We're getting ready to crown the winner of our third annual Operation Dream Dress contest, but we wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the creative designs we received this year. See how our 24 semifinalists went from sketch to dress. More than 16,000 votes came in from our readers weighing in on their favorites. Our editors were equally impressed by the entries, and had the difficult task of winnowing down the submissions to just five finalists, who will be coming to New York City this week. Tune in to Good Morning America on Thursday, June 9, to see a fashion show of these top five dresses; we'll reveal the winner of our 2011 contest, who will go home with $10,000, and whose dress will be featured on the July cover of BRIDES.
—Jackie Lebowitz, Online Coordinator, BRIDES magazine