We'll keep this short: If you want to get your dance on (after-party!), a flirty, sexy, much-abbreviated dress is the way to go.
The classic fabric makes a comeback, as modern cuts and glittery details bring some very cool cred. Get on board!
Fantasy is the focus in a gallery of gowns that are true flights of fancy.
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.
What's scorching this season? Long, lean silhouettes that rock a '70s vibe. Throw in saucy swimwear and you have a glam-chic one-two punch, perfect for the übercool bride.
If you're a girl who likes to go with the flow, trade serious satin for one of these featherweight frocks. Suddenly, you're a breath of fresh air.
Do you believe in magic? This season's most spellbinding styles captivate with muted tones, diving draping, and buttery textures. You'll be mesmerized.
Three days of sun, sand, and celebration call for gossamer gowns, slinky styles—and, yes, even a bikini. Let the beach bash begin.
With an emphasis on three-dimensional flowers, pleating, and ruffles, textural looks are the focus of this fashion fantasy.
Wedding dresses designed to look divine from behind set the standard this season. Watteau trains, transparent tulle, and plunging drapes star on gowns destined to leave a lasting impression.
Lingerie-inspired looks are all the rage this season, so reveal your sensual side in a wedding gown with maximum sex appeal.
With an emphasis on crisp pleating, sharp lines, and sculptural draping, architectural looks are all-important for 2011.
Hit the road in wedding finery that leaves traditional threads in the dust.
Sculpted flowers, origami folds, and romantic ruffles make these gowns standout.
Our bride takes an exotic fashion safari in gowns with fringe, feathers, and fantastic beading.
We explain which of these basic bridal gown styles will best flatter your figure.
Tips and tricks on how to look good for the lens
Dior makeup artist Pati Dubroff shows how to create a photo-ready complexion
Nothing frames your face like beautifully shaped brows and thick lashes. Sania Vucetaj of Sania's Brow Bar in New York rates the methods for getting a polished look.
Wear a glittering gown to really turn heads
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