7 Slim-Fitting Wedding Dresses

Forget the traditional ball gown. Formfitting and undeniably dramatic, slim dresses are this season's hottest topic.
  1. Slim Wedding Dress: Deco Drama

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    Intricate beads and artful scallops aren't just for princess-style ball gowns.

    Wedding dress by Kenneth Pool, $7,995; crystal headband by Erica Koesler Wedding Accessories, $350; white topaz earrings by Joan Hornig Philanthropy is Beautiful, $2,400; ring by Arik Kastan, $2,600. ON HIM: Three-piece suit by Ascot Chang, $1,860; straiped shirt by Hugo Boss, $145

  2. Slim Wedding Dress: Top Edit

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    Add volume and a bit of mystery to any sheath with a bloom-embellished shrug.

    Wedding dress, $4,000, and bolero, $1,900, both by Claire Pettibone; rose gold and diamond earrings by Irene Neuwirth, $7,350

  3. Slim Wedding Dress: Bottom Line

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    A cathedral-length train scattered with chiffon petals gives this fitted lace gown a whimsical flair.

    Gown by Enzoani, $3,300; necklace by Dannijo, $420

  4. Slim Wedding Dress: Fresh Hint

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    Peekaboo Chantilly lace makes this conservative cap-sleeve style feel current and even a touch risqué.

    Gown by Matthew Christopher, $3209; headband by Naugi, $87; earrings by BaubleBar, $24

  5. Slim Wedding Dress: Hush Tones

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    A flowy goddess gown is a softer, more romantic alternative to a structured sheath.

    Chiffon gown by Maggie Sottero, $1,000; headpiece by The New York Fascinator Company, $30; earrings by Gerard Yosca, $135; bracelets by Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel, $110 for set of three; engagement ring by Penny Preville, $4,180; sandals by Benjamin Adams, $299

  6. Slim Wedding Dress: Back Story

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    A skin-baring style is a great way to create drama when you don't have loads of layers of tulle.

    Gown by Max Azria, $448; earrings by Judith Ripka, $2,600; cuff by Melinda Maria, $198

  7. Slim Wedding Dress: New Twists

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    The continuous lines of these asymmetrical seams elongate your figure unlike any full silhoutte will. The result: a head-to-toe slimming effect.

    Gown by Vineyard Collection, $2,675; earrings by R.J.Graziano, $75; necklace by Madame Mathilde, $375; engagement ring by JudeFrances Jewelry, $2,900. ON HIM: Tuxedo by Billy Reid, $1,900; checked shirt by Ascot Chang, $262.50

    Fashion Editor: Heather Levine
    Menswear Stylist: Kimberly Keily 
    Prop Stylist: Sara Foldenauer for Kate Ryan
    Hair: Michael Dueñas for Exclusive Artists
    Makeup: Anthea King for Timeless Glow Bridal
    Flowers: Ariston Flowers in NYC
    Photography: Daymion Mardel