Bridal Gowns With Gorgeous Backs
BACK TO BACK: This season’s gowns are 360 degrees of gorgeous, with beautifully detailed and designed backs that’ll wow them whether you’re walking up or down the aisle. Photography by Jonathan Pushnik. Styling by Lauren Kozakiewicz. Prop Styling by Styled Creative. Hair: Damian Monzillo/Bernstein & Andruilli. Makeup: Michelle Coursey/Bernstein & Andruilli. Model: Sarah Frigo/New York Models.
Here, the image from the cover of the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Philadelphia Wedding: Willow by Claire Pettibone, a silk charmeuse sheath with embroidered bodice, accented with silk ribbons and flowers, $2,600 at Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown. Classic round-cut engagement ring, $68,000, shared-prong platinum band with partway diamonds, $6,875, and platinum diamond Lynn earrings, $2,950, all at Tiffany & Co., Philadelphia and King of Prussia. Stephanie Browne St. Tropez crystal hair comb, $495 at Unveiled, Philadelphia.
Add A little drama to your wedding-day look, Jackie O.-style: Jacky by Angel Rivera, a silk mikado trumpet gown with a plunging bateau neckline accented with Swarovski crystal beaded trim and detachable cathedral-length train, $3,190 at Unveiled, Philadelphia. Legacy Pagoda earrings, $14,925, and Lynn bracelet, $24,500, both at Tiffany & Co., Philadelphia and King of Prussia.
Nothing flatters the feminine shape quite like a well-structured corset: White by Vera Wang twill gazar mermaid gown with grosgrain sash and corset back, $748 at David’s Bridal, multiple locations. Platinum and diamond Lynn earrings, $2,950 at Tiffany & Co., Philadelphia and King of Prussia. Swarovski elements crystal hair clip, $1,045 at Bridal Garden, Marlton.
Talk about a lasting impression: St. Pucchi gown with crystal-encrusted bodice with lace embroidery and silk tulle ball-gown skirt, $7,800 at Nicole Bridal & Formal Shoppe, Jenkintown. Alexis Bittar dangly lucite earrings with gold and crystal tops, $179.95 at Scarlett Alley, Philadelphia.
No better time than your wedding day to have a Cinderella moment: Caterina by Kenneth Pool, a royal duchess satin strapless ball gown with crystals on the ruched bodice and train, $7,200 at Bridal Garden, Marlton. Eighteen-karat white gold flat-diamond drop earrings, $7,480 at Cooke & Berlinger, Haverford.
Such a ladylike way to show a little skin: Stretch crepe de chine gown with georgette drape and beaded back, $1,430, wildflower bracelet, $200, and earrings, $85, all at Nicole Miller, Philadelphia and Manayunk.
Who says your bouquet should have all the fun? Atelier Aimee one-shoulder fit-and-flare silk organza gown with sculpted ruffle back detail, $4,400 at Bridals by Danielle, Philadelphia. Five-row freshwater pearl bracelet, $750, and pearl drop earrings with diamonds, $3,100, both at Tiffany & Co., Philadelphia and King of Prussia.
A sexy twist on elegant, in both color and style: Vera Wang one-shouldered nude silk crepe chiffon mermaid gown with asymmetrical ruching and ruffled tulle train, $4,900 at the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom, King of Prussia. White gold dangly green chalcedony earrings, $8,600, and 18-karat white gold flat-diamond ring with pavé diamonds, $16,330, both at Cooke & Berlinger, Haverford.