Want to make a statement down the aisle? We found the looks that will help you do just that.
Few things in life make your breath catch and your heart stop. There's the moment you realize you're in love. The sight of a majestic vista. The feeling of slipping into a wedding dress that turns you into a bride. Each ensemble here, shown against the windswept dunes of the White Sands National Monument, has the power to stun on sight. And on your wedding day, so will you.
What makes these wedding dresses so spectacular? It's all about the details—some small, others larger than life. From gowns in shades of blush and lavender to those with brazenly bejeweled bodices or rule-breaker cut-outs, the following wedding dresses are perfect for the new-age bride. So if you're searching something that feels like the midpoint between the traditional and the contemporary, we've found your answer. It's one of these eye-catching creations. Bold and soft, trendy and timeless, and, most importantly, one of a kind, these wedding dresses are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.
Pink Lady: First a murmur, then a collective gasp—that's the sound you'll hear as you glide down the aisle in Alyne by Rita Vinieris's aptly named "Brilliant" dress. Is it the rosy lavender color, the soft ruched bodice flowing into a sweeping skirt, or your leg peeking through the sophisticated slit? We think it's all of the above.
The Details: Alyne by Rita Vinieris "Brilliant" Dress, $2,425, alynebridal.com. Ileana Makri "Deco Escape" Gold-and-Diamond Earrings, $14,415, ileanamakri.com. Lizzie Mandler 18k White-Gold Diamond Ring, price upon request, lizziemandler.com.
An illusion cut-out and floral appliqué bodice are highlights of this Angel Sanchez crepe beauty, but the real drama comes from the color—black is the new white, popping up all over bridal runways this season.
The Details: Angel Sanchez Crepe Gown, $4,840, angelsanchezusa.com. SheBee XL Oval Diamond Hoops, $2,600; and 14k White-Gold Ball Ring, $1,690, shebee.com. A.Jaffe East/West Platinum Engagement Ring, $2,390 (not including center stone), ajaffe.com.
With a charming sweeheart neckline, seaquined fabric, and a tea-length hem, this Naeem Khan number balances structural elements, glitz, and texture with ease. Without a doubt, though, the eye goes straight to that flirty peplum, which brings this already-feminine gown to the next level.
The Details: Naeem Khan "Dover" Gown, $15,995, bergdorfgoodman.com. Jennifer Fisher "Samira" Hoops, $650, jenniferfisherjewelry.com. Laura Preshong "Charlotte" Brilliant-Cut Engagement Ring, $1,875 (not including center stone), laurapreshong.com. Stuart Weitzman "Nudist" Sandals, in Black, $415, stuartweitzman.com.
Go Over the Top
Reem Acra's silk-georgette number looks like a grand ball gown—but is really a black turtleneck dress with crystal-studded sleeves and a second-skin fit under a billowing overskirt, a combination more drama-queen than fairy-princess.
Dilemma: You want a wedding dress that's timeless but also modern. Solution: a classic silhouette reimagined with stunning twists. Atelier Pronovias's crepe gown updates the sheath with a bateau neckline and sheer tulle geometric peekaboo side panels.
The Details: Atelier Pronovias "Renace" Gown, price upon request, pronovias.com. By Boe "Mega-Swaying Arches" 14k Gold and Oxidized Sterling Silver Earrings, $300, byboe.com. Lizzie Mandler 18k Rose-Gold Diamond Ring, price upon request, lizziemandler.com.