Wedding Dress of the Week:
Melissa Sweet

Wedding Dresses

Photo: Courtesy of the designer

When you look at this Melissa Sweet eyelet gown, do any famous portraits come to mind? Perhaps one of John Singer Sargent's cavalier beauties? Designers Antonio Gual and Lia McNairy drew inspiration from noted portraitists—like Sargent and Giovanni Boldini—for the Spring 2012 Melissa Sweet collection, painting brides into richly textured gowns with classic silhouettes. The eyelets, particularly through the oversize bow at the waist, feel effortlessly in sync with an elegant summer wedding—the sort of affair you might host amidst, say, the work of great artists. Now what are the chances the Met isn't already booked? To see the rest of the Melissa Sweet collection, visit our Wedding Dresses gallery. —Phillip B. Crook

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