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Chiffon Slip Dress
For a body-confident bride, the simple and revealing slip dress, with its origin in the clingy gowns favored by 1930s Hollywood starlets, is a stunning choice. Petal-shaped paillettes drift down this detailed yet subtle gown. By Suzanne Ermann; nude satin pumps by Christian Louboutin.
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Petal Pink Ballerina
Layering can also add a subtle tint of color to a gown. Bands of petal-pink satin outline a fitted ballerina bodice, which serves as the anchor for a frothy skirt made of whisper-light layers of tulle.
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Rose Ruffle Gown
In bold or intricate scale, elegant floral patterns recall the grace and glamour of a bygone era. A full, luxurious rose accents the bodice of this two-piece ensemble by Carolina Herrera; a ruffly petticoat peeks from beneath the skirt.
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This rose gown's ruffle neckline is both flirty and sweet, while its long elegant train and silken fabric give it an easy sophistication. By Luisa Beccaria.
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A simple accessory, such as a spray of silk flowers, gives color and dimension to white organza. Here, a bouquet of silk roses descends the back of an ivory silk taffeta gown with pink silk organza bodice. By Saison Blanche.
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Silk Duchesse Gown
This pink gown features hand-tucked folds in silk duchesse satin, from the fitted bodice to the bubble hem and voluminous train. By Richard Tyler.
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A pink pin-striped taffeta gown is influenced by classic men's tailoring. It also features a box-pleated bustle and bracelet sleeves. By Carolina Herrera.
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This silk organdy gown is in the most flattering hue of blushing pink. Paired with a black sash and a netted veil, this innocent hue takes on a sophisticated air. By Peter Som.
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Organza Bow Dress
Supremely feminine, this strapless organza gown has a band of pale-pink duchess satin woven through the bodice and tied in an asymmetrical bow. A tissue-organza overlay lends softness to the skirt.
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Pink Tulle Embroidered Gown
A pink tulle-overlay gown is decorated with gold hand-embroidery. A modern, simple shape suits well the vintage aura of antique brocade. By Reem Acra.
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Though each of these bridesmaid frocks befits a different type of event, they all share the same gorgeous and romantic hue. A cotton dress with a sweetheart neckline is ideal for a garden party, and a long silk gown with a floral bustle suits a formal affair. From left: J. Crew, Thread Design, Simple Silhouettes, and Jenny Yoo Collection. Flower by Dulken and Derrick.