*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. *
Love the look of a trendy crop top but don't want to bare all on your big day? This two-piece look offers the illusion of a swingy, short top but without the skin. A high-waisted, slim-fit skirt with a flouncy trapeze top (extra points for texture!) as the bodice gives that of-the-moment contrast all of the belly-baring looks boast in a more refined way.
Shape aside, we love the idea of playing with proportion and dimensions. Balance out your big-day look with a curve-hugging bottom and then go for something loose and heavily embellished on the top (the reverse works as well). This will elongate your figure, whether you choose to lengthen your legs or your torso! Plus, you don't want to overwhelm your body with a fully-embellished look. Sticking the heavy-duty details to one half of the dress ensures you get a touch of that wow-factor you crave without going overboard.
__To see more of our cover shoot, pick up the BRIDES August/September 2015 issue, on newsstands today and available for digital download! __
Silk-crepe top with rosettes and skirt, $2,100, Lakum; Earrings, J/Hadley