Zac Posen’s first collection for David’s Bridal doesn’t come out until next February, but the designer is already giving a sneak peek at what to expect through his Instagram (@zac_posen). Lace, bows, tulle, satin covered buttons and pleats populate his feed, giving us a preview of the bridal, bridesmaids, and special occasion dresses to come. Click to preview the designs now—bridal styles will range from $850 to $1,350 and special occasions dresses for $195 to $225—and stay tuned for more updates as we gear up for the launch early next spring.
This is the best thing to happen to David’s Bridal since Vera Wang: Zac Posen just announced he’s doing a collection for the bridal retailer. The collaboration, named Truly Zac Posen, will include bridal styles for $850 to $1,350 and special occasion looks (think bridesmaids and beyond) for $195 to $225. “David’s Bridal brings shared vision and incomparable expertise in the category,” Posen says in a statement. “From our first meeting regarding inspiration and design direction, our desire to offer high-fashion, glamorous design at an affordable price-point was clearly in alignment. From there, ‘Truly Zac Posen’ was born.” The lineup will include gowns in ivory and “a touch of portobello,” he promises, as well as special occasion dresses in neutral and seasonal colors. Judging from the all-white gowns that have sashayed down his runway, some of which are shown here, we can’t wait to see how he’ll integrate his bold glamour and feminine silhouettes into looks fit for walking down an aisle. His first collection will be available in stores and online starting February 2014. And, like Vera Wang’s David’s Bridal collection, new styles will be released throughout the year. Tell us: Would you shop for Zac Posen at DB?
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Kristin Cavallari said “I do” to Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on June 8th in Nashville’s Woodmont Christian Church. More than 140 of the couple’s closest friends and family watched the former reality star walk down the aisle in a strapless Monique Lhuillier gown with a lace bodice and bustling skirt. The bride also wore a pair of custom-designed Chinese Laundry shoes, a fitting choice as Cavallari launched a capsule collection of shoes for the brand in December. She topped it off with a long veil with lace trimming, and the couple’s 10-month-old, Camden Jack was pulled down the aisle in a wagon. Congratulations to the couple!
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Jennifer Love Hewitt just announced she is engaged and expecting with her co-star from The Client List, Brian Hallisay. The couple, both 34, celebrated their big news in Paris this week, where JLoHew showed off her newest bling, a diamond solitaire with a thin diamond micropave band. This is one of the most popular styles of engagement rings right now (about 1,460,000 results come up on Google for a search for “solitaire with pave band”). So, now that you’ve seen it up close, what do you think? Leave your unfiltered thoughts in the comments.
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Lady Gaga had the honor of being a bridesmaid at her bestie’s wedding in Cabo San Lucas on Saturday, June 8. Gone were her wild stage costumes and funky hair for the beachside nuptials. Rather, she stood beside the bride, her school pal Bo O’Connor, in a subdued rosewater colored maxi dress by Ariane Goldman of Twobirds Bridesmaid. The style is made to be worn long after the wedding, as it can be wrapped 15 different ways—think criss-cross back, added sleeves, and strapless—to make it feel like new. Shop the style for $310 in at twobirdsbridesmaid.com, available in 15 colors.
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Don Draper has nothing on Linda Cardellini’s fiancée Steven Rodriguez! The Mad Men star, who plays Don’s neighbor (and mistress!) Sylvia Rosen, announced her engagement to longtime boyfriend Rodriguez during Friday’s taping of The View, then took to Twitter shortly after to share a picture of her sparkler. “My daughter Lilah Rose wants everyone to now that her mommy and daddy are getting married,” she tweeted, along with an adorable photo of her 15-month-old daughter wearing the ring. Too cute! Congratulations to the whole family.
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This is what Valentino comes out of retirement for! Only the best, of course. Last year, it was Anne Hathaway’s wedding dress. This year, it’s a princess. The designer, who retired from fashion in 2008, brushed off his sketching hands to create the wedding dress for Princess Madeleine of Sweden for her wedding to New York banker Christopher O’Neill, held at the Royal Palace Church in Stockholm on Saturday, June 8. “Working with Princess Madeleine has just been so easy,” Valentino said in a statement. “She is very lovely girl. She is modern, fun, full of energy and enthusiasm, and she is so beautiful! It has been a pleasure and an honor.” The dress he created is made with silk organdies and applications of ivory Chantilly lace. The train was four meters long. The veil measured six meters long, crafted with silk organdies with tulle edges and Chantilly lace flowers. The waist had small vertical pleats the spread out to the skirt. Topping it off, orange blossoms decorated her royal tiara. The Princess is 31 (as of June 10), and the youngest daughter of the King and Queen of Sweden. She is fourth in line to the throne.
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Ever since I said “I do” three summers ago, I envy the brides-to-be who are in the throes of wedding planning every time June rolls around. Don’t get me wrong—planning my wedding was stressful, occasionally frustrating, and a lesson in Secretary of State-level diplomacy. But I miss the near-daily focus on all things pretty. Which is why I had so much fun putting together InStyle.com’s revamped wedding special, featuring a roundup of the latest bridal looks from designers like Carolina Herrera, Reem Acra, Vera Wang, and more; party planning advice from pro Mindy Weiss; and wedding dress shopping tips from Jenny Packham. (I could have used her “stress less” advice three years ago, given it took me eight tries to decide on a gown!) Whether you’re walking down the aisle or sitting in the audience, you’ll also find a great gallery of updos for the big day, tips so your makeup lasts all night, and more. Head on over to check it all out now, and be sure to tweet your bridal style to us all summer long at @InStyle.
— Jennifer Merritt