Aisle Style: Dress Your Best
This year's bridal trends include gowns with intricate lace patterns from the sleeve to the skirt and delicate designs weaving from front to back.
This Allure Couture strapless sheath gown [$2,799] is beaded throughout, with intricate crystal and pearl inlay reminiscent of Baroque embroidery.
[Candalina Brides, 1700 Monongahela Ave., Swissvale; 412/241-6222]
This long-sleeve bridal gown by Mori Lee [$1,400] has a high-illusion neckline and illusion back with covered buttons and rhinestones. Embroidered appliqués combined with Chantilly lace on net accent the fit-and-flare style.
[The Winner, 32 W. State St., Sharon; 800/344-2672]
This all-over lace mermaid style by Allure Couture [$1,979] includes a sheer illusion back and lace-illusion neckline.
[One Enchanted Evening, 201 S. Main St., Zelienople; 724/473-0444]
Scalloped eyelash fringe accents the sheer off-the-shoulder neckline and hemline of this long-sleeve sheath silhouette by Casablanca Bridal [$1,235]. Stretch lace flows over perfecting satin, and crystal buttons along the length of the zipper complete the look.
[The White Orchid, 4907 Clairton Blvd., Baldwin Borough; 412/885-4411]
This Rosa Clará silk ottoman gown [$3,500], pictured in natural color, showcases a dramatic open crisscross back. The front consists of a bateau neckline and includes pockets.
[Anne Gregory for the Bride, 2975 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont; 412/531-3160]
“Taylor” by Badgley Mischka is a two-piece gown [$2,800] with a detachable bow train. Mimosa fabric comprises the gown, and the duchess organza detachable train adds a touch of whimsy.
[Bridal Beginning, 450 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/343-6677]
“Hawthorne” by Elizabeth Dye [$2,950 with cape, $2,400 without] features a deep V-neck with shimmer satin and point d’esprit tulle with an optional matching silk tulle cape veil.
[Glitter & Grit, 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/781-2375]
A Carlisle’s Exclusive from the store’s private collection, this gown [$950] features ivory embroidered Alençon lace over a light-gold satin bodice, sweetheart halter neckline, tulle mermaid skirt and corset back. The belt is sold separately.
[Carlisle’s of Pittsburgh, 7219 McKnight Road, Ross Township; 412/837-1603]
This dress from the Madison James collection by Allure Bridals [$1,665] is a slim sheath gown with tulle overlay accented with an Art Deco beaded design. Its sheer paneled back is finished with pearl buttons, and the V-neck front and beadwork set off the cap sleeves.
[MB Bride, 123 S. Urania Ave., Greensburg; 724/836-6626]