There were many beautiful looks on show during Bridal Fashion Week, which wrapped up on Tuesday. Narrowing the list down to the 10 best was pretty much akin to picking the cutest Jolie-Pitt kid. Impossible. But it had to be done, so Fashionista joined forces with the authority on all things bridal, Brides, and its Executive Editor Lauren Iannotti to confront the challenge.
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In his first bridal collection as creative director of the eternally coveted brand, Peter Copping really shook things up. Um, actually just a little, and totally within the Oscar de la Renta paradigm. (Not throwing shade! We totally love the Oscar paradigm.) In my favorite from the show, he piled his trademark lace into a lean, Spanish-ish strapless masterpiece. — Lauren Iannotti
I love the ease and fun and All-Americanness in this Hayley Paige gown. I want to go to this wedding because the bride is going to dance with me but not look weird and constricted, and have a hard time even just doing that "Uptown Funk" dance. — Lauren Iannotti
Haven't heard of Mira Zwillinger? You will. She's coming up in the best way, surprising with each show but always sticking to her schtick: dreamy, romantic gowns with an edge. Case in point: The etching designs on the bodice and shoulders of this illusion gown are delicate from a distance (hello, ceremony), but kind of disco up close (yes, dance floor!). — Lauren Iannotti
I know Deco is oh-ver, but I can't let go and neither, apparently, can Jenny Packham. Since I happen to be built like a 14-year-old boy, I love that the beading pattern on this dazzler goes horizontal at the hips, and and vertical on the thighs, giving the appearance of lady-curves. (Also, it's just so darn pretty.) — Lauren Iannotti
This hits so many cool bridal trends right now: color, volume, leafy print, deep-V neckline, high-low hem. That it nails them all in one dress without seeming too-too is a testament to Elizabeth Fillmore's skill and restraint. Perfection. — Lauren Iannotti
Personally, I'm hoping that the pants-as-wedding-dress trend is here to stay and I love how Houghton Bride designer Katharine Polk worked traditional bridal details — ivory, a pretty bow, floaty chiffon, an A-line silhouette — into a midriff-baring baby doll top and wide-leg trousers silhouette. It's modern and (sorta) classic at the same time. — Fawnia Soo Hoo
For her spring 2016 collection, Monique Lhuillier brought a little red carpet glamour to her her "Alice in Wonderland"-inspired collection. The delicate beading and embellishments create enough sparkle without going over-the-top and the three-quarter sleeves counterbalance the possibly scandalous deep plunge in the front. Plus, the skirting is grand enough, but still allows for comfort and movement (and hopefully ease while visiting the ladies' room). — Fawnia Soo Hoo
My jaw seriously dropped when this Angel Sanchez dress hit the runway last week. I love how it's cool and modern — thanks to frost-like 3-D beading at the shoulders, the architectural handkerchief tulle layers, the geometric cut-outs at the side and back — but also soft and feminine. If I could get married again (to the same person, ahem), I'd totally wear this dress. — Fawnia Soo Hoo
This Vera Wang bandeau-top and feathered ballgown skirt set is quite possibly the most badass wedding look ever. Granted it takes some daring (and the right type of wedding) to pull off all-black and a bare midriff for your special day, but this whole look is breathtakingly gorgeous and sure to be unforgettable. Plus, you really could wear this wedding outfit again as a set or as separates — maybe even to someone else's wedding, Jenna Lyons-style. — Fawnia Soo Hoo
The shape of this Lela Rose gown is so clean and minimalist that you can't help but put all your attention on the exquisite corded lace work. And the bride wearing it, of course. — Fawnia Soo Hoo