From Left: Thomas Iannacone (Monique Lhuillier); Kyle Erickson (Carolina Herrera); George Chinsee (JLM Couture).
The buzz over Chelsea Clinton's upcoming wedding is gaining momentum, and while people speculate about every detail, our fashion department is concerned with just one thing: the dress. We've chosen six gowns sure to keep all eyes focused on her, instead of her famous parents.
Rumor has it that the former first daughter will have an all-American wedding this summer in up-state New York. If she decides to go the preppy route, she could slip on this embroidered Swiss-dot ball gown by Oscar de la Renta, which is finished with an adorable scalloped hem.
Judging from her minimalist style, we think this slim-fitting Lela Rose dress would match Chelsea's personality—and show off her tiny waist. While it's a simple shape, the embellished belt and tulle cap sleeves add subtle touches of glamour.
If Chels is one of those girls who always dreamed of being a princess for her wedding, Jim Hjelm's contemporary spin on the classic ball gown would do the trick. The soft organza skirt is full but not stiff (so it wouldn't envelop her small frame), while the fitted lace bodice is a throwback to the quintessential princess, Grace Kelly.
From Left: Kyle Erickson (Amsale); George Chinsee (Oscar de la Renta); John Aquino (Lela Rose).
We don't know how daring Chelsea is willing to go, but we could totally picture her playing haute bohemian for a day in Monique Lhuillier's textured gown. It's definitely original—and would be more than a little unexpected.
Who says the bride has to wear white? We'd love to see Ms. Clinton bring out her glamorous, sophisticated side in Carolina Herrera's dramatic pale gray dress. The halter neckline would show off her amazing shoulders, and the flared, tiered skirt would add a touch of drama.
If she starts to crack from the pressure of planning the wedding of the year, Chels can flit off to City Hall wearing Amsale's cute little frock. The high bateau neckline dips down in back to show off a gorgeous back, and the length makes it a dress she could seriously dance in.
—Beth Swanson, BRIDES magazine