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Affordable Runway Trends

  |  By Leah Andrew

Alita Graham

One of the trends hitting the Fall 2010 runways is the light and airy wedding dress.  Lightweight tulle and organza as the fabrics of choice. Whether the silhouette is big and billowing or a slim sheath, brides wearing this trend will look as if they’re floating down the aisle! Get the trend for a fraction of the designer price with these save & splurge options. 


Affordable Runway Trends

Save: Brand new with tags San Patrick “Parabola” for $1,000

With a strapless empire waist A-Line silhouette, the beautiful lines and tulle skirt will float effortlessly as you take center stage for your first dance.

Save: Alita Graham from Kleinfeld’s for $1,500

If you’ve ever watched Say Yes to the Dress, then you’ll know about Kleinfeld’s!  This Alita Graham princess dress (pictured) actually combines two Fall 2010 trends: light & airy and layers & tiers for one great price!

Splurge: Lea-Ann Belter “Kaitlin” for $2,500

If you’re from Toronto you’ve likely heard of Lea-Ann Belter bridal.  This “Kaitlin” dress features a full organza overskirt that falls lightly over a slim A-Line silhouette. The sexy low back provides some added drama.

Splurge: Vera Wang “Dinah” for $5,000

This Vera Wang “Dinah” is a big splurge, especially if you consider what it was purchased for! But I just had to include it.  It’s a beautiful, voluminous dress with its full A-line skirt and softly tucked organza and tulle skirt, fitting Fall trends perfectly.

For more tips and resources to plan a smart and savvy wedding, plus local wedding classifieds, including gowns, bridesmaid dresses, shoes and accessories, check out SmartBride Boutique.

This article was originally published on Nov 23, 2009

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