Marchesa Fall 2014 Bridal Collection

Posted on October 18, 2013

Marchesa Fall 2014 Bridal Collection






[Photo Credit: Marchesa]

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  • homofascist

    That is…restrained?…for Marchesa.

    • homofascist

      Although the peplum in the 8th dress down makes me really want to go get a red velvet cupcake with a big glob of cream cheese frosting on it…

    • alyce1213

      Yes, restrained — even #8, which could have gone way overboard, but IMO did not — no extra flowers or excess ruching or swiffer layers.

    • 3boysful

      EXACTLY my thought.

  • It seems so cynical to style pinterest-bait wedding gowns with pinterest braids. I would make unkind remarks in the church if anyone I knew walked up the aisle wearing these.

    • demidaemon

      Exactly what we expect of a BK. Carry on, as Tim Gunn would say.

  • shinobi42

    I are disappoint.

    Also, as a pear shaped lady, I’d just like to say, die peplums die.

    • NoveltyRocker

      As a shaped like a pre-pubescent boy lady, I’d like to second that. They’re just superfluous, distracting and ugly to my eyes.

  • YoungSally

    Not feeling them….

  • nannypoo

    Can you imagine anyone going to the trouble and expense of planning a wedding and forking over mega bucks for one of these dresses and then forgetting to schedule a hair appointment?

  • Tracy M

    Uh….One needn’t bother with a bouquet with peplums like these?

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Number 6 looks like they made it out of Scrubbing Bubbles.

  • Donyelle

    Look #4 is what every bride wants to look like : silken cumulus cloud

  • marlie

    I’ll take #5 or #9, TYVM.

    • alyce1213

      Me too on #5 especially, but you called it first, so I guess it’s yours.

      • marlie

        Nah, go ahead. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Lori

    #6—for the girl who always dreamed of getting married in Bjork’s swan dress, but who can’t get the folks to pay for that.

    • JauntyJohn

      When I gave it a second look I thought I’d love to see it in a hot pink or some shock-you color.
      It might look in-your-face sensational then. (Might not… but it might. Love to see it though.)

  • SLEEVES! Bravo, Marchesa! <3

    (And some really gorgeous sleeves at that.)

  • Loola234

    I like the idea of the bodice in #7 – it seems like it could be better fitted. The skirt is not awesome.

  • I’m still bitter I didn’t get married in plaid.

  • LJCdoc

    Meh. I thought from the title that this post would involve a lot of flowers and ruffles, and I was not wrong.

    • random_poster

      Me too. I have to say that I’m surprised that there isn’t more of it. For Marches it seems very restrained.

  • A new collection or several dresses found in mom’s attic with a Homecoming dress or two thrown in accidentally?

  • tereliz

    Not my cup of tea but the ones with all the frippery in the middle would be perfect for the bride who wants to avoid her guests calling it a “shotgun wedding.” Hides a lot of, er, sins. There must be a market for those situations, right? Brava Georgina for thinking of the preggo brides, too.

  • alyce1213

    I like #5 best — classic, romantic, no tulle or organza. Also #8 (much to my surprise), and #9.
    Nice to see at least a few sleeved dresses.

  • hughman

    “I never see any models looking like that bitch Martha Stewart. And if one of these is an ad in Vanity Fair, I will throw myself in my outdoor pizza oven, so help me Goop.”

  • Coleen

    I pictured the Sisters Fanning in every single one of these. I can’t tell if that’s a damning statement on Marchesa or on the Fannings. (Probably the latter.)

  • Lovely. Some missteps, but mostly feminine and flattering, youthful without dissing older brides. Pretty and accessible to women of many shapes. Glamorous while still feeling “bridal.” Just lovely.

  • Garcia Loca

    Third one is Lucia de Lammermoor’s nightgown.

    • Saturnine

      Heh ๐Ÿ™‚

  • MilaXX

    Nope. Not a single one I like. Nothing new here that hasn’t been done already.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    It’s a good thing the second one doesn’t have straps, because if it did, I’d be screaming, “Why wasn’t it around when I got married?!”

    The hard thing for a short wedding dress is for it to feel special without being twee and foo-foo, and I think that dress manages to strike that balance.

  • save_the_hobbit

    Eh, sort of a letdown for Marchesa. Not much going on.

    I’m in super wedding-mode right now because one of my best friends is getting married in january. We spent all day looking at bridesmaid dresses for me and the other girls (going with some alfred angelo designs) and I was DYING to try on the bridal gowns.

    I WANT TO GET MARRIED. First I need a girlfriend. And for it to be legal…

    • demidaemon

      Well, depending on the state you are in, it could be legal. Unless you are in another country….

      • save_the_hobbit

        I’m in Pennsylvania…still illegal. ๐Ÿ™

        • demidaemon

          That sucks. I’m in NY, so thank god for Cuomo, despite all the flak he is getting for actually passing a gun safety law.

  • Kate4queen

    More sleeeeves!!!!

  • Tatiana Lujรกn

    I love #5. This collection is way prettier than what I’d expect from Marchesa.

  • jilly_d

    Downright minimalist for Marchesa!

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  • sleepycat

    If I was a girl getting married (and yes even though I am 25 I still use boy and girl for my generation and below) I want the second to the last one. Overall I like this collection. A couple of clunkers though.

  • understateddiva

    I am usually not a Marchesa fan, but this bridal collection hits a really nice, romantic fantasy note.

  • steeg of their own

    This is an odd collection. Marchesa’s runway show at NY fashion week had more frilly, over-the-top romantic dresses than this. I was expecting a lot more frippery.

  • Trickytrisha

    The toned down frou frou look really works here, at least for me. These looks are definitely “bridal” as opposed to the ‘bridesmaidal” dresses in some of the other collections. Number eight, with the peplum at waist and bosom (don’t know what else to call the top bit of fabric), anyway… it’s rather dreamy.

  • DesertDweller79

    Wow, I, too was surprised to see how restrained it all is. Some of these are very pretty. Except #8 which veers toward typical Marchesa ridiculousness.

    I know we aren’t supposed to comment on this, but I really appreciate how the models are smiling in so many pics. I don’t care about expressions in normal runway/ad campaign photos. But, there is something about wedding dress photos… If the models have these dour expressions on their faces it somehow makes the dresses look unappealing.

  • quiltrx

    Lots of pretty here! I usually like Marchesa, so not a surprise for me. I particularly like how there are many different styles (themes if you will)–not just one type of bride but several would like this collection.

  • Aaminah Khan

    Not totally sold on some of the tulle confections, but the lacy/embroidered sleeve details are so lovely and romantic.

  • BuffaloBarbara

    Do I see sleeves on a few of them? Praise be! (Now, can they move on to the bridesmaids dresses? Because, um, my upper arms do not do well in sleeveless.)

  • jangma

    It’s all about gauzy for my taste and kind of generic. No big wows.

  • This is my favorite gown collection in awhile. I could have looked great in several of these in my twenties. I was thin with long dark hair, but these weren’t in style yet. My own wedding dress was pathetic. It wasn’t even a wedding dress. Just a long sort of milkmaid thing. We got married alone in Carmel. I should have said no. I had a migraine the night before. I look drunk in my photos and I’d had nothing to drink. After our vows, I went to use the lady’s room and noticed my undies were on inside-out and I thought that was a bad omen. So…..I love these dresses. I’m going to make wedding gowns for American Girl dolls. There is more than one way to create fantasy. I “pinned” several of these.

  • papillon

    Pretty. I really like #7, #9 and #11. 11 in particular looks like what someone would wear to get married in a forest. There’s either too much or too little happening in most of the others though.

    • Fannie Wolston

      BIg Sur forest to be exact ala Sean Parker! marchesa did design dresses for that wedding.

  • Pterodactyl111

    The model looks kind of hilariously pissed off in the last photo. “Really? You lost the rings?”

  • demidaemon

    This is my favorite bridal collection showcased so far. And it’s Marchesa. I must have gone over to the dark side.