AISLE Style: Best Dressed

While all aspects of a wedding are important, one thing is pivotal for making sure all eyes are on the bride — the dress. Local shops offer gorgeous gowns that are sure to wow.

Dazzle your guests in this romantic gown from Candalina Brides ($1,259). The Allure organza and tulle ruffled-layer ball gown is available in white, ivory and pink (pictured). (Candalina Brides, 1700 Monongahela Ave., Swissvale; 412/241-6222,

This fit-and-flare style gown from Mori Lee’s Julietta Collection ($1,499) features a pleated wrap-style tulle bodice accented with beaded embroidery and a full train. (The Winner, 32 W. State St., Sharon; 800/344-2672,

Highlights of this ethereal, bohemian, mermaid-style Lillian West gown ($1,149) include an illusion Sabrina neckline, a sheer back with lace appliques, jersey lining and a sweep train. The dress is available in ivory and sand/ivory. (One Enchanted Evening, 201 S. Main St., Zelienople; 724/473-0444,

Rosaleigh by Maggie Sottero is a sheath wedding dress ($1,498) with a sweetheart neckline, shimmering lace appliques, pearl buttons and an inner corset-back closure. Pair with an illusion tulle bodysuit ($1,756 for set) to add accents to the shoulder and cuff. (The White Orchid, 4907 Clairton Blvd., Baldwin Borough; 412/885-4411,

This glamorous yet elegant ball gown from Ysa Makino ($6,100) pairs a multidimensional silk organza skirt with a plunging V-neck and intricate beaded designs on the bodice. (Anne Gregory for the Bride, 2975 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont; 412/531-3160,

This lace sheath gown from Kitty Chen Couture ($2,035) features a V-neckline, a natural waist and lace straps. The design includes front-to-back beading, which highlights the open circle back. The cathedral-length, lace-embedded train may steal the show. (MB Bride, 123 S. Urania Ave., Greensburg; 724/836-6626,


Look exquisite in this dainty yet spectacular wedding dress ($3,200) from Hungarian designer Daalarna Couture. A dreamy, soft tulle A-line skirt falls from a subtly sheer lace V-neck bodice. (Glitter & Grit, 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/781-2375,

This Leah by Hayley Paige ball gown ($5,390) is available exclusively in Pittsburgh at Bridal Beginning. In addition to a floral sequin bodice, a V-neckline and the designer’s signature open, strappy back, the gown boasts a tulle skirt with a cathedral train. (Bridal Beginning, 450 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/343-6677,


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