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.

Romantically draped fabric can be as enticing as showing some skin—and just the thing for a relaxed wedding.

Diaphanous silk-chiffon caftan with fluted sleeves and a crystal-and-pearl-embellished waistband, $2,700, Matthew Williamson. Earrings, KiraKira.

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