Bridal Week is wrapping up, and just in time--considering all that engagement news floating about (Lauren Conrad got engaged, yay! Prince Harry might propose, boooooooo). And even if you're willing to admit it or not, looking at ridiculously pretty wedding dresses is really fun. There's a reason our DVRs are loaded up with Say Yes To The Dress reruns.
While these days, you can pretty much plan a wedding any way you want (food trucks, cupcakes, karaoke... ) and wear whatever you please, some interesting trends did stand out. Designers from Vera Wang to Amsale to recent-celeb-favorite Romona Keveza showed non-white gowns. As a matter of fact, Wang didn't show a single white, ivory, or even champagne dress, opting instead for various shades of pink. Thanks to the residual Kate Middleton effect, lacy sleeves are still big. The '90s minimalist influence has also infiltrated the bridal market, with Angel Sanchez and Elizabeth Fillmore showing Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy-esque slipdresses. Designers went practical, too--offering versatile fit-and-flare dresses that can totally be re-worn, plus overcoats and little jackets.
But despite Houghton's bridal take on the bandeau top and skirt combo and Temperley's wide-leg jumpsuit, bridal designers still brought the pretty, pretty traditional-ish gowns to the runway. Click through for our top picks.