and Unveil Spring 2006 Wedding Dresses

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Styles for 2006 wedding dresses now available for viewing online at

Twice each year, the bridal designers unveil their latest creations during one jam-packed week in New York City. And only and have comprehensive coverage of the recent Spring 2006 shows, with hundreds of wedding dresses displayed on their sites. Users are invited to "take a virtual front-row seat" for twenty-seven bridal collections and three bridesmaids' lines from perennial stars like Vera Wang to more recent luminaries such as Monique Lhullier.

Spring is definitely in the air in all collections with gowns detailed in pale moss and hints of robin's eggs blue. But these are no hide-in-the-corner pastels. Maybe it's the way Carmela Sutera's lilac layers shift from shy to sly when joined with white lace and rose appliqués, or the way matte mint blazes into chartreuse when made in silk charmeuse.

Indeed, silk charmeuse is incorporated into many collections, most often in draped wedding dresses that play up the fabric's signature sleek, shiny texture. In fact, many of the season's wedding dresses are surprisingly sophisticated, with luscious textures, draped styles, and edgy patterns that take cues from old Hollywood glamour and ancient Greek shapes.

But there's plenty of girlishness to be found in these bridal looks, too, with an abundance of white lace, oversized rose accents, ribboned belts and buttons, put together in ways that feel somehow demure, toned-down, grown up. Maybe because brides are older than ever--the average bride is now 27—these youthful accents are being translated into styles perfect for a mature, style-conscious woman.

The bridesmaids gowns showcased on and are similarly innovative. Surprising colors, vibrant metallics, and slinky floor-caressing styles are used in dresses that would fit in as well at a high-style party as a stroll down the aisle.

Whatever your fancy, take a seat for the Spring 2006 Bridal Show, available on and, because every bride knows, the only thing better than fashion, is fresh fashion.

Visit for the latest and best trends in wedding gown fashions, showcasing thousands of styles for every budget.

About is a leading online resource for wedding planning. The site offers expert advice about everything from wedding dresses and cakes to jewelry and etiquette. BRIDES magazine is the leading Bridal publication in America, published by the Fairchild Bridal Group.


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