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We asked our readers to submit their “wedding dress wish lists” and we went on the hunt at New York Bridal Market to find their dream dress. BellaKFaye commented with the following request:

I would love to see some asymmetrical, A-line gowns with totally unique details that don’t include feathers! Maybe strapless with a sweetheart neckline, or something with straps and a gorgeous back. I’ve been looking for dresses since my engagement and have yet to find something that’s both unique and show-stopping without being gaudy or too couture. Please help!

Well, BellaKFaye, there weren’t as many asymmetrical hemlines this season as we saw during October Bridal Market, there were several styles that we can point you to. All of these feature unique details (and no feathers!) – the Jenny Lee has a feminine ruffled skirt, the Rafael Cennamo features an exaggerated bow detail and gorgeous draped back, the Reem Acra has stunning sparkle on the bodice, and the Carolina Herrera’s scalloped skirt is a sweet touch.

asymmetric aline wedding dresses 1, wedding dress ideas and trends Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Jenny Lee; Rafael Cennamo; Carolina Herrera; Reem Acra. Lee, Herrera, and Acra photos by Dan Lecca, Cennamo photo by Robert Mitra

Are you having trouble finding your wedding gown? Give us a description of your dream dress in the comments and we’ll do our best to help you find it.

Wedding Dress Ideas for Jennifer Aniston

Posted by Kim on Aug 14, 2012

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All photos by Dan Lecca

We were so excited to hear that Jennifer Aniston is now engaged to Justin Theroux. Of course, we immediately starting dreaming up what Jennifer’s wedding dress would look like. Here’s what we know: The actress seems to gravitate toward modern looks, nothing too frou-frou or overly feminine, so we’re thinking she’ll probably stay away from lace or floral appliques. And she does like to show off that famous physique of hers, so perhaps she’d like something form-fitting or short. Or maybe she’ll go for a super-edgy, fashion-forward look (a pantsuit, perhaps) or a style in her favorite color – black! Check out these styles we think Jen would love, and then tell us:

Which wedding dress style do you think Jennifer Aniston should wear?

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Two Wedding Dresses in One

Posted by Kim on Jul 11, 2012

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Switching up your look between your ceremony and reception can be a fun way to keep your guests guessing. Of course, you don’t have to go to the level of someone like, say, Kim Kardashian, and wearing three completely different dresses throughout the evening, but there’s nothing wrong with a little switcheroo! Fortunately, designers are making the ceremony to reception dress swap a little easier (and perhaps more budget-friendly) by creating two-in-one wedding dresses, like the Anne Barge style above. Looks like a traditional ballgown, but the grand skirt is completely removable to reveal a super-cute lacy mini. Check out a bunch of brand-new two-in-one wedding dresses here and tell us your thoughts on wearing multiple dresses:

Are you changing up your look between your ceremony and reception?

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So far, we’ve found out which wedding dress color you love (pink!), the best back (illusion, by a hair), the sleeves you’re swooning over (cap), and the modern lace treatment you like (bold). And today, we’re talking about one of the biggest trends that hit market this year: peplums!

A peplum is a ruffled overskirt that provides a unique silhouette to a gown – and they were in abundance this season. We saw them in all shapes, sizes, and fabrications, so we wanted to know if you’re a fan of the whole trend and if so, if you prefer your peplum to be big, small, or something in between.

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Photos by Dan Lecca

So tell us:

How big do you like your peplums?

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