*Inside our August/September 2015 issue you'll find our "How It Girls Do Bridal" series, where our favorite fashion girls share their been-there-rocked-that advice for looking (and feeling) beautiful on your wedding day. But we're giving you an exclusive sneak peek by spotlighting one of the very stylish ladies every week! Here, designer Rebecca Minkoff is dishing her best big-day tips. Steal her bridal style secrets to nail your more important outfit yet. *
Find your fashion muse.
"I got married in Italy, so I decided to channel Sophia Loren. I found a strapless Dolce & Gabbana eyelet sundress that worked great with my shape (it didn't need to be altered!) and made me feel so sexy. What more can you ask for as a bride?"
Know your shape.
"Narrowing in on a style icon as my inspiration allowed me to focus on a distinct silhouette that I knew worked well for my body. If a bride is unsure of what style she wants right away, I would recommend trying on a variety of styles, but understand what silhouettes are most flattering and will ultimately make her feel confident and beautiful on her special day."
Less is more.
"I knew I wanted to keep my bridal look relaxed and fuss-free, which is completely true to my style and design aesthetic. The detail of the sheer lace appliqué was so feminine and romantic that I didn't want to distract from it or overcomplicate the look. I kept my accessories minimal opting for a pair of Jimmy Choo ankle strap sandals, my "something old," which was my great aunt's rings, and my antique engagement ring. My favorite was my engagement ring — I cherish it and it felt really romantic to let it stand out "
Make it personal.
"I think a classic way to personalize a look is to incorporate a monogram. Engraving a piece of jewelry is an elegant way to add an intricate touch to any bridal look — not to mention creating a lasting keepsake that you can wear every day "