From slinky and sexy to gorgeous and girly, there’s a dress guaranteed to make you feel beautiful on the big day. And most importantly, there’s a dress that’s an extension of your everyday style—so you’ll feel ravishing but relaxed when you say “I do”.
Have a look at the seven brands with dresses that fit the bill in every way:
Based out of Beirut, Mohammed Ashi has made a name for himself for his embroidery—and his ability to work wonders with lace and tulle. Ideal for a city bride who wants to make an entrance, these creations are dramatically beautiful, with ruffled one-shoulder silhouettes and three-tier lace trains. And for the non-traditional bride, trouser and short-skirt options break just about every rule going.
Vera Wang has always adhered to the idea that a wedding dress should be soft, ethereal and romantic. While she’s never departed from that aesthetic, her latest collection is noticeably more fashion-oriented than before, with pinched-in dresses, plunging necklines, draped sleeves and off-the-shoulder tops that mimic the Bardot cut of the moment.
A young Israeli designer based in Tel Aviv, Liz Martinez has been designing wedding dresses in her head since she was a child. Today, she makes some of the most romantic and imaginative gowns, available with draped shoulders, slinky skirts, nipped in waists and plentiful hand-crafted lace details.
Born in Milan and raised in Sicily, Luisa Beccaria is the epitome of a glamorous, extravagant Italian—and her creations are no exception. With hand-crafted lace details, ruffled skirts, raw silk trains and Grecian halternecks, all of her designs combine a classic look with a uniquely Italian injection of style.
Alice Temperley is the go-to designer for London’s most fashionable set. With that all-important mixture of rock-chick festival style combined with the floaty sensibility of an English country wedding, Temperley London is ideal for the bride who wants a fur capelet, a floral applique train or a raw silk halter dress.
Berta Balilti has always taken an artistic approach to fashion, and her distinctive aesthetic is a bold, sexy and modern fit that incorporates vintage materials and retro styles. With a focus on texture and material this season, Muse by Berta’s form-fitting dresses are made instantly memorable thanks to their exquisite lace detailing.
Given the number of weddings taking place in St Tropez, Phuket and the Caribbean, Marie France Van Damme has hit on a winning formula: bridalwear for the beach. With floaty designs that aren’t too constricting in the heat and an emphasis on all things lacy, these dresses are made to be worn with bare feet and flowers in your hair.