Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014 Bridal Collection

Posted on April 23, 2013

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2014 Bridal Collection



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  • since when do children get to wear Oscar de la Renta? That ain’t right.

    • charlotte

      Suri Cruise is giving you the stink eye right now.

    • I was thinking the same: Oscar de la Renta communion dresses? Some little princesses are lucky.

      • Little_Olive

        Lucky? I’d think they have crazy parents for buying them expensive clothes they’ll outgrow in a second -and neither appreciate the quality of, in case it’s relevant-.

  • moppet

    Flower girls squeee!
    I’ll take one of each.

    • MoHub

      I love that they’re wearing age-appropriate flats!

      • BrooklynBomber

        I was thinking the same – and the dresses, too. What have we come to when it’s a relief that little girls are dressed like little girls and not mini-hookers?

      • And very odd makeup. But still sooooo cute!

    • TAGinMO

      Better yet, only 2 of the 4 got the memo Not To Smile Under Any Circumstances!

  • M_E_S

    Ugh, such GORGEOUS lace sleeve/bodice work. I want pretty much all the ones with sleeves. AND THOSE FLOWER GIRLS. THEY ARE THE CUTEST.

  • crash1212

    SLEEVES! STRAPS! HUZZAH! Otherwise…meh. Bridal not my thing.

    • AmeliaEve

      Still, I only counted four that you could wear with a normal bra, and two of those would require additional lining. I got married five years ago, and despaired of finding anything that didn’t require me to wear a strapless bra, which was simply not happening. (I wound up with a cocktail dress from Macy’s. It was sleeveless, but had an actual bodice.)

      • crash1212

        I never thought about the normal bra thing, but now that I look again, you are correct. I got married lots of years ago and ended up wearing a purple mini-dress that I had in my closet! Looking for dresses was SO depressing and we were getting married on a bluff-top overlooking the ocean on a foggy February day – so purple mini seemed perfect at the time. The marriage less so!

        • IMNAngryLiberal

          I also was married many, many years ago and wore a red and white polka-dotted sundress — but my 4 year old daughter INSISTED on a flower girl’s dress — she would have adored these.

  • The dresses are beautiful…but each and every model (except for the adorable children) have the sourest look at their face! And the tulle gloves make their too thin arms scary looking.

    • Isabel

      The gloves would look great on me! How much?

      • Targettaste

        The gloves are free in a box of hair dye! I hope these look better in person, because they look odd in photos.

    • TAGinMO

      On the paler models, the gloves make it look like their skin is sloughing off–which actually seems like a realistic possibility given how bone-thin some of them are. Coupled with their mail-order-bride expressions, the effect is far more depressing than I’d imagine was intended.

    • ankali

      They look like evil Bond Girls plotting to kill the caterer, don’t they?

  • Showing all designers of bridal dresses how it is done!

  • pivia

    Except for our blush pink bride, the miserable expressions the models are wearing give the impression of forced marriages. Not a hint of hopefulness or happiness in a one. Thank God for the flower girls who seem happy to be in Oscar de la Renta! (The dresses are lovely though.)

    • MGMcD

      I think it also has something to do with the fact that they all look 15. Dead eyes and pre-pubescence are usually ideal features in runway models, but for bridal it does conjure up images of arranged marriages in some eastern european country in the 1800s.

    • Little_Olive

      With sad little bouquets to match.

  • Clueless_Jock

    Adorable kids.

  • charlotte

    The models should cheer up- they didn’t have to wear Marchesa!

    • JulieTy

      Yes! They all look like they are being marched to their doom — even the adorable flower girls!

      Eek! — I just realized that is how *I* looked at my first wedding . . .

    • Little_Olive

      That does not mean they got to eat, apparently.

    • mila_8

      I kept thinking of Kirsten Dunst in Melancholia!

    • BrooklynBomber

      You make my heart happy.

  • Paigealicious

    I think these models are just too skinny for these gowns. None of them are flattering.

    • maggie

      I was just thinking that. I haven’t seen models that skinny for a very long time. It’s frightening!

    • kmk05

      The Marchesa models were just as skinny, which is sad. Apparently model scouts are now standing outside anorexia clinics to recruit their next clients in Sweden. On the other hand, I’m really happy to see diversity in both the little girls and the adult models! Different from the Marchesa bridal in that regard.

  • What dark acts must I perform to get the jeweled headpieces?

    • I was thinking that the headpieces were almost too big. Some of the girls look like their heads are being eaten by sparkly aliens. But I think that is just the styling.

    • poggi

      Yes, I love them too. I have big thick curly hair and these would actually show up in it.

  • ilikemints

    Is it bad that I really want the shoes those flower girls are rocking?

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    The one towards the bottom with the high lace neckline on the wannabe January Jones model should be dyed a non-bridal color ASAP and shipped off to Nicole Kidman for her next premiere.

    • embers618

      Yes. When I saw it my first thought was that I’d seen that dress on Nicole Kidman before. This is definitely her style.

  • MilaXX

    Hopefully I got the numbering right. I like grownups #4 & 9. I kinda like 5 but I think that back ruffle will not work in real life.I hate all the sheer gloves. I like the flower girl dresses #2 & 4

    • BrooklynBomber

      The gloves look like condoms.

      • MoHub

        Yes. Yes they do. Reminds me of the AbFab episode in which Mother Monsoon finds the female condoms and puts them on her hands as dishwashing gloves.

  • marilyn

    OdlR is between bridal trends too. This is boring, and stripped down. Bridal should be luxurious and this is not. What’s with those horrible flower girl shoes? They look like loafers that 50 year olds wear. I am SO glad I am not getting married in 2014.

  • CommentsByKatie

    Better than Marchesa, but still terribly bland. I am a fall 2013 bride and I am so disappointed in these collections! What am I going to wear? Plan B is to sew my own Edwardian design so I guess that’s what I’ll do.

  • guest2visits

    I prefer all the flower girl’s simpler dresses first; but then I’m older.
    Then I like #2, #8 (simple strapless with some brocade) and the last one. But who suggested the models all look so sad?

  • jilly_d

    What the hell, Getty? Some of the whites are so blown out on these photographs, you can’t even see the dresses. PS, I love the little sweetheart with the lace shrug. Adorbs.

    • I was wondering the same thing – so white they’re blue!

  • Call me Bee

    I just can’t explain why I am irrationally excited about sleeves on a wedding gown. But I am. Maybe because my younger daughter is on the verge of planning her nuptials, and I could see her wearing any one of these fantasy gowns.

    • DinaSews

      Though not planning any weddings, I was also happy to see sleeves on the dresses. My sister got married 5 years ago and there were only 1 or 2 dresses in the whole shop that weren’t strapless. It’s ridiculous to think that every bride is longing for that look.

    • MoHub

      You are not alone. I’m so sick of strapless wedding gowns. And the slim-fitting ones look like white versions of the classic Barbie “Solo in the Spotlight” nightclub-singer gown. All that’s missing is the microphone.

  • Dress number 5 for someday, please. (Number 4 if your numbering doesn’t include flower girls.)

    • Addictedtowhitewater

      That one is my favorite as well. Not crazy about most of the other dresses but the bridesmaids are adorable and the veils are exquisite.

    • MoHub

      Best of the bunch for me.

  • Spreecord

    Wedding dresses all look the same to me. They’re all just variations on meringue.

  • What’s up with the gloves? Until I got to a close up I thought I was looking at the extra long surgical gloves vets use when they have to reach inside a cow. Not a good wedding look.

  • Louise Bryan

    1st place goes to the flower girls.
    2nd place goes to the pink dress.
    3rd place goes to the sleeves, even if they are lace.
    Bah to the rest.

  • Kleinfeld garbage.

  • Trisha26

    I like #1’s hint of blue and #2’s shape. The rest are familiar silhouettes and trims. What is with the hem on #13 – is it tied in knots around the bottom?!

  • tb

    Now THESE I can actually picture our Brightfield Farm Brides wearing in a barn or walking through the fields. The last collection-eh. Not so much. Only they can leave those somber faces back in the suitcase. SMILES, everyone. Did they not watch t.v. at ALL?!?

  • j_anson

    It’s all very pretty, but really, is there anything new or interesting to be done within the existing bridal collection paradigm?

  • Pants_are_a_must

    That is the WORST make up job I’ve ever seen, across the board. The older models all look like someone photoshopped their heads on.

    Also, holy Cathy Cambridge lace vomit.

  • I think I must have an irrational hate for wedding gowns. They are a fantasy I’ve never had and I just can’t imagine wearing one and not feeling like an actress in a play.

    • AmeliaEve

      I think of them more as “bride costumes.”

    • twocee

      When I was 9 I told my mom that when I got married I wanted to wear jeans (I was a flower girl in 3 weddings). That desire has never changed ๐Ÿ™‚

      • That’s it! I was a flower girl so often, I thought my mom was renting me out.

      • I *was* wearing jeans and a heavy sweater. We were in a convertible, in a Vegas Drive Thru in December. I wouldn’t have it any other way.

        • twocee

          Heh. Vegas is actually in my very immediate future. It’ll be way too hot for jeans, but there definitely won’t be frilly lace and tulle ๐Ÿ™‚

    • BrooklynBomber

      You are not alone. I’ve been married twice, and never considered wearing a wedding gown, as I’m pretty much against them on. But, still, I enjoy looking at these collections as fashion and nothing more. Maybe a sub-category of fashion, like fascinators (blecch) or crazy shoes it’s fun to look at, if not to wear. I wouldn’t say it’s irrational to dislike them, and probably far less irrational than it is go over the top emotionally and financially (the way some, though certainly not all, brides do) over wedding gowns and other commercialized aspects of “the big day.”

    • kathrineb

      I think its rational to hate wedding gowns.

  • VicksieDo

    Love the pink dress, the hair pieces, the veils, the dresses with sleeves. Otherwise, it’s snoooozy

  • MissMariRose

    so much fug

  • musicandmochi

    The children look ADORABLE!
    And the 7th-to-last model is clearly Nicole Kidman’s so-thin twin.

  • TheAmericaness

    I’d looked pissed too if I had to be married with all my future sister-wives too – even if they were stylish ones.

  • jmorino08

    This, Georgina, is how you do bridal. Notice how the tulle does not appear to be cinched on and the lace actually look like it was intended to be part of the garment, not a showy after thought.

    This concludes our fashion lesson today, Mrs. Weinstein. Let Uncle Oscar teach you many things. We’ll all be better for it!

  • I like the flower girls better than the brides.

  • quiltrx

    VERY pretty! I love that the laces/appliques/overskirts are more off the beaten path. And the tiered, scallop-edge veil is to die for.
    I do wish this was mix-and-match with the bodices and skirts, for some reason. I keep finding myself saying “if that skirt was on this bodice, it would be perfect.”

  • Colin

    The most pared down (12th to last image) is my favorite. Probably just because of a concept, but it’s simplicity makes it modern

  • Imasewsure

    wow these are gorgeous.. and it should be absolutely required that they include little flower girl models in any future bridal shows…. cuties

  • BrooklynBomber

    The first flower girl is stunning.

  • sleepycat

    As someone that is trying to break into digital wedding design (ie Second Life, think The Sims meets Yahoo Chat, and yes people get married and have “children”), this is something that I am trying to break away from (think haute couture as wedding dresses). It is all very traditional and some pieces downright matronly. Sorry. I don’t think this is going to be a popular brand this season

  • choco

    the lighting and the staging of the this makes everything look so… drab.

  • MK03

    None of these would make me stop in my tracks if I saw them in a window.

  • unbornfawn

    Everything is fairly standard. At least there is some variation in this collection.

  • demidaemon

    Umm, Oscar. Little girls in wedding dresses/a bridal collection its a bit icky/creepy/pedophiley. Also, your dressses are pretty boring and done. Thanks for listening! (Never do this again, please. Please.)

    • They’re FLOWER GIRLS.

      For christ’s sake, “pedophiley?” REALLY?

  • NiseiShonagon

    Love, love, love. All of them but the pink one (I cannot with the pink wedding dresses – why are they even a thing?) are so beautiful.

  • kathrineb

    I dislike wedding dresses.

    • Tracy_Flick

      Me too. It reminds me of the tear-away clothing challenge on PR – the brief is so restrictive that there’s not much room to innovate. White or barely pastel? Check. Poofy or Jessica-Rabbity? Check. Silk satin and/or lace? Check. Inspiration is “Love” or “Fantasy”? Check. YAWN. I bet designers hate bridal collections, but love what they do for the bottom line.

      • kathrineb



    1) I think the dress on the first flower girl would look great on
    Sasha or Malia Obama, with better shoes of course, and maybe in a color
    for an occasion other than a wedding.

    2) Thems some angry brides!

    3) I seem to recall really liking ODlR’s last years bridal show. This is comparatively boring. Hope he gets it right again next year.

  • Catiline

    I believe I actually whimpered with cuteness at the first flower girl. Adorable!

    • MoHub

      The second one is a gem as well. The others need to work on their presentation.

  • KateMaryC

    Very little is unusual, but what strikes me is how the proportions of the sweetheart necklines seem really out of whack. They’re too high, maybe, no? I’m not sure, it just looks like they were poorly fitted by the dry cleaner on the corner.

  • barbarienne

    Not everything is to my taste, but unlike the last round of wedding dresses, I can imagine actual women wearing each of these, not caricatures in a made-for-TV movie. These are all lovely. I don’t even hate the one with the peplum.

  • AnaRoW

    The flower girls’ dresses are all cute. The wedding dresses are ugly and cheap-looking.

  • the gloves look like the flimsy plastic ones the people that work at deli counters wear.

  • momogus

    Generic, but the flower girls are adorable.

  • sededed


  • mmc2315

    LOVE the flower girls! More! More!

  • Victoria Anzalone

    Lots to love here, especially the inclusion of flower girls. This brightened my day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sunraya

    Straps! Sleeves! I weep with joy!

    Although those illusion netting arm warmers are just absurd looking.

  • I assume that every single bride here except the one in pink is really depressed and/or pissed off over her arranged marriage.

  • fursa_saida

    i can’t even think about most of the dresses because I hate every single veil so much.

  • BigWhiteGrannyPanties

    Finally. FINALLY – something that is not just mermaid cut dresses with no sleeves. What, are sleeves somehow Bridally Offensive or something? That first one with the blue I loved so much. Just breathtaking. Now, why can’t those models smile for chrissakes? It’s WEDDING DAY after all. Sheesh.

  • jetpackdino

    Mmm, asparagus bouquets, delish.

  • Tracy_Flick

    The peplum one and the pink one must DIE. Other than that, meh. Bridal is snoozy.

  • blueberrypanckae

    why do all the models look like they just smelled a fart

  • Watts

    Sadly, I want the flower girls’ dresses more than I do any of the ones for adults. They get to have SHOULDERS. Made out of REAL FABRIC. The only people on this page that DON’T need to wear a brassiere get the dresses that would even allow you to wear a non-strapless one.

    I especially like the last flower girl’s dress.

    • jetpackdino

      So true! The flower girls— the only ones who don’t NEED support— are also the only ones in dresses that could accommodate any.

    • Glad it’s not just me! The flower girl dresses are much more to my taste than any of the adult confections. Less fluff, and stronger, more graphic lines and shapes.

  • m0r0

    Goodness, the models look annoyed or pissed. Eat something and look pretty.

  • tmchale

    Some of those gloves look like those things you wear when you’re about to reach into a fistulated cow.

  • DesertDweller79

    I am not really into bridal. However, these dresses are beautiful! I love the jewelled head pieces as well. Love the pink dress. And the flower girls! I know T LO admonished us not to complain about the models not smiling in a bridal post once before. But still…. The dresses would look so much better if the models smiled. I don’t want to think a bride is depressed while wearing that gown. Or angry. It makes me feel somehow that the dress must be really uncomfortable. Sorry T and Lo. I will not complain about that in any more bridals posts this season.

  • Love the one with the long sleeves.

    I wanted to add, we visited Dallas and I stopped in at Neiman-Marcus. WOW! I have never been that close to actual designer clothing before and I must say I thought of T & Lo when I saw the creations up close. The detail, the craftsmanship, the incredible fabrics, the sheer craftsmanship of the construction, were overwhelming (which is what T & Lo have said when they attend fashion week presentations). They were getting set up for an Oscar de la Renta trunk show the next day and I was looking at a whole row of Fall 2013 gowns and evening wear that were just stunning. I’m waiting for the day that one is featured here and I can squeal with delight, knowing I saw the dress in person! I also took a bunch of photographs of rows of real Louboutin shoes, Leiber purses, and McQueen handbags…..sigh.

  • Melissa Snyder

    I think most of these would look better on models with slightly fuller chests.

  • ccm800

    magical. Especially the veils