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Aja Mangum

April 15, 2009 |
Asymmetry Is Elegant

The ubiquitous strapless style has a challenger: the one-shoulder gown. Vineyard fastened theirs with a brooch for a crisp black-tie look, while Monique Lhuillier’s asymmetrical illusion neckline gave romance some edge.

April 15, 2009 |
Feathers Are Fanciful

Peacocking is perfectly acceptable.

April 15, 2009 |
Dress for a Summer of Love

No corsets here! Free-spirited looks ranged from elegant but beach-ready at Christos and Anne Barge to delicate and garden-appropriate at Douglas Hannant and Claire Pettibone.

April 15, 2009 |
Bows Shrink

Large and floppy last season, this time bows are small and sweet. Amsale dropped hers below the waist, while others used it to decorate the bodice as if it were a wrapped present.

April 15, 2009 |
Pink Is Still Your Favorite Color

Gowns in all shades of pink appeared, from Elizabeth Fillmore’s chalky blush to Vera Wang’s powdery tulle.

April 15, 2009 |
From the Runway to the Aisle

Everybody wants to dress the bride—even high-fashion designers.

April 15, 2009 |
Turn Heads

Why should the front get all the attention?

April 15, 2009 |
Minis Are Major

Amsale’s scrunched bubble skirt was playful and easy to dance in, Elizabeth Fillmore’s ombré feathered number was more avant-garde than sexpot, and Temperley’s pouf had the flirty energy of a cancan dancer.

April 15, 2009 |
Red Is Very Becoming

So are lavender, pink, and deep blue. A beautiful wedding dress doesn't have to be white.

April 15, 2009 |
Twinkle, Twinkle

Gowns at Reem Acra and Monique Lhuillier glittered as if encrusted with a thousand crushed diamonds, while skirts at Amsale and Junko Yoshioka appeared to be embroidered with platinum.

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