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The Kenneth Pool collection offers glamorous gowns with impeccable silhouettes. Showcasing a variety of styles Kenneth Pool’s line ranged from luxurious ball gowns to sleek fit to flare shapes. We loved the manipulation of tulle in some of the gowns but also the intricate beading in others. Our trunk show is going to feature all of these gorgeous looks, for appointments please call (202) 965-4696 or email









Well, we are back from Bridal Market in New York! As with every season, there is a lot to take in, but we made sure to take note of every trend and report back to our brides! So, here is your bridal fashion breakdown for spring 2016. The top 5 trends are…

Crop Top

For brides looking for something a little more funky, the crop top effect can be a fun and playful look. The key to pulling of this trend is balance, not too low cut and a flowing shape. Just a hint of skin keeps the feel light and lovely.


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Mira Zwillinger

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Monique Lhuillier

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Geometric and Linear Embroidery 

Embroidery has been popular for a few seasons now, but this market we noticed very unique embellishments, a little more angular and linear. What’s great about this trend is that geometric embroidery can work on long slinky gowns or full skirts.

Kenneth Pool

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Monique Lhuillier

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Cut Outs

In recent seasons we’ve seen cut-outs featured by a sample of designers. However, this market it seems as though the idea of cut-outs was fully embraced. Between ball gowns and sleek silhouettes the edgy trend made a cameo more than a few times.

Angel Sanchez

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Half Overskirts

Tulle skirts are such a classic bridal look and brides have always loved them. The idea of an overskirt is great because it provides versatility to brides wanting to switch their look. While providing brides the same flexibility as a full overskirt, the half over skirt gives brides more of a retro look, think Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina… who could forget that iconic gown???

Berta Bridal

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Carolina Herrera

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Monique Lhuillier

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Off the Shoulder

This is such a classic neckline and we are so happy to see it getting attention again! The neckline is not ideal for everyone but when it works, it works. The downside to the off the shoulder cut is that it restricts arm movement, however we have seen in the past that some brides don’t mind, as long as they like the look!


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Monique Lhuillier

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Day 2…
Wow what a whirlwind of fashion!
From the simple elegance of Jenny Lee and Rivini
to the grandeur of Kenneth Pool…
we’ve seen it all…

Jenny Lee Spring 2012
Jenny Lee stepped out of her box this season.
Ruching, of course, is still in the mix. However she incorporated ruffles, feathers, higher necklines & even ballgowns into her latest collection…

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Now serious time…

“1201”One shoulder sweetheart neckline with a ruched bodice & organza ruffled a-line skirt

Chantilly lace sheath with sheer bateau neckline

Sweetheart neckline, ruched bodice & natural waist ballgown accented with organza flowers

“1211”Crescent neckline with ruched bodice & draped skirt which is adorned with floral applique accent

Rivini Spring 2012
Rivini’s collection was inspired by Central Park in the Spring.
Warm hues reminiscent of blushing cheeks and flower blossoms complimented the light and airy fabrics of the gowns.
Draping and texture were everywhere,
however we were happy to see their signature alencon lace as well…


Fringed sweetheart neckline in Fortuny pleated silk organza with organza & tulle double peplum skirt

Gabriella just looking cute as a button
Fit-to-flare silk organza gown with delicate petals & cascading crystal beading


Fit-to-flare alencon lace gown with beading at the natural waist & tissue organza crumb catcher neckline


Organza edged sweetheart neckline, modified a-line skirt, layered with pleated tulle, silk organza, beading & satin organza petal details….
Wow that was a mouth full

“New Necklace”The new neckline for the line that we loved…

Kenneth Pool Spring 2012
Kenneth Pool introduced caffe tones & portrait necklines into the collection….

“Alana”Strapless taffeta ballgown in caffe with crystal beaded bodice, low dropped waist & dramatic draped skirt

“Yulia”V-neck taffeta ballgown with asymmetrical pick up skirt, beaded belt & origami back detail

More to come…
Carine, Jessica & Gabriella

To complete your dream wedding,
you need your dream dress.
Starting today (2/24) through Saturday (2/26)
we are having a Kenneth Pool Trunk Show.
We will have the exclusive Fall 2011 Collection in store
as well as some of the Kenneth Pool classics.

The trunk show is by by appointment only,
so give us a call at 202.965.4696
or email us at
to make your appointment.

See you there,