These are the kind of wedding gowns that look like they've been custom made to fit your every curve and fulfill every personal styling whim — and the best part? They're also the kind of gowns that happen to come at an off-the-rack price. While a bespoke gown is the dream route for many, it's not exactly budget-friendly. That's where these gorgeous dresses come in. With Reem Acra, Theia, J.Crew, BHLDN, and Vera Wang's David's Bridal collection all offering up dreamy options sans the exorbitant price tag, it's easy to see why these off-the-rack looks are begging to be worn down the aisle. Ready to shop the wedding gown of your dreams and have it at your door in just a matter of days? Head right this way.
Kristen Stewart ditched her sneakers and jeans — although she was spotted with a pair of crutches — in exchange for a pale blush Reem Acra gown. The sweetheart neckline was just sexy enough, the hand-beaded embellishments proved ultrasparkly, and the pleated tulle detail was frothy perfection. In true Kristen fashion, the actress kept her jewelry to a minimum, only wearing a delicate diamond necklace around her neck. Are you into it?Vote on all of our Oscar polls here!
With references to her recent travels in Japan, Reem Acra's Fall 2013 collection was a killer lineup of sharp, sophisticated dressing for the posh uptown woman, infused with deeply beautiful embroidery and topped with kimono-style coats. Perhaps what we're all most excited to see, though, as with every Acra collection, is the display of stunning gowns. This time those red-carpet-worthy dresses were finished with more subversive fishnet insets and layers (nods to a series of photographs from artist Daido Moriyama) until the line culminated in the most luxurious of tiered tulle confections that begged to be taken to the Oscars.
- Trends: Leather, fur, cutouts, draping, and embroidery.
- Colors: Gray and black juxtaposed with a fiery red; a sophisticated houndstooth print.
- Shoes: Striking white pumps and evening sandals.
- Beauty look: Slicked side parts and gorgeous red lips.
- Editors' pick: Since we regrettably won't have any place to wear her tiered finale gowns, we're looking to the chic kimono coats to tie our look together.
It's only fair that a discussion about Ellie Kemper's arrival in this Reem Acra should be all about those girlie and glitzy details. It's a gorgeous combination of ultrafeminine lace, a ladylike fit, and some sweet embellishment that add up to the prettiest kind of red-carpet gowns. While tonight's trends point to darker palettes and simpler silhouettes, Ellie's seafoam-hued gown is apologetically girlie and finished with ample sparkle, via a diamond bracelet, mega drop earrings, and a high-wattage clutch in hand. Do you love her more feminine take?
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Isla Fisher literally sparkled as she made her way down the Golden Globes red carpet this evening in a nude-hued beaded gown by Reem Acra. Notice how the color contrasted perfectly against her side-parted ginger locks! To further her shimmer effect, Isla added on silver stacked bangles and a gunmetal clutch. What's the verdict on her look?Vote on all of our Golden Globe Awards polls here!
Both Taylor Swift and Nina Dobrev wore spotlight-worthy red lace dresses on the red carpet recently, but each exuded a totally different vibe. Taylor looked majorly sweet in this French Connection long-sleeve red lace number ($198) at the I Heart Radio concert in Las Vegas, while Nina was all sex appeal in her red lace-sleeve cutout Reem Acra dress at the LA premiere of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. Whether you're more of a sassy dresser or prefer something demure, use red lace to your advantage by shopping our favorite picks below. For a ladylike look, choose something with sleeves, a looser silhouette, and a longer hemline, and for something more racy, go with daring details like cutouts, a fitted cut, and a mini hemline. Then complete your look by choosing the right accessories according to the vibe you're trying to achieve.
Leave it to the always-adorable Zooey Deschanel to pull off a princess-inspired prom gown at the Emmys. The actress brought her signature girlie-girl glamour tonight via a strapless, powder-blue Reem Acra gown that showed off her tiny waist with a corset-fit bodice and a sweetheart neckline. Thankfully, she balanced the volume of her gown with more understated accessories — just a berry-hued red lip and diamond studs completed her awards look. Are you a fan?Vote on all of our Emmys polls here!
Reem Acra was all about downtown attitude today as she showed off a stunningly modern collection for Spring '13. Inspired by Aaron Young's iconic motorcycle art, the line's sharp and tailored pieces are perfect for the working woman, red-carpet beauty, and everyone in between. The show opened up with leather dresses and silk sheaths highlighting laser cutouts made to look like motorcycle tread marks. Next came a series of elegant separates ranging from silky, wide-leg trousers to tailored, tuxedo-inspired dresses and jumpsuits. Then came the red-carpet drama; sultrier looks showed sheer, jeweled insets, the most daring being a red gown with sheer, body-length side panels. Of course, it wouldn't be a Reem Acra show without a few glamorous gold gowns dripping in intricate embroidery. Acra devised gorgeous tulle gowns decorated with paillettes and floral details. Read more details from the exquisite collection below.
- Trends: Sheer details, jumpsuits, wide-leg trousers, and bomber jackets.
- Colors: Navy, green, red, ivory, gold, and fuchsia.
- Key Piece: The navy dress with a sheer bodice inset looked stunning from every angle.
- Accessories: Neon pumps, patent ankle-strap pumps, metallic sandals, leather clutches, and silver belts.
- Who Should Wear It: We can see Kristen Stewart working it in one of Reem's sexy, sheer-paneled gowns and Taylor Swift in the designer's gilded gold creations.
Marchesa, Vera Wang, and More — Over 100 of the Most Stunning Wedding Gowns From Bridal Fashion Week
You don't need a ring on your finger to appreciate the plethora of gorgeous gowns spotted at this season's Bridal Fashion Week. But if you do happen to be heading down the aisle, what better time to scope out the best and most beautiful gowns straight from the runway? For Spring 2013, both Vera Wang, Oscar de la Renta, and Romona Keveza sent models out in crimson-hued dresses (making us wonder, "Is red the new white?"), Monique Lhuillier designed princess-worthy gowns in tufts of Chantilly lace and beautifully constructed tulle trains, and Angel Sanchez channeled a mermaid-meets-futuristic vibe with edgier silhouettes and a frosty palette. And that's just the beginning — we've got Machesa, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, and more inside. Just click the slideshow to see all the extraordinary wedding dresses now.