Classic Wedding Dresses

Back in the ’50s, a voluminous veil and cascading bouquet were ideal dramatic touches; today, a beaded mermaid gown and retro-style lace jacket make perfect present-tense sense, $2,125, by Enzoani. Two-layer veil, $136, by Veil Trends. Vintage glass-bead earrings, $19; crystal and faux pearl bracelet, $62, both from Ilene Chazanof of New York, 212-254-5564.