Wedding Dress of the Week:
Anne Barge

Wedding Dresses

Photo: Thomas Lannaccone

The louder the accessory, the quieter the dress. While that's certainly not an exception-less rule, erring toward caution when styling your gown at least keeps you from looking like a wackadoo on your wedding day. That said, still make bold choices! If you're a colorful jewelry kind of gal (and thank you for being one, there aren't enough of you), the trick is in finding a wedding dress that helps highlight your vibrant gems. This Spring 2012 Anne Barge dress combines a classic A-line skirt with a slightly architectural bodice to emphasize a bride's gorgeous neckline. And what hangs around a gorgeous neckline? A gorgeous necklace. Or maybe you'd prefer to show off your neck with a pair of dramatic earrings. Either way, letting your wedding gown make a more subtle statement allows your accessories to be the star. And then they'll really shine. —Phillip B. Crook

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