Modern details, unexpected colors, and elegant silhouettes turn this year's standout gowns into striking works of art.

The cape, an increasingly popular accessory, adds a fashion-forward touch to this silk-chiffon mermaid gown, which is embellished with Chantilly lace and tulle-and-organza roses.

Dress, $14,500, Manuel Mota for Pronovias. Shoes, Oscar de la Renta.

BEAUTY NOTE: Add a spritz of Gucci Eau de Parfum II for a light and refreshing violet scent.

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