Aisle Style: Find Your Dream Dress

This spring’s hottest styles include creamy organza and lovely lace. Some of the most popular cuts incorporate chic sleeves or straps with daring open backs

This mermaid-style from Carlisle’s private collection ($1,400) features a soft ivory and blush skirt overlaid with intricate silver lace. A high sheer neckline, cap sleeves and a beaded belt complete the look. (Carlisle’s of Pittsburgh, 7219 McKnight Road, Ross Township; 412/837-1603,

This Anne Barge design ($2,775) creates sophisticated grace with its sweeping organza skirt and ornate beaded bodice. The illusion Sabrina neckline frames the collarbone, while a thin, simple belt emphasizes the waist. (Anne Gregory for the Bride, 2975 W. Liberty Ave., Dormont; 412/531-3160,

Savannah by Anais Anette ($1,850) is sewn from luxurious silk crepe with Guipure lace. The classic A-line silhouette, cap sleeves and high neckline complement a subtly sheer midsection and lace-up open back. (Glitter & Grit, 5300 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/781-2375,

This gown from the Allure couture collection ($2,475) pairs a full tulle ball gown skirt with a fitted bodice and sweetheart neckline, topped with decadent embroidery and sparkling Swarovski crystals. (Candalina Brides, 1700 Monongahela Ave., Swissvale; 412/241-6222,

A ruffled mermaid skirt of luxurious organza adorning this dress from Eddy K ($2,820) makes a dramatic statement. The beaded bodice finishes in a scalloped open back, accentuated by a long row of delicate Victorian buttons. The gown is available in ivory/light gold or ivory/silver. (One Enchanted Evening, 201 S. Main St., Zelienople; 724/473-0444,

Embroidered appliques with scalloped edges cascade down the netting of this dress ($1,199) from the Mori lee by madeline Gardner collection. A sheer train, deep sweetheart neckline and crystal moonstone beading complete the timeless look. (MB Bride, 123 S. Urania Ave., Greensburg; 724/836-6626,

Geddes by Maggie Sottero ($1,389) offers understated elegance in a tulle sheath gown covered in floral lace appliques and a dusting of sparkling sequins. The deep V-neckline and matching deep V-back top off this style. (The White Orchid, 4907 Clairton Blvd., Baldwin Borough; 412/885-4411,

This Mori Lee bridal gown’s crystal-beaded, embroidered bodice and flounced organza skirt suggest something out of a fairytale. The gown, with a romantic sweetheart neckline and flattering fitted waist, comes in white/silver, ivory/silver, ivory/gold silver and ivory/blush silver ($1,498). (The Winner, 32 W. State St., Sharon; 800/344-2672,

Noted designer Hayley Paige created this dress ($7,480) for her own summer wedding. Exquisite hand-painted flower appliques adorn the ivory tulle ball gown skirt, making this dress a true midsummer night’s dream. (Also available with solid ivory flowers, $6,050.) (Bridal Beginning, 450 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/343-6677,


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