*Finding your dream wedding dress can be one of the most exciting times during your wedding-planning process. But it can also be the most daunting. With so many gorgeous options how are you ever supposed to narrow them down? Impossible, we know. Which is why we've done half the work for you and found some of the most stylish and timeless gowns on the market. Each week, we'll be showcasing these looks for you to consider in your hunt. Without further adieu, a wedding dress we absolutely love. *
There's no better way to update a classic look thank with a surprising twist. And what better way to do that than with a backless wedding dress that leaves your guests in awe as you recede down the aisle? The great thing about this Olia Zavozina gown is that it makes a subtle impact. Totally traditional from the front, this silk dress — with simple spaghetti straps, visible seams, and fabric buttons — gives the illusion of being classic all the while incorporating a major trend. Timeless and of-the-moment? Now that's a win-win.
A sure-fire way to ground this understated dress more in the now? Add super-trendy accessories, like a bright beaded tassel earring, which is all the rage in the fashion world right now. Punchy blooms, don't hurt either. This dress, while minimalist in detail, offers striking structural elements that offer a really great blank canvas — perfect for dressing up!
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