• JauntyJohn

    Oh my goodness, some VERY pretty gowns here, and in a double win, many wearable (read: flattering) looks for non-model gals.

    • charlotte

      And a lot of them are *gasp* not strapless!

      • Sarah

        I know! I adore #10. It is lovely and I wants it. I bid $100 and WIN. (In my dreams.)

        • charlotte

          I want the husband to be included in the package.

        • decormaven

          No. 10 is my pick as well. Love the illusion cap sleeves.

  • willworktomorrow

    So many of these are stunning, wearable, and timeless. A few are overworked and fussy, but most are just lovely.

  • Lurk-a-lot

    Very pretty and wearable. Short dresses a tad too short. Gorgeous photo backdrop.

    • Lower L

      The way the short skirts stand away from the wearer’s body seems a bit too…ventilating…for me.

      • giddypony

        They kind of have a Shirley Temple as the Little Princess Bride vibe to me. Should be worn with white anklets and maryjanes.

  • homofascist

    I just want to yell “eleganza!” and throw some rose petals up in the air. For some reason.

  • ccinnc

    I do like most of them, but many of the strapless ones look like they’re falling off the model’s chest.

    • ckokopuff

      What chest? :)

  • hughman

    I live a couple of blocks from the Monique Lhuillier salon here in West Hollywood and often walk by the windows. While these photos are pretty, they don’t really do the craftsmanship justice. She’s not my taste but I have to give her couture elves credit for some amazing work.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Pretty. But what’s with the Swiffer Duster gowns?

    • charlotte

      Those are for Amy Adams.

  • Lower L

    Quite a lot of interesting variety. I like the one used in the thumbnail, with the leafy, green-gray straps, though I think the tulle at the bottom is a bit fussy.

  • Tatiana Luján

    Lovely. What a shame theese dresses are culturally reserved for brides, I’d love to own one and wear it often.

  • Sabin

    LOVE the silver and ivory!

    And then there’s the “cats shredded the box of Kleenex” group.

  • Kelly

    At least some of these actually look like wedding gowns. Some are too much like lingerie; some are too busy (esp. the feathery chiffon, ugh. #5 from the bottom could be mistaken for the cake). Some look more like First Communion dresses than adult wear. But many of them are really attractive. Interestingly (to me, anyway), #21 looks very 1950s-like; it resembles my mother’s mid-1950s dress. It’s got the Kate Middleton vibe, too (not a gown I really liked, but it was memorable). Finally, the ankle-strap peep-toes may be the only white shoes I’ve ever liked (though I still wouldn’t buy them in white).

  • http://marshmallowjane.com/ marshmallowjane

    Maybe some brides wear short dresses in the fall?

    Some of these gowns in the last half were gorgeous. Some of the earlier group didn’t fit very well. They were either twisted or too big in the boobs. But the latter ones are amazing.

    • Munchkn

      My daughter wants a short dress when she gets married in a few years.

    • mondaygirl

      They are meant to be worn for a less formal, or civil ceremony, or as an alternative dress for a bride to wear to the reception or party instead of a big ballgown dress.

  • Lorelei_D

    8th from the bottom has an interesting hem.

  • KateMaryC

    Really seems to me that bridal collections should be modeled by women with more real-life silhouettes. Some of the beautiful shapes and bustlines appear lost here, but would really pop with more curves underneath,

    • MilaXX

      Especially the pictures where the bodices are off center due to the model’s ability to fill them out in any sort of flattering way.

  • Nikko Viquiera

    straps and sleeves, hooray!!

  • Imasewsure

    None of the short dresses are very interesting but most of the gowns are gorgeous

  • Theresa

    Is it me or do some of the models have smug expressions that makes you wanna smack ‘em?

    • MilaXX

      I just find them boring and actually a bit depressed looking. Not the emotions you want a wedding gown to evoke.

  • http://dontmakeitlikeimdumb.blogspot.com/ annabelle archer

    I’m never gonna be a bridal gown kinda girl, but these are the prettiest you’ve shown. Very romantic, which is really the only thing I’d want if I were to ever desire such a dress.

  • Rebecca Berger

    Some of these are positively dreamy! Mmmmmm.

  • YousmelllikeAnnaWintour

    Number 8 is definitely “Maggie The Cat”.

  • Tracy_Flick

    Courthouse – first communion – nightgown – feather duster – tablecloth.

    I guess I’m just not a fan of bridal wear.

  • MilaXX

    I surprised that the bridal fashion industry has decided that more short dresses rather than more dresses with sleeves are what brides need/want. I realize there are a few brides that want short dresses, but certainly not enough to warrant half the collection or in the case of the previous collection, the entire collection be devoted to short dresses.
    Anyhoo. I’m not overly impressed with what I see here. These dresses almost all look like they weigh a ton. The few I like are numbers 12, 14 (although I would need to see how this fit on someone with curves to really commit to it), 26 because color!, and 36 because I like the simplicity of it even if I’m not a fan of strapless wedding dresses.

  • Danielle

    GORGEOUS gowns. I want to get married again!

  • Victoria Anzalone

    Lovely. And I’m loving the ankle-strap shoes. The ubiquitous white bridal pump has never screamed “first dance” to me…which is why I opted for my tango shoes on my big day. :)

  • alyce1213

    Beautiful and romantic, minus the Swiffer bottoms.

  • jilly_d

    J’ADORE #13.

  • formerlyAnon

    Very pretty.

    I prefer the long dresses here. Most of the short dresses trend to either generic cocktail dresses but in white or (occasionally) First Communion, but shorter.

  • LipstickForPigs

    I am planning a very small, very low-key second wedding, but if I were hopping on the bridezilla train heading for The Whole Shebang, #9, #15, and #18 are what I would be trying to decide between. Gorgeous.

  • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

    If a woman is young enough to carry off those short ones she probably is too young to be getting married.

  • sagecreek

    I like ML, but honestly, I was hoping for more sleeves.

  • Stubenville

    The last one is gorgeous – it still is clearly bridal without all the frou-frou. All it needs is a $2M necklace from Winston or Bulgari. =)

  • Little_Olive

    Yay, sleeves! Now comes step 2: lace/folded napkins is not mandatory. I am yet to be impressed by a simple and structured wedding gown (I was once by a funnel neck silk shantung Valentino Sposa -never saw it again).

  • Slanted & Enchanted

    #9 and #17 are my favorites. I always get a kick out of wedding dresses and I’m not really sure why, since I specifically was a debutante to get the whole white fluffy gown out of the way early. But yeah, I would love to try on those two dresses.

  • rebeemoon

    Had it existed in my day (along with a small fortune) I would have died for the green, leafy gown.

  • Coolekat

    Would like to have seen tea length, too. Fabulous.

  • Coolekat

    TLo – in my dream world you would add numbers to the runway pix so we could get back to the referenced photo more quickly.

    • AmeliaEve

      This would help So Much!

  • MK03

    Short ones = no thanks.
    Long ones = HELL YES

  • Trickytrisha

    Definitely an improvement over the last couple of bridal collections we’ve seen here. I was worried when the scroll down started with short dresses, but was relieved when the “real” bridal gowns started showing up. Too many great ones to pick a favorite.

  • http://phantomminuet.blogspot.com/ MinAgain

    #34: Get married and dust the church, all at the same time!

  • raeb23

    Dresses for almost any bride…love #10 & #27

  • manina

    So we are going back to brides that look like brides and not Vegas show girls, I am all for that. Beautiful. The shoes are also perfect for summer wear. It is so hard to find nice white shoes.

  • tixilyttik

    Just beautiful!
    This is the first collection I’ve seen posted here that look like real wedding dresses. These are true works of art a bride could treasure her entire lifetime and then pass on to a daughter. The real deal. Everything else has been more of a party dress or bridesmaid dress in white. Even Vera Wang had that vibe.

  • crash1212

    I’m not much for wedding dresses, or weddings for that matter, but this collection is beautiful. I would actually consider wearing some of these…were I the marrying kind. I especially love #1, #2 and #16.

  • Nicole Little

    Why are the first half dozen flower girl dresses being modeled by adults? Some nice wedding dresses later on.

  • marlie

    The short dresses all seem either “third wedding” or junior high graduation. None are terribly “bridal.” I really like almost all of the long gowns. The second and third long gowns are my favorites. NOW I’ll start pinching my pennies!

  • Jaeda Laurez

    she brought it back to right with the full length gowns- only reason to buy from her is so you can look absolutely sickening; I’m not trying to pay Monique Lhuillier prices for a fancy communion dress, which is all those short dresses are. The 5th full length gown has my heart, but I pretty much like all of the full length joints for one reason or another.

  • Jitka Pavlíková

    Oooh, wedding gowns are a hot topic for me, now, and the third one from the top definitely fits my dreams. Sure, the short dresses don’t look too bridal, but I think they’re all fully appropriate when I’m 25 and there will be just 10 guests at my wedding. Going through wedding dress boutiques, I haven’t seen many decent short dresses.

  • lilazander

    What a great choice of dresses! They are beautiful, every single one!

  • Dagney

    wow. Sooooooo achingly original. (slow clap)

  • Mary229

    So many beautiful gowns with straps!!!!

  • swanpride

    Those are beautiful…but none of them are “danceable”, the skirts are way too long in the front. And what’s a wedding with a proper dance?

  • Danielle

    The pale pink-ish one in the middle with the satin belt and the lace overlay & tulle is just breathtaking. Maybe one of the most beautiful bridal gowns I’ve ever seen.

  • NYCGlamourpuss

    Beautious! Not crazy about a couple of the shorter, plainer ones in the beginning, but they do get lovelier as the pictures continue.

  • AmeliaEve

    After all the horrible use of sheer fabrics unnatural settings this year, it’s lovely to be reminded how romantic and elegant it can look. I am just swooning for #10.

  • papillon

    I love, love, LOVE that 14th long dress. The way the embellishment travels and lightens as it gets further down the skirt and fades off toward the side is beautiful. It’s a perfect blend of simple and embellished.

    I’m a big fan of short wedding dresses but I don’t really like these. That being said, there are a lot of pretty ones in the longer dresses. I like the lace and beading on quite a few of them.

  • demidaemon

    Well, there is a lot of variety on display here. That’s good. Most of the short dresses look like slips or club dresses or both. That’s bad. Most of the long gowns are extraordinarily pretty. That’s good. The non-white ones are in awful colors. That’s bad.