Consulting Diary- A-line vs Ballgown

Bridal Market ended in October and now we have a list of trunk shows for brides to preview the new collections. I am noticing a demand of A-line wedding gowns as many designers have showcased stunning A-line gowns. Many brides have been complaining that bridal consultants are showing them ballgowns. So I decided to showcase the difference between an A-line gown and a ballgown. The styles both have the same silhouette but the volume makes the difference.  Both are equally beautiful but I believe brides are looking for the modified A line look that can be flowly, sexy and easy to manage the day of the wedding. Let us take a look at some of the different bridal A-lines and Ballgowns.


A-Line: These dresses are fitted to the waist then flow to the ground in the shape of an uppercase “A”.

Ball Gown(Princess Gown): a  floor-length dress to be worn to formal event and traditionally has a full skirt and fitted bodice.

A line Gown with a Tulle Skirt

Divine Atelier




Lace/Textured A Line Gowns




Beaded Ball Gown

Ysa Makino




Sheer A- Line and Ball Gowns

Galia Lahav






Gala by Galia Lahav A line Beaded Gown


A-line Plain Gown

LeLa Rose


Trend Watch- Wedding Gowns 2017

Summer wedding seasons is upon us and we will see many trends we noticed last year. Let us check out what to expect Summer 2017

Floral Wedding Gowns-  Now you don’t have to carry the flowers, you can wear them in a stylish way. I love this style of gown as I can see it in a garden wedding or in a vineyard.


Ines Di Santo Floral and Lace BallGown

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Elisabetta Polignano-Floral  Lace Applique Gown


Angel Sanchez

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Shoot your best shot with beautiful bows down the aisle……

Isabelle Armstrong Silk Ballgown 


Lela Rose Paint Suit

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Oscar De LaRenta Glenn Gown


V Neck Wedding Gown

Lela Rose

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Galia Lahav- Gala Collection



Elie Saab -photos from



House Of Ollichon- based in the UK



Images Courtesy of House of Ollichon website

Lela Rose Spring 2017 Bridal Collection

Lela Rose Spring 2017 collection is made with the minimalist bride in mind, Lela Rose’s wedding dresses are  classic, minimal, modern, and bohemian. Focusing on fabrics, the spring 2017 bridal gowns showcase Lela Rose’s expert ability to fuse chic and understated styles all at once. Timeless silhouettes are given a modern update courtesy of trend driven pieces like separates, — a strapless top with high-waist trousers seems the perfect choice for a city bride — plunging v and square necklines, and illusion cutouts. Let us check out NY’s finest designer.


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To find a gown near you-

NY Bridal Market Spring 2016- Lela Rose

I had an exciting weekend previewing amazing gowns for Spring 2016. All the gowns were sexy and whimsical. I feel many of the designers wanted to focus on fantasy and elegance. From all the shows, I noticed illusion backs, lace details on sleeves and gowns that resemble Grace Kelly.

Today we are going to highlight Lela Rose who showcased an amazing collection. The Lela Rose Spring 2016 Bridal Collection is timeless and feminine drawing inspiration from Scottish illustrator,Jessie M. King, who was widely recognized for her unique children’s drawings.The collection, which features corded lace, crystal dusted embroidery and hand crafted matelassé,is youthful yet romantic evoking a soft and enchanting feeling. Let us check out some of my favorites.

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Birchwood Forest
Birchwood Forest

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The Magnolia Tree
The Magnolia Tree

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The Dusk
The Dusk
The Parish
The Parish

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