In the Ballroom
In such a splendid setting, make your grand entrance in next-level gowns or long trains designed to make every princess’ dreams come true. Snow-white embellishments accentuate the ethereal beauty of Oscar de la Renta’s voluminous confection, while swirls of pleated origami make Viktor & Rolf’s gown a show-stopping option.
On the Beachfront
Want to flaunt a sun-kissed complexion? Peekaboo cuts, sheer tulle fabrics, or sleek micro cuts are the perfect way to do it. At Cucculelli Shaheen, whisper-thin gowns sigh summertime sensuality while Jenny Packham takes the plunge on a frills-free number. If you go short – we love Chanel’s thigh-skimming mini dress – add extra impact with shimmering gems around your décolletage.
In the Garden
Florals are timeless symbols of femininity in bridal playbooks, but what keeps them fresh are the myriad guises on offer. There are frothy creations from Valentino Haute Couture, and Eden-esque renderings from Paolo Sebastian and Naeem Khan, while Maria Grazia Chiuri created a dreamy cape for Dior Haute Couture, covered with flowers and feathers. Match your blooms to your beauty look – pale rose petals look great with barely-there hues, while moody wild florals are the perfect partner to daring violet or crimson lips.
In the Church
The Met Gala’s theme this year, Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination, serves as inspiration to revisit modesty within a more formal setting. High collars – as seen at Dior Haute Couture and Givenchy Haute Couture – felt fresh and right for now. Long sleeves in delicate off-white lace hint at the skin beneath.