Top Looks from Spring 2012 Bridal Shows

With the world anticipating Kate Middleton's dress, it's fitting that bridal week just concluded in New York. From short dresses at Marchesa to pastel pink pieces at Monique Lhuillier, here are some of the best options.

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Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta: My Fair Lady was a central theme of Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2012 bridal collection. It was show's fun accessories that made an impression including tea gloves, fur shrugs and oversize tulle hats. A series of pastel colored dresses in robin's egg blue and sage green closed the show.
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A look from Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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A look from Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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A look from Oscar de la Renta's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Matthew Williamson
Matthew Williamson: Targeting bohemian downtown brides Matthew Williamson presented a sampling of his debut bridal collection during bridal week--including this gown with cascading ruffles and a 1920s feel. The collection will be shown in its entirety in London in May.
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A look from Matthew Williamson's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Matthew Williamson
A look from Matthew Williamson's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier: Fresh from triumphantly dressing Reese Witherspoon in pale pink for her recent wedding, Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2012 collection showcased true white and ballet slipper pink princess gowns galore. Lhuillier told her show's attendees she pictures Kate Middleton wearing a chantilly lace gown with an embroidered tulle overlay.
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A look from Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier
A look from Monique Lhuillier's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Lela Rose
Lela Rose: Airy and ethereal, Lela Rose's Spring 2012 bridal gowns would work just as well at a backyard wedding as they would at a fancy affair at the Plaza. This versatility isn't surprising given that Rose is a New York transplant from Dallas, Texas.
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A look from Lela Rose's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Lela Rose
A look from Lela Rose's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Reem Acra
Reem Acra: The upcoming royal wedding underscored much of bridal week and Reem Acra put the soon to happen nuptials front and center at her Spring 2012 show -- a photo of Buckingham Palace served as the backdrop for a collection of gowns fit for the modern day princess. Much of the collection was accented with a touch of red.
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A look from Reem Acra's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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A look from Reem Acra's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Vera Wang
Vera Wang: Vera Wang is the doyenne of the bridal market for a reason -- she's dressed everyone from Chelsea Clinton to Kate Hudson for their weddings -- and she continues to push the bridal envelope. This season that meant avant garde tulle hats and unconventional colors like this gown in rich muddy taupe.
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A look from Vera Wang's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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A look from Vera Wang's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Carolina Herrera
Carolina Herrera: Carolina Herrera showed 15 looks at her Spring 2012 bridal show and there was something for every type of bride--Herrera fittingly calls the collection "Women of Today." Tulle, eyelet, feathers, lace and satin will certainly appeal luxury seekers.
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A look from Carolina Herrera's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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A look from Carolina Herrera's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Marchesa
Marchesa: Marchesa designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig may have come to be known for their sculpted voluminous gowns, but this season the duo showed a number of flirty short dresses with their bridal collection. Short wedding dresses are one of the biggest trends to emerge from bridal week.
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A look from Marchesa's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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A look from Marchesa's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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A look from Marchesa's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Ines DiSanto
Ines DiSanto: Italian born Ines DiSanto's Spring 2012 bridal collection has a vintage feel--sheer bodices coupled with oversized ballgown skirts--an every gown comes with a high dose of in your face glamour.
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A look from Ines DiSanto's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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Courtesy of Ines DiSanto
A look from Ines DiSanto's Spring 2012 bridal collection.
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