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Trends: Best Dressed

To find the style that’s right for you, start with trends from the spring 2012 runway shows.

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Shape

Modern Columns Nipped waists and fitted bodices aren’t for every bride. Consider loose, swingy sheaths like Oscar de la Renta’s (left). Ines di Santo’s structured architecture (middle) updates the classic shape, while Anne Bowen’s asymmetrical silhouette (right) is future perfect. Look for other long, lean shapes at Belltown Bride and Cicada.

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Blush Tones If your closet is full of on-trend pieces in taupe, nude, and seashell rose, designers like Rivini, Watters, and Reem Acra (left to right) had you in mind when they put pink hues on the runways. Shop La Belle Rêve for comparable looks.

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Little White Dress Get a leg up on modern bridal styling with Jasmine Collection’s enveloping train (left), Ivy & Aster’s flirty skirt (middle), or Modern Trousseau’s retro lace number (right). Nordstrom’s Wedding Suite is long on short dresses.

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Short Sleeves You’re a T-shirt-and-jeans kinda gal? Consider gowns with short sleeves and belts like these by Carolina Herrera and Pronovias (left, middle). The dropped waist and fluttery lines of Marchesa’s gown (right) are more romantic. A Princess Bride carries Pronovias; consult Luly Yang Couture for a custom alternative.

 

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