The place: a swanky New York hotel. The purpose: evening nuptials and an after-party for two. The focal point: super-sexy gowns and provocative lingerie designed to turn up the heat.

Knock 'em dead coming and going in a back-baring design.

Silk-mikado strapless flared sheath featuring a grand sculptural fold with handmade flowers and a train, $5,500, Ines Di Santo. Bracelet, Ben-Amun. Clutch, Judith Leiber.