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We received a sneak peek at next year’s bridal fashion collections at New York Bridal Market and spotted six bridal trends that kept strutting down the runway. If your calendar is circled for fall 2013, take note.

 

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Ines Di Santo
 

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Badgley Mischka

OFF-THE-SHOULDER SLEEVES

Evoking a sense of Old World romance, sleeves are slipping down and gracefully grazing just below the shoulder.

 

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Anne Barge
 

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Romona Keveza

BLUSH

A typical alt option in past seasons, blush-toned gowns have earned a prominent place in wedding fashion, and designers are complying. According to Kleinfeld bridal fashion director Terry Hall, it’s the second most popular dress choice, behind the obvious wedding white.

 

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Lazaro
 
 

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Reem Acra

BELL-SHAPED SKIRTS

Another nod to Old World fashion, the bell-shaped skirt made an appearance down several runways for fall 2013. The dramatic ball gown is perfect for a statement-making entrance, with a silhouette that flatters.

 

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Claire Pettibone
 

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Vera Wang

ILLUSION NECKLINES

Romantic and feminine, illusion necklines are becoming as popular as their strapless predecessors. The subtle sexiness has been seen accented with lace, sheer voile and sequins for styles that range from delicate to decadent.

 

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Monique Lhuillier
 

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Oscar de la Renta

SLEEVES

Thanks to Duchess Catherine’s sleeved style choice for the Royal Wedding, it’s apparent that sleeves will be sticking around, especially in the chillier months.

 

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Theia
 

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Ines Di Santo

METALLICS

Metallic touches have recently been popular in wedding décor, and we’re now beginning to see it make an appearance on the ensembles.

Brittny Drye is the senior editor of Equally Wed, the nation's premier online magazine for gay and lesbian weddings and honeymoons. Follow her @BrittnyDrye.

Photo: Mark Luethi Photography; others courtesy of Monique Lhuillier, CLD PR

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