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From girly minis to vintage Jackie O–inspired frocks, BRIDES editors saw tons of gorgeous dresses go down the runway during the spring 2011 bridal collections. Here, our favorite styles at prices for every bride:
Soft and Effortless
Both Kevan Hall and Thread went the effortless route, perfect for the fuss-free bride, with easy, flowing dresses—no restricting undergarments required.
Kevan Hall ($9,100)
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Lazaro and David's Bridal took texture to a new level with floral ball gown skirts—fit for the bride who relishes being the center of attention.
David's Bridal ($1,250)
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Talk about glamour—Douglas Hannant and Sue Wong conjured old-Hollywood sophistication with lace bias-cut art deco–inspired gowns.
Douglas Hannant ($5,500)
Sue Wong ($549)
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Marchesa updated its signature swirl with knife pleating, and Watters infused its version with the modern twist of a tiered ball-gown skirt.
- Photos, from left: Thomas Iannaccone and Kyle Ericksen
Amsale's structured ball gown, J.Crew's classic slim dress: These silhouettes (both finished with a wide bow at the waist) hark back to the timeless feminine elegance of Jackie O.
- Photos, from left: Thomas Iannaccone and John Aquino
Shorter hemlines dominated this season—specifically in the style of frilly minidresses. With their tiered, ruffled frocks, Peter Langner and Simone Carvalli showed the trend at its girliest.
Peter Langner ($10,186)
Simone Carvalli ($1,600)
—Beth Swanson, BRIDES magazine