There is a fabulous intersection happening with bridal fashion – where ultra-modern meets everyone’s favorite, vintage elegance. A gorgeous way to find that happy balance for your wedding day style is a gown with stunning architectural details. I’ve rounded up my favorite examples of chic, stylish gowns with unique silhouettes and couture detailing, from top designers like Rivini, Monique Lhuillier, and Lela Rose!
Modern wedding dresses are taking a sharp detour from the tulle and organza princess dresses of past decades, allowing designers to play with fresh takes on old favorites. While Rosa Clara leaps into the 21st Century with a crisp, structured gown, designers like Le Spose di Giò and Alice Padrul update classic styles with sleek shapes and voluminous detailing. New-to-me designer Rime Arodaky plays with a paper bag waist cinching a traditional ballgown, while I’m rather partial to the pleated ruffles by Wtoo By Watters and layer upon layer of laser cut chiffon by MXM Couture. The fabulous part is that, whether your style hews to the traditionally feminine or the fresh and modern, these latest crop of designs can give any wedding day look an amazing update!
Dress designed by Rosa Clara via Bride and Breakfast
Dress designed by Paolo Corona, Photography by One and Only Paris via Burnett’s Boards
Dress designed by Le Spose di Giò via Brides
L: Dress designed by Alice Padrul, Photography by Codrean Photography via Style Me Pretty
R: Dress designed by Peter Langner via Brides
Dress designed by Rime Arodaky via Fly Away Bride
Dress designed by MXM Couture, Photography by Stewart Ross via Queensland Brides
Dress designed by Papilio via The Bridal Detective
L: Dress designed by Rivini, Photography by Corbin Gurkin via Brides
R: Dress designed by Rivini, Photography by Caroline Joy Photography via Style Me Pretty
Dress designed by Lela Rose, Photography by Tory Lea Photography via Burnett’s Boards
Dress designed by Vera Wang, Photography by Songa Khegay Photography
Dress designed by Monique Lhuillier via OneWed
Dress designed by Wtoo By Watters, Photography by Dana Cubbage via Style Me Pretty
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The most lovely gowns and decor. Just feminine
Where can I find the pink dress??!
The designers for each gown are linked directly under each image – I hope that helps! Thanks so much for reading, Nicole!
Gorgeous gowns. I think the blush one is my favorite!
Wow! What a great group! I’ve never seen that ruffled Wtoo dress — what a stunner! I love it when the dress looks like it can stand on its own or has something that is really sculptural! Amazing what these designers can make fabric do!
Gorgeous inspiration for modern brides!
Gorgeous gowns – recognizing a lot of pics in here!
LOVE the pink one!
I am in love with this post! So many amazing details on these stunning gowns.
I spied some seriously stunning gowns! The details are incredibly fabulous!