A Wedding Dress We Love by Melissa Sweet

Wedding Dresses
Dress We Love by Melissa Sweet

Photo: Marcus Mam; Styling by Sarah Cobb

Finding your dream wedding dress can be one of the most exciting times during your wedding planning process. But it can also be the most daunting. With so many gorgeous options how are you ever supposed to narrow them down? Impossible, we know. Which is why we've done half the work for you and found some of the most stylish and timeless gowns in the market. Each week, we'll be showcasing these beauts for you to consider in your hunt. Without further adieu, a wedding dress we absolutely love.

There's nothing more classic or inherently bridal than a lace gown — especially one with feminine floral-embroidery and appleés. If you want to stick to tradition, but also add some edge, the way you accessorize your look is key. Find items that are inherently modern — like this patent-leather Chanel sneaker with cutouts and a colorful, skinny belt — to freshen up a tried-and-true wedding-day look.

The reason we love this Melissa Sweet dress so much is that it's so versatile (not to mention affordable!). You can add accessories like the ones in this shot that are totally current, or you could keep things classic with a simple white stiletto and pearls. Either way the key is making this romantic, flower-embellished, cap-sleeve sheath your own with personal touches. Once you've done that, all that's left is saying "I do!"

For even more of the best wedding dresses, advice, and big-day inspiration, pick up the BRIDES August/September 2015 issue when it hits newsstands on July 7.

Pictured above: Sheath, $1,750, Melissa Sweet available at David's Bridal; Earrings, Ippolita; Shoes, Chanel

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