Bridal Fashion: Glitterati
Fireworks of sequins, crystals and rhinestones forge modern cool into glistening new gowns
by:Text by Kate Calamusa, Styling by Emilie Maslow
(above) A flirty Alice + Olivia frock from Neiman Marcus sparkles paired with a Luly Yang Couture faux mink fur cape. Alice + Olivia cream sleeveless drop-waist cocktail silk dress, $597, Neiman Marcus. Luly Yang Couture white faux mink fur floor-length cape, $1,150. Ritani diamond and 18K gold engagement ring band with brilliant-cut accent diamonds (0.60-carat total weight), approximately $4,675, E.E. Robbins. Luly Yang fully gold-plated cocktail ring, $183, and Benjamin Adams “Electra” ivory silk peep-toe sling-back heels with rhinestone crystals, $350, both from Luly Yang Couture.
(above) Light reflects the decadent sequin beading in this floor-length silver showstopper. David Meister silver beaded, sleeveless silk gown with key-hole back, $650, Neiman Marcus. Tasha “Bridal Party” faceted-crystal headband, $32, Nordstrom.
(above) An arresting halter gown brims with delicate lace and shimmering bejeweled details. Atelier Aimee “Silvia” silk halter gown with beaded lace overlay, $6,380, La Belle Reve. Fragments silver ball earrings, $67, Neiman Marcus.
(above) Modern white sequins cascade down this gown’s body-hugging bodice, accented by a dramatic cluster necklace. Theia “Sequin Strapless Mermaid” beaded silk gown with sweetheart neckline, $1,295, Nordstrom Wedding Suite. Sally Crew pearl, crystal and sterling silver cluster necklace, $220, La Belle Elaine’s. Martin Flyer diamond and 18K gold engagement ring band with milligrain details and pavé-set accent diamonds (0.85-carat total weight), starting at $4,495, E.E. Robbins. Jimmy Choo “Linda” champagne glitter peep-toe sandal, $695, Nordstrom.
(above) An encrusted silver tulle overlay and soft flutter sleeve are equal parts ease and grace. Pronovias “Darsena” one-shoulder soft morbido-tulle-overlay gown with flutter sleeve and beading accents, $2,116, A Princess Bride Couture.
(above) Wow in a twinkling cocktail frock, shining with icy sequins. Luly Yang Couture “Celsius” silver sequin long-sleeve cocktail dress with nude silk lining, $8,200, Luly Yang Couture. Sally Crew crystal loop earrings, $110, La Belle Elaine’s. Martin Flyer alloy ring with a double row of brilliant-cut diamonds (2.3-carat total weight), approximately $9,775, E.E. Robbins.
(above) Heightened by an array of tinsels in gleaming hues of gold, ice blue and silver, this sassy dress is ready to party. Alice + Olivia nude and gold sleeveless sequin cocktail dress, $495, and Alexis Bittar “Modernist Golden” earrings with clear Lucite drops, $245, both from Neiman Marcus; E.E. Couture diamond and 18K yellow gold engagement ring band with pavé- and halo-set accent diamonds (0.25-carat total weight), starting at $2,895, paired with matching wedding band (0.15-carat total weight), $1,995, both from E.E. Robbins.
(above) A sublime crystal-embellished fur stole wraps up a luxurious style statement. Luly Yang Couture “Sweet Lily” fit and flared Mikado satin gown with strapless sweetheart neckline, $3,200, and “Antarctica” bolero stole jacket with fox-fur and crystal-beaded long sleeves, $2,400, both from Luly Yang Couture. Alexis Bittar quartz and crystal hoops, $275, Neiman Marcus.
(above) A warm, rich bronze gown lets the sheer beaded back do all the talking. La Femme Fashion strapless bronze polyester shell gown with sheer tulle side panels and crystal sequin beading, $495, and Alexis Bittar gold-plated and pavé-set crystal dome ring, $245, both from Neiman Marcus. Jimmy Choo “Linda” champagne glitter peep toe sandal, $695, Nordstrom.
(above) Exuding Grecian elegance, the swooping beading of this bolero top shines opposite a sweeping skirt. Blue by Enzoani “Detroit” short-sleeve polyester bolero top with high neck and beading detail, $935, A Princess Bride Couture, paired with Enzoani floor-length chiffon overlay ball gown skirt (sold with heavily encrusted crystal bodice, not pictured), $3,420, Luly Yang Couture. Alexis Bittar crystal drop earrings, $245, and Tai pearl and rock crystal bracelets, $190 each, from Neiman Marcus. Michael M split-shank engagement ring band with brilliant-cut accent diamonds (0.77-carat total weight), approximately $5,895, E.E. Robbins.
(credits) Hair and makeup: Casey Gouveia/Celestine | Model: Allegra Carpenter/Nous Model Management | Stylist’s assistant: Hilary Folks | Photographer’s assistant: Jon Garcia | Photographed at Voda Studios