Wedding Dresses With a Twist

It's amazing how tiny touches, like a lace back or pleated skirt, can transform a white dress into a wedding gown.
  1. The Twist: Asymmetrical Bow

    An off-kilter knot takes this sophisticated sheath from sweet to edgy. Gown by Lela Rose, $4,295; aquamarine floral bracelet by Vera Wang, $350; platinum engagement ring, from $3,426, and wedding band, from $3,660, both by CliQ Jewelry.

    Photography: Greg Hinsdale
    Fashion Editor: Heather Levine
    Fashion Stylist: Mindi Smith for Ford Artists
    Hair and Makeup: Ashley Rike for Agency Gerard Management
    Flowers: Always Flowers and Events
    Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, FL

  2. The Twist: Flyaway Skirt

    This layered silk skirt will literally float down the aisle (or garden path). Gown by Atelier Aimee, $6,300; chalcedony earrings by Kara Ross, $4,256; floral headband by Jennifer Ouellette, $90. On him: Suit and tie by Ted Baker London; dress shirt and shoes by Banana Republic; platinum wedding band by CliQ Jewelry.
  3. The Twist: Folded Bodice

    Flower petal-like folds are an attention-grabbing take on the popular strapless neckline. And to really draw eyes upward, snag some amazing drop earrings. Gown by Peter Langner, $6,320; earrings by Kara Ross, $4,073.

  4. The Twist: Draped Skirt

    A silk sheath will always look graceful, but a Grecian-inspired, billowing skirt gives this gown goddess status. Gown by Temperley London, $2,995; floral headband by Vera Wang, $150; smoky crystal necklace by Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel, $230; moonstone necklaces by Irene Neuwirth, from $6,530.

  5. The Twist: Pleated Skirt

    Give a gown with a basic A-line silhouette a makeover with subtle accordion pleats in the skirt and an intricately embroidered hem. Gown by Melissa Sweet, $4,700; necklace by Polytima Designs for Fragments, $560.

  6. The Twist: Lace Back

    A lace back is sexy but still offers plenty of coverage (so Mom will approve). Gown by Judd Waddell, $4,200; earrings by Anton Heunis for Fragments, $260; platinum and diamond cocktail ring by Chad Allison, $5,525; clutch by Christian Louboutin, $725. On him: Tuxedo by Ted Baker London; bow tie and dress shirt by J.Crew.