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    "Good Morning America" special contributor and bride-to-be Melissa Rycroft went behind the scenes at Bridal Fashion Week in New York City with Brides magazine editor-in-chief Millie Martini Bratten. After checking out the dresses on the runway and going backstage at Badgley Mischka, Rycroft headed to bridal mega-store Kleinfeld's to try on various bridal accessories, head pieces and shoes. She also visited the designers of her own wedding dress. <p> Bratten stopped by "GMA" with a sneak peek at five of the hottest bridal looks you'll see coming down the aisle next year.
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    The first dress was a one-shoulder gown from designer Angel Sanchez that Bratten said would make a perfect choice for a wedding at a country club, loft or "destination wedding at a chic resort." <p> "You see a lot of one-shoulder on the red carpet," Bratten said, adding that the dress also captures one of the big themes of this year: flowers. <p> "It's really quite lovely," she said. "It's great for anybody who has curves."
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    Bratten called this dress from designer Reem Acra "show-stopping." <p> "This is a beautiful ball gown, with a great play of texture," she said. <p> "Again that garden theme, sort of a lattice or trellis design. It has a lightness to it." <p> The A-Line silhouette is flattering to most body types, she added. The dress would be a good fit for an ornate, ballroom wedding.
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    This strapless, taffeta cocktail dress from Piccione from the Alfred Angelo Collection has a rhinestone and crystal beaded belt. Rycroft loved the short look, which Bratten said is a trend for 2010. <p> "It's almost sort of like a wedding cake," Bratten said. "A fun, trendy, flirty cocktail look." It would be a great fit for a beach wedding, or for a city wedding or at-home wedding. <p> "The key to this is great legs," Bratten said, advising anyone considering a short dress to "think about your legs and your shoes." <p> These designs will set the trends for the upcoming season of gowns, and you'll soon see these same cuts, styles and accents from many designers in an array of price points in salons across the country.
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    This ballgown with a sweetheart neckline, ruched elongated asymmetrical bodice and chapel train is from designer Lazaro. <p> Bratten also pointed out the double bustled A-line skirt. <p> "If you have curves, it accentuates them," Bratten said. "It's almost like a period piece."
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    This Amsale gown, made from silk taffeta, is a perfect example of the return of the big ball gown, featuring a floral motif on the skirt. <p> It's a "big beautiful ball gown," Bratten said. "It's great if you're smaller on top than the bottom." <p> She called it "modern with a vintage look" and said it's "really quite special." <p> Rycroft called it a princess dress, and Bratten said it recalls the wedding dress worn by Jackie Kennedy. <p> <b>For expert advice on finding the perfect gown from Brides magazine, visit <a href="http://www.brides.com" target="external">Brides.com</a>.</b>
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