Let the Fittings Begin: 5 Bridal Takeaways from New York Fashion Week

By Maria Ward

The Spring 2019 shows have made the move to London, but with the New York collections in the rearview mirror, now is the perfect time to review our favorite collections for all of those bridal moments you may have missed the first time around. It’s never too early to start planning your dream wedding wardrobe after all, and when the ready-to-wear runways are already brimming with ideas, why wait for Bridal Fashion Week? Here, 5 highlights to take with you to Milan. 

Marigold Is the New Millennial Pink
New York Fashion Week saw a bold use of color, though there was one shade that stood out from the rest: Gen Z yellow. The pitch-perfect hue popped up at Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and Brandon Maxwell, to name a few. With everything coming up marigold, spring brides can color their wedding party in the same shade and pluck their bridesmaid dresses right off the runway.

Honeymoon Lingerie à la Rihanna
Rihanna closed out New York Fashion Week with her first-ever Savage x Fenty lingerie show. The inclusive cast included Gigi and Bella Hadid, Joan Smalls, and an expectant Slick Woods (who went into labor after). The lacy underpinnings and feathered heels would feel all the more apropos on the honeymoon night. And thanks to a slinky new crop of slip dresses by Marc Jacobs, Coach 1941, and more, you can wear skivvies beyond the boudoir.

All Eyes Are on the Veil
Ever since Meghan Markle married Prince Harry in a cathedral-length wedding veil spanning 16 feet, brides-to-be have been looking to go long on their big day. Fortunately, the runways saw no shortage of options to choose from. At Rodarte, seamstresses hand-stitched fresh rosebuds into tulle veils of lilac and blush, while hairstylist Odile Gilbert fashioned extravagant floral crowns to match the occasion.

Prairie Girl Goes to the Altar
Prairie frocks have officially replaced princess dresses. Indeed, pioneer women have been flying their fashion flag high: They’re on the catwalk and on the front row. Editors got a head start last season with the arrival of Batsheva—a breakout new label that began carving out space in the fashion conscience for its signature, ruffled dresses with pie-crust collars rendered in Laura Ashley-esque floral prints. On the Spring 2019 runway frontier, interpretations spun from whisper-thin tulle and point d’esprit lace placed the trend in bridal territory. 

Designer Boxed Wine?
Break out the bubbly! Brandon Maxwell took the style set down South with a tailgate-inspired fashion show that paid homage to his Texas roots. (After receiving cowboy boots as invitations, guests sat in the back of pickup trucks to get a glimpse at the glamorous collection.) The standout accessory was a translucent top-handle that contained a bottle of sparkling rosé. Gigi Hadid has already been seen carrying the newest It-bag on the Fashion Week party circuit—and we think the not-so-basic wine tote is a clear choice for bridesmaid gifts this spring.