See Carolina Herrera Wedding Dresses From Bridal Fashion Week

Check out the designer's most recent bridal runway collection.
by Allison Manuel
Carolina Herrera Marcella V-neck wedding dress

Carolina Herrera is a Venezuelan fashion designer known for dressing various First Ladies, including Jacqueline Onassis, Laura Bush, and Michelle Obama. Approaching bridal collections with the diversity and progressive style innate in her ready to wear collections, Herrera cornered the market for brides in search of a more fashion-conscious offering. As a mainstay in bridal fashion, the brand and its namesake are exceptionally skilled at creating wedding gowns with fresh designs that still exude a sense of timelessness. The Carolina Herrera bride is one that embraces her energy and youth, and one that doesn't want to feel like every other woman as she walks down the aisle.

Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2020 Wedding Dresses

Carolina Herrera Michaela strapless A-line wedding dress

Michaela gown; strapless A-line wedding dress with crystal embroidery and back bow.

Carolina Herrera Maxine strapless mermaid wedding dress

Maxine gown; strapless mermaid wedding dress with notched neckline.

Carolina Herrera Madalyn strapless embroidered ball gown wedding dress

Madalyn gown; strapless sweetheart wedding dress with rose embroidery and tulle ball skirt.

Carolina Herrera Mia V-neck A-line wedding dress

Mia gown; silk crepe A-line wedding dress with deep V-neckline.

Carolina Herrera Marguerite lace off-the-shoulder wedding dress

Marguerite gown; strapless trumpet lace wedding dress with detachable sleeves.

Carolina Herrera Mercer long-sleeve trumpet wedding dress

Mercer gown; long-sleeve stretch crepe wedding dress with trumpet skirt and cut-out back.

Carolina Herrera Musette strapless A-line wedding dress

Musette gown; strapless A-line wedding dress with draped sweetheart neckline and floral embroidery.

Carolina Herrera Marcella trumpet V-neck wedding dress

Marcella gown; V-neck trumpet wedding dress with back bow.

Carolina Herrera Margot lace trumpet wedding dress with halter neckline

Margot gown; lace trumpet wedding dress with illusion halter neckline.

Carolina Herrera Manuella strapless ball gown wedding dress

Manuella gown; strapless ball gown with floral embroidery and drop waist.

Carolina Herrera Marabelle off-the-shoulder ball gown wedding dress

Marabelle gown; floral jacquard A-line wedding dress with off-the-shoulder neckline.

Carolina Herrera's Signature Style

Carolina Herrera is internationally recognized for timeless elegance and refinement. Her crisp silhouettes, full skirts, and classic tailoring are staples of the brand. Continually pushing the boundaries of style, Carolina Herrera gowns prove with each new season that effortless elegance paired with modern refinement is always relevant.

A Brief History of Wedding Dress Designer Carolina Herrera 

Born and raised in Venezuela, Carolina Herrera was exposed early on to international culture and fashion. In 1965, Herrera began her career working as a publicist for Emilio Pucci. With the encouragement of legendary Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Herrera created and showed her first ready to wear collection at the Metropolitan Club in New York in 1981. In 1987, she introduced her first bridal collection, after designing Caroline Kennedy’s wedding gown. With over 72 shows and 37 years of fashion, Carolina Herrera took her final bow after presenting her Fall 2018 collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and appointed American Designer, Wes Gordon, as Creative Director.

Carolina Herrera Collection History

The Carolina Herrera Spring 2019 collection fully honors the brand's strong reputation, and features details like bows, straps, and sashes in shades of pale pule, purple and yellow.

Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2020 collection features ensembles that look like they are straight off the runway  — from the strapless ball gown with a corset-style bodice to a trumpet gown with a low v-back and bow train.

In the Fall 2020 Carolina Herrera wedding dress collection, the innovative brand found new ways to express their fresh, girlish perspective, most significantly through the use of floral appliqués and unique necklines. Each of the 11 wedding dresses in the collection speak to the timeless bride.

Other Carolina Herrera Labels

Carolina Herrera launches her first fragrance collection in 1988, which was soon followed by her first men’s fragrance, Carolina Herrera for Men. In 2011, she launched her eyewear collection.

Famous Carolina Herrera Brides

As the first Carolina Herrera bride, Caroline Kennedy, the only daughter of the late President Kennedy, married Edwin A. Schlossberg in an intimate Catholic ceremony on Cape Cod in 1986, wearing a custom designed Carolina Herrera gown. The wedding dress was embellished with tiny shamrocks in honor of the Kennedys' Irish heritage.

Jessica Simpson wore a gold embroidered strapless Carolina Herrera gown at her 2014 wedding to Eric Johnson.

Fashion influencer and entrepreneur Olivia Palermo wore a custom-made Carolina Herrera ensemble when she married husband Johannes Huebl in an intimate ceremony in Bedford, New York in June 2014, which featured a sweater, shorts, and tulle overskirt.

Idina Menzel wed Rent costar Aaron Lohr wearing Carolina Herrera's "Felicity" gown in 2017. The off-the-shoulder, all-over lace creation featuring flounced sleeves, was part of Herrera's Spring 2018 bridal collection.

Shameless star Emmy Rossum wore a custom Carolina Herrera dress when she married Mr. Robot creator, Sam Esmail in 2017. 

Fun Facts About Carolina Herrera 

Carolina Herrera was well known for her exceptional personal style, and first appeared on the International Best Dressed List in 1972, then was elected to its Hall of Fame in 1980.

Hailed as “Fashions First Lady”, Herrera was named the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year in 2004 and honored with the Geoffrey Beene Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008. 

Carolina Herrera designed the dress Bella wears for her wedding to Edward in Twilight: Breaking Dawn 1.

Herrera received an honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY in 2012.


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