Hundreds of new wedding dresses made their debut on the 2018 New York Bridal Fashion Week runways a couple of weeks ago in the Big Apple, and we were lucky enough to catch most of the looks fresh-on-the-runways. However, out of all of the gowns I laid eyes on, there was one dress in particular that I can’t get out of my head: Designer Anne Barge’s blush pink ‘Abigail’ gown, all wrapped up with a bow in the back (pictured above and below for a good close-up goosey).
Overall, I was head-over-heels for Barge’s whimsical new collection inspired by nature’s midnight garden… From dreamy layers of floral lace through to the delicate tracery of ribbons and bows, let’s escape into Anne Barge’s “fanciful garden” together, as we swoon over her latest feminine frocks.
Whether it’s a dramatic satin bow in the lower back, a subtle tulle bow that drapes to the floor or a slim ribbon to tie the look together, a playful bow adds a feminine accent to a wedding dress. Anne Barge is the authority on this bow-tiful bridal trend.
Trend alert: Bows in your hair. Hair and makeup were kept sleek and simple during the Anne Barge show in New York, with smooth, swept back ponytails held by a ribbon. What do you think? To bow or not to bow?
Many of us don’t often wear strapless dresses, so it can feel foreign and maybe intimidating to wear one on one of the biggest days of your life. Cue in the these gorgeous off-the-shoulder Anne Barge gowns. Equal parts flirty and feminine, they create a flattering look for any bride’s shape.
The grand ball gowns
There were no leg-baring sheer or short wedding dresses gracing Barge’s Fall 2018 runway in New York; rather the majority of the frocks were floor-sweeping grand gowns, that were detailed with ethereal materials like embroidered lace and glitter tulle. ‘Go big’ or ‘go bow’ seems to be Anne’s philosophy with this latest collection. Here are the princess gowns that caught our eye on the runway.
Drum roll…the showstopper!
While the blush pink Abigail gown was my personal obsession, it was the finale ‘Opal’ gown that was the crowd-pleasing strapless showstopper. Vogue’s Laird Borrelli-Persson says it best, “It was an extravagance of tulle and organza topped by a form-fitting bodice from which meringued a two-tiered ball skirt covered in hundreds of delicate petals that quivered—much like a bride’s full heart—as the model walked.”
All images by Dan Lecca
About Anne Barge: Founded in 1999, the Anne Barge Bridal collection is renowned for timeless gowns with a contemporary twist. Inspired by vintage couture, the Anne Barge collection combines the best of classic design and modern trends, using the finest fabrics, embellishments, and embroidery sourced throughout the world. Anne Barge offers an abundance of elegant options for the discerning bride in two collections, Anne Barge Couture and Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge. With profound expertise in creating special occasion gowns, Anne Barge Eveningwear is made with the brand’s trademark attention to detail, from fabric to fit.
Anne Barge is stocked in Perfect Day Bridal in Willoughby, Sydney.