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Here's the rub with modest wedding dresses: How does a modern bride get the coverage of a high neckline and/or long sleeves without feeling like she's zipped into a bridal burqa? Oscar de la Renta, as ever, has the answer—his Spring 2013 parade of wedding gowns offered a range of hemlines and sleeve lengths for his diverse clientele, but none with as much conservative appeal as this lace-topped sweetheart gown. A fitted trumpet silhouette of ivory silk faille defines the feminine shape of the body, while the addition of a high-necked, long-sleeved corded Chantilly lace overlay conceals anything a bride may wish to hide, from God or from grandma.
Style 44N38, $7,990, Oscar de la Renta
—Phillip B. Crook