Bridal Fashion Week: Part 1

Let me tell you...trying to choose my top 10 picks from Bridal Fashion Week is like trying to decide whether I want dark chocolate gelato or dark fudge brownies or dark chocolate cheesecake - can't I just choose 'all of the above'? Regardless of your opinion on a simple white dress for a woman's big day or a statement-making piece that leaves the party speechless, let's all agree that a wedding gown is one of the most important clothing items a woman buys in your life. I, for one, am not on the verge of marriage or even at the crossroads in a serious relationship, but I do occasionally dream about the future.

The talented fashion designers represented here have outdone themselves once again. The range of style spans from delicate & billowy to structured & defined, and a little of everything is included in my favorites. I have, therefore, broken down my winning faves into two posts; the second will follow later this week. You may want to grab a glass of wine and find a comfortable chair, because there are a LOT of photos here. But trust me, if you enjoy fashion, successful draping, and the beauty of a white dress, you'll enjoy this visual marathon.      [Part 2 coming on Thursday!]

Credit: Alberta Ferretti

Credit: Alberta Ferretti

Credit: Alon Livne

Credit: Austin Scarlett

Credit: Austin Scarlett

Credit: Badgley Mischka

Credit: Badgley Mischka

Credit: Badgley Mischka

Credit: Badgley Mischka

Credit: Christos

Credit: Claire Pettibone

Credit: Claire Pettibone

Credit: Della Giovanna

Credit: Delphine Manivet

Credit: Delphine Manivet

Credit: Delphine Manivet

Credit: Ersa Atelier

Credit: Hayley Paige

Credit: Hayley Paige

Credit: Hayley Paige

Credit: Hayley Paige

Credit: Hayley Paige

Credit: Hayley Paige

Many of these photos come from Brides.com and I am grateful to use them as a source. Please note that the images are not my property.