A Bodice of Bows from
Oscar de la Renta

Wedding Dresses
Oscar de la Renta ball gown with bow-appliqued bustier

Photo: John Aquino

Oscar de la Renta's latest collection splashed the runway in vibrant tones of blue and red, a palette that helped to paint the season's biggest, boldest, baddest trend. Yet color was just one message culled from the iconic designer's creations for Spring 2013, which also offered quieter, more nuanced statements crafted in taffeta and tulle. "I am obsessed with the neckline on this silk-faille sweetheart gown," confesses Brides Web Editor Anne-Marie Scali. "The perfectly placed line of bows sailing down the bodice only adds to the appeal." Destined for a formal occasion (with a note of nautical, perhaps?), this dress balances a traditional ball gown silhouette with the delicate, lingerie-inspired aesthetic of a bustier adorned with bows.

Style 44N33, $7,990, Oscar de la Renta

—Phillip B. Crook

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