The New Ball Gown and 5 Other New Dress Styles

Basic trends are getting a bridal revival with these new takes on old classics.
by Amanda Elser
  1. The New Ball Gown

    Dennis Basso
    Gabrielle Revere

    Pair a slinky silhouette with a removable tulle skirt for two major bridal moments. Dress and skirt, $4,600, Dennis Basso, KleinfeldBridal.com; lace cap, $525, earrings, $395, LivHart.com; ring, $99, SamanthaWills.com

  2. The New Neckline

    high neckline maggie sottero dress
    Gabrielle Revere

    Who knew covering up could be so sexy? Pair a high collar with more casual pieces for a fashion-forward look. Dress, $1,998, MaggieSottero.com; hat, $275, BijouVanNess.com

  3. The New Bolero

    J.Crew blazer over Anne Barge wedding dress
    Gabrielle Revere

    When you throw your casual cover-up over your gown, it becomes a serious style statement. Dress, $6,800, Anne Barge, KleinfeldBridal.com; jacket, $350, JCrew.com; earrings, $28, KarenKane.com; shoes, $750, JimmyChoo.com

  4. The New Bouquet

    Elizabeth Fillmore floral wedding dress
    Gabrielle Revere

    Break the mold and ask your florist to create a sash instead of a classic, handheld flower arrangement. Dress, $5,940, ElizabethFillmoreBridal.com; earrings, $28, KarenKane.com; bracelet, $188, CC Skye, GlamBoutique.com; heels, $130, Ivanka Trump, Nordstrom.com

  5. The New Beading

    Ines Di Santo gown
    Gabrielle Revere

    This woven patchwork of intricate embellishments is a glamorous update to standard bodice bling. Dress, $9,240, InesDiSanto.com; engagement ring, $2,860 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; earrings, $245, ThomasLaine.com; bracelet, $238, CatbirdNYC.com

  6. The New Sleeve

    Kelly Faetanini beaded sleeve
    Gabrielle Revere

    The beaded strands on these dainty sleeves create a whimsical, romantic vibe that you're going to start seeing more and more. Dress, $2,775, KellyFaetanini.com; engagement ring, $4,950 (not including center stone), SimonGJewelry.com; locket, $106, ThomasLaine.com; necklace, price upon request, Jade Trau, Forevermark.com

  7. The New Length

    Monique Lhuillier tea length dress
    Gabrielle Revere

    This midi skirt may be short but it's still voluminous and fabulous. Top, $1,690, skirt, $1,990, MoniqueLhuillier.com; engagement ring, $4,310 (not including center stone), SylvieCollection.com; necklaces, $375 each, LuluFrost.com; shoes, $995, JimmyChoo.com


    Fashion Styling: Annie Cavallo for Ennis Inc. and WellStyled Events

    Flowers: Saipua

    Hair: Jeanie Syfu for Tresemme

    Makeup: Min Min Ma at StarworksArtists using Chanel

    Lettering: Chelsea Petaja


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