Aisle Style: Something New in Bridal Gown Fashions

This season, opt for lace, classic lines or a wow-worthy train.

(left) From Elysee’s premiere collection is Francoise (approximately $3,000). Floral, baroque lace with thousands of hand-embroidered beads and paillettes sparkles over delicate French Chantilly lace, curving gracefully around the body to contour and elongate the silhouette. Figure-flattering, deep side cutouts reveal a subtle hint of skin, while a double layer, sculpted baroque lace train completes this dramatic look.
(Sorelle Bridal Salon, 1855 W. Chestnut St., Washington;

(right) This strapless, natural waist ballgown ($3,700) from designer Monique Lhuillier is made of a Mikado fabric and features a slide slit perfect for the modern bride.
(Anne Gregory for the Bride, 733 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon; 412/531-3160,


(left) Reign on your wedding day with the London Gown ($2,805) by Jaclyn Jordan New York. The fitted V-neck and back bodice with 3/4 length sleeves transitions to a full circle skirt with a layer of organdy for volume and a fitted stretch lining to subtly reveal your shape.
(Blanc de Blanc Bridal, 1806 Brownsville Road, Carrick; 412/884-8000,

(right) Margot by Ines Di Santo ($4,690) is an illusion strapless, natural-waist, wrap gown with a bare illusion back and thigh-high slit and off-white, satin back crepe fabric.
(Bridal Beginning, 450 Cochran Road, Mt. Lebanon;


(left) This Martin Thornburg gown ($2,100) is a spaghetti strap, all-lace, fit and flair silhouette featuring a sweetheart neckline with ivory lace over a maple colored lining and a cathedral train.
(Carlisle’s of Pittsburgh, 7219 McKnight Road, Ross Township; 412/837-1603,

(right)Anais Anette’s Brie dress ($2,450) is a modern romantic’s dream. Sleek and chic from the front, this silk crepe dress features an open back and show-stopping embroidered train. Available with any length sleeve.
(Luna Boutique, 431 Beaver St., Sewickley;


(left) Kitty Chen Couture’s “Holly” ($1,999) is an illusion off-the-shoulder, intricate lace, fitted gown with beaded embellishments. A gorgeous sheer cathedral train with lace accents makes this gown a sure statement piece.
(MB Bride, 123 S. Urania Ave., Greensburg; 724/836-6626,

(right)  This Jasmine Bridal ($1,650) is a soft Chantilly lace, A-line gown with beautiful spaghetti straps to complement the V-neckline and plunging V-back. It ends with a gorgeous cathedral train.
(This Magic Moment Bridal Studio, 153 Perry Highway, West View; 412/447-8070,

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