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Old Hollywood Glam Wedding Dresses for Timeless Brides

Get ready for your close-up! The right dress will make you feel like a star on your wedding day. These glamorous gowns—fit for the starlets of Hollywood's Golden Age—will let you (and your 'maids) shine.

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Red-Carpet Ready

You'll be asked, "Who are you wearing?" over and over after you walk down the aisle in this romantic Carolina Herrera silk-organza gown with 3-D flowers. Sparkly straps take the look from sweet to sophisticated.

 

 

The Details (pictured above): Carolina Herrera silk-organza gown with 3-D flowers, $14,990, carolinaherrera.com. "Super Spaceship" acetate sunglasses, in Rose Pink, $320, Karen Walker, nordstrom.com. "Tufted" outdoor chaise cushions, in Stripe, $212 each, potterybarn.com.

A-List Appeal

This dress (left) has star power—as will you on your big day. Reem Acra's "Elisabetta" ball gown requires little in the way of accessories, thanks to its stunning embroidery and elegant illusion neckline. For maximum impact, pair it with a simple updo and a lush berry or tangerine lip. At right, channel the femininity of 1950s fashion (without looking costumey) with updated separates in of-that-era materials like lace, chiffon, and tulle. Jenny Yoo Collection's "Aimee" sweater with lace details, and "Winslow" tulle skirt in a vintage floral pattern (left), are just right for a garden party, while Ivy & Aster's "Elise" crinkle-chiffon bodice and "Harper II" tulle skirt suit even the most modern affair (right).

 

The Details: (On left) Reem Acra "Elisabetta" ball gown, $8,500, reemacra.com. Dagny "Grande" ring, 14-mm round cabochon moonstone center with gemstone sides in aquamarine, chalcedony, and rainbow moonstone, $4,500, dariadekoning.com. 18k-white-gold engagement ring with 2-carat emerald-cut diamond center stone, $4,000, sylviecollection.com. (On Right) Jenny Yoo Collection "Aimee" sweater, $220, with "Winslow" skirt, $215, jennyyoo.com. Ivy & Aster "Elise" crinkle-chiffon bodice, ($70), with "Harper II" tulle skirt, $150, ivyandaster.com. Sunglasses, price upon request, christiansiriano.com. "Beaded Petal" comb pair with hand-wired beads with crystal rhinestones in gold-plated brass and Swarovski-crystal accents, $280, twigsandhoney.com. Square-cut acrylic bangles, $400 each, caracroninger.net.

Hot Wheels

Take a cue from Grace Kelly in her French Riviera days with Kaviar Gauche's "Buttercup" top and skirt. The graphic flowers and slim profile make them ideal for a fashion-forward wedding to your own Cary Grant.

 

The Details: Kaviar Gauche "Buttercup" top and skirt, $2,450, kaviargauche.com. "Olive Satin" pumps, in Ivory Satin Luxe, $180, Imagine Vince Camuto, vincecamuto.com. "Ursula" three linked rings in mixed 18k yellow and rose gold with pavé-set white diamonds, $8,400, Spinelli Kilcollin, spinellikilcollin.com.

Short Form

Show off your stems in this figure-flattering two-piece with a playful feather skirt by Cheers Cynthia Rowley, the perfect pick for a cocktail-style reception or as a second dress to change into before dancing the night away. Ruffled bridesmaid dresses by Bally add to the flirty, festive vibe.

 

The Details: (Middle) Cheers Cynthia Rowley, $399, davidsbridal.com. Bally bridesmaids dresses, $1,250 each, bally.com. Yellow and multistripe disk earrings, $260 each, caracroninger.net. "Z" square stone plain RING, $278, avecnewyork.com. "Love Struck" bar ring, in Pink, $2,550, alisonlou.com. "Reversible Awning Stripe" beach towels, in Navy/Seabreeze, $40 each, potterybarn.com.

Three of a Kind

Play your cards right with these winning dresses. Naeem Khan's silk-organza "Monterey" gown will pop in pictures, especially when set against the silver of Carmen Marc Valvo's off-the-shoulder dress and Twobirds Bridesmaid's "Classic" jersey ball gown.

 

The Details: (Left) Naeem Khan "Monterey" gown in blush, $15,990, naeemkhan.com. (Center) Carmen Marc Valvo off-the-shoulder dress, $375, nordstrom.com. "Odessa" 24K-gold- and-sterling-silver-plated collar, $500, vitafede.com. Moiré faille crystal sling-back pumps, in French Blue, $1,190, Oscar de la Renta, personalshopper@odlr.com. (Right) Twobirds "Classic" jersey ball gown in sage, $310, twobirdsbridesmaid.comNecklace, $11,250, Axel Russmeyer for Kentshire at Bergdorf Goodman, kentshire.com.

Who's That Girl?

Even the most poised ingenue lets her hair down from time to time. Lea-Ann Belter Bridal's wildly romantic "Laurel" French-Alençon-lace top and silk-taffeta "Grace" skirt make just the ensemble to do it in. Pair them with modern accessories (a long pendant necklace, for instance), and dive into your best day ever.

 

The Details: Lea-Ann Belter Bridal's "Laurel" lace-top, $725, with "Grace" skirt, $3,150, lea-annbelter.comOne-of-a-kind 18k gold, kunzite, and baroque freshwater-pearl necklace, $7,920, margeryhirschey.com.

Leading Ladies

No drama, please. Your look is effortless chic, just like Monique Lhuillier's "Shannon" silk and re-embroidered lace dress, which has I-just-threw-this-on panache while still feeling oh-so special. Bridesmaid dresses in cheerful hues, such as LulaKate's "Carter," in Tea Rose and Zac Posen's strapless silk-taffeta number, in Yellow are similarly light and airy.

 

The Details: (Right) Monique Lhuillier "Shannon" lace dress, $3,500, moniquelhuillier.com. "Bess" beret with nylon veil and mini silk bow, in White, $447, kreisicouture.com. "Narcissus" suede sandals, in Antique Rose, $537, Chloe Gosselin, barneys.com. "Simply Tacori" emerald-cut engagement ring, $2,990 (not including center stone), tacori.com. (Left) LulaKate "Carter" in tea rose, $225, lulakate.com. Left: "Daphne" 100-mm strappy satin stilettos with mesh upper and Marchesa embroidery, in Black, $995, Marchesa, akh-grp.com (available 12/1). (Center) Zac Posen silk-taffeta dress in yellow, $4,350, zacposen.com. "Trance D'Orsay" satin heels with bow detail, in Ebony, $395, SJP, saksfifthavenue.com. "Sadie" earrings in white quartz with lemongrass and aqua foils set in black rhodium-washed sterling silver, $650, larkspurandhawk.com.

Timeless Beauty

Your style, in a word? Classic. You're a natural fit for this Steven Birnbaum Collection "Jo" silk-shantung and silk-organza dress with a bateau neckline Audrey Hepburn would adore.

On the right, the cheerful combo of tangerine and pink was all over this season's runways, and the universally flattering hues will have your whole entourage looking its best. For a take that's vibrant but not distracting, opt for color-blocked frocks like Solace London's "Harlech" crepe-and-satin dress and Kay Unger's "Phoebe" dress.

 

The Details: (On left) Steven Birnbaum Collection "Jo" dress, $3,200, stevenbirnbaumbridal.com. "Angel Skin" double-row coral necklace, price upon request, Assael, neimanmarcus.com. "Shimmee" RINGS, price upon request, sharonkhazzam.com. (On right) Left dress: Solace London "Harlech" gown, $780, net-a-porter-com. "Soft Petal Impatiens Flower" drop earrings, $425, oscardelarenta.com. "Chaos" suede sandals, in Flesh, $725, manoloblahnik.com. Right dress: Kay Unger "Phoebe" dress, $400, kayunger.com. "Poppy Impatiens Flower" drop earrings, $425, oscardelarenta.com. "Aisling" bracelet, in Rose/Gold, $138, Orly Genger by Jaclyn Mayer, jaclynmayer.com. "Ginger" sandals, in Sorbet, $850, aquazzura.com.

Be Bold

Who says your "something blue" can't be your wedding dress? Might we suggest this Frenchie blue rococo beaded ball gown with an illusion long-sleeve bodice and full tulle skirt? It's giving us serious old-school vintage vibes, but in the freshest way.

The Details: Hayley Paige "Avelon" ball gown, price upon request, jlmcouture.com. "Sugarbush Petal" hoop earrings, $190, lelesadoughi.com. "Simply Tacori" marquise-cut engagement ring, $2,990 (not including center stone), tacori.com.

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