Wedding Fashion

Steal These Six Runway-Ready Looks Worn By Local Brides

See how our "Real Weddings" brides donned Bridal Fashion Week's breakout trends on their big day.


New York’s Bridal Fashion Week has officially come to a close, but we’ve still got fabulous frocks on the brain. As always, though, nothing inspires us quite like our “Real Weddings” brides. Ahead, we’ve rounded up six fashion-forward ladies who donned the latest runway trends on their wedding day, and found where you can get similar styles locally.

The Ruffle-Skirted Fit and Flare

(L to R) Photo by Heather Parker Photography, Photo courtesy of Hayley Paige

The bride’s look: “I didn’t want a lot of ‘shenanigans’ [on my dress],” Brittany says of the Vera Wang gown she wore at her Institute of Contemporary Art wedding.

On the spring 2020 runway: Hayley Paige’s ivory crepe “Lourdes” dress features a strapless sweetheart bodice and a raw-edge organza skirt. Brand carried at Flair Boston.

140 Newbury St., Boston, 617-247-2828, flairbridesmaid.com.

The Detailed Empire Waist Dress

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(L to R) Photo by Christopher Duggan Photography, Photo courtesy of Jenny Packham

The bride’s look: For her Gedney Farm wedding, bride Miriam wore her mother Rhonna’s 50-year-old wedding gown, altered by a seamstress to remove its cap sleeves and bow. “It was the most comfortable dress ever,” she says.

On the spring 2020 runway: The ivory silk chiffon “Brigitte” gown by Jenny Packham showcases a crystal embellished bodice. Brand carried at Ľélite Bridal Boutique.

14 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-1010, lelite.com.

The Off-The-Shoulder Ball Gown

(L to R) Photo by Zev Fisher Photography, Photo courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

The bride’s look: Kathryn had always envisioned walking down the aisle at Willowdale Estate in a sheath dress, but once she tried on this Anne Barge ball gown from Musette, there was no looking back. “I was like, ‘Oh wait, this is so fun,’” she says.

On the spring 2020 runway: Monique Lhuillier’s “Bed of Roses” ultra-romantic natural-waist ballgown features a rose jacquard fabric. Brand carried at Ľélite Bridal Boutique.

14 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-1010, lelite.com.

The Clean-Lined V-Neck Frock

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(L to R) Photo by Lindsay Hite, Photo courtesy of Lela Rose

The bride’s look: Accompanied by her mother, father, and sister, Sarah went wedding-dress shopping while visiting Boston for Thanksgiving. She found the simple and classic Alexandra Grecco gown she wore to her State Room celebration at Ceremony, the first shop she visited.

On the spring 2020 runway: This Lela Rose Swiss-dot jacquard number features a deep v-neck and a v-back, plus bow detailing. Brand carried at Ceremony.

53 River St., Boston, 857-277-1669, ceremonyboston.com.

The Long Sleeve Illusion Gown

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(L to R) Photo by Ashley O’Dell, Photo courtesy of Anne Barge

The bride’s look: Mackenzie chose her Martina Liana dress for its “refined sense of glamour,” she says. The only problem? It didn’t have sleeves. So she worked with the designer to add them for her Turner Hill Estate wedding. “I’d always known I wanted sleeves and lace [after] I saw photos of my mother’s wedding dress,” the bride says.

On the spring 2020 runway: Anne Barge’s “Lula” ballgown is adorned with rose- and bud-embroidered appliqués. Brand carried at Musette Bridal.

419 Boylston St., Boston, 617-424-1070, musettebridal.com.

The Vintage-Inspired Sheath

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(L to R) Photo by Brea McDonald Photography, Photo courtesy of Jenny Packham

The bride’s look: Bride Lauren says she’s “not really a ballgown-type-girl,” so she opted for a sheath dress by Inbal Raviv for her summer camp-inspired soiree at Hidden Pond.

On the spring 2020 runway: Jenny Packham’s ivory “Palermo” dress features head-to-toe sequin embellishment. Brand carried at Ľélite Bridal Boutique.

14 Newbury St., Boston, 617-424-1010, lelite.com.

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