Every happy marriage starts with a strong foundation, then creates its own brand of beauty. The same can be said of these gowns, whose clean, sculptural shapes are embellished with one-of-a-kind details that set them apart. The results will rock your world.
You don't have to get married in an eye-popping setting (like, say, this rural Vermont rock quarry) to bring the drama. With the plunging neckline and draped, bowed skirt of this Isabelle Armstrong gown your ensemble will do it.
Who says the bride should be the only one blushing? The rusty-rose-quartz hue of Vionnet's satin gown will lend radiance to your skin, but the sexy slits in the plissé skirt will bring a flush to your spouse-to-be's cheeks as you stride toward the altar.
The Details: Vionnet satin gown, $6,100, vionnet.com.
The hand-cut floral appliqués on Mira Zwillinger's silk-tulle embroidered "Harper" gown are dainty; the bare back is daring. Together, they add up to a dress that's soft, sheer, and strong—stylistically speaking.
The Details: Mira Zwillinger "Harper" gown, $12,760, mirazwillinger.com. Cara Croninger clear faceted hoop earrings, $240, If Soho New York, 212-334-4964. Jack Kelége engagement ring set in 18k white gold (setting only), $3,950, jackkelege.com.
Keep It Crisp
This cotton-and-silk taffeta gown by Carolina Herrera takes the timeless shirtdress to elegant new levels.
The Details: Cotton-and-silk taffeta gown, $4,490, carolinaherrera.com. Bionda Castana "Gia Ivory" calf leather and polka-dot lace high heels, $688, biondacastana.com. Gabriel & Co. 14k white gold "Fashion" earrings, 0.47 ct., $1,210, gabrielny.com.
At first glance, your guests will admire the stunning, sleek silhouette of Rosa Clará's silk-crepe gown. But a closer look at the details—peekaboo Valenciennes-lace inlays at the waist and neck, a floaty cape—reveals its full allure.
Flash of Brilliance
Steal the show in the most unconventional, unforgettable ensemble they've ever seen: Costarellos's "Cold Shoulder" top, which drops to reveal some skin before cascading down your arms in tiers, and a full, entrance-making tulle skirt.
Romancing the Stone
Oscar de la Renta's "Gwendolyn" silk-faille gown is a real gem, as sparkly as it is shapely, thanks to an embroidered-lace-and-sequin rose motif, a strapless sweetheart neckline, and a high-low overlay that reveals a tulle petticoat in front.
The Details: Oscar de la Renta "Gwendolyn" silk-faille gown, $14,890, Ever After Miami, 305-444-7300. Simon Alcantara handwoven sterling silver cuffs, $660 each, simonalcantara.com. Simon G. Jewelry 18k white gold climber earrings, $1,540, simongjewelry.com.