See Lela Rose Wedding Dresses From Bridal Fashion Week

Here’s the designer's latest collection to hit the bridal runways.
by Allison Manuel
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New York City-based fashion designer Lela Rose is widely regarded for her elegant aesthetic and fresh point of view. Lela Rose bridal gowns feature sculptural silhouettes and luxe fabrications. Timeless, light gowns that give a nod to modern trends and a preppy aesthetic are her signature. Brides to be who are looking for an effortlessly chic and romantic gown for their wedding day (or even the events surrounding it), are sure to find their gown in the Lela Rose collection.

As a principled, female business owner, Rose is committed to supporting and giving back to the community. Since the inception of her company over 17 years ago, Lela Rose has proactively supported a proven network of artisans, sewers, pattern-makers, manufacturers, and small business owners in New York City, maintaining all possible apparel production locally of her ready-to-wear and dress collections.

Lela Rose’s Fall 2020 Wedding Dresses

spaghetti strap ball gown

 A spaghetti strap, silk gown featuring subtle floral guipure lace details. 

off-the-shoulder dress lela rose

Lela Rose's off-the-shoulder, structured silk gown featuring heirloom floral guipure lace.

crop top and matching lela rose midi skirt

Tailored separates featuring a full midi skirt and a matching, midriff-baring puff-sleeved crop top.

spaghetti strap lela rose gown

Structured satin slip dress with a body-hugging, bias-cut bodice.

strapless lela rose dress with pockets

Strapless silk gown featuring pockets and horizontal lace detailing.

lace column dress with caped inspired sleeve

Structured column dress comprised of heirloom floral guipure lace.

off the shoulder lace gown column lela rose

Off-the-shoulder dress featuring heirloom floral guipure lace.

bow peplum top and pants lela rose bridal

Tailored strapless peplum Magnolia top featuring sculptural bow and matching slim, cropped pants.

strapless lace gown whimsical lela rose

Strapless gown comprised of corseted bodice and a dramatic tulle and floral lace skirt.


Designer Lela Rose’s Signature Style 

Formally trained as a painter and sculptor, Lela Rose employs a brilliant use of color, rich fabrications, sculptural silhouettes and handcrafted details. Her artistic background is evident in her work and adds an unexpected dimension and breadth to each season’s collection. Known for her luxurious specialty fabrics, the Lela Rose bridal collection features rare embossed silk organzas, crisp silk taffetas, and unique laces. 

A Brief History of Wedding Dress Designer Lela Rose

Lela Rose grew up in Dallas, Texas. She attended the University of Colorado where she was a painting and sculpture major, graduating  in 1991. During her time at college, she had her own business making vests from vintage scarves and from there decided to go into the fashion industry. She moved to New York City and headed to Parsons School of Design, where she graduated  in 1993 with an associate degree. She worked under fashion designer Christian Francis Roth, as well as Los Angeles-based designer, Richard Tyler. She then launched her own eponymous collection in 1996 out of her apartment, which featured feminine clothing with embellishments. In the fall of 2006, Lela Rose debuted her first bridal collection.

Lela Rose Collection History

The Lela Rose collection is internationally recognized, with a devoted following from celebrities. The Lela Rose 2020 bridal collection seamlessly blends timeless and feminine silhouettes with on-trend embellishments o create a truly modern elegance in every gown. Each and every Lela Rose wedding dress is made in New York. 

Other Lela Rose Labels

Following the success of her bridal collection, Lela Rose partnered with The Dessy Group to create an exclusive bridesmaid dress line. Combining elements from her signature collection such as layered crinkle chiffon and pleated cotton faille, Lela Rose's bridesmaid dress collection focuses on designer caliber detailing and fabrication while maintaining a budget-friendly price range and remaining accessible to brides.

Famous Lela Rose Brides

Actress, Emily VanCamp, donned a Lela Rose bridal gown December 15th, 2018 on Harbour Island in the Bahamas as she wed her former Revenge costar and on-screen love interest, Josh Bowman. Lela Rose also designed a custom wedding dress for actress Eva Amurri, as well as a gray version of the dress with the same lace neckline for her mother, Susan Sarandon. 

Some of Lela Rose’s well-known ready-to-wear clientele include Jessica Alba, Molly Sims, Mindy Kaling, Ashley Judd, Mariska Hargitay, Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Selma Blair and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Fun Facts about Lela Rose

In 2001, Lela Rose gained attention when she designed outfits worn by Jenna and Barbara Bush at their father's presidential inauguration. Until that point, she was mainly working with private clients. Afterwards, she began to expand her business with retail businesses like Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.

Lela Rose's dog Bobbin frequently attends her fashion shows.

Lela Rose Previous Wedding Dress Collections

Lela Rose Spring 2020 Collection

See every dress from Lela Rose's Spring 2020 line below.

Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection V-neck fit-and-flare wedding dress

Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection belted trench bridal look
Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection A-line wedding dress with a corseted bodice and floral-appliqué skirt
Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection A-line wedding dress with spaghetti straps
Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection strapless A-line wedding dress
Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection slip wedding dress with spaghetti straps
Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection off-the-shoulder embellished mini wedding dress
Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection asymmetrical wedding dress with oversize floral detail
Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection wedding dress with sheer lace long sleeves
Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection sheath wedding dress with a lace bodice
Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection A-line lace wedding dress
Lela Rose Spring 2020 Bridal Collection off-the-shoulder embroidered wedding dress

All photos by Taylor Jewell

To check out all the Bridal Fashion Week galleries, plus wedding dress advice and more, go to TheKnot.com/bridal-fashion-week.


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