It's June, and that means it's prime wedding season! Of course June brides already have their dresses, but if you're planning for next summer, now's the time to start tracking down that perfect gown. Below are some of my favorites to outfit the bride, the bridesmaids and more.
Amsale - 625 Madison Avenue
This elegant but cozy salon is much like designer Amsale Aberra's stunning designs -- designed to make the bride feel her most comfortable and confident, whether she's searching for a princess dress or something more sleek.
Badgley Mischka - 24 East 64th Street
Best known for their red carpet gowns, Mark Badgley and James Mischka know how to make a woman spectacular! Their bridal designs are no less stunning, evoking the glamour of days gone by while still emphasizing today's style.
Carolina Herrera - 954 Madison Avenue
Always the epitome of elegance, Herrera's gowns are timeless yet contemporary, with something for brides of any age.
David's Bridal - 751 Sixth Avenue
Prefer to spend your hard-earned cash on your honeymoon or home? David's is now an international legend for providing affordable bridal wear (that many then personalize themselves).
Kleinfeld - 110 West 20th Street
A New York City classic for six decades, Kleinfeld carries just about every designer in the industry (some exclusively), with a staff that understands the nerves, the tears and how to make ever bride look her best. Say Yes to these Dresses!
Mark Ingram Atelier - 10 East 44th Street
A former Amsale, Bergdorf Goodman and Bonwit Teller executive, Ingram brings a lifetime of retail service to his atelier, which offers a very carefully selected collection of bridal and evening dresses. No one makes you feel more special.
Oscar de la Renta - 772 Madison Avenue
New design chief Peter Copping continues the late, great Oscar's flair for feminine yet sophisticated and practical (pockets) dresses, whether you're seeking something short and flirty or long and classic.
Pronovias - 14 East 52nd Street
Stunning haute couture dresses with Catalan flair, all the accessories you'll need (including some blessedly light veils), and cocktail dresses for some of your guests. What more do you need? Also find Elie Saab's designs here.
RK Bridal - 619 West 54th Street
Another option for brides on a budget: Look here for a selection of gowns from name designers at great prices. You can even order online!
Reem Acra - 730 Fifth Avenue
The same luxurious fabrics and texture that are a hallmark of Acra's evening wear are in evidence in her bridal designs, too. Regardless of the silhouette, the gowns are refined, elegant and just plain beautiful.
All my best wishes and Happy Shopping!