Dramatic, Sexy Wedding Dresses

High slits, plunging necklines, a bare back—who says weddings need to be prim and proper? Sexy sophistication has made its way down the aisle

Updated 02/21/12
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This content originally appeared as "The Big Reveal" in BRIDES magazine. Prices and other information in this story were accurate at press time, but are subject to change. Please confirm details with individual designers and vendors.

A front slit adds drama to a traditional gown, especially when it exposes layers of silk gazar fabric and Chantilly lace.

*Dress, $4,900, Ines Di Santo. Earrings, Nancy Ciccone. Shoes, Stuart Weitzman. *

Out with the white, in with the nude. A gold embroidered-lace V-neck gown will have you shimmering at an evening reception. Feather shoulder accents and a grosgrain sash offer original extras.

*Dress, $4,710, Badgley Mischka Bride. Earrings, Chloe and Isabel. Necklace, Diane Cotton from Intermix. Clutch, Nina. *

A silk-charmeuse cowlneck gown conjures sophisticated allure, while a deep V-back accented with a rose-beaded shoulder strap adds a touch of sparkle.

*Dress, $1685, CB Couture. Bracelet, Miles Henderson. Ring, Simon G. Shoes, Badgley Mischka from Koko & Palenki. *

BEAUTY NOTE: Spritz on Yves Saint Laurent Paris Premières Roses eau de toilette légère for a mellow scent of rose and lily of the valley.

Stunning in its simplicity, this matte-jersey slim sheath features a daring low back and a train.

*Dress, $5,600, Randi Rahm. Ring, Simon G. Clutch, Nada Sawaya. *

Soft meets sexy in this tulle and embroidered-lace transparent gown.

*Dress, $668, Tadashi Shoji. Earrings, Slane from Simon Jewelers. Bracelet, Chloe and Isabel. *

BEAUTY NOTE: Exude romance with Givenchy Le Bouquet Absolu eau de toilette spray, which boasts musk with undertones of jasmine, vanilla orchid, and bergamot.

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