For an enchanting bridal look, choose a style that's soft, lightweight, and utterly ethereal.
What do you picture when you imagine your wedding dress? Is it structured and sturdy, or lightweight and carefree? If you hope to get married in the latter, consider skipping the princess gown and choose something ethereal and floating instead. To make your vision a reality, search for something soft and airy. If you need ideas, these wedding dresses might be the perfect starting point.
For an ethereal feel, it's important to choose the right shape, fabric, and fit. We've pinpointed some of the best ways to achieve a magical look. If you're seeking color, opt for muted, diluted shades, like blush or hazy blue. For an enchanted touch, go with subtle sparkle or intricate lace—floral designs are always welcome, too. Whatever the case, this roundup will inspire your bridal style, helping you glide into newlywed life in a wedding dress that sweeps you off your feet.
This is your cloud-nine moment, and your wedding dress should make you feel like you're floating on air. Whether the dress of your dreams has layers of ruffles, a fluttering cape, or a fabric that's impossibly delicate, you might just find it here.
Similar to the winged beauty, this floral ensemble from Randi Rahm can undergo a stunning transformation. Simply remove the floor-dusting detachable skirt at ceremony's end, and prepare to take off: Underneath is a head-turning hot-pants romper that's perfect for flitting about the dance floor.
A Soft Touch
The Audrey Hepburn of wedding looks, this Carolina Herrera combination is for the understated bride who wants comfort and elegance on her big day. A lovely fitted, embroidered wool-silk sweater offsets the classic full pleated tulle skirt.
You'll look like a goddess in this divine bridal ensemble by Vera Wang. This gown consists of a simple camisole sheath under an Empire French-tulle overlay with off-the-shoulder gathered sleeves. Get ready to be worshipped.
Don't let its simple column silhouette fool you: There's nothing basic about Yolan Cris's stunning champagne-colored gown, which boasts Chantilly lace, sparkling rhinestones, and a diaphanous flowing cape. Add a pair of starry earrings for an extra dash of dazzle.
Torn between a classic gown and something with an edge? This dress, from Viktor & Rolf Mariage, gives you both. A sweetheart neckline and a frothy tulle skirt anchor the gown in tradition, while its one-sided tiers take it to a more daring level.
The Details: Viktor & Rolf Mariage Strapless Wedding Dress, price upon request, viktor-rolf.com. Suzanne Kalan Post Earrings, in 14k Gold with round White Topaz and Diamond Clusters, $1,650, suzannekalan.com.