Get swept off your feet by these lighthearted and swoon-worthy wedding dresses.
Turn heads at your ceremony with a 10-foot train of seraphic silk chiffon, then delight guests once more when you remove the dramatic overskirt to reveal a dance floorâ€“grazing hem.
Joanna August â€śHarbâ€ť gown and â€śCarrieâ€ť skirt; Stephen Russell earrings (212-570-6900).
Not only does this silk-faille beaut feature impeccable tailoring and a curve-hugging shape, but its softly verdant shadeâ€” the color of budding leavesâ€”nods to the new life youâ€™re starting.
Bare shoulders and plunging necklines scream sexy. A fits-like-a-glove lace sheath with cap sleeves and an elegant mandarin collar whispers it alluringly.
Ian Stuart â€śTiger Lilyâ€ť gown (Available at Panache Beverly Hills, 310-657-7100); De Beers earrings and â€śAuraâ€ť ring.
Crisp with a moonlike sheen, this eminently feminine strapless silk-faille style borrows its sharp, double-breasted bodice from the boys. A smart, wide-brim hat channels Audrey Hepburnâ€™s gamine elegance.
In true ladylike fashion, the charms of this tea-length alencon-lace frock reveal themselves slowly and with poise. Start by loving the nipped-in waist, then notice the swingy circle-cut skirt and chaste sweetheart bodice.
Two 21st-century detailsâ€”convenient, hidden pockets and a skinny, waist-cinching beltâ€”prevent the nebulous swirls of antiquey lace applique on this mermaid gown from seeming stiff or stodgy. A come-hither french net fascinator adds a shot of modern whimsy.
You could call this silk-faille gownâ€™s piece de resistance a bow, but that would be like referring to the Hope Diamond as a mere rock. A floor-skimming, softly draped skirt balances the knotâ€™s cosmic proportions.
This awe-inspiring gown has a profusion of embellishments-- tulle ruffles, floral applique on the bodice, and chic horsehair trim -- but nothing weighs it down. Instead, the flourishes spruce up a ball-gown shape that flatters body types from reed-thin to va-va-voom curvy.
Two words: stretch chiffon. Like your favorite pair of jeans, this mermaid-style number was made to play up your assets while masking any flaws. It creates the ideal hourglass silhouette, and if thatâ€™s not enough to warrant a double-take, the micro-pleated bodice and intricately shirred skirt most definitely are.
Vera Wang gown (212-628-3400).
An unexpected metallic hue makes this ethereal dress feel as refreshing as a breeze on a hot summer day. The goddesslike tiers of Chantilly lace and a head-turning halter neckline boost its cool factor.
The only thing more elegant than cap sleeves are the cap sleeves made from sheer, embroidered lace on this fit-and-flare attention-getter. Combined with a delicate boatneck and wide-open back, the look is divine.
Lela Rose "The Grove" gown (available at Mark Ingram Atelier, 212-319-6778); Cathy Waterman earrings and "Ribbon Swirl" bracelet (both available at ylang23.com).
With a sweetheart neckline, satin flowers, crystals, and layer upon layer of frothy organza, this gown is about as fairy princess as it gets. In it, youâ€™ll feel as if youâ€™re starring in your very own midsummer night's dream (whether or not you have an enchanting tree to perch on).
From the front, this drop-waist design seems devoted to subtle details, like the tiny pleats on the bodice and artfully crinkled taffeta skirt. Then you catch a glimpse of its back draping, which sweeps dramatically down the aisle.
An airy confection of wrapped tulle and downy ostrich plumes will have you flying into your groom's arms while guests' eyes are glued to its beautiful, billowing silhouette.
There's something charmingly traditional and frankly feminine about this silk organza gown. Between the crisscrossed Chantilly lace embroidery and a delicate sweetheart neckline, it will have classic brides jumping for joy.
Talk about a breath of fresh air! Not only does this delicate knee-length silk gazar dress count as your something blue, but youâ€™ll be able to wear it again and again.
In search of a frock you can kick up your heels in? Look no further. This tea-length charmer, with a sparkly bodice and oversize blossom, makes you (and everyone who sees you) want to dance the night away.
Short, frilly, and as finely spun as cotton candy, a light pink organza mini can carry you from the ceremony to the reception to the afterparty. It's that versatile, and that special.
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