has gotten soooo boring.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liz-Norris/26609454 Liz Norris

        The idea of a strapless wedding dress has always seemed a little strange to me. I’d be tugging it up all night and worried about it slipping down at an inopportune moment. Not to mention that for a lot of the women I’ve seen pictures of, it’s really not very flattering.

        But that’s just me, and I mean absolutely no offense to any of you out there who wore strapless dresses. I’m sure you all looked fabulous!

        • bookish

          I had my strapless wedding dress fitted so that it stayed put the whole night. There was no tugging involved, luckily! But if I were to get married again I would go with something very different. I don’t mind strapless, but I like the short dresses quite a lot now. I had two friends get married last year, and they both went with short dresses.

        • megohd

          I adamantly didn’t want a strapless gown … and then when I went shopping there were so few other options. I picked a strapless gown that I loved and that suited me (surprisingly) and it fit like a dream. I didn’t even wear a bra, it was so well built.

        • mom2ajs5

           I totally agree! I was at a wedding in a gorgeous, ancient Catholic cathedral and ALL I wanted to do was run up to the bride and HOIST! I’m not a prude by any means, but it was really inappropriate.

        • 3boysful

           ” for a lot of the women I’ve seen pictures of, it’s really not very flattering.”

          E.g., almost every bride on Say Yes to the Dress.

        • crackineggs

           I saw a picture somewhere of a bride releasing doves at her ceremony, and that’s not all she released.

  • unbornfawn

    I love the variation. It’s about time. Still too many strapless dresses for my taste and I don’t like all the dresses. But that is fine, I like the different styles and sensibilities. It is fun to look at bridal again. Tip of the hat to Princess Cathy.

  • michelle shields

    truely stunning!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2CNDPMVO4W23R5TVC2QMTJ5BZE Heather

    Are bridal collections meant to be cohesive in the way that a ‘regular’ collection is? Because this feels a bit schizophrenic.  There are some really classically beautiful pieces, some cute vintage-inspired ones, and then some abject horrors. The first one looks like the bridesmaid’s gowns at a Renaissance-Faire themed wedding I attended c. 1988 where the bride walked down the aisle to “In a Gadda Da Vida” (I am not making that up).

    • alyce1213

      Not necessarily.  Because the theme is ALL bridal, that pretty much covers the “cohesive” part.   I very much like that this collection is diverse and has something for everyone.

    • out for a walk

      I am totally with you on this. It feels random and I honestly hate way more of these than I love.

      I used to work in bridal so I definitely am happy for the more-kinds-of-sleeves-and-straps and more-colors trends. We’ll see how much that trickles down to the more commonly worn designers though – dresses with straps, let alone dresses with sleeves, are a harder sell just because they don’t look right if they’re not awfully close to the right size for the girl, and most salons have one size of each dress style to try on – maybe two if it’s a super popular design.

    • E_bee

      It is absolutely all over the place but I kind of love that. Most wedding dress collections I look at the first two or three, think “blech, boring” and look away. But this goes from Gothic Romantic to dumure to I AM FABULOUS to Russian Orthodox to just tacky to country maiden to beach wedding slacks all in one whirlwind of a runway–even if they are not all great, they are all interesting to look at, just by virtue of the variety on display.

  • Synnamin

    MANTILLA!! (yes, I really do miss Chateau Thombeau. Le sigh….)

  • JasmineAM

    The third one down: “BITCHES STEP ASIDE, FOR I HAVE ARRIVED!”

    • quickpicks

      I have arrived and I have no taste.

  • Sara__B

    Something for everyone.

  • Lochery

    The colors! The sleeves! The patterns! I think I’m in love.

  • theblondette

    Some of these are cray-cray but I love it! Yay for something not a parade of strapless white dresses. As a super busty lady, and someone who’s a bit offbeat AND who just got engaged last week, I find this sort of thing refreshing.

  • MilaXX

    You had me at Pinterest. My latest crack.
    I appreciate the variety of this collection, but I only like the 3rd and 4th one.

    • Anathema_Device

       Nina Garcia has several Pinterest boards, if you haven’t run across them yet.

      • MilaXX

         I actually got my Pinterest account a few months before the big popularity wave hit because Nina tweeted about hers.

        • Anathema_Device

           I was fortunate to get in before it was open to the public. (A friend of friend worked there.) I wasted a lot of time on it, then I wasn’t as into it, now I peruse every so often. I hate to be one of *those* people, but it really was better before it was so popular. Lots of marketing crap on there now.

          ETA: But do still think it is a cool site and great concept.

          • MilaXX

            I’ve notice I’ve gotten a bit of SPAM over the past month or so.

  • Anathema_Device

    There really is something for almost everyone here, including a midriff-baring bridal ensemble! The sheaths with the flowing train remind me of my circa 1989 gown. Mine had a detachable train, which I thought was the height of coolness.

    My fave of these might be that blue number, the 4th one down. I adore that little mod suit number right below it, too.

    • ballerinawithagun

      Yes, the 4th one in that soft shade of blue gray is the perfect dress. 

    • http://twitter.com/foodycatAlicia foodycatAlicia

      That one reminded me of one of Audrey Hepburn’s gowns in Sabrina.

  • Magatha

    “…The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower, suitable to any occasion….”  That first one, the drowned-Ophelia one, is downright scary. But everything picks up after that. I’ve decided I do not like white pantyhose.

    • MilaXX

       I don’t hate white pantyhose, I dislike white, opaque pantyhose

    • filmcricket

      Brava for the “Stage Door” quote. +10 internets for you.

  • Joyce VG

    IN LOVE.

  • Sarah Thomas

    Eh, I can’t see any of these really working anywhere outside of District 2, tops. You’d probably want to stay out of the provinces altogether – Capitol weddings only. 

  • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

    I wish straps had been in when I got married.

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

    No. 3 and No. 10…gorgeous.  And those are some of the loveliest veils I’ve ever seen.

  • BazoDee

    Oh that blue with the crochet overlay literally took my breath away! Some of these are just stunning. J’adore!! 

  • alyce1213

    Overall, stunning. I don’t love every piece, but I do love the variety.  
    Whenever I see a whole lotta tulle, I can’t help but think of Austin Scarlett. 

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

    Ohhh, these are GORGEOUS. Romantic and fierce all at once. I love nearly every single one (even if I would never wear quite a few of them.) 

    Those blues are to die. I love the color story here.

  • marilyn

    Lots of gorgeous wearable clothes.  I found the embellishment on the edge of the veil to be an interesting treatment.  I liked the white dresses better than the others.  The first one is for the Renaissance Faire crowd.  The dresses with color added looked more like bridesmaid/mob dresses than bridal dresses.The one with the big blue tulle peplum had to be a joke.  The red one was obviously for someone who really wanted people to think it wasn’t a wedding, or that the bride wanted to make it clear that she felt uncomfortable with tradition.  Whatever. 

    Overall, there were a lot of great dresses and a few clunkers-better than average for a designer show IMHO.

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

    I love the colors, but I’m gonna cry if my options are white hose or floor length dress.

  • giiiirrrr

    I feel like I’m watching the 16 and Pregnant prom/bridal collection. There’s a whole lot of tacky goin’ on.

    • formerlyAnon

      My thought was that these are lovely – but the 100% polyester acetate knockoffs are going to be hideously tacky.
      ETA: Not just because of the quality of materials, but the scale of the decorative lace, beading, applique, etc. is going to be All Kinds of Wrong.

  • kimmeister

    I hate the skirt of the 2nd one.  It will never not look like her skirt got stuck in her panties.

    My favorite might be the floral one (minus the full garden on her head).

  • Carla_Charlton

    Gosh, a little something for everyone…

  • lonepear

    I rather like the pastel flowered one, even though as I am no longer in my very early twenties I am too old for it. Also the veils with the floral border. (It was very hard to concentrate on the dresses, though, and not how distractingly thin the models were.)

  • 3boysful

    Gorgeous.  Marchesa who?  And why hasn’t some PR contestant thought of using the tulle underskirt as a cape (photo 3)?

    But then, I love CH in general.

  • formerlyAnon

    With the exception of the blue overlaid with white crochet (which is too crafty looking for me) & the blue net panniers (just look too tacked-on), these are all lovely. I’m shocked at how much  I like the pastel pink, blue and green floral. 

    They’re mostly also way too fussy and girly for my tastes, but I’m not buying a wedding gown.

  • sockandaphone

    holy crap, i LOVE these dresses.

  • Judy_S

    I would want the top one if i were getting married at a Medieval Faire.  Otherwise, I’d prefer Ms. Sobieski’s Jil Sanders.

  • Gabriella Soza

    11th from the bottom. I need to get married in that dress.

  • PaulaBerman

    The circle lace, that looks like bubbles? FREAKS me out for some bizarre reason. It looks gross to me, and I can’t explain why. The first dress is strictly RenFaire, and the red one with the big mantilla on her head is all Bride of Matador. I am trying to picture what my father would said had I gotten married in the bustier and palazzo pants ensemble and LOL’ing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mary-Elizabeth-Poytinger-Baumer/1516981341 Mary Elizabeth Poytinger Baume

    that first blue one is the shit. and the light blue/crochet one. fab.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JSGAZPEESHQT47ATH55GNOHHBY Erin

    Aww, that first one reminds me of my dad.  He used to joke about scarlet wedding dresses.  (He also offered to pay for a ladder so I could elope for my wedding.  He was a funny guy.)  These are lovely.

  • ccm800

    3rd from the bottom looks like a bathroom accessory

  • little9

    NO MORE STRAPLESS WEDDING DRESSES! THE SPELL IS BROKEN!!

  • http://wipgirl.wordpress.com/ Kristel

    I don’t love them all, but god is it nice to see some variety. 

  • filmcricket

    Is it weird that I like the bouquets better than the dresses in almost all cases? Not much here that appeals to me, although I do dig the disco-fabulousness of that enormous tulle cape. If Patti LaBelle ever gets married again, she should wear that.

  • http://twitter.com/ThisIsNotEmber John Watson

    it looks as if oscar de la renta was channeling lydia from beetlejuice in the last gown.

  • http://twitter.com/LPsometimes LP

    I must be in the minority in thinking most of these are tacky late ’80s/early ’90s yuck. You can do sleeves without having excessive beading and lace and bleh.

  • spooki C

    I can help but think the second one has the hem of her dress tucked into her panties. Also, why does the bottom look like it’s made of a cheap bedsheet?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/LAZIH4UBKBPUSA473JD4WPRDOE Karen

    So gorgeous!!!  Makes me dream about a very extravagant vow renewal!

  • malvernite

    liked most of them. really didnt like the second one. but to my surprise, love the pants.

  • anotherkate

    Love the mantilla veils! So dramatic.

  • Dejah_Thoris

    As per the TLo Style Guide, I scoff in derision at all mermaid dresses. Weirdly enough, I am drawn to the one that looks like a lace tablecloth thrown over a blue liner.

    • doodle_bug

      She looks like she’s glowing from within. 

  • kikisayshi

    LOVE the first white dress. I want one just for fun!

  • ballerinawithagun

    Diversity was the only rule.

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

    The first blue dress is pretty. I’m going wedding dress shopping on Saturday and I’m hoping to find something lovely that is not strapless. I’m so sick of strapless. 

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

    The ice blue with the crochet is gorgeous. My Mom was married in ice blue, which apparently went out of style after the late 50s/early 60s. I hope it’s making a comeback. 

  • mom2ajs5

    Love love love! One’s more beautiful than the next! Except the bare mid-riff one, but all the rest are gorgeous. Can I celebrate my anniversaries by wearing one a year?!

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

    LOVE the 2nd, 13th, and 15th ones. The mid-riff baring one cracks me up. No mater how non-traditional I wanted to be, I don’t think I could ever do something that mean to my poor grandmother. I very much like the elizabethan up to the neck lace on the 2nd and 15th ones while still having gorgeous necklines underneath. Not all of us could wear strapless for an entire wedding and have *ahem*, enough support. And, I typically hate pastels and straight across necklines, but the light blue and white 13th one is just so pretty.

  • littlelistmaker

    The first one is so Renaissance Festival…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jane-Lister-Korwan-Doherty/1332309111 Jane Lister-Korwan Doherty

    The ice blue is so beautiful.  I want that blue nail polish.

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

    The blue lace one with the flowy, satin-y train? MUST BE MINE. I am already married, and I’m too fat for it, but we all need goals in life, right? 

  • Lina_bee

    Oooh, he knocked this collection right out of the park. There really is something for practically every imaginable style.

  • quiltrx

    I love the waist/hip length veils with the appliques/embellishments along the edges.  Really pretty.

    There’s a nice mix of traditional and edgy here.  I think, for purely silly reasons, the next-to-last gown is my favorite.  See, I collect swans, and I kind of love the idea that I could have BEEN one on my wedding day!

  • bluefish

    I’m all about the little simple wedding suits.  Like the two shown here, especially the second one.  Could never get into the big fancy puffy wedding dress scene.  Both of my weddings were strictly girl in a suit and little hat affairs.  Ah … affairs!  The long light blue with crochet is indeed very pretty — and I love the idea of getting married in a tank top with a cardigan and sailor pants.   The red Goya — Maja — dress would be great for a costume ball — or an affair with El Zorro.

  • understateddiva

    That house just GETS women.

  • LesYeuxHiboux

    I want a wedding do-over (I’ll keep the same husband, though. Thanks.) This collection is so gorgeous, I just kept falling in love over and over and over again. Siiiiigh.

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

    Third one is fierce! This is the direction more wedding dresses should go.

    The variety is pretty good but too many mermaid silhouettes. All those are so similar, regardless of the varying neckline treatments.

  • TheDivineMissAnn

    I wore my Mom’s wedding dress, which had been designed by my father.  My Mom was just beside herself when I wore that dress.  Since she passed away the following year, I am especially glad I chose to do that.

    • formerlyAnon

      What a great story.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Emily-Smith/12431153 Emily Smith

    well i’ll just return the enzoani i bought for less than 2k and go out and AHAHAHAHAHA YEAH OK *sobs*

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NOWQRXMYKVEJBF2FRWGEYQLPUM K

    Tlo I love when you do posts like this… its like a projective psychological assessment…. “now PUF’s we will show you some images and just say whatever comes to mind!” 

    1)ren-faire theme wedding
    2) paper towel3) real housewives of atlanta
    4) Pippa Middleton
    5) gennifer goodwin in once upon a time
    6) Kate knockoff
    7) May pole
    8) Kate knockoff #2
    9) Bjork bridal remix
    10) weird gloves 
    11) holy mary mother of jesus
    12) boob tufts 
    13) meh
    14) I dream of jeanie….

    I could go on, but I don’t want to reveal to much about my mental state! 

  • http://twitter.com/ennisamy Amy Ennis

    #9 is my favorite, but I love all of these. They all have a different girl in mind, and I can see her so clearly in my head. This is what a gown should be like. None of these are my style, but they are all beautiful. 

  • Amy Ellinger

    a few too many mermaids, but gorgeous anyway. Love the blues, and that first red is just so romantic.

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

    more like gorgeous for the year. this is so beyond beautiful

  • Vaniljekjeks

    …. I want to get married… again.  Why isn’t it legal to have multiple husbands?  

  • Susan Crawford

    That deep wine, Pre-Raphaelite gown – OMFG is it magnificent! Like a Burne-Jones portrait come to life. I also love the short, jacketed looks – VERY sixties! I see Jean Shrimpton’s dolly-girl beauty in both. There is something in this collection for everyone. The mantilla veil, the body-hugging sheaths, the ruffles and flounces, the watercolor prints – lovely collection!

    • Corsetmaker

      Thank you for being the first person to say Pre-Raphaelite rather than Ren Faire! Yes, total Burne-Jones.

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

    Oscar, you never let us down.  There are a few that are a touch crazy, but overall, just stunning.  I die for the blue with white overlay.  

  • http://twitter.com/susanpcollier Susan Collier

    #23 (3rd from bottom) with the sky blue tulle train reminds me of the color/style of Melanie Griffith’s Maid of Honor dress in Working Girl.
    http://www.moviespad.com/photos/working-girl-fiction-lessons-60ff6.jpg

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

    I feel confident that no bride will want veil wings or a belly shirt, but otherwise I think these are wonderful, varied, and fun. They even have great choices for older brides.

  • Jessi03

    For the most part, I love them.  A few scream 80s bride to me, but I guess a younger bride might not know that.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

    Wow – most bridal collections leave me half-asleep. This is gorgeous beyond words. The blue! Love the blue!

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

    The first one and last one are so WTF. Did these models wander in drunk from a different show?

  • Cathy S

    Wow, the dresses with color are fabulous. As are many of the white ones. I like the different lengths and styles. Lovely.

  • Pennymac

    I’m getting Vampire bride from the red ones, but that soft blue is amazing! How pretty!

  • lilibetp

    That’s some gorgeous stuff!  Love the blue and pink flowered one, and the blue and crochet and and the crochet with the blue tulle (I’d love to see how the tulle is arranged on the bustle.  Is it a big bow?) and the crochet with the blue train and the Swan Lake one and the medieval looking one and the third one (although I’d rather see it without the tulle coat) and the blue one with the pretty off-shoulder draping.  The second photo looks like something’s tucked up in her garter or something.

  • lilibetp

    Burne-Jones!  That’s what I was trying to think of!

  • TheOriginalLulu

    Wow, what a beautiful collection. But of course, it’s Oscar. What would you expect?
    I love that there’s the realization that not every bride is 22 years old with perfectly toned arms, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t deserve a beautiful wedding dress.
    The first one I love just for being completely different, although a girl who wants to wear that on her wedding day probably wouldn’t pay what this dress costs. This girl would find her dress at a secondhand shop or even in her grandmother’s attic. But it’s lovely as inspiration for the non-traditional bride. Love the hippie flower child vibe.
    The third dress: I’m not very much into yards and yards of tulle, but this is so dramatic that I have to love it.
    The blue one (4th dress) is breathtaking. Love the color, the sleeves and the styling, with those big earrings.
    too many gorgeous ones to comment on while at work, but the crochet overlay ones are stunning. Blue is such a wonderful color for brides; I really don’t get why so many brides stick with the plain old white.
    Also love the little belly top with flowy pants and lacy, frilly cardigan. Awesome for a casual wedding, beach or garden.
    The red is fabulous.  

  • guestela

    LOVE. Especially the short dresses and the pale blue.

  • mjude

    LOVE them & i love looking at bridal gowns i dont know why since i a so bitter :)

  • http://twitter.com/margs4 Margaret Grace

    Gosh I love wedding dresses. Most of these are beautiful, but don’t work for my completely planned wedding (from dress to venue to invitations) that I have been mentally creating for four years. Except for that “groom” thing. But I like that these could work for many people who are not a 00.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=610791985 Aniela Marie Perry

    These are a lot of fun but for some of the models, they look so young it’s creepy to see them in wedding dresses!

  • Melissa Hayes

    So pretty…Oscar outshines all others in the bridal industry.  

  • Melissa Hayes

    Yes, Gwen wore John Galliano for Dior.  It was silk satin in an ombre pink.  Otherwise, it was a very traditional dress.

  • Beth G

    Oooo… the winter one with the fur sleeves… yum.

    Love this collection a WHOLE lot.  Something for everyone!

  • inprovo

    While the first red dress is wonderful, what’s best is that wonderful red hair and the complexion that says, “Yes, I was born a redhead.”  Scrumptious.

    And the tulle cape, while making it tricky to fit in a groom once you get to the altar, is wonderful

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

    I’ve always seen myself as someone who will get married in a short dress, or a dress with sleeves. Or both! Yayayayayayayyay! Now if I could just snap a husband

  • margaret meyers

    How old is that model, third from the last?  Is she out of Middle School yet?

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

    Love them all.  Ok, not the midriff baring let’s go to the beach one, but all the others!

  • 3rdsister

    As someone who wore midnight blue velvet for a December wedding (decades ago), I think many of these are wonderful creations. 

    Just curious, why do the photos not follow the same order that was used for the runway? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NMLK23QK6C7NMLMVVYA5POXKJY WhiteMage

    wow. lots of gorgeous, but the first is a ren faire reject and the last belongs in a vampire larp.

  • terekirkland

    Mantillawhat? Did I get hit on the head and wake up in 19th century Spain? I can’t even begin to express my confusion over the cropped bustier/bandeau top, but my inner bohemian really wants to dance around a meadow in the first dress.

  • http://twitter.com/SamH4Prez Samantha

    I want that blue/green/pink floral dress and I will wear it every day I dont even care.

  • bellafigura1

    Wow, stunning.  That’s what I call a bridal collection! 

  • http://twitter.com/Athenabast Athena Bast

    LOVE LOVE 7 Down.

  • guest2visits

    Having now seen it; I feel red is a fairly toxic color for a bridal gown. Ick.
    Normally don’t care for lace; but I really like these ‘new’ airy laces; particularly the one that looks like white spider web.
    And some of the dainty flower petal-laces.  Lots of pretty.

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

    I predict JLo will wear the tulle cape number at her next wedding

  • NCDFan

    Wonderful, not a single one that looks like underwear!

  • quickpicks

    I was about to comment about totally inexplicable goth hippie flower child dress #1 when I came across dress #2 (which the model apparently had just gone to the bathroom and her dress was stuck in her pantyhose) but then I came across dress #3 (shoulder veils?) and then I came across dress #6 model choking from her constricted neck (and hair) and went on the a 2 piece wedding jammies set.  But then I went on to the most gorgeous knock out beautiful dresses every – every one.  Until I got to the red on – for my big fat gypsy wedding.

  • LinXGUA

    Sigh… Gasp! Gorgeous dresses. Beautiful and edgy. There are dresses for all tastes, as T&Lo said, so clever!
    The first model is ready for her bridal celtic sacrifice, but the rest of them are so gorgeous (i’m looking at you, pants-y one) that all is forgiven. Finally, look at those shoes: appropriate! Well done.