When I first started covering the bridal market, I was so excited about the opportunity to be introduced to a different world besides fashion. My first job was for a prominent black owned fashion and lifestyle magazine. When I gave my editor my wrap up story,I was asked “where are the black models that we can post”. I was only able to give five images. Being so excited about attending bridal market, I didn’t even notice the lack of diversity. I was just happy to see beautiful gowns. This season, I was thrilled to see different shades showcasing stunning gowns and high-five to the designers that hired them.
The bridal industry is for everyone, as we have brides all over the world who buy magazines and visit the websites to get inspirations. It is important to have representation on the runways and advertisement. I am usually not one to cover issues and only focus on fashion but I was really delighted to see women who look like me walk proudly down the runway with beautiful gowns. Looking forward to October Market to see more.
Justin Alexander Spring 2019 Collection
PHOTO CREDIT : DAN LECCA
Berta Spring 2019 Collection
Photo Credit @mikecolon
Viktor & Rolf Spring 2019 Collection
Amsale Spring 2019 Collection
Morilee by Madeline Gardner Spring 2019 Collection
Have you ever been shopping and just could not find a gown that you can try on, look trendy and bridal? Justin Alexander has launched a capsule collection with model and influencer Iskra Lawrence allowing a bride to be themselves. Iskra is advocate for body confidence. Iskra is a model who is not afraid to show her curves.
As a bridal consultant, I constantly meet curvy brides who are searching for gowns that make them look like a bride and not frumpy. I was so excited to feature this collection. The collection showcases elegant, sexy and sophisticated gowns that I know you future brides will love. Check out the website to get information on how you can win a free gown.
Coping with the winter months can be a little depressing as we deal with snow, icy rain and frigid winds. With all the cold forecast, we have some brides who can weather the storm and plan a winter wedding. I noticed my last post of plus size trends was a success so I decided to list some fashion forward gowns for our future brides.
For the curvy bride, who wants to hide their curves but still want to look sexy….. go for a drop waist or natural waist ballgown.
Sarah Jassir Fall 2015
Classy Lace Gown
Eve of Milady
Want to cover your arms? Check out some stylish capes that will make a statement.