THE STYLE ISSUE ROCK SOLID
EVERY HAPPY MARRIAGE STARTS WITH A STRONG FOUNDATION, THEN CREATES ITS OWN BRAND OF BEAUTY. THE SAME CAN BE SAID OF THE GOWNS ON THESE PAGES, WHOSE CLEAN, SCULPTURAL SHAPES ARE EMBELLISHED WITH ONE-OF-A-KIND DETAILS THAT SET THEM APART. THE RESULTS WILL R
Play up your curves, and even add a few, with Sachin
& Babi’s wildly romantic “Natalia” dress ($2,695,
sachinandbabi.com). The traditional strapless shape is both sweet, with a bow tied on the arm, and sultry, with a sweeping ruffle that shimmies as you walk.
THE DETAI LS: Mani Maalai
“Nebula” ear cuff and earring set, $180, cooperativashop
.com. Ritani platinum solitaire diamond engagement ring (setting only), $585, ritani.com.
Paging her royal highness. With its sweeping ball-gown skirt; fitted, belted bodice; and elegant cloth-covered buttons, Ellis Bridals’ silk mikado dress ($1,869, ellis
bridals.com) is the picture of timeless chic. Its magic is in the simplicity of the cut, particularly the bateau neckline, which brings all eyes up to your enchanting face.
THE DETAI LS: Gumuchian
“Empire” platinum and diamond ring (setting only), $4,000, gumuchian.com.
Who says the bride should be the only one blushing? The rusty-rose-quartz hue of Vionnet’s satin gown ($6,100, vionnet.com) will lend radiance to your skin, but the sexy slits in the plissé skirt will bring a flush to your spouse-to-be’s cheeks as you stride toward the altar.
The hand-cut floral appliqués on Mira Zwillinger’s silk-tulle embroidered “Harper” gown ($12,760, mirazwillinger.com) are dainty; the bare back is daring. Together, they add up to a dress that’s soft, sheer, and strong—stylistically speaking.
THE DETAI LS: Cara Croninger clear faceted hoop earrings, $240, If Soho New York, 212-334-4964. Jack Kelége engagement ring set in 18k white gold (setting only), $3,950, jackkelege.com.
A goddess? An angel? Guests won’t be able to decide which you resemble most in Rosie Assoulin’s off-the-shoulder billowingsleeved “Fig” top ($2,895) and supple “Lily ” skirt ($3,595; both Fivestory NYC, 212-288-1338). The other thing they won’t be able to do is take their eyes off you.
THE DETAI LS: Alexis Bittar balanced spike kinetic clip earrings, $375, alexisbittar
.com. Forevermark by A.Link illusion cushion ring, price upon request, forevermark.com. Sarah Magid “Sunset Duo” ring, $168, sarahmagid.com. Noir Jewelry “Clio” stackable ring set, $48, noirnyc.com.
At first glance, your guests will admire the stunning, sleek silhouette of Rosa Clará’s silk-crepe gown ($4,115, rosaclarabridal.com). But a closer look at the details—peekaboo Valenciennes-lace inlays at the waist and neck, a floaty cape—reveals its full allure.
THE DETAI LS: Alexis Bittar liquid-gold shield cuff, $795, alexisbittar.com.
On your wedding day, the saying goes, you’ll feel like you’re walking on air. And in Rivini by Rita Vinieris’s “Bernadetta” layered silk organza ball gown ($8,580, rivini.com), you’ll look like it, too. The voluminous layered skirt seems to go on and on, lifting you to even greater sartorial heights.
THE DETAI LS: Monica Sordo
“Silencio” necklace with 24k gold and rhodium plating, $850, fivestoryny.com.
The A- line cut of its tea-length skirt is sharp, but the polka-dotted gossamer tulle of Houghton’s “Avalia” dress ($2,450,
houghtonnyc.com) is both soft and sexy—just like the bride who wears it. (Added bonus: The abbreviated length puts the spotlight on your to-die-for heels.)
THE DETAILS: Neil J. Rodgers “Isabella” Nero suede pumps, $650, neiljrodgers .com. Louven “Contour” steel cuff, $150, louvendesign .com. Eddie Borgo “Voyager” cuff, in Gunmetal, $325, eddieborgo.com. Jennie Kwon Designs “East West” onyx ring in 14k yellow gold, $450, jenniekwondesigns.com.
A high neck and long sleeves give Naeem Khan’s “New Mexico” dress ($14,990, naeemkhan.com) a clean, classic silhouette. Thanks to sheer, gauzy fabric and ornate embroidery, it also has irresistibly romantic, bohemian flair.
THE DETAI LS: Ca & Lou
“Lyia Simple” earrings, $255, caandlou.com.
Steal the show in the most unconventional, unforgettable ensemble they’ve ever seen: Costarellos’s “Cold Shoulder” top ($1,145), which drops to reveal some skin before cascading down your arms in tiers, and a full, entrancemaking tulle skirt ($3,465; both costarellos.com).
THE DETAI LS: Nicole Miller
“Resin Gear” white petal drop earrings, $125, nicolemiller.com.
Oscar de la Renta’s “Gwendolyn” silk-faille gown ($14,890, Ever After Miami, 305-444-7300) is a real gem, as sparkly as it is shapely, thanks to an embroidered-lace-and-sequin rose motif, a strapless sweetheart neckline, and a high-low overlay that reveals a tulle petticoat in front.
THE DETAILS: Simon Alcantara handwoven sterling silver cuffs, $660 each, simonalcantara.com. Simon G. Jewelry 18k white gold climber earrings, $1,540, simongjewelry.com.
For the modern minimalist, a killer pair of pants can be a bolder, better choice than a ball gown or sleek skirt. Celebrate your style with Lela Rose’s shimmer fil coupé strapless top and gabardine high-waist trousers ($1,995 and $1,295, Mark Ingram Atelier, 212-319-6778). Because you don’t need a gown to be a knockout bride.
THE DETAI LS: Amy Nordström “Nave” sterling silver neck ring, $189, amynordstrom.com. Simon G. Jewelry 18k white gold three-finger ring, $3,520, simongjewelry.com. Marchesa “Valeria” pumps with laser-cut trim, $765, akh-grp.com.
What keeps you warm, makes you feel amazing, and looks incredible next to your wedding gown? Your groom, of course. Also, Elizabeth
Kennedy’s long opera coat in double-faced scuba satin ($5,400, elizabethkennedy.com). Wear it with an equally swank gown, like Roland
Mouret’s silk-faille “Abella” ($5,670, rolandmouret.com), and you’re black-tie-ready in any weather.
THE DETAI LS: Yael Sonia spinning-top curve earrings in 18k yellow gold and quartz, $4,800, yaelsonia.com. Cara Croninger clear-and-black cuff, $700, Peipers & Kojen New York, 212-744-1047.
Art direction by Michael McCormick. Styling by Jessica King. Market work (jewelry)
by Colleen Banks. Makeup by Carlo Longo, using Diorshow at raybrownpro.com. Hair by Linh Nguyen at Kate Ryan Inc., using Schwarzkopf. Location: Rock of Ages Corporation.