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,; lace cap, $525, earrings, $395,; ring, $99,

  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,; hat, $275,

  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,; jacket, $350,; earrings, $28,; shoes, $750,

  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,; earrings, $28,; bracelet, $188, CC Skye,; heels, $130, Ivanka Trump,

  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,; engagement ring, $2,860 (not including center stone),; earrings, $245,; bracelet, $238,

  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,; engagement ring, $4,950 (not including center stone),; locket, $106,; necklace, price upon request, Jade Trau,

  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,; engagement ring, $4,310 (not including center stone),; necklaces, $375 each,; shoes, $995,

    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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