We've all laughed at our parents' wedding photos (Mom, that floppy hat—really?). So, what exactly makes a wedding dress timeless? To find out, we asked top designers to point out the styles that continue to be popular several seasons (and even years) later.

The Designer: Anne Barge

Style 387 (2006)

"Style 387 has been a mainstay in the Anne Barge Couture Collection because of the classic use of Alenšon lace and silk satin organza combined with the sweetheart neckline, and the contour sleeve," says Anne. "The look epitomizes what a bridal gown should be. It is both beautiful with or without the sash and flatters every bride's figure."

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