Make a grand entrance in one of these stunners.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.