The Dresses

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  • Badgley Mischka

    Badgley Mischka Silk Bow Mermaid Gown

    $695

    You've got to love a big bow strategically placed so that it simply appears interesting and elegant, while slyly covering a bit of tummy surface area. That, and the deep v-neck combined with halter back give this classic mermaid style gown a fresh twist we find most compelling. Sizes 0 to 16. Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue. 

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  • Sachin & Babi

    Sachin & Babi Floral Sleeveless A-Line Gown

    $995

    Classic fit, whimsical print. The "Rori" is a timeless silhouette you're sure to feel comfortable in: Sleeveless with a deep v-neckline, A-line, with a flourish at the hemline. You'll find it in new, colorful prints and patterns each season. See this style on mother of the bride Kerin. Sizes 0 to 22. Buy from Sachin & Babi.

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  • Alice + Oliva

    Alice + Olivia One Shoulder Draped Gown

    $495

    A sleek take on the superhero of LBDs—one shoulder, with the drape of a cape that will look nonchalantly glamorous as you walk your baby down the aisle. Moms are the original superheroes after all. Sizes 0 to 14. Buy from Neiman Marcus. 

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  • Jovani

    Jovani Off-Shoulder Rosette Trumpet Gown

    $680

    Exquisite. Elegant. And everything in between. The ruffled rosettes are works of art and like no other arm candy out there right now. Body skimming, perfectly pleated, and with that floor sweep on the trumpet silhouette for one final exclamation mark. Sizes 0 to 14. Buy from Neiman Marcus. 

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  • Tadashi Shoji

    Tadashi Shoji Strapless Ruffle A-Line Gown

    $638

    Let this under-the-sea wash print over you: it's cool and refreshing without being too loud. Look closely at the way the bodice gathers on an angle, and then the ruffle flows down the front like a gentle stream. We love the micro pleating at the hemline as well. Sizes 0 to 16. buy from Neiman Marcus. 

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  • Lela Rose

    Lela Rose Watercolor Floral Ruffle Gown

    $2,990

    A true work of art. The watercolor floral print on cotton-voile is inspired by botanical artist Azuma Makoto. The silhouette is equally unique with the standout ruffle-framed neckline. Sizes 2 to 16. Buy from Nordstrom.

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  • Xscape

    Xscape Petite Off-The-Shoulder Ruffle Gown

    $279

    Instant elegance, from the flattering sweetheart neckline to the flowing skirt and cascade of ruffles. Stretchy yet structured for a supportive fit. Comes in regular sizes as well as petites. 4P to 16P. Buy from Macy's. 

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  • Amsale

    Amsale Bow One Shoulder Gown

    $895

    Classic glam—just ask Gayle King, who wore this one shoulder fit-to-flare Mikado draped gown for her son's recent wedding at Oprah's house (wouldn't you?!). Timeless and flattering, this gown comes in a range of colors from pale gray to bright pink and we love to size range: 00 to 28. Just allow time; it's made to order direct from Amsale. 

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  • Theia

    Theia Pebbled Organza One Shoulder Gown

    $795

    You don't have to be loud to make a statement. We love to romance and movement of this navy gown, from the one cap sleeve to the soft layers and high low hemline—an opportunity to show off a great heel in metallic or even a bright color. Sizes 0 to 16. Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue.

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  • Theia

    Theia Pleated Twist Front One Shoulder Gown

    $695

    You'll look and feel like a goddess in this beautiful pale coral gown. The bodice pleating and twist is everything stylish and flattering. The side slit is subtle and useful for the dance floor. Sizes 0 to 16. Buy from Neiman Marcus. 

     

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  • Kay Unger

    Kay Unger Floral Border Print One Shoulder Gown

    $318

    Not your typical navy one shoulder! The floral border is unexpected and dynamic. The cross over fabric shows just enough leg to keep it light and fluid. Sizes O to 18. Buy from Dillard's.

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  • St. John

    St. John 3/4 Sleeve Metallic Gown

    $1,995

    Effortlessly elegant. This fluid metallic fabric is your secret weapon to looking dressy, special and chic without feeling uncomfortable. It's a modern spin on the shirt dress with the frong button placket and tie waist. Sizes XS to XL. Buy from St. John, 

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