10 Fashion-Forward Dresses

March 7, 2016
Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of

Destination wedding brides are already setting themselves apart from the masses by opting to wed away. You can also make unique fashion choices to make sure you stand out when it comes time to walk down the aisle. We’re sharing ten fashion-forward wedding looks from five talented designers. Hopefully these runway-ready dresses will inspire you to make bold choices when it comes to your own wedding attire.

Sarah Janks: Sleek and Sexy

Helen – An altered boat neck silk crepe sheath dress, when the wearer turns she reveals a slashed nude tulle back with a dramatic, beaded bow at the nape. A classic look from the front and the perfect amount of sexy with shimmering details from the back.

Iman – One shouldered backless gown cut on the bias in silk crepe is a standout and makes a bold, yet elegant statement. You wouldn’t expect the lowest of backs looking at the fairly high neckline at the front of the dress.

“Helen” and “Iman” photos courtesy of Sarah Janks.

Sabrina Dahan: Romance With A Little Edge

Audrey – Scoop neckline, godet gown with black and white three dimensional floral motif beading. “This dress is for the bride that wants to feel like a princess with a little edge. Audrey’s black threaded embroidery is very delicate, yet reads bold. Brides shouldn’t let a little black or color intimidate them. Be unique and incorporate a little edge!”

Chloe – Raser front and open back floral motif embroidered gown. “Chloe is sweet! This dress feels the most “fashion,” but still has exquisitely fine detailing all over. Chloe is for the bride who wants to take a risk, but still wants her look to feel etherial.”

“Audrey” and “Chloe” photos courtesy of Rachel Rebibo

Francesca Miranda: High Fashion Down the Aisle


Part of the Fall 2016 Collection, this gown is perfect for a destination wedding! It is a hand embroidered Italian guipiure romper with Swarovski crystals, that is covered with an overskirt made in silk organza. This style is available in ivory or baby blue. You can also remove the over skirt for the party for two looks in one!

“Penelope” photo courtesy of Andres Oyuela

Charlotte Jumper

This jumper from the Spring 2016 Collection is made from two different fabrics: French lace and Italian guipiure that is hand embroidered. This is the perfect wedding dress to travel in and will also make you an unforgettable bride. 

“Charlotte” photo courtesy of Fernando Vilanova Miranda

Claire Pettibone: The Trendsetter


Made of beautiful re-embroidered lace and a swoon-worthy garden of graceful roses with blossoms and buds spun from ivory and silver threads trailing along delicate tulle. This design features Claire’s signature illusion back with gorgeous flowers blooming along the sheer inset and the fitted silhouette flows into a graceful skirt. The show-stopping cape train of re-embroidered scallop lace edged with a sheer floral inset designed for a dramatic entrance and an unforgettable exit. 

“Whitney” photos courtesy of (in order of appearance): Emily Soto and Anton Oparin.

Cheyenne in Black

A black wedding dress may not be expected, but if you’re searching for a non-traditional gown, look no further! Claire has dressed many daring brides who love to be unique, and of course, this could also be a great rehearsal dress or evening gown for non-bridal related events. Cheyenne is made of floral lace with a draped cameo motif along the scalloped edge. Our sleeveless illusion neckline has a detailed button back, and a flowing dramatic train. Here the dress is shown with the crepe lining shortened to mini length. And for you traditionalists, this gown is also available in Ivory.

“Cheyenne” photos courtesy of Guy Toley.

Olia Zavozina: Sophisticated Silhouettes

A three piece bridal look that consists of wide leg, high waisted pants of silk georgette, a silk velvet corset with beaded Alencon lace, and silk velvet removable sleeves. Bradley is the perfect ensemble for the non-traditionalist bride who likes to live a little on the edge. The flowing pants paired with a silk velvet corset create a modern yet still bridal look.


A two piece gown with a soft geometrical lace bodice. The skirt is comprised of silk satin organza and a soft geometrical lace trim. Joann is the perfect combination of sexy and whimsical. The flowing A-line skirt helps create the perfect bridal and fashion look by complementing the alluring lace crop top.

“Bradley” and “Joann” photos courtesy of Olia Zavozina.

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