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  • KT


    • Dagney

      Right? Like, HELL no.

  • Glam Dixie

    Color me shocked that these are not covered in froo-fraw and way over-embellished. There are some lovely dresses here.

    • conniemd

      I agree that they are subdued for Marchesa, but really to the point of being boring, mostly just lots of lace (unsurprising).

      • Glam Dixie

        I agree that on a second look through they are a little boring but on first look through I was so shocked that they were so subdued it impaired my judgement. :)

        • demidaemon

          Marchesa does need to be graded on a curve, but you see how limited they are once the rickety-rack is taken away.

  • Tanya Wade

    Talk about a walk on the WAN side.

    • viridian61

      Some of the models look consumptive.

  • sundaynightaddict

    After seeing the Naeem Khan bridal collection, this just feels “meh.”

    • Vee

      You said it, I was like “no, no, nope, ew, uh-uh, no…sigh”

  • International Model

    I weep for the bride who wants a Marchesa dress and has sensitive skin.

  • Lilah

    Wow. Those are fairly watered down for Marchesa. Where are all the extra bows and flounce?

  • Kitten Mittons

    The last dress is a maybe. The rest can be returned to sender.

    I think the second to last dress has a bustle made out of tulle. Yes, please put a huge tulle tumor on my ass, and put me in lace boots for my special day. That is exactly what I envisioned as a little girl.

    • Anna

      I like the sleeves and the bodice of the second last one, but GAH about the huge tulle tumour. Didn’t notice at first!

      • Kitten Mittons

        Ditto, I didn’t see it at first and thought it was kind of simple and pretty. I would google to see the back view, but I don’t want to know how bad it is.

        I do like that neckline, though. It’s not something you see in a lot of bridal gowns.

        • Sarah

          That’s my Neckline of Choice. I am finding if you look for Regency – inspired gowns it comes up more often. Also: No butt fluffs in Regency times, so that’s good.

          • Kitten Mittons

            Butt fluffs. That should be the technical term, if it isn’t already.

          • Ginger

            I knew somebody who had the Butt Fluffs once. Penicillin was required. They’re better now.

          • Kitten Mittons

            The logical part of my brain is trying to identify this medical malady, but my funny bone is totally tickled.

          • Ginger

            That was my whole intention. I wasn’t serious in the least little bit. :)

          • Kitten Mittons

            Oh, I know, lol, I just can’t help myself. I think it’s anything to ponder to keep myself from working today. What could they be? Penicillin? Not Amoxicillin? Hemorrhoids? No….and so on.

          • demidaemon

            Butt fluffs sounds like a major gas problem.

        • random_poster

          It reminds me of those really huge ass-bows that were featured on dresses in the 80s. The added tulle is actually much worse.

          • Kitten Mittons

            You just pinpointed the next runway trend. Huge tulle ass-bows.

    • Constant Reader

      Those lace boots are an abomination.

      • Kitten Mittons

        Completely. Someone else called them lace socks, so I can’t tell if they are actual lace booties, or just socks to make it look like lace booties. I think the distinction really doesn’t matter, because they are hideous either way.

        • CanIbeFrank

          I like ’em.

          • Kitten Mittons

            To each their own, which is why I love this place: the variety of opinions and thoughts.

        • demidaemon

          I’m pretty sure they are lace embellishments on regular white basic heels. Which means Marchesa has a hit a new low (in all meanings of the word) and that they are awful.

  • Ginger

    Can’t you find just about any of the above dresses at any chain bridal store? BIG.OLD.YAWN.

    • theblondette

      Yeah, I have seen dresses like all of these so many times before… Yawn.

    • makeityourself

      Yes, you can. The fabrics here look surprisingly cheap. Lots of poly tulle.

  • Anna

    #7 & #13: tulle ankle socks. Yikes. #13 especially looks more like an overgrown First Communion outfit.

    Second last one is the prettiest comparatively, but I probably wouldn’t even give it a second glance if it had been in the Naeem Khan collection.

  • MK03


  • hughman

    The mini and cocktail length are interesting. But the rest are “Say Yes To The Dress” on a loop with that queen pursing his lips and saying you look so happy.

  • MilaXX

    I like the tea length gown minus the lace boots and the one directly beneath it.

    • CanIbeFrank

      Except that I would actually wear the lace boots with it, were it mine. They make it interesting IMHO.

  • schadenfreudelicious


  • frannyprof

    Bedhead child brides :-/

  • KateShouldBeWorking

    Serious question: Why aren’t there more WoC modeling wedding dresses? Pale ladies don’t showcase ivory very well, in my opinion.

    • DTLAFamilies

      Good question, since I’m guessing WoC spend a lot on their weddings, at least in my experience.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Some very nice and suprisingly simple gowns.

  • Sarah

    Well, I’m pretty sure that at MY wedding, I’m gonna go for something better than spinning class hair. And I only like ruffled lace socks for women in ZZ Top videos. Other than THAT, I guess some of these are aight.

  • crash1212

    Nope. Also, tulle socks are a thing now? Is there nothing this woman won’t twee-up? Socks. With a wedding dress. Nope.

  • Laura Renee

    Only #9 made me pause in the scrolling. Kinda nice.

  • Town


  • gabbilevy

    Doesn’t speak well to this collection that half the dresses look wonky on the models. Us mortals would look a mess.

    • caroline

      And why must bridal models always look so dour? (But I always feel that way about fit on bridal models. I guess they’re just hoping for the best and tweaking it by the time the samples are released.)

      • GSMSF

        They sure don’t make marriage look inviting!

  • Sarah Thomas

    What is going on with the glassine socks? Other than that this all looks very David’s to me.

  • ankali

    Marchesa: Because Honestly, What Bride Really Wants to Get Her Hair Done?

    • Imasewsure

      Yes I love the combo of thousand dollar conservative twee gowns with Woodstock hair…. is this bridal Normcore? Ugh

  • Alicia

    Fucking lacy sock/spats. Taking Marchesa from “a bit overwrought” to THE TWEE IS FUCKING KILLING ME in one easy step.

  • Sophie

    Don’t most of them look rather awkward? I feel like they are unbalanced somehow. Very strange.

  • Gatto Nero

    At least they didn’t go crazy with the glue gun this time.

  • ballerinawithagun

    Not bad.

  • schadenfreudelicious

    so the trend with many of the bridal collections this season seems to either be consumptive makeup, or hot yoga class hair…which makes perfect sense on what is supposed to be your moment of glorious shining beauty!…

  • marlie

    I looooooove the second one down. The third from the bottom is also very, very pretty.

  • KinoEye

    None of these models have an expression that brings to mind “happy new bride.” Perhaps it’s the result of having the sultry glare pasted on their faces for countless runway shows, but they all look totally confused as to what to do with their faces.

    • Lower L

      I’m a little concerned for the model in the background of photo 12. She looks like she’s making a concerted effort to keep it together until the end of the show, when they’ll let her have carbs again.

  • Synnamin

    My IHS for Marchesa remains uninterrupted. And what is UP with those ugly shoes?!

  • Betsy

    Somehow these dresses play right into the cynical, dark corners of my 40 year old heart. I think they are lovely, albeit a bit safe. The models all look like miserable zombies but the dresses are my princess fantasy.

  • boweryboy

    It’s uncharacteristically restrained for Marchesa.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    Neither “tablecloth” nor “Botticelli” is what *I* would want, but I can see these looking lovely in the right setting, on the right person.

  • Jessica

    Call me boring, but these are so much more my style than the Naeem Khan collection. I would get married again just to wear that last gown.

  • cheekypinky

    Bored now.

  • Dany

    Oh look, my kleenex box just exploded! I’m going to wear it to my wedding!

  • bunnydiet

    As the mother of a future bride I am relieved she won’t like these

  • demidaemon

    Enh. Lace and togas. Which was one of the needle scratches of the collection. the other being lace footwear. It’s all a no from me, since I grade this on whether I would want to attend a wedding where a poor woman chose one of these gowns. NOPE.

  • cowper

    Fourth from the top: Because every bride wants to look like the alterations weren’t done in time.

  • LeelaST

    Love the sleeves, hate the lace. Last one & third from the bottom. Gorgeous

  • understateddiva

    Nothing blowing me away, but I am beyond delighted that there are so many off-the-shoulder silhouettes this year. For selfish reasons, because I look good in it – maybe I will be having a fabulous wedding by the time these filter down to the masses.

  • LadyVimes

    I love the papery effect of the fabric of the last dress. Anyone with an expert eye who can tell me what it is?

    • SewingSiren

      i think it is silk falle , which is a very very finely ribbed fabric and it is crisp like taffeta.

      • LadyVimes

        Ah, thanks! The structure to the way it falls is lovely.

  • Judih1

    How could something so bridal look so sad and funeral? The only thing that makes it bridal is the white color

  • Amanda Gun

    Love #4, #13 (the tea length dress) and the last one; all the others are so uninspiring I feel like I’m gonna fall asleep.

  • quiltrx

    14 is my favorite, pretty embroidery on the bodice.
    But the rest, overall…I feel like Bernadette Bassinger “I did all this AGES ago….”

  • Aurora Leigh


  • sleepycat


  • akg

    those lace/tulle boot-shoe things are bizarre

  • Dagney

    what the…

    They all look like they just came from a Christian Fundamentalist promise ceremony. this is not a good thing. Is Marchesa designing for grown women or 12 year old girls?

  • Dagney

    And…seriously, is the lighting bad? Is the makeup lady a shrew? These girls have dark circles and the skin tones of a heroin addict.

  • MinAgain

    I like #14 very much; it just doesn’t look much like Marchesa.

  • David Kresner

    And, the styling is all “sloppy bride”. Who wants to look sloppy on their day? Plus, the first few look poorly fitted.

  • Bert Keeter

    Not much to get excited about…..

  • KayEmWhy

    Is it me or do most of them look… old or mother of the bride?

  • seventeenwest

    I can’t help but think “DOILY” when I look at the bottom of the second one. Top is pretty, though.

  • Danielle

    Overwrought, but I am loving the sleeves.

  • cocohall

    It does destroy the fantasy to have the big old tape X-mark on the floor clearly visible in some shots. I don’t like to rain on anyone’s princess parade, and I’m sure there are women for whom these dresses seem the pinnacle of pretty, but they just seem lackluster to me and the spin-class hair isn’t helping. And why are only really pale gals getting married? I don’t like to be cynical (oh wait, yes I DO!) but I can’t believe the choice of models was completely unintentional. Because all of these dresses would look much better on a girl with a bit of melanin, amirite? How can the good people at Marchesa have completely missed the Lupita moment that the rest of the world is enjoying?

  • uprightcitizen

    Yawn. Looks like standard fare at any bridal salon in the last 25 years. And the fabrication looks itchy as heck.

  • Cheree Low

    I like #12. only.

  • viridian61

    Still, there are sleeves on some of these. Must count for something, right?

  • icm

    The models are spooking me out, so many vampire/possessed girl stares and faces. Not a one gives off a bride like glow hence my inability to comment on the dresses.

  • ckokopuff

    Sleeves. Thank the good gay lord for the reappearance of sleeves. I’m so tired of seeing girls with fat arms and back fat stuff themselves into sleeveless towns. Yes, I’m a judgmental asshat. But why do you want to look like a sausage in a too tight casing on your wonderful day?

  • amaranth16

    I can’t get over the godawful facial expressions. I know the sullen, tired look is a thing. But it’s a &%$@#*$ bridal collection!

  • Kikishua

    Can’t say that I like these. On the other hand, SLEEVES!

  • JynxTheCat

    this is marchesa minimalism