The Most Buzzworthy New Wedding Gowns

Narrowing down the top dress styles is no easy feat — so this season, we turned the tables and let BG brides decide with our first-ever Readers' Choice Awards!

 

Our fashion editors posted photos live from Fall/Winter 2014 Bridal Fashion Week, and we asked Facebook and Instagram fans to vote on their favorite dress from each designer collection. Over 300 beautiful looks (and discussions) later, here are the gowns that had readers glued to their social feeds.

By: 
Stefania Sainato

  • Eden Bridals

    Eden Bridals

    The gown with the most "likes" award goes to...Eden Bridals! Social media followers gushed over Style BL093's intricate beadwork (gold is on-trend for 2014) and ultra-dramatic train. 

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Gold Label by Eden Bridals, Silver Label by Eden Bridals, and Black Label by Eden Bridals gown galleries!

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  • Oleg Cassini at David

    Oleg Cassini at David's Bridal

    Brides fell head-over-tiers for Style CWG568 from Oleg Cassini at David's Bridal, deeming it "beautiful" and "sublime."

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Oleg Cassini at David's Bridal gown gallery! 

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  • Da Vinci Bridal

    Da Vinci Bridal

    Lace appliqués and a two-toned hue make this Da Vinci Bridal dress (Style 50231A) a standout. Jill V. says, "I love how simple it is, with just the right amount of details and embellishments to make this gown an elegant one."

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Da Vinci Bridal gown gallery!

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  • Pronovias

    Pronovias

    Brides were blown away by the amazing lace on this Pronovias dress (Style "Yamay")."What a beautifully intricate gown," says Brenda C. And Barbara R. proclaims that her search for the perfect gown is over — "This is MY dress!"

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Pronovias by Manuel Mota gown gallery!

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  • Jovani

    Jovani

    Brides felt as if they'd stepped into a fantasy world with this Jovani dress (Style JB92931). Leaf-like embellishments and a flattering neckline added to the wow-factor: "Elegant and gorgeous all at once...I'd wear it in a heartbeat!" says Rachel E.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Mori Lee

    Mori Lee

    Mori Lee's glittery finale gown might be too bold for some, but it resonated with brides who want to make a statement. "It's a princess dress. And if made for bigger women, it would look good on us, too...I love the look altogether," says Midge W.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Mori Lee

    Runner-Up: Mori Lee

    This Mori Lee gown's (Style 2617) off-the-shoulder illusion neckline earned high scores with brides, especially those seeking an alternative to strapless styles.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery

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  • Winnie Couture

    Winnie Couture

    Intricate backs continued to impress this season, including this sultry charmeuse gown by Winnie Couture (Style "Venita").

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Winnie Couture gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Winnie Couture

    Runner-Up: Winnie Couture

    Style "Vanessa" by Winnie Couture came in at a close second-place. Lace cap sleeves and a ruffled skirt make it a sophisticated and fashion-forward choice.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Winnie Couture gown gallery!

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  • Rivini

    Rivini

    According to Rivini's Fall 2014 run of show, designer Rita Vinieris was inspired by the tranquil mystery of Venice; specifically, "the beautiful harmony of the gentle gothic architecture reflecting on the shimmering waters." Our readers loved Style "Fabrizia," with its sheer, flowing layers. 

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Rivini gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Rivini

    Runner-Up: Rivini

    Readers were also taken with Style "Antonella" from Rivini, featuring a romantic bateau neckline and bow. "This dress is GORGEOUS!" says Venetia A.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Rivini gown gallery!

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  • Allure Bridals

    Allure Bridals

    Romance reigned at Allure Bridals, and brides did a double-take over Style 2716's lace illusion back.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Allure Bridals gown gallery!

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  • Anne Barge

    Anne Barge

    Anne Barge's Fall 2014 collection was inspired by the French artist Edgar Degas; specifically, his paintings of dancers. All of the gowns are named after famous ballets.

    Style "Camille" showcases a sheer illusion neckline and cap sleeves, two of the biggest trends this season. "It really fits with the retro look of the Anne Barge collection and those fabulous looks from the fifties," the designer wrote.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Anne Barge gown gallery!

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  • Alyne by Rita Vinieris

    Alyne by Rita Vinieris

    A sophisticated, strapless gown from Alyne by Rita Vinieris (Style "Penelope") is made all the more alluring with a bow-tied peekaboo back.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Alyne by Rita Vinieris gown gallery!

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  • Dennis Basso

    Dennis Basso

    Old Hollywood glamour reigned at Dennis Basso this season (Style 14006).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Dennis Basso gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Dennis Basso

    Runner-Up: Dennis Basso

    Channel Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tiffany's in Style 14008 by Dennis Basso.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Dennis Basso gown gallery!

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  • Sareh Nouri

    Sareh Nouri

    This textured beauty by Sareh Nouri (Style "Field of Love") is eye-catching from every angle.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Sareh Nouri

    Runner-Up: Sareh Nouri

    Style "Ziba" from Sareh Nouri appeals to the princess bride in all of us. "I would love to have that dress one day," says Destiny L.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Bill Levkoff

    Bill Levkoff

    Readers gave this lace halter gown from Bill Levkoff rave reviews.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Casablanca Bridal

    Casablanca Bridal

    A romantic take on bling at Casablanca Bridal (Style 2141). Irene D. says, "Yes to this dress!"

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery! 

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  • Runner-Up: Casablanca Bridal

    Runner-Up: Casablanca Bridal

    Our fashion editor, Naima DiFranco, dubbed Style B075 from Casablanca one of her favorite gowns from bridal market, and our social media followers agreed: "Wow! Another gorgeous gown from our favorite line," says Renee M.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery! 

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  • Galia Lahav

    Galia Lahav

    Israeli designer Galia Lahav debuted her Haute Couture bridal collection, and readers swooned over this ultra-glam gown with pearl-esque embellishments and draping.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Alfred Angelo

    Alfred Angelo

    With its deep V-neckline and waist-cinching belt, this Alfred Angelo style is a modern and fresh take on a ballgown.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Alfred Angelo gown gallery!

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  • Eugenia Couture

    Eugenia Couture

    Style "Penelope" from Eugenia Couture showcases luxe hand-embroidered chiffon. "So pretty! This dress would be gorgeous on a plus-size bride," says Ethel U.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Blush by Hayley Paige

    Blush by Hayley Paige

    Readers loved the dash of sparkle on this ethereal gown (Style 1409) from Blush by Hayley Paige.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Hayley Paige gown gallery! 

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  • Carolina Herrera

    Carolina Herrera

    This flapper-inspired frock (Style "Bette") from Carolina Herrera has a fun-and-flirty vibe.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery! 

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  • Bonny Bridal

    Bonny Bridal

    Style 8401 from Bonny Bridal sparked a "like" button frenzy with its embellished corset and flattering silhouette.

    Check out more gorgeous plus-size dresses here!

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  • Runner-Up: Bonny Bridal

    Runner-Up: Bonny Bridal

    Can't decide between a short dress or a gown? The high-low hemline of Style 413 from Bonny Bridals' Classic Collection offers the best of both worlds.

    Check out more gorgeous plus-size dresses here!

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  • Claire Pettibone

    Claire Pettibone

    Claire Pettibone's latest collection was inspired by Dutch still life artist Rachel Ruysch, who gained international fame in the 1600s for her work painting flowers.

    "Her story of a successful woman artist (in the 17th century, no less) moved me, as do her gorgeous paintings, and I hope she would be pleased with the collection she inspired," wrote Pettibone. Style "Minuet" is pictured above.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery! 

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  • Runner-Up: Claire Pettibone

    Runner-Up: Claire Pettibone

    "This dress (Style 'Raven' by Claire Pettibone) is to die for! It took my breath away," says Aisha M.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery! 

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  • Christos

    Christos

    Blending modern and vintage detailing, the Christos collection evokes beauty and purity with a romantic tone (Style 128 is pictured above).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Christos gown gallery! 

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  • Runner-Up: Christos

    Runner-Up: Christos

    Marilyn Monroe's white "subway" dress from The Seven-Year Itch is one of the most iconic images in film history. This halter gown has that same va-va-voom sex appeal (Style 106 by Christos).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Christos gown gallery! 

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  • Monique Lhuillier

    Monique Lhuillier

    Monique Lhuillier was inspired by a "secret garden" theme this season — this effervescent blush gown (Look 27 from the runway show) fits the vibe perfectly.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Monique Lhuillier gown gallery!

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  • Maggie Sottero

    Maggie Sottero

    The "Rosabel" gown by Maggie Sottero is fit for a princess —  we can't get over that gorgeous sheer overlay.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Maggie Sottero gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Maggie Sottero

    Runner-Up: Maggie Sottero

    We love the juxtaposition between the draped, curve-hugging bodice and ruffled skirt on Style "Kirby" by Maggie Sottero. "So pretty...lots of texture!" says Angela C.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Maggie Sottero gown gallery!

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  • Sottero & Midgley

    Sottero & Midgley

    This champagne sheath (Style "Presley") by Sottero & Midgley got "likes" across the board for its classic silhouette and lace bodice. "I love it, it's so elegant," says Donna O.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Sottero & Midgley gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Sottero & Midgley

    Runner-Up: Sottero & Midgley

    A bedazzled sweetheart neckline makes this Sottero & Midgley ballgown (Style "Angelette") stand out from the pack.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Sottero & Midgley gown gallery!

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  • Ellis Bridals

    Ellis Bridals

    Embrace lace with this sweet ballgown by Ellis Bridals (Style 19033). Bonus: The back is shaped like a heart, perfect for girlie brides.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Ellis Bridals gown gallery!

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  • Lovelle by Lazaro

    Lovelle by Lazaro

    This romantic, sheer ballgown designed by Lovelle by Lazaro (Style 4404) would be perfect for a winter wonderland-inspired wedding.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Lazaro gown gallery

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  • Marchesa

    Marchesa

    Look 11 from Marchesa's runway show was a hit with its off-the-shoulder sleeves and oversized rosettes.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Marchesa gown gallery!

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  • Impression Bridal

    Impression Bridal

    Take the plunge in style with this gown by Impression Bridal (Style 10225A). "I could totally rock this!" says Phumzile T.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Impression Bridal gown gallery!

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  • Mark Zunino

    Mark Zunino

    Inspired by asymmetry and "going against the grain of what is expected," Mark Zunino's collection uses crushed crystals to resemble broken glass and silver beads all over the body to reflect liquid platinum. With its glamorous diamond back, readers loved Style 87.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Mark Zunino gown gallery!

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  • Eddy K.

    Eddy K.

    This elegant Eddy K. gown (Style 1005) features a unique leaf motif.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Ines Di Santo

    Ines Di Santo

    This season, Ines Di Santo designed her Luxe and Couture Collections with two very different brides in mind. The Luxe Collection was inspired by the edgy, minimalist bride — it featured motorcycle jackets! — whereas the Couture collection showcases Di Santo's signature dramatic styles and glamorous detailing.

    Style "Eudora" from the Couture collection is pictured above.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Ines Di Santo

    Runner-Up: Ines Di Santo

    Dazzling embellishments and tonal hues make this Ines Di Santo ballgown (Style "Halle") anything but ordinary.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Amsale

    Amsale

    Amsale's "Sawyer," a beautifully tailored mermaid gown with delicate straps, delivered on style drama.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Amsale gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Amsale

    Runner-Up: Amsale

    Style "Cameron" by Amsale is an excellent choice for a preppy-chic wedding — check out that sumptuous fabric and sculpted corset!

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Amsale gown gallery!

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  • Anna Maier Ulla-Maija

    Anna Maier Ulla-Maija

    This Empire waist gown from Anna Maier Ulla-Maija has a relaxed fit and a pretty petal-encrusted bodice.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Moonlight Couture

    Moonlight Couture

    A keyhole back and scalloped layers of lace make for a romantic combination at Moonlight Couture (Style H1249).

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Moonlight Couture gown gallery!

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  • THEIA

    THEIA

    THEIA's White Collection for Fall 2014 embodied "The Midas Touch" — delicate touches of gold embroidery, shimmering fabrics and romantic ruffles, as pictured above (Style "Patricia").

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our THEIA gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: THEIA

    Runner-Up: THEIA

    This bedazzled gown (Style "Lorraine") from THEIA was inspired by a snow drift!

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our THEIA gown gallery!

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  • Jenny Packham

    Jenny Packham

    Jenny Packham's new collection pays homage to Edwardian times, with delicate embellishment and clean, understated silhouettes. We think the gown pictured above would be dreamy for a destination wedding.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Jenny Packham gown gallery!

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  • Val Stefani

    Val Stefani

    Style D8046 by Val Stefani highlights sculpted shoulders and a toned back with delicate lace and a keyhole shape.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Val Stefani gown gallery!

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  • Jenny Yoo

    Jenny Yoo

    How sweet is this sweetheart neckline gown by Jenny Yoo ("Style Camilla")? Susan A. says, "I absolutely love this dress! I want it for my wedding."

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Jenny Yoo gown gallery!

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  • Jim Hjelm

    Jim Hjelm

    Style 8412 from Jim Hjelm struck a chord with its architectural silhouette and modern neckline.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Jim Hjelm gown gallery!

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  • Vera Wang

    Vera Wang

    Move over, blush — Vera Wang's latest bridal collection featured punchy shades like coral and magenta. In addition to the candy-crush colors, which were featured throughout the entire line, this style's giant floral appliqué was an instant conversation-starter.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Vera Wang gown gallery!

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  • Austin Scarlett

    Austin Scarlett

    Former Project Runway finalist Austin Scarlett has a knack for fusing classic silhouettes with modern detailing. "This dress is STUNNING!" says Lena P.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

    Photo Credit: Tom Rauner

  • Runner-Up: Austin Scarlett

    Runner-Up: Austin Scarlett

    This tonal ballgown by Austin Scarlett is enchanting: "I love the blush color," notes Wanda D.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

    Photo Credit: Tom Rauner

  • Pnina Tornai

    Pnina Tornai

    With dazzling Swarovski crystal embellishments, grand silhouettes and sheer panels, Pnina Tornai's new collection blurred the lines between fantasy and reality. Style 4254 is pictured above.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Pnina Tornai gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Pnina Tornai

    Runner-Up: Pnina Tornai

    Style 4278 from Pnina Tornai pulls out all of the stops: "This is the dress I want to be wearing on my wedding day — very gorgeous!" says Caitlin A. 

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Pnina Tornai gown gallery!

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  • Romona Keveza Collection

    Romona Keveza Collection

    Style RK578 from the Romona Keveza Collection is impeccably tailored and shows off curves — "Ooh la la!" exclaims Facebook user Sa Mc.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Romona Keveza Collection gown gallery!

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  • Watters

    Watters

    This gown from Watters is sheer prettiness. "This season we were drawn to a rich heritage sensibility. You'll see it in our lace and feel it in our fabrics," writes designer Vatana Watters.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Watters gown gallery!

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  • Justin Alexander

    Justin Alexander

    Lavish tiers made Style 8709 by Justin Alexander a fan favorite.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Justin Alexander gown gallery!

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  • Reem Acra

    Reem Acra

    Look 7 from Reem Acra's runway show was a knockout. Sheer layers and an ornate bodice? Sign us up!

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Reem Acra gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Reem Acra

    Runner-Up: Reem Acra

    Up the sparkle factor with this glam style by Reem Acra.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Reem Acra gown gallery!

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  • Kelly Faetanini

    Kelly Faetanini

    This ombré-hued gown by Kelly Faetanini (Style "Edan") feels very of-the-moment.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Kelly Faetanini gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Kelly Faetanini

    Runner-Up: Kelly Faetanini

    Brides and editors alike were entranced by Style "Genevieve" from Kelly Faetanini, a silk shantung ballgown.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Kelly Faetanini gown gallery!

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  • Wtoo

    Wtoo

    Sometimes, less is more. Exhibit A: Style 12005 by Wtoo.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Wtoo gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Wtoo

    Runner-Up: Wtoo

    Off-the-shoulder sleeves and a high slit? This Wtoo gown is sultry yet still bridal-appropriate.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Wtoo gown gallery!

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  • Kenneth Pool

    Kenneth Pool

    Lace with a modern edge took center stage at Kenneth Pool this season, with luxe embroidery and crystals adding a daring, sexy polish. Style 154 is pictured above.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Kenneth Pool gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Kenneth Pool

    Runner-Up: Kenneth Pool

    Style 090 from Kenneth Pool is pure drama!

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Kenneth Pool gown gallery!

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  • Blue by Enzoani

    Blue by Enzoani

    Style "Galion" from Blue by Enzoani is effortlessly romantic — brides loved the illusion one-shoulder neckline.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Blue by Enzoani gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Blue by Enzoani

    Runner-Up: Blue by Enzoani

    Blue by Enzoani's glamorous "Gainesville" Style got our readers' seal of approval: "I am loving anything with cap sleeves. So pretty!" says Kellie S.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Blue by Enzoani gown gallery!

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  • Lazaro

    Lazaro

    Style 3401 from Lazaro features full-on sparkle and feathers — what's not to love?

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our Lazaro gown gallery!

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  • Badgley Mischka Bride

    Badgley Mischka Bride

    Style "Bridgette" from Badgley Mischka Bride was one of our readers' favorite mermaids this season.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Runner-Up: Badgley Mischka

    Runner-Up: Badgley Mischka

    Style "Rita" from Badgley Mischka Bride is flapper-fantastic.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Lela Rose

    Lela Rose

    Readers and editors alike can't stop dreaming about this garden-gorgeous illusion gown (Style "The Valley") from Lela Rose.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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  • Sarah Janks

    Sarah Janks

    South African designer Sarah Janks' Fall 2014 collection featured whimsical yet sophisticated gowns. Readers loved the body-hugging silhouette of Style "Dulce" in particular.

    Check out more gorgeous dresses in our wedding gown gallery!

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