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Dramatic Wedding Dresses for the Bride Who Wants to Make a Stylish Statement

Make a grand entrance in one of these stunners.

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Sea of Love

Turn it up—the drama,
 that is. If ever there's a time 
to wear something larger than life, it's your wedding day. Whether you want a structured silhouette, a buoyant ball gown, or a two-piece number with attitude, there's an option here for you. Find the one
 with an unexpected flourish that makes your heart sing.

 

(Above) With a cascade of surf-like silk-organza ruffles spilling down the front of the skirt and a net of pearls dotting the neckline, Vera Wang's "Evelina" gown is an enchanting choice for your elegant oceanfront nuptials.

 

The Details: Vera Wang "Evelina" gown, price upon request, verawang.com. VTse figure-eight ring in 18k white-gold micropavé with 0.60 ct. of diamonds, $3,000, vtsejewelry.com.

Flawless

(Left) You woke up like this. And when you slip on Reem Acra's dazzlingly draped "Lia" gown, with a sculpted peplum that juts out over the ridiculously regal skirt, those who see you can't help but bow down. And you? You tell 'em. Say, "I look so good tonight."

 

(Right) "I'mma gonna dance my heart out 'til the dawn." Yeah, you 
are! Especially if you're wearing Randi Rahm's "Tatiana" ball gown, with its fairy-tale-princess
 skirt and shirt with embroidered-tulle puffed sleeves, made for arm-waving, finger-pointing, and other moves in your personal happy dance.

 

The Details: (Left) Reem Acra "Lia" gown, $4,995, reemacra.com. Daniel Espinosa Jewelry bronze-gold necklace, $235, shopdanielespinosa.com. Bonheur Jewelry "Lorin" ring in 18k gold plate, $158, bonheurjewelry.com.  (Right) Randi Rahm "Tatiana" ball gown, $8,395, randirahm.com. Aurélie Bidermann "Wheat" hoop earrings in 18k yellow gold, $485, aureliebidermann.com.

My Way

Not every bride is a princess in a ball gown. Maybe your palace keys are jingling in the pocket of your palazzo pants. Enter Delpozo's ensemble, a jacket with angel wings above those wide-legged wonders; it's chic and celebratory. And more: It lets you wed your way.

 

The Details: Delpozo jacket, $1,900, and wide-legged pants, $2,000, delpozo.com. Stuart Weitzman "Simple" sandals, in Tin Glass, $398, stuartweitzman.com. Eddie Borgo "Token" chandelier earrings, in Silver, $250, neimanmarcus.com.

All About That Bass

Show off all the right places in Sareh Nouri's body-hugging "Charlotte" silk trumpet gown, which flatterss your curves to the knee—where it suddenly flares out into a train that sways and mesmerizes as you move. Wear it 
with an attitude that says every inch of you is perfect, from the bottom to the top.

 

The Details: Sareh Nouri "Charlotte" gown, price upon request, sarehnouri.com.  Erickson Beamon "Dancing Queen" earrings, with Swarovski crystal and Japanese glass, $355, ericksonbeamonshop.com. Jacquie Aiche "Mini Empress" opal ring in 14k gold, $3,125, jacquieaiche.com.

Stairway to Heaven

That's what you'll look like as you glide along in Marchesa's "Cielo" ball gown, with its organza and tulle skirt billowing around you—and contrasting with your oh-so nipped-in waist. Guests will wonder if heaven is missing an angel.

 

The Details: Marchesa "Cielo" ball gown, price upon request, Gabriella New York Bridal Salon, 212-206-1915. Avec New York "Margot" rhinestone ring, $298, avecnewyork.com. Ariel Gordon baguette diamond "Huggies" earrings, in 14k rose gold, $895, arielgordonjewelry.com.

Baby, I Can See Your Halo

Actually, it may just be Yolan Cris's ethereal pleated-tulle "Everest" cape and embroidered crepe-georgette "Duarte" gown. As you exchange vows, the fanfare at your neck will draw eyes to your radiant face. Remove the cape for the reception—and shimmy those shoulders.

 

The Details: Yolan Cris "Everest" cape, $2,730, and "Duarte" gown, $4,145, yolancris.com. Erickson Beamon "Parlour Trick" ring, in vermeil with Swarovski crystals, $355, ericksonbeamonshop.com. Anna Sheffield "Rosette Suite No. 21" marquise-cut diamond ring, part of a 2-ring set, $5,300, annasheffield.com. Zoë Chicco mini diamond hoop earrings, in 14k gold, $325, greenwichstjewelers.com.

Bohemian Rhapsody

A barefoot-on-the-beach wedding can be supremely chic if you're wearing Alon Livné's two-piece ensemble. The strapless "Ines" top is smocked like a childhood sundress but wildly glamorous, thanks to its silk fabric, peplum, and flounced sleeves—and the fact that it's paired with trousers. An oversize white hat is a delightfully diva-ish way to block the sun while enjoying the spotlight.

 

The Details: Alon Livné "Ines" top, $3,100, trousers, $2,600, and hat, $1,400, all alonlivne.com.

Walk This Way

It started with a little kiss 
(like this). Now walk boldly into your new life in Alyne by Rita Vinieris's "Treasure" tank dress with chiffon cutouts and bateau train. Also sweeping down the aisle—and, once
 your friends see how ah-mazing it looks, possibly across the nation?—is Rivini by Rita Vinieris's organza cape.

 

The Details: Alyne by Rita Vinieris "Treasure" dress, $2,100, and Rivini by Rita Vinieris cape, price upon request, both rivini.com. Jimmy Choo "Lance" leather sandals, in Silver Mirror, $895, jimmychoo.com. Cathy Waterman platinum, pearl, and diamond "Pearl Flower" earrings, price upon request, ylang23.com.

Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls

Wear them instead. Channel a forest nymph in Isabelle Armstrong's impossibly romantic "Kenzie" gown, with organza and tulle ruffles cascading down from a beaded tank bodice. With every step you take, they'll flutter in the breeze.

 

The Details: Isabelle Armstrong "Kenzie" gown, $4,995, kleinfeldbridal.com. Greenwich St. Collection "Vesey" diamond ring, $13,500, greenwichstjewelers.com. Christian Louboutin "Blakissima" T-strap sandals, $895, christianlouboutin.com.

Boom Boom Pow

A dress as dramatic as Monique Lhuillier's "Faithful" has its own soundtrack. Boom. That's the sound of the lace-covered corset's peplum flaring out over the silk-gazar skirt clinging to your hips. Boom. Then the shock of the trumpet train extending behind your knee. Pow. That's the knockout punch of the entire ensemble. Don an oversize bow headband and add a "wow."

 

The Details: Monique Lhuillier corset, $2,590, and skirt, $4,990, moniquelhuillier.com. Kreisi Couture "Mickey Lise" headband, $241, kreisicouture.com. Avec New York "Elley 2" heart pavé twist ring, $298; "Elley 3" heart all-pavé ring, $458; and "Trio" pearl ring, $328, avecnewyork.com.

Sweet Emotion

(Left) Looking for a dress that's elegant enough for your black-tie venue but edgy enough for your inner style rebel? Well, Elizabeth Kennedy's going to give it to you. Don't believe us? Just watch: Her simple ivory strapless with a surprising sculptural overcape is a straight-up masterpiece that'll make you want to kiss yourself, you're so pretty.

 

(Right) That's what you'll feel when twirling, dipping, and being swept off your feet in this tulle-and-lace gown by Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld. The sweetheart neckline and tea-length hem are lovely foils for badass accessories like a velvet moto jacket and platform shoes.

 

The Details: (Left) Elizabeth Kennedy dress with overcape, $6,480, modaoperandi.com. Eugenia Kim "Malia" metallic woven headscarf, in Champagne, $125, eugeniakim.com. Amrapali "Jaipur" rock-crystal earrings set in 18k gold and sterling silver, price upon request, brokenenglishjewelry.com. A. Jaffe "Season of Love Collection" ring, from $1,800 (setting only), ajaffe.com. (Right) Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld dress, $2,000, kleinfeldbridal.com. Giuseppe Zanotti "Amelia" moto jacket, $2,350, giuseppezanottidesign.com. Rochas sequined, embroidered brown satin platform shoes, $1,460, modaoperandi.com. Avec New York "Alixon" long bar chain earring, $288, avecnewyork.com. Zoë Chicco mini pearl hoop earrings in 14k gold, $125, greenwichstjewelers.com. Suzanne Kalan green amethyst ring in 14k rose gold, $840, clay-pot.com.

The Bold & Beautiful

(Left) These boots were made for walking, and that's just what they'll do. One of these days, Christian Louboutin's Louis XI boots are gonna walk right down the aisle. The over-the-knee stunners were designed to be paired with a frock that's equally unforgettable, like Naeem Khan's "Emilia" dress with lace appliqué.

 

(Right) "Diamonds are a girl's best friend" is a fact you may have thought about a fair amount after your engagement. You'll be just as enamored with a gown that reminds you of the one Marilyn wore when making that pronouncement. Oscar de la Renta's silk column is bridal white, not hot pink, but it's got the same elegant folded, strapless neckline and a showstopping bow in the back that begs you to dance.

 

The Details: (Left) Naeem Khan "Emilia" dress, $4,995, saksfifthavenue.com. Christian Louboutin's Louis XI boots, price upon request, christianlouboutin.com. Efva Attling "Hooked on Simone" sterling silver cuff, $705, efvaattling.com. Noir Jewelry "Ice Crystal" ring set, $48, noirnyc.com. (Right) Oscar de la Renta dress, $5,990, oscardelarenta.com. Ranjana Khan earrings, from the Blushing Bride collection, $350, ranjanakhan.com.

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