Detail Work: 10 Exquisite Wedding Gowns
Adorned, embellished and appliquéd, these exquisite gowns boast standout details worthy of a big-day catwalk.
by:April Stark & Kate Calamusa
(above) JLM Couture Lazaro Collection (style number LZ3505) silk organza gown with sherbet ombré textured ball gown skirt, Chantilly lace corseted bodice accented with crystal appliqué, $6,930 from Marcella’s La Boutique. Alexis Bittar “Miss Havisham” gold-tone-plated drop earrings with Swarovski crystal and mother-of-pearl doublet accents, $195 from Nordstrom.
(above) Amsale ‘Demi’ fit-and-flare silk crepe gown with trumpet skirt, circle train and sheer illusion back complete with fabric-covered buttons and ruffled peplum detail, $3,650 from Nordstrom. Dublos rose-gold Swarovski crystal chandelier earrings, $349 from JJ Caprices.
(above) Eve of Milady Amalia Collection (style number 337) fit-and-flare trumpet-cut gown in ivory and cappuccino hue with hand-beaded crystal details on bodice and skirt, plus chevron-patterned ruching, $5,830 from MeaMarie Bridal Atelier. Jennifer Behr black netted tulle veil, $175 from Hitchcock Madrona. Ibrahim Eke three-tier drop earrings with druzy quartz and black zircon details, $195 from JJ Caprices. Mariella Pilato amethyst statement ring, $225 from Hitchcock Madrona.
(above) Julie Vino “Marlis” Chantilly lace gown with semi-matte stretch satin underlay, accented with scoop back detail, hand-embroidered and sequined French lace sleeves and bodice, and tulle illusion netting at bust, $9,480 from Le Salon Bridal. Mariella Pilato “3D Spears” geometric chandelier earrings in sterling silver, $175, and Hitchcock Madrona rough-cut druzy stone statement ring with sterling silver band, $269, both from Hitchcock Madrona.
(above) Theia “Emma” chiffon and mesh column gown accented with pearl beading and graduated petal appliqué to create an ombré effect, $1,295 from The Dress Theory. Kendra Scott “Maury” brown mother-of-pearl drop earrings in rose-gold-plated brass, $90 from Nordstrom. JJ Caprices watermelon tourmaline quartz statement ring with a sterling silver and gold-plated band, $265 from JJ Caprices.
(above) On model: Underella by Ella Moss “Juliette” set with underwire longline bra with pleated demi cups and scallop trim, $58, and high-cut bikini bottoms featuring front pleats and scalloped contrast lace panel, $26, from Nordstrom. Cicada “Gisella” Chantilly lace and silk charmeuse overlay, $1,400 from Cicada. Lulu Frost “Rococo” tiered brass-plated earrings with glass stone details, $185 from Hitchcock Madrona. On dress form: Claire La Faye “Swan Song” ivory silk organza strapless gown with bias-cut tulle layers and Alençon lace detail throughout skirt and bodice, plus flower cluster detail, $4,800 from Cicada.
(above) Justin Zachary Couture blush mesh tulle sheath gown with hand-embellished crystal beading on bodice and shimmery A-line skirting, $5,000 from Justin Zachary Couture. White birdcage veil crafted from nylon netting, material available for $4.99/yard at Nancy’s Sewing Basket. Sholdt Designs 18K white gold ring with custom-cut 9.84-carat golden quartz center stone and pavé diamonds (0.58-carat total weight), $4,600 from Sholdt Designs.
(above) Claire Pettibone “Casablanca” floral lace mini-skirt gown accented with flowing chiffon panels and re-embroidered lace appliqués, $1,830 from The Dress Theory; paired with Luly Yang silk bolero jacket with tiered cap sleeves, $1,600 from Luly Yang Couture. Mariella Pilato “Sunburst” gold-plated hoop earrings, $195 from Hitchcock Madrona. On left hand, Alexis Bittar “Miss Havisham” encrusted gold-plate crisscross ring with Swarovski crystal accent, and on right hand, Alexis Bittar “Miss Havisham – Kinetic Gold” soldered stack gold-tone plate ring, $125, both from Nordstrom.
(above) Stephen Yearick (style number 14090X) off-white fit-and-flare trumpet gown with cascading ruching and sheer illusion netting on bust and down scoop back, $3,190 from MeaMarie. Alexis Bittar “Lucite” sculptural drop earrings with Lucite and Swarovski crystal accents, $195 from Nordstrom. Hitchcock Madrona “Shark Tooth” rose-gold-plated bronze cuff bracelet, $345, and Giles & Brother geometric rose gold statement ring, $65, both from Hitchcock Madrona.
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