5 Wedding Gowns Fit for The New Yorker Bride

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There’s nothing chicer than a New York bride, or a New York wedding gown. Although every bride is different, the New York fashionista understands how to play with trends and drama, but always with a nod to the traditional. The result? Dresses that make a statement, while always being classy. And what else would you expect, from the city of Breakfast at Tiffany’s and The Great Gatsby?

This year we’re seeing trends that are perfect for that sophisticated look — capes, fitted tailoring, dramatic necklines, and more. So expect this year’s Big Apple brides to deliver.

Incorporating some major 2018 trends but still making a classic statement, these dresses are perfect for the NYC bride.


1)   A New York Fairytale






New Yorkers certainly aren’t strangers to making a statement and this dress from Inbal Dror’s Fall 2018 collection does just that. This organza ball gown features an eye-catching, off-the-shoulder neckline, sheer layered bodice, and full skirt. Over-the-top in just the right places, this dress is perfect for a New York fairytale. (Click on image to see more!)

Photo Credit: Inbal Dror Off-The-Shoulder Embroidered Ball Gown Wedding Dress Fall 2018, © DAN AND CORINA LECCA







2)   A Fashion-Forward Twist





Fashion-forward New Yorkers don’t feel overly-burdened by tradition, so you’ll often see a New Yorker bride pushing boundaries. This Viktor & Rolf jumpsuit gives a nod to the traditional tuxedo with its precise tailoring but is still undeniably feminine. Its fitted silhouette will be sure to show off your assets, while still remaining the definition of class. Pair with a short veil or jewelled headpiece to complete the look. (Click on image to see more!)

Photo Credit: Browns Bride







3)   Boho Chic






Plunging necklines are a huge 2018 trend and this whimsical gown from the Berta Fall 2018 Collection will allow a New York fashionista to channel some major boho-chic vibes. Keep it simple with loose hair or a messy up-do and just one or two pieces of statement jewellery to tie it all together. (Click on image to see more!)

Photo Credit: FirstVIEW

4)   A Twist On Traditional






This year will see a lot of brides swapping traditional trains and veils for capes. You can go as bold or as simple as you want, but this classic dress by Justin Alexander gives you the perfect combination of tradition and trend. The cape should be a supporting element to the outfit, not outshine the dress. (Click on image to see more!)

Photo Credit: BRIDES, Dan Lecca








5)   A Modern Classic





This Amanda Wakeley gown takes that Gatsby charm and elevates it to the modern day. With a dramatic but minimalist train and a fitted silhouette to accentuate your curves, this New York wedding gown makes a statement. The intricate bead details on the capped sleeves are continued across the open back, giving this dress some New York drama. (Click on image to see more!)

Photo Credit: Amanda Wakeley









For a New York Wedding Gown, it’s all about being fashion-forward while still incorporating classical elements. If you’re looking for a gown fit for a New Yorker, remember to keep it chic and bold. There’s nothing off limits, as long as it’s sophisticated and makes you shine. And, when in doubt, just ask yourself: What would Audrey do?


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