Image: via All For Fashion Design
Image: via All For Fashion Design
Anyone who has seen The Devil Wears Prada learned a valuable lesson from Meryl Streep’s Miranda Priestly: a hell of a lot of work goes into designing clothes. So it’s hard to imagine the sheer amount of effort it takes to create the perfect wedding gown – what with all the necessary detail, intricacies and sophistication. Notwithstanding, here are the very best wedding gowns of 2015, a supreme selection from some of the world’s most famous and talented designers.
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20. Allure Bridals
Allure Bridals’ style 9204 taffeta gown is the definition of elegance. Its stunning ballgown look is enhanced by trendy cap sleeves covered with understated bling and a low back. Certainly one of 2015’s finest.
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19. Sposa Moda
The first word that springs to mind upon seeing this Doukissa Nomikou design for Greece’s Sposa Moda has to be “Cinderella.” It’s surely one of the most dramatic and fairytale designs of 2015.
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18. Amelia Sposa
The website of Italian designer Amelia Sposa describes her designs as aiming to “make each bride a bride full of brightness.” That’s surely how any newlywed would feel while wearing this special “Arabella” dress.
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17. Ines Di Santo
Many brides will be wary of pink dresses, but bridal designer favorite Ines Di Santo proves with this sumptuous “art deco inspired” dress – called “Barcelona” – that a shade other than white can totally work on the big day.
16. Val Stefani
The waterfall of ruffles that finish the “Adelynn” gown by Val Stefani is a real showstopper – and all the more so when juxtaposed against the form-fitting bodice of layered organza and sweetheart neckline.
15. Val Stefani
Val Stefani’s “Celestia” gown puts a dramatic end to worrying about finding “something new” and “something blue.” The bodice gives the bride a great silhouette, while the irregular skirt steals the show.
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14. Eddy K
Eddy K.’s “bouquet style AK107” dress features a removable bolero and corded lace and is ideal for those looking for the Kate Middleton effect on their wedding day.
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13. Vera Wang
This is a wedding dress with attitude, but what else does anyone expect from the inimitable Vera Wang? From the fall 2015 collection, the piece is called “Patricia” – and the black leather boots are optional.
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12. Carolina Herrera
A goddess among designers, Carolina Herrera is a name known the world over, and it’s easy to see why. This bridal A-line dress is called Claudette and comes from her spring 2015 collection.
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11. Sincerity Bridal
Sincerity Bridal’s style 3874 features three types of luxurious wedding fabrics: Venice lace, tulle and organza. So the stunning bride-to-be can have her (wedding) cake and eat it, too.
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10. Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham’s “Hepburn” dress will set brides back roughly $4,400 – but it’s surely worth every cent. A deceptively simple gem from the designer’s spring 2015 collection, it’s ideal for those hoping to float down the aisle.
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This dress is from Marchesa’s spring 2016 collection and so has only just hit the catwalk. The delicate flower details would bring an element of sophistication to any bridal party.
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8. Elizabeth Fillmore
Elizabeth Fillmore’s Eliza dress looks like it dropped straight out of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s from the designer’s fall 2015 collection, and the myriad of pinks, purples and greens really make it stand out.
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Priced at $4,200, this Amsale dress was featured in Vogue as one of their favorites from around spring 2016’s catwalk shows. A pretty big seal of approval, if ever there were one.
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6. Angel Sanchez
This artful design with exaggerated flowery sleeves comes from Angel Sanchez’s spring 2016 collection. It’s a modern backless dress that boasts a layered skirt and is for the bride of today.
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5. Reem Acra
The glittering bodice and similarly sparkling, glove-like hand covers make this stunning Reem Acra spring 2015 design the go-to gown for any bride who wants to stand out from the crowd without being totally OTT.
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4. Eternity Bride
Eternity Bride’s sleek, chic fishtail dress will suit those with hourglass figures down to the ground. It’s exceptional for both hugging curves and also, at the bottom, adding volume for those who absolutely can’t be without length in their gown – or those who’d rather not show off their legs.
3. Justin Alexander
A touch of tulle and some exquisitely bead-embellished Venice lace make this Justin Alexander dress – from his Signature collection – the stuff that dreams are made of; a standout gown in any year.
2. Justin Alexander
Justin Alexander is definitely the designer to go to for impossibly romantic wedding dresses. This showstopping Venice lace and tulle concoction is a case in point – and bound to make any bride feel like a princess.
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1. Vera Wang
This White by Vera Wang dress is priced at $1,998, meaning the bride can have a designer dress for a mid-range price. A draped skirt and tulle overlay make the strapless dress completely stunning.