Earlier this week, we were able to sit down with Brooke Mason, owner of Ivory & White, to discuss trends from this year’s New York International Bridal Week. Ivory & White is a bridal shop located in Crestline Village–right next door to our favorite photographer Arden Photography! When we can, we love to stop in their shop to see what gorgeous gowns they have recently gotten in and catch up about which Windwood Brides they have been working with. When Brooke returned from New York, we knew we had to pick her brain of her favorite trends. So here is what she had to say:

Handley: So..how was it this year? I’ve been dying to hear!

Brooke: Amazing as always!

H: What would you say are the top five trends we will be seeing walking down the aisle this coming year?

B: Well, the first trend I noticed were the extremely low backs on the gowns. They were very daring!

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Alvina Valenta

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Alvina Valenta

B: Next, the beading this year was very striking. It wasn’t as bling-y. This year it was tone-on-tone beading. We have seen this trend for the last four seasons and it is getting stronger and stronger.

ML Beading

Monique Lhuillier

ML beading 3

Monique Lhuillier

ML beading

Monique Lhuillier

B: The third trend, jackets over dresses. Or more of an overlay or shirt style. This was a new trend for me to see and I feel like next market there will be even more. The jackets can be removed for a transition from ceremony to reception–very versatile.

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Lela Rose

jacket

Lela Rose

B: A-line gowns are also big this year. Monique Lhuiller featured an A-line gown with a jacket as well which I thought was really cool.

Monique A-line

Monique Lhuiller

Romona Keveza A-line

Romona Keveza

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H: I love everything about these trends–so excited to see our brides make it their own. Thank you for giving me a recap of Bridal Week, I always love seeing you!

B: You’re welcome! You know I love to talk about gowns.

Many thanks to Brooke Mason and the girls at Ivory & White for sharing these trends with us!