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2020 Bridal Gowns: The Off-The-Shoulder Edit

Gown: Blue By Enzoani | Designer Available At: Parvani Vida Bridal & Formal

Off-the-shoulder wedding gowns are on view everywhere in the new 2020 bridal collections. We’re talking gently falling flutter sleeves, broad off-the-shoulder straps, ruched boleros and more. We love how this look adds intrigue to bare shoulders, and enhances sweetheart and deep-V necklines. Have a glance at some of our favorite spring 2020 off-the-shoulder bridal gowns, then find your “Oh yes!” off-the-shoulder wedding dress at one of these fine Houston bridal salons. Click here to read the rest of this post »

2020 Bridal Gowns: The Long Sleeves Edit

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“Nala” Gown: Ines Di Santo | Designer Available At: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon

One thing is evident across designers’ newest 2020 bridal collections: Sleeves have fully evolved from arm-warming garment extensions into intricate, high-drama accents that demand the spotlight. New designer gowns that made their way down the New York Bridal Week runway recently featured all kinds of amazing sleeves. We’re introducing you to some of our favorite 2020 bridal gowns with sleeves…though these represent just a glimpse at the gorgeousness set to hit Houston bridal salons in the coming months. Keep an eye on our Shows & Events page for the latest in local bridal designer trunk show news, and be among the first to experience these incredible long-sleeve wedding gowns! Click here to read the rest of this post »

Meet Peter Langner At Joan Pillow!

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Wedding Gown: Peter Langner | Designer Available At: Joan Pillow Bridal Salon

German-born, Milan-based designer Peter Langner’s fashion training background reads like a who’s who of haute couture: Christian Dior. Emanuel Ungaro. Guy Laroche. Christian Lacroix. And his sumptuous bridal gowns reflect the breadth and expertise of his apprenticeships. Click here to read the rest of this post »

Shop the Cover – Naeem Khan Gowns at Joan Pillow

Photo: Sylvie Gil | Gown: Naeem Khan, designer available at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon
Photo: Sylvie Gil | Gown: Naeem Khan, designer available at Joan Pillow Bridal Salon
Love the soft, romantic-yet-fashion-forward wedding gown from our March cover? We do, too!

Our featured wedding gown is by luxury designer Naeem Khan, who commands a devoted following of fashion-forward Houston brides. And Houston’s go-to retailer for finding Naeem Khan Bridal is none other Weddings in Houston partner Joan Pillow Bridal Salon. Most recently, Naeem Khan unveiled his Fall 2019 bridal collection to rave reviews. Known for his elaborate, spotlight-stealing design accents–heavy fringe, tiers of tulle, Halston-inspired thigh-high slits (he launched his career at age 20 as an apprentice for the famed designer)–Khan’s new bridal collection is somewhat more restrained, though no less exquisite. In this fall 2019 bridal collection, you’ll find classic ballgowns; sophisticated sheaths; graceful, almost modest necklines; and more than a few Bohemian touches (poet sleeves, anyone??). What’s most notable about the Naeem Khan 2019 bridal collection is its suggestion of a “bridal wardrobe,” rather than just the dress. Many of the designer’s brides, like many of Joan Pillow Bridal Salon’s clients, are seeking not one, but two or three dresses for their wedding celebration. Demand is high for individual, and distinctly different, ceremony and reception dresses. Often the wedding ceremony gown will be stately, regal, opulent, while the wedding reception dress (or dresses!) will be shorter, sexier and easier to move around in. Naeem Khan and Joan Pillow offer both. And the options are amazing.

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