Monday, August 10, 2009

Three Low-Key Wedding Dresses

There's nothing I like better than a pretty, unfussy white dress. Trains, bustles and heavy beading are fine and dandy, but when it comes to the special day, you actually have to move in this thing. Unless you plan to change right after the ceremony, you want to be able to walk naturally and ideally, dance. Here are three designer dresses from the recent resort collections that get my vote.

Okay, it's a tad sheer but this ethereal Vera Wang is as pretty as it gets. I love the just-below-the-knee length and how it's very girly with a touch of peplum at the waist, but still very restrained. This dress would look at home anywhere, and it'd be beautiful with a pair of gold or fun pop-color flats.

Next, this Grecian-style one from Monique Lhuillier is a little more formal, but still quite simple. The gold detail around the neck makes quite a statement, and is balanced out by the otherwise beautifully plain draping. I'm envisioning this one for a wedding somewhere in the Greek islands—Mykonos, Patmos, Hydra—and worn with some amazing gold or neutral strappy sandals.

The simplest of the three, this Chloe dress would work for a casual daytime affair (perhaps the destination is your parents' backyard) or an exotic, off-the-beaten trail camp-style or beach wedding in Asia. All it needs is some fabulous necklaces and perhaps a flower wreath and it's done. It would even look right barefoot.

Which one would you wear?

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