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.

Cheers to a gown that takes a cue from Pippa's body-conscious style.

Stretch-silk crepe de chine column with a cowl neckline and a georgette draped back, $1,430, Nicole Miller. Earrings, Ben-Amun. Bracelet, Swarovski.