Next-Level Wedding Gowns That Bring On the Drama

Take your big-day look to the next level with one of these captivating styles. Think: translucent fabrics, layered textures and glittering accessories that ensure all eyes will be on you.


Make a Grand Entrance

beaute comme toi wedding gown

Long-sleeve, high-neckline, hand-beaded and sequin-embroidered ballgown with keyhole back, price upon request, by Beauté Comme Toi. Headband by Lelet NY. Cluster earrings and star ring by Karma El Khalil Jewelry. Engagement ring by Alison Lou.

It's a Cinch 

justin alexander signature wedding gown

Strapless Mikado ballgown with notched bodice, box-pleated skirt and corded lace appliqués, about $2,520, by Justin Alexander Signature. Illusion long-sleeve, crystal- and pearl-encrusted bodysuit by Allison Webb. Stud earrings with chain link by Via Saviene. Crystal brooch belt by BHLDN. Engagement ring by Eva Fehren.

Time to Shine

steven birnbaum collection wedding gown

Long-sleeve sequin mesh bodysuit, about $950, and matching wide-leg trousers, about $950, by Steven Birnbaum Collection. Hair barrettes by Jennifer Behr. Double hoop earrings by Via Saviene. Silver bag by Roger Vivier. Ring by Kendra Scott. Woven heels by René Caovilla.

White Hot

galia lahav wedding gown

Jacquard sleeveless mini dress with a detachable pleated skirt and pearl belt, about $5,295, by Pret-A-Porter by Galia Lahav. Illusion mini with high neckline and crystal embellishments worn over dress by Allison Webb. Chandelier earrings by Karma El Khalil Jewelry. Wraparound ring by CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane. East-west and engagement rings by Eva Fehren.

Crystal Clear

watters wedding gown

Mesh sheath with diamanté drop crystals, lattice-sewn silver seed beads and strapless nude underlay, about $3,300, by Watters. Rhinestone drop earrings by Bel Aire Bridal. Crystal bracelet by David's Bridal. Wraparound ring by CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane. Woven heels by René Caovilla.

Call to Arms

adrianna papell platinum wedding gown

Sleeveless slim-flare gown with V-neckline, sheer waistband and intricate lattice beading on lace, about $1,380, by Adrianna Papell Platinum. Beaded sheer topper with statement sleeves by BHLDN. Rhinestone earrings by Bel Aire Bridal. Pavé ring by Eva Fehren. Crystal heels by René Caovilla.

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Styling: Kate Watson
Text: Kayla Hayes
Art Director: Mary Cate Godfrey
Hair & Makeup: Michiko Boorberg using Oribe Hair Care
Photography: Terry Doyle