Simply Sensational

June 02, 1991|By PASCALE LEMAIRE

EVERY BRIDE WANTS TO LOOK PERFECT ON HER SPECIAL DAY. THESE DAYS BRIDES ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR DRESSES THAT EXPRESS THEIR INDIVIDUAL STYLE. SIMPLICITY AND SOPHISTICATION ARE KEY. SILHOUETTES MAY BE CLEANER; BUT ALL BRIDES STILL LOVE EXQUISITE FABRICS, BEAUTIFUL LACE AND ORNAMENTATION. FOR MORE CHOICES, TODAY'S BRIDES ARE EVEN TRYING THE VINTAGE AND CUSTOM MARKET.

SIMPLE ELEGANCE

embroidered lace embellishments add sparkle to a simple silhouette. Organza gown by Christos, $1,975 at Memories. Seed pearl arch tiara with sparkle netting, $295 at Romance Studio. Earrings, $39.50 at Amaryllis. Iolite and diamond interlocking engagement ring and wedding band set, $1,902 by Lauren S. Schott at Tomlinson Craft Collection. White sequin latticework slingbacks, $295 at Stephane Kelian. Bouquet courtesy of Vince Agnes Florists.

A TOUCH OF NOSTALGIA

Nothing is more beautiful than the understated charm of antique lace. Taffeta gown with Alencon lace detailing, Jill Andrews for Romance Studio. Custom order about $1,200. Walter Steiger's lace bride shoe, $175 at Joanna Gray. Sterling silver and marquisite bracelet, $195 at Amaryllis. Umbrella of vintage and contemporary lace, to order about $200 at Romance Studio. Floral bouquet courtesy of Vince Agnes Florist.

TRES CHIC

For a second wedding, tear drop pearls add glamour and chic to a simple sheath. Dress by Kathryn Dianos, $750 at Panache. Pearl, sequin and rocaille seed pearl dot veil, $475 at Romance Studio. Pearl cluster choker, $110 at Amaryllis. Pearl ball earrings, $15 from Ann Taylor. Sequin latticework slingbacks, $295 at Stephane Kelian. Bouquet courtesy of Vince Agnes Florist.

NEW HEIGHTS

Offering the best of both worlds: the trendy mini and traditional long. Silk satin mini cocktail sheath with detachable formal train and guipure lace ornamentation by Jill Andrews for Romance Studio, custom order about $1,600. Poiret grand bow in silk shantung with sparkle tulle netting, $325, also at Romance Studio. "Floating" pearl necklace, $155 at Amaryllis. Earrings, $24, pearl ball bracelet $28, both from Ann Taylor. Cotton net gloves $12 at Oh! Susanna. Nubuck and mesh pumps, $285 at Joanna Gray.

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