8 Dream Wedding Dresses You'll Love

There's a magic to wedding gowns. The moment you put on the right one, you feel like a bride.
by Heather Levine
  1. Simple Chic

    photo by Colette De Barros / The Knot

    Big ball gown not your thing? A minimal sheath can make a strong statement too. Silk gown by Siri, starting at $612; necklace by Amrita Singh, $300; gold-plated cuff by Tiffany Chou, $150; silk satin shoes by Badgley Mischka, $215

  2. Soft Focus

    photo by Colette De Barros / The Knot

    Don't discount color. A pastel-blue gown is every bit as captivating as one that's white. Tulle gown by Anjolique Bridal Collection, $1,139; veil by Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories, $160; white gold earrings by Christian Tse, $13,900; bangles by Leslie Greene (3), starting at $880 each; diamond engagement ring by Tacori (not including center stone), $9,680

  3. Special Effects

    photo by Colette De Barros / The Knot

    Subtle sparkle in the form of iridescent sequins makes this sheath a one-of-a-kind creation. Gown by Anaiss On Weddings, $800; crystal earrings by R.J. Graziano, $75

  4. Light Waves

    photo by Colette De Barros / The Knot

    When it's made from organza instead of satin, even the most voluminous ruffled skirt feels weightless. Gown by David Tutera by Faviana, $2,000; headpiece by Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories, $250; vintage hidden watch bangle, $4,800, and antique diamond engagement ring, $12,000, both by Platt Boutique Jewelry

  5. Amazing Lace

    photo by Colette De Barros / The Knot

    It's the unstructured silhouette that makes this delicate Chantilly lace feel so undeniably modern. Gown by Elie by Elie Saab for Pronovias, $12,000; earrings by Platt Boutique Jewelry, $25,000; set of bangles by Amrita Singh, $40

  6. Wrap Star

    photo by Colette De Barros / The Knot

    Paired with a scene-stealing cape, this slinky sheath becomes aisle-appropriate. Slip the shrug off to reveal glamorous reception style. Silk charmeuse gown, $3,209, and shrug, $1,975, both by St. Pucchi by Rani; earrings by Platt Boutique Jewelry, $4,500; gold stackable heart rings by evelynH. Jewelry, $630 each

  7. Poof Positive

    photo by Colette De Barros / The Knot

    It's no secret that a billowy tulle ball gown makes for the ultimate fairy-tale moment. Tulle gown, $1,000, and jeweled belt, $148, both by White by Vera Wang; platinum and diamond earrings by Erica Courtney, $10,800; crystal necklace by Lee Angel, $525; silver sandals by Jimmy Choo, $895

  8. True Illusion

    photo by Colette De Barros / The Kno

    A risque low back made of embroidered see-through fabric is sexy and elegant at once. Silk crepe gown by David Meister, $3,300; quartz earrings by Janna Conner Designs, $135; woven bangles, $140 each, and bangles, $30 for set of 3, both by Wendy Mink Jewelry

    Fashion Editor: Heather Levine
    Fashion Stylist: Robyn Goldberg for Next LA
    Prop Stylist: Carl Dove for Celestine Agency
    Hair: Michael Kanyon for Celestine Agency
    Makeup: Dorit Genazzani for Next LA
    Flowers: JL Designs
    Photography: Colette de Barros

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