Some brides begin their search for the perfect wedding gown with a particular style in mind. We suggest an alternative: Think of your best physical attribute. A swanlike neck. Stunning décolletage. Pilates-perfect shoulders and arms. Legs for miles. Choose a gown that reveals and conceals in all the right places, and your groom — and guests — will be mesmerized. Here (left to right): sculpted lace dress (price upon request), by Marchesa (marchesa.com) and Chantilly lace gown ($8,690), by Oscar de la Renta from Erin Cole (erincole.com).
Left to right: Layered tulle gown ($6,600), by Rivini, from Kleinfeld Bridal (kleinfeldbridal.com) and organza gown with embroidered skirt ($5,490), by Christos (christosbridal.com).
Left to right: Silk taffeta gown ($2,100), by Watters (watters.com); diamond earrings (price upon request), by De Beers (debeers.com); and Moonlight rock crystal and diamond necklace ($10,800), by H.Stern (hstern.net). Henriette lace ball gown ($8,500), by Vera Wang (verawang.com).
Left to right: Chantilly lace mermaid gown ($4,900), by Carolina Herrera (carolinaherrera.com) and diamond earrings set ($6,600), by Dana Rebecca (danarebeccadesigns.com). Silk gown with a bubble skirt ($3,170), by Morgane Le Fay (morganelefay.com); diamond open-link bracelet ($43,000), by Harry Winston (harrywinston.com); and ivory silk and rhinestone brooch shoes ($598), by Giuseppe Zanotti, from My Glass Slipper (myglassslipper.com).
Left to right: Silk crepe gown ($3,080), by Anne Bowen (annebowen.com) and silk A-line, illusion neckline, gown ($5,500), by Romona Keveza (legendsbyromonakeveza.com).
Left to right: Daphne silk lace gown ($2,200), by Modern Trousseau (moderntrousseau.com); and silk wedding shoe ($480), by Giuseppe Zanotti, from My Glass Slipper (myglassslipper.com). Tulle gown ($6,400), by Monique Lhuillier, from Kleinfeld Bridal (kleinfeldbridal.com); and Celtic Dunes diamond earrings set in gold ($16,800), by H.Stern (hstern.net).