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Allure Bridals, style C489T: English Net and a Horsehair train are the showstopper elements of this elegant wedding stunner. You will love the flexibility of being able to detach the dramatic train. The intricate beaded sheath offers exquisite back detail. This dress is ideal for brides seeking two looks from one gown. Available colors: Ivory, Champagne. Available sizes: 2-32.

You Need An Exacting Fit For Your Big Day!

New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte specializes in helping brides assemble their perfect wedding ensemble, from the dress to the veil to the accessories. Part of making sure you look stunning is ensuring that your wedding gown fits perfectly in all the right places. Also, this is vital for optimal comfort, movement and great pictures.

Taking correct measurements is a crucial part of achieving an ideal fit. Here are some great tips to help you with accurate measuring:

We want to ensure that you have the perfect fit for your perfect day.

Measure Your Bust
Lift your arms, and wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust. Where the measuring tape overlaps is the measurement that you should use.

Measure Your Hips
Measure at the fullest part of your bottom and thighs. See our size charts below. You may not line up with one size so choose a size with your largest measurement.

Measure Your Natural Waist

Wrap the measuring tape around your natural waist, which is approximately 2 inches above your belly button. Discover more tips on how to capture your best measurements compliments of the size chart from Allure Bridals.


Allure Bridals, style C486: Decadent dimension is yours to flaunt with this textured ballgown. 3D embroidery combines with English Net for an enchanting effect. The sweetheart neckline offers even more romance to this sensational bridal gown. Available colors: Ivory/Silver, Champagne/Ivory/Silver. Available sizes: 2-32.

Textured Gowns Captivate and Conceal

What kind of silhouette do you envision? Sleek and spotless or ruched and full of texture? Perhaps your dream lies somewhere in between. New York Bride & Groom Charlotte features designer dresses with every possible combination. For example, the Allure wedding gown shown above is highlighted by elegant appliqués.

Learn more about the design value of texture in this informative article:

Fabric choice is a major component of adding texture. The most popular ways to add texture to the fabric of a wedding dress is through embroidery or appliqué. Appliqué can create a “3D” effect, with the appliquéd objects popping out from the background fabric. With embroidery, raised patterns are made throughout the dress either with a thick thread or beading. It’s one of those details that is often overlooked. Between finding a dress in the right color, and in the most flatter


LM, style 5813: This Hayley-Paige A-line bridesmaid dress has a gorgeous flow that’s sure to turn heads. The elegant V-neckline is highlighted by lace detailing and fabulous godets sweeping down the front of the skirt. The dress is available in numerous shades; we happen to think this burgundy version is stunning. The gown can be purchased in a wide range of sizes.

Happy New Year, Charlotte! We’ve turned the corner on winter and New York Bride & Groom is excited to share our captivating selection of bridesmaid gowns for Spring 2018. From sultry to sophisticated and every length, color and silhouette in between, we have an amazing array of gorgeous gowns to choose from.

Don’t forget to charge your cell phone beforehand so you can take lots of photos while you’re here. It’s fine with us; we welcome picture-taking to make the dress shopping experience as smooth as possible. Also, be sure to let the groom and groomsmen know so they can snap pics in our separate tuxedo department. New York Bride & Groom is committed to helping every member of the wedding party take care of every last detail.

Discover more about this year’s hot new bridesmaid dress trends below:

Long gone are the days of bridesmaid dresses your friends will only want to wear once. Now designers are opting for more modern, fashion-forward designs that mimic the gorgeous trends you see coming down the runway. Here, we highlight eight stylish bridesmaid dress trends, plus popular bridal-party color schemes—from pretty pastels to jet black. Scroll down to check out the dresses your bridal party will actually want to wear—even after the festivities are over!

Strapless dresses are perfect for showing off just the right amount of skin, but when it comes to support, they may not be right for all your bridesmaids. Enter the one-shoulder bridesmaid dress. The shoulder-baring silhouette will give you the best of both worlds while still looking classic and elegant. We love how The Knot decipers the latest wedding dress trends so clearly and concisely!



Watters by Wtoo, style 560: This exquisite bridesmaid dress features a delightful translucent bobbinet over a sexy halter. The bodice flows into a decadent pleated A-line. Fun, flirty and flowy, your bridesmaids will love to wear this dress again and again. The halter style is perfect for showing of your sweet shoulders while simultaneously securing your bust. Flatter your upper body with this gorgeous neckline option. Available in numerous colors. Available sizes: 00-32W.

Comfortable Elegance Is A Popular Option

It’s vital that the bride, bridesmaids, groom and groomsmen feel comfortable on the big day. That’s why today’s wedding designers are using softer and more flexible fabrics and taking advantage of many illusion netting options. The days of wedding attire being synonymous with “unpleasant to wear” are thankfully long gone. Our friendly and experienced Bridal Consultants are happy to discuss which types of fabric will best suit your individual tastes.

Read more about the 2018 trends for bridesmaid dresses that were seen on the runways of Bridal Fashion Week:

Put the emphasis on your face and show off your shoulders in a dress with an elegant halter neckline. This more modest style also works for a range of body types, as it flatters the upper body and offers additional support for bustier brides.

Lover of ’90s style, rejoice! The slinky, curve-skimming slip dress is back. Go for timeless glamour à la Carolyn Bessette Kennedy with a simple, heavy crepe style, or go boho with a lace embellished bodice. Either way, this silhouette is effortlessly sophisticated. Discover more trend watching bridesmaid dress information from The Knot


Mori Lee Bridesmaid, style 21552: Delicate ruffled sleeves bring a romantic airiness to this sweet gown. Criss-cross back straps, cold shoulder detailing and a zipper back complete the seamless transformation. Flowing chiffon offers a comfortable and sleek silhouette. Available in numerous colors (shown in French Lilac). Available sizes: 0-28.

Strapless Options, Ruffles, Wrap-Dresses & Party Frocks

NYB&G Charlotte takes pride in offering a wide range of dresses for every body type and size. You can feel excited when you walk through our doors knowing that we have copious choices available. There is definitely no such thing as one size fits all. So, we carry a vast selection of flattering styles to suit you and every member of your wedding party from head to toe. Continue reading to see more of what’s in store for this years’ bridesmaid style:

Fall 2018 will be the season of blooms, with enchanted leaf motifs and so many dreamy florals, in the form of 3D appliqués, intricate embroidery, vivid colors and beaded, bejeweled and sequined embellishments. Designers even walked the talk, with Israeli designer Berta’s “botany”-themed collection and Lela Rose’s presentation in nature, literally, at the Elizabeth Street Garden, complete with a live jazz band.

Whether a sculptural, ’80s-reminiscent detail at the shoulder, a cascade of tulle on a ballgown skirt or fluttery ’70s waves, ruffles ran the gamut this season. The ruffle-detailed wedding dress makes for extra lively movement; whether you’re gliding down the aisle or twirling for that boomerang, you’re totally going to hashtag with your wedding portmanteau. Hear more exciting bridal fashion ideas to watch for from Fashionista and stop by with your wish list and visit us soon!

We look forward to seeing you and your entire wedding party soon. Our no-appointment policy makes shopping at NYB&G easy, fun and relaxed. Just the way shopping should be. Be sure to check out our separate tuxedo rental department while you’re here taking care of your bridesmaids’ dresses. We also offer a stunning array of accessories to help you put the finishing touches on your day. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff of bridal consultants looks forward to assisting you soon.


Madison James, style MJ415: Romantic cold shoulder sleeves are on trend with this years’ top wedding dress styles. Fitted Chiffon, English Net and Lace ensure supreme comfort. Delicate lace appliqués create texture and visual interest. Available colors: Ivory. Available sizes: 2-32.

New York Bride & Groom in Charlotte has every wedding silhouette you’ve been dreaming about in stock and ready to try on. Let your imagination run free as you sample our se


Justin Alexander, style 8940: Extravagance radiates in this high-low wedding dress. The sultry Sabrina neckline plunges discretely with illusion netting and hand-sewn lace accents. The crepe plgeated skirt enables free movement and comfort with a chapel length back. The hemline is perfect for showing a little leg and some sensational shoes! Lace appliqués adorn the illusion back to complete the look of this stunning wedding gown. Available colors: Ivory/Nude. Available in numerous sizes.

Illusion Netting Captivates 

We love how illusion netting has changed bridal designs. Suddenly, wedding dresses are even more romantic and offer floating lace and appliqués like never before. Used on a variety of wedding dress areas, including the bodice, back, sleeves and neckline, this magical adornment can help keep you warm and discretely amplify your skin coverage. Read more below:

An illusion neckline is the holy grail of bridal wear as it suits pretty much any shape and style of wedding dress. We guarantee you’ll be spoilt for choice searching for the perfect illusion neckline, plus no necklaces are required as this glamorous neckline makes enough of a statement. Hitched discusses the some exciting illusion netting dresses and their benefits.


Sottero & Midgley, style Zayn: This boho inspired lace wedding dress features an illusion halter and sexy V-neck plunge. Intricate texture is balanced with an illusion open back. Buttons finish the zipper closure for added drama. Available colors: Ivory over Soft Blush (pictured above) or All Ivory. Available sizes: 0-28.

Illusion Options Galore

The fun thing about illusion netting is how versatile it is. New York Bride & Groom offers an extensive selection of glamorous wedding dresses that feature the full range of illusion options. Read on to learn more about the popular ways our wedding designers have incorporated this option into their gowns:

A Modern Neckline

Some brides avoid v-neck wedding dresses  for their big day. Why not give it an elegant and modern twist? Create a detailed v-neck bodice and incorporate an illusion neckline to add an elegant twist to your wedding dress.

Make it Backless

Or trick people into thinking that you have a backless wedding dress. Create the perfect illusion wedding dress by making it ‘backless’! You’ll add a whole new meaning to ‘business at the front, party in the back’ on your wedding day.

Go for an off the shoulder wedding dress!

Forget cap sleeves and rock an off the shoulder illusion wedding dress instead! Three-quarter sleeves and unique detailing is all you need to stand out on your big day. See more gorgeous examples of illusion netting at My Wedding


Morilee, style 3204: This fit and flare plus-sized Mermaid gown features gorgeous crystals and luxurious embroidery. The V-neck line is embellished for added visual interest. Tulle and lace complete the skirt with extraordinary appliqués, strategically placed along the enchanting hemline. Available colors: White, Ivory, and Ivory/Light Gold. Available sizes: 16-32.

Our Alterations Dept. Can Solve Your Cleavage Conundrum

It’s common for a bride to fall in love with a wedding gown that requires a few tweaks to be perfect. For instance, if a plunging neckline is making you feel drafty or too exposed, as we’ve seen, a simple solution might be to add some illusion netting. Our experienced alterations department can give you the look and coverage you desire.

NYB&G: Your One-Stop Wedding Shop

With more than 15,000 square feet of modern luxury, over 20 dressing rooms and a full staff every day, New York Bride & Groom can accommodate multiple brides and their guests with ease. We never require an appointment to shop so stop by anytime to see why we are the premier bridal salon in the Charlotte metro region. Our selection of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, rental tuxedos, and wedding accessories is unmatched. And, remember, picture-taking is welcome at our salon so photograph your favorites with our blessing.