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Everyone Bugged Pamella Roland to Do Bridal, So She Did

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"I think the fancy, big weddings are back," designer Pamella Roland proclaimed at the unveiling of her very first bridal collection in New York this week. After over a decade of designing eveningwear, she's branched out into wedding territory—but it wasn't her idea: "We had been asked by so many people to do our evening dresses in white. Customers were custom-ordering our dresses in white for their weddings, stores like Neiman Marcus were asking us, 'Why don't you go into bridal?'" she explained. "I didn't want to! I thought it was going to be really difficult. It wasn't, though—we've been doing gowns for years, so it was a natural evolution. It was very smooth."

The result? A small but luxurious collection of gowns in Italian silk and French lace—mostly white, with one in light blue—both short and long, strapless and, more importantly, sleeved: "After Kate Middleton's wedding dress there's been such a jump on people wanting sleeves," Pamella said. "My daughter is getting married and she wants a sleeve for the church and more of party dress for the reception. You're seeing more of that, too: two dresses." Pick out your two in the glorious shots below.

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