• Glam Dixie

    At lot of these would not resemble wedding gowns at all if they weren’t white or off white. Some of them still don’t look like wedding dresses just fancy gowns for some formal event. And no to those heavy, over embellished veils.

    • marlie

      See, I *LOVE* the veils; I think they’re beautiful. And it almost seems as though they’re a nod to his Indian heritage.

      • Sarah

        I love them, too! They are so gorgeous.

      • Glam Dixie

        Haha, no they are SO heavy looking. I kind of hate them.

        • marlie

          At least that means that I don’t have to fight you for them. ;)

          • Glam Dixie

            The ones with the thin band of satin trim around the edge are more my speed, the others are all yours. :) I have a daughter getting married next May so I’m at full capacity for looking at dresses and veils and what not. I don’t know why I even click on these posts except I’m a TLO addict and can’t stop myself. I have to offer opinion, even if they are bitter.

          • demidaemon

            As is your responsibility as listed in the first clause of the Bitter Kitten contract.

          • Danielle

            I’ll fight you for them, especially that last number.

          • kim bunchalastnames

            same here, but i’m willing to share. ;D

      • unbornfawn

        I like the veils too. They bring something new and interesting to the bridal look. The dresses are beautiful, add a slosh of color and they are evening gowns. I agree the white is what is making them bridal.

      • joything

        I love them, too — they feel very different from the standard. Something fresh and out of a different age or culture.

      • FridaStaire

        Yep, veils are the highlight for me. Want one! Would it be too much for lecturing first year med students? Maybe in black?

        • Clash D

          Make sure you carry a scythe for good effect

          • FridaStaire

            Good point – the accessories make the look! And so handy for unexpected surgeries.

  • Darcy H

    Now this is a bridal collection I can get behind. Love the sleeves (full length sleeves!) and that some of them don’t even automatically read “bridal”. As a girl who probably won’t wear blinding white on her wedding day (so do not have the coloring to pull that off), I also appreciate that not all of these are pure virginal white.

    • Anna

      Totally agree regarding the sleeves and the colour, I just don’t like white dresses at all. But the fact that they’re not overly bridal is definitely a big part of the appeal to me.

    • anneland

      Some of those dresses should go right to red carpets.

  • Danielle

    4th from the bottom makes me want to get married all over again.

  • Deac82

    I would be gay-gasping and snapping if a bride every walked down the aisle in a bridal cape! (and I’m not even one to do such things). What appeals to me about all of these is that they aren’t “bridal” but they still command attention and let everyone in the room know who’s day it is.

    • Lucía Gavello

      For real, the one second to last with the feathers? Not romantic, not ethereal…FIERCE.

      • marlie

        That’s something that I’d love to see Lupita or Cate wear on the red carpet. Or maybe Fan Bing Bing.

  • PastryGoddess

    I kinda love these dresses. And love the dramatic embellished veils.

  • Anna

    O-M-G.

    Confession: I may have my woman card revoked for this, but as much as I’ve tried and tried, I just can’t bring myself to get excited when looking at bridal gowns and any other wedding-related paraphernalia. Admittedly, I’m one of the last unmarried ones in my group of friends and I’ve put on the happy and enthusiastic/supportive face for them when we’ve been out to the bridal boutiques, but internally, I do not feel it.

    This collection, however, just may be the one that’s changed my mind. If money were no object, I’d want to try on #2 and #8 with the veil from #12. Hell, I’d make up any old excuse to wear the veil from #12.

    • Bootsy

      Oh, sweetie, yes. I was bored and a little panicked when I tried on mine. Honestly not my favorite part of getting ready for the wedding. You are so not alone!

      • Anna

        For awhile, I thought that maybe there was some part of the female DNA that I was just missing. I mean, my favourite colour is pink and I like things that are considered stereotypically “girly” and I would consider myself pretty girly as well.

        I also go through the same thing with people showing me their engagement rings. I like other types of jewelry very much, but maybe it’s because I don’t really wear rings myself that I can’t bring up the enthusiasm. I joke that I’d rather have something I’d actually use, like an engagement dress or better yet, engagement shoes ;-).

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          I got an engagement laptop.

          • Jacob Bowen

            Now you’re thinking!

        • Danielle

          I didn’t buy a wedding dress because I wasn’t interested in any of the southern rituals the occasion demanded (except the champagne drinking part), so I just borrowed one and spent the money on a massage on the honeymoon.

          • Anna

            That is brilliant.

            The champagne drinking part sounds good. What else is involved in wedding dress purchasing in the south?

          • Danielle

            Giant budgets, basically everyone you know and are related to go to the shop with you, and at least one family member has to hate literally everything you try on. It’s an all day affair here.

          • Anna

            Yikes. Sounds like the formula for an anxiety attack. You did the right thing and spent the money wisely!

        • Jacob Bowen

          Totally agree! I can’t wear rings (arthritic hands, my knuckles swell too much), so I think I want first row tickets to the Cubs game and a proposal there with sapphire earrings (I have an earring OBSESSION).

          • Anna

            That sounds fabulous! I want that proposal and ESPECIALLY those sapphire earrings for you too :)

    • Kitten Mittons

      Ain’t no shame in that. At least you can be fairly sure you won’t be a bridezilla when you get to that stage.

      There are some truly gorgeous gowns in this collection. I’m thinking about divorcing and remarrying my husband so I can wear a wedding dress with metallics.

      • Anna

        Ha! Maybe pull a Mariah Carey and renew your vows every year? That way, if you have multiple contenders you’d like to try, you won’t have to choose!

        • Kitten Mittons

          It is decided.

    • marlie

      #8 is on my list, as are #2 and 5. And that veil is really lovely.

      • Anna

        Oooh, yes. Number 5 is lovely too, very art deco!

    • FrigidDiva

      I had no interest whatsoever in and type of wedding dresses or anything like that until I got engaged and was planning my wedding, and even then I didn’t go for the traditional style of dress that’s very prominent here in the Midwest. For me it was more about getting to wear a gorgeous dress, killer shoes, amazing accessories, and have the excuse to get my hair done professionally.
      I also worked as a bridal consultant for two years and let me tell you, after that I was SO totally off of anything wedding related for a LONG time. However, I did essentially learn what I didn’t want in my wedding and how I would never want to behave based on working with a wide variety of brides, so it wasn’t a total wash :)

      • Anna

        “For me it was more about getting to wear a gorgeous dress, killer shoes, amazing accessories, and have the excuse to get my hair done professionally.” Totally agree. When my time comes, I honestly just want someone to do everything for me and I just say either yes or no. I’m so not the type to agonize over centerpieces and napkins. I want what you mentioned, the ceremony to look nice, but especially for the food to be good and the only real control I insist on having is for the DJ to NOT play certain cheesy songs. That’s it.

        I used to work for a high-end catering company in a past life, so I definitely know about those “wide variety of brides.” Unbelievable what people believe they are entitled to. I cannot even tell you how many instances I’ve heard of couples who insist on cash gifts as a way to offset the cost of their extravagant, Kardashian/Academy Awards-esque events. It is SO NOT the wedding guests’ responsibility to help pay for the wedding.

        • FrigidDiva

          The one interesting thing that I learned from working with brides was that a lot of time they weren’t even the most difficult ones to work with–it was their mothers, sisters, and the rest of their entourage. I had one bride break down in the changing room because she was so overwhelmed by her mother and sister picking out dresses for her and basically shooting down all her choices. Since I worked on commission my supervisor wanted for me to push for her to stay, but I told her to come back another time without the whole group and just bring someone that would be supportive and help her out, but not be rude in their comments. The mom and sister got pretty pissed at me and complained to the manager, but at that point I didn’t even care. Yes, it’s one of the most important days of your life but people spend soooo much time planning that perfect wedding and not thinking about the actual marriage afterwards.

          • Anna

            So true. I want the marriage, don’t really care about the details of the party. I’m all for people celebrating and publicly declaring their commitment to one another, but I find wedding planning tends to mess with people’s heads and cause some rather appalling behaviour.

          • FrigidDiva

            We had a great reception that was a combination Firefighter/Old Hollywood theme since my hubby is a firefighter and I love old Hollywood glamour. There were a lot of great friends there, snuck in wedding schnapps, and Journey aplenty playing–totally perfect :)

          • Anna

            That’s awesome! The best wedding I’ve been to so far was one of my university friends. She and her now-husband are both very laid-back, and their whole wedding was a reflection of that. Best part for me (which generally applies to any wedding, if it’s good) was the food: Southern BBQ and her wedding cake was actually red velvet cupcakes from a local bakery we all loved. It was perfect!

          • marlie

            My college roomie broke out into hives at her shower (hosted by her MiL*) because she was so stressed out by all of it.

            (*Apparently the MiL thought that the shower should be a “Much Bigger Deal” than the event the bride wanted and that the bridesmaids were going to throw, so she went WAAAAAY overboard, thus leading to stress and anxiety on the bride’s part. It was years ago; it’s all good now, but there was a bunch of bridesmaids ready to tell the MiL off.)

          • demidaemon

            Those are some kickass (and BALLSY) bridesmaids.

          • marlie

            No bride should break out into hives and be bawling her eyes out in a back room at her own shower.

          • demidaemon

            TOTAL 1000% AGREEMENT. But to go against, the MiL, well, color me extra impressed and awe-worthy.

          • Vee

            If I ever get married, I am fine with great friends, good food, great pictures, off beat video and DANCING! A party with a hawt dress that doesn’t have to be traditional in any way.

    • mila_8

      Ditto. And I’ll take 1, 3 and 3′s cousin aka the second from the bottom.

      • Anna

        Great choices! You pretty much can’t go wrong with this collection.

  • Nita

    The hooded cape. I am here for it. Reminds me of what the Fae would wear in Lord of the Rings

    • Ginger

      Joan of Arc gets married. That was my initial reaction.

  • http://redheadedwolf.wordpress.com/ Laura Renee

    Variety! How nice. 3 and 8 are my favorites — lol, the earrings in 11 (though I like that dress too).

  • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

    Gorgeous – love the metallics, love the ornate veils, love the ethnic diversity of the models. Possibly more illusion-netting than there would be in a perfect world. I think Lupita could rock the second last one on the red carpet.

  • Tanya Wade

    This is the first bridal collection featured here in the last few weeks that is singing. I may not look everything (hello, mermaid dress!) but the Deco numbers are singing a siren song to me.

    • MilaXX

      I am over mermaid dresses. Especially those where the bottom trumpets out in such an exaggeration fashion that even the slimmest bride looks like a toilet brush.

      • random_poster

        The toilet brush comment made me laugh!

      • oohsparkley!

        Toilet brush comment is so funny and so perfectly descriptive. These gowns are BEAUTIFUL!! Please make them in gorgeous colors for the red carpets and award shows.

        • MilaXX

          seriously Reco Chapelle from The Fashion Show did the wedding dress for real housewife Kandi Burrus and the dress is just hiddy. He made the mermaid train out of Ostrich feathers and it was so big and long it looked like her sewed a 8×10 rung to the bottom of the dress.

      • Vee

        OMG!!! I am laughing so hard, you have forever ruined my view of mermaid/trumpet dresses. Gotta catch my breath!

  • @Biting Panda

    WOW. I am not a bridal collection kind of a girl, but some of these are just stunning! Maybe I will put a fancy wedding on my Lottery Winning Bucket List and one of these dresses will be the star of the show.

    • Kent Roby

      Don’t be silly; no matter how gorgeous the dress, you would still be the star!

  • mmebam

    The fit in some of these busts is questionable.

  • Bootsy

    As a longtime married who’s glanced at these collections on TLo over the years before clicking on the more interesting of the days’ entries– I am finally moved to post a comment.
    These dresses are BREATHTAKING. Oh, Lordy.

  • Latin Buddy

    Is that Lisa Jackson from ANTM?

    • sugarkane105

      I thought she looked familiar!

    • Kent Roby

      Thank you, I didn’t see your post when I posted below! Trying to remember where I’ve seen someone from will literally keep me awake at night!

    • Kitten Mittons

      Yes, I think so!

  • Kent Roby

    I love the silver exotic looks, so much more exciting (to me) than the expected all-white collection.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/TheOctocornNetwork International Model

    This is stunning. On the Red Carpet to Love, these are knock outs and, more importantly, inspirations.

  • Ginger

    I gay-gasped while sitting at my desk. THIS is a collection that I whole-heartedly love and approve of. YES! Something interesting yet beautiful.

    Side note: This is the kind of styling that works for wedding collections.

  • BlairBear

    A lot of these don’t instantly read as bridal which I think is kind of great.

    • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

      Yes, I could see a few of these on the Red Carpet, too.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    I looooove these. Especially #5. Off to tell my husband we need a vow renewal.

    Seriously, so few wedding gowns have interesting textiles — there’s so much ill-made lace, or trying to add visual interest by drowning the thing in Swarovski crystals. I love the craftsmanship in the beadwork on these — it looks thoroughly integrated into the textile, rather than ticky-tack trim. And I LOVE that.

    • ampg

      Yes, these really look like “once in a lifetime” dresses. I love them all.

  • MilaXX

    Not bad. Some of the slinky, silvery ones ever too much into evening gown territory for me. I’m not a lace fan so I’m surprised I like the long sleeved lace(4?) and I think I like the strapless lace (12) as well.

  • Constant Reader

    Aside from the fishtail ones (which I irrationally dislike), every one of these is in my wheelhouse. But it is admittedly a prim, girly, vintage and fairy-tale loving wheelhouse. Love the veils, too.

  • formerlyAnon

    There’s some Rita Hayworth gown-itude in there

  • jilly_d

    LURV! Not just the same ol’.

  • Charm City

    Adore #3, though it does look more than a little bit like that Gucci chain-mail gown that Taylor Swift wore a couple of months ago…

  • Little_Olive

    My, those women are about to embark on some SERIOUS marriages. You better get your present at Tiffany’s, or else don’t bitter showing up. And don’t even think of commenting about your cutesy-backyard-spur-of-the-moment, no-prenup wedding, you know it’s just tacky.

  • random_poster

    Many of these are lovely, and several can be worn as gowns.

  • Jacqueline Wessel

    Glittery disco brides. Love it and love the birch tree background.

  • Bexxx

    I am IN LOVE. I usually do not give a crap about wedding gowns- if god forbid I ever chose to marry (for the money, of course) I always thought I’d go thrift store- this collection could make me go designer.

  • marlie

    SO BEAUTIFUL. Almost all of these are just stunning. I’d never wear it, but the one with the feather-trimmed cape is amazing.

  • Imasewsure

    Wow gorgeous… can’t go wrong with vintage Hollywood bridal and these are stunning

  • SusiePamudji

    These are super interesting. None of them my style, but I could see people enjoying them.

  • Sarah

    LOVE these. They manage to be innovative and lovely and offer a lot of beautiful options in what is usually a very narrow design niche.

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

    I NEED A WEDDING CAPE. Maybe without the feathers, though. And I am loving the use of pattern and silver for a bridal collection. Gorgeous!

  • padma sallah

    This is a bridal collection I could get behind. It looks more than just “bridal”. Plus, I am living for the one with the cape!

  • KT

    FOR THE WIN. These are so ridiculously gorgeous, I could drink in the details all day.

    If I were to ever get married (doubtful), I would want to do it in something from this line. Hell, I’d wear these anyway — wedding or no. The 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 8th and 11th are my favorites. That’s a lot of faves.

    • marlie

      It’s nice when there’s a collection where you like most of the pieces, and there are just a few that don’t float your boat, as opposed to the opposite.

  • decormaven

    The one with the cape- now that’s some drama. Would love to attend the ceremony where that stunner would appear.

  • FrigidDiva

    I really like this collection, there’s a lot of visual interest with the textures and textiles and I love that it’s not bright white. I’m a sucker for anything that has a vintage and old Hollywood feel since that was the theme of our wedding. Maybe this has already been brought up and answered on another bridal thread, but why can’t they ever have a photo shoot or runway show where the models are directed to look happy and smile? These ladies look like they’re headed off to arranged marriages in Victorian England.

    • marlie

      It’s my understanding that often, on runway shows (not just bridal) that they’re directed to not show a lot of emotion. I guess they’re supposed to be “blank slates” to allow the focus to be on the clothes? I’d think that they’d at least be able to relax their faces a little for a bridal collection, though.

      • FrigidDiva

        I can see that, but it just makes it seem like marriage is so bleak. Too bad Betsy Johnson or The Blondes don’t design wedding dresses, now those would be some interesting shows.

        • marlie

          I’d go to see those shows.

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ Alicia

          A wedding dress from The Blondes would definitely be a sight to behold. Hopefully it’d have a bejewelled shoulder cat and possibly a mask.

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

    WOW! This is really imaginative for bridal gowns. I love it. Way to get noticed and make sure the spotlight is on you on your wedding day.

  • Kent Roby

    The model in the 3rd (and 2nd to last) look is very familiar; was she on ANTM or Make Me A Supermodel? I think she was also a recent model on PR.

    • Kent Roby

      Thanks, Latin Buddy; yes, it appears to be Lisa Jackson from ANTM. Again, I’m pretty sure she was one of the models on PR recently, too.

  • MarissaLG

    WOW.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Nice, but more sleeves, please.

  • Gloriana Reginata

    The way Khan uses the patterns in the embroidery – half of these would be lustworthy just as formalwear. His work is always so distinctive.

  • Raspberry2012

    I really think all of these are lovely, except for the strapless mermaid flair ones. I’m so sick of those, I could run screaming into the night if I ever see another one! But the rest of these are gorgeous!

  • LadyVimes

    He has become one of my favorite runway designers. His dresses always seem interesting but also wearable, which seems to be a struggle for a lot of couture designers. The Herrera bridal collection that was posted earlier bored me.
    I will say that I haven’t seen one of his dresses well-executed on a red carpet…

    Those long embroidered veils are beautiful.

  • kimmeister

    This might be my favorite bridal collection I’ve ever seen posted here. There were a few “meh” pieces sprinkled throughout, but the majority of them were full-on STUNNERS.

  • CB

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. I am recently engaged and just starting to think about what kind of wedding dress I want. I am obsessed with the metallics and cap sleeves–esp. #2 and #3. Hoping these styles trickle down to less expensive brands!

  • Qitkat

    Extraordinarily beautiful collection. Ageless elements, both Art Nouveau and Art Deco, glamourous vintage Hollywood, all with refreshing variations. Every detail seems to have been well considered. The fabrics are lush and thoughtfully utilized. The veils and capes are stunning. And notice that hand jewelry, it echoes henna tattoos in a most intriguing way.

  • demidaemon

    These are pretty stunning and unusual, especially for a wedding collection. I wish the designer had used that first model more–she is stunning. As a minor critique, some of these dresses could read a little draggy, but I don’t necessarily see that as a problem for wedding dresses.

    • Coolekat

      She looks like a Barbie doll.

  • crash1212

    I’m usually not a bridal person, but these are stunning. What a beautiful and unusual collection.

  • LipstickForPigs

    I would cut a bitch for #5. True story.

  • Kirstin McAulay

    Can I claim the embroidered coat dress… sleeves and suitable for curves!!

  • bitchybitchybitchy

    Once again I am pleased to see some gowns that have sleeves. At least that’s an option for the bride who doesn’t feel compelled to show her guests that she’s the epitome of hotness by bearing nearly all.

  • Vtg Fashion Library

    Dare I hope that the strapless wedding dressfixation is dying, albeit however slowly?

  • http://www.dinnerisserved1972.com DinnerIsServed1972

    The metallics are speaking to me.

  • LeelaST

    So many of these are absolute stunners – especially the 4th from the top – to die.

  • conniemd

    very beautiful and imaginative collection, but then that describes Naeem Khan as a designer. I agree with those who liked #5. It is a jaw dropping gown.

  • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

    No. 4 is a bathrobe with a veil on top as she’s going out to get the paper…

  • Rita Patrick

    Is that Lisa from ANTM in shots 3 and 19?

  • Kate4queen

    I actually love some of these! Color me surprised!

  • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

    He got the memo about sleeves! These are some interesting looks, which is not something you can often say about bridal-wear. Some unexpected shapes, motifs, and pairings. The mantilla on the twelfth look is everything I live for.

  • rebeemoon

    I really love these. They’re so unusual for bridal wear. Especially love #4. Anyone know what those (deadly) pearl gauntlets are that some of the ladies are sporting?

  • Coolekat

    The one with the feathered cape near the end is mine.

  • KayEmWhy

    I’m in the minority here, but a lot of these dresses have vagina badges or belly enhancers. I only like a few.

    • makeityourself

      Kay, I’m joining you. This is the ugliest bridal collection I’ve ever seen posted here at TLo Enterprises. A list of what I do not like: the dishwater color (grey is the new white!), the sheerness from shoulder to hem, the strategically placed sparkle blobs on the sheerness, the shiny, the sequins, the Las Vegas of it all. Yuck and yuck.

  • save_the_hobbit

    The second dress down, but in blush with flowy cap lace sleeves would be my dream dress.

  • ankali

    Exquisite. This man is so amazing.

  • quiltrx

    LOVE Naeem Khan! A few needle-scratches for me here and there, but overall a LOT of gay-gasps out of me.

  • http://gabyrippling.tumblr.com/ Gaby

    “Hello? Yes, I’d like to order one of each of the Spring 2015 Bridal collection? … How many brides? It’s just me. … Yes, I’m aware one generally only has one wedding gown. … When is the date? Darling, I’m not even getting married yet. I’m just in love. … With whom? With the dresses in this collection, darling. … Hello? Hello?”

    SERIOUSLY. WANT EVERY LAST FREAKING ONE. And I have neither the money nor the engagement to even justify such money-dropping. SIGH.

  • Hetha Innis

    Breathtaking!

  • Judih1

    Many of these gowns I would love to see in colors and on the red carpet. I kinda like many of the veils. Wish there were other occasions to wear a veil besides a wedding. Many veils can be the new turbans! Can you just see Lupita rocking a veil!

    Love that his models are ethnically diverse!

  • Sophie

    A lot of great dresses, not necessarily wedding ones!

  • lilazander

    As I am usually bored with bridal collections-they just don’t excite or interest me much, I find this particular one breathtaking. Really beautiful!

  • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

    #4 is what I pictured Lady Margaery Tyrell getting married to dorkface in (I was pretty disappointed by the actual gown).

  • SRQkitten

    Hmm…have discovered one thing I dislike more than strapless bridal gowns – strapless bridal gowns with illusion netting up top. ICK. I’m not talking about the dresses that have the lovely embroidered detail on the illusion netting but the ones that are plain. Otherwise some lovely dresses that take the concept of “bridal wear” in a new direction which is welcome!

  • kategs

    some seriously gorgeous gleam going on here. The third one down is spectacular, minus the train.

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

    Now, here’s a designer who really understands that everyone gets married. This seems to reach for a huge range of ages, personal styles, weddings styles…all with a lot of glamour and glitter. Love the whole concept of this collection.

  • kim bunchalastnames

    most of these are stellar.

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  • Sunraya

    Beautiful!!! And some have sleeves and tops to them!!!

  • LaLane

    What is the style of lace used in these gowns?