Best Age-Appropriate Wedding Dresses

Looking for a wedding dress that's chic and age-appropriate? Ashley Krauss, the smart and savvy owner of A Little Something White Bridal Couture in Darien, CT scoured the market and pulled her 10 best picks from 2013's Bridal Fashion Week

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Sareh Nouri "Josephine"

I adore everything about this off-the-shoulder chantilly lace A-line gown from Sareh Nouri. It screams sophistication. This gown is perfect for a bride who desires more coverage, both of her chest and arms and through the hip area, while the A-line shape is infinitely flattering on many shapes. Too much arm coverage? Have them altered. 

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Sareh Nouri "Ramsey"

Another uber-flattering A-line shape, this gown is made to relax a bride who may want to minimize her waist and hip area. This gown allows for two looks in one: the lace top with cap sleeves gives extra coverage during the ceremony, but the dip in the back (with sheer lace) is plenty sexy. 

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Anna Maier "Laudine"

The high illusion neckline and nude underlay on this gown are perfect for a more sophisticated bride. The lace pattern highlights curves; the asymmetrical neckline is super stylish. Because each Anna Maier gown is custom-made, you can be assured a perfect fit. 

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Anna Maier "Roselle"

The combination of French lace in the bodice and crinkle chiffon skirt looks smashing without looking overly fussy. The gown can be made with either an antique rose or white underlay, depending on how traditional you want to go. 

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Liancarlo "5869"

Looking for a show-stopper? This mermaid-shaped gown features a touch of platinum sheen, Chantilly lace and Swarovski crystal embroidery detail. 

Liancarlo

Ti Adora "7404"

If a destination wedding is in your plans, consider this soft, flowy gown. The design features a slimming bodice, lightly jeweled straps and a keyhole back. 

Ti Adora

Junko Yoshioka "Betty"

A slimming bodice, soft, uncomplicated fabric (Bellagio organza) and the asymmetry created by the one-shoulder, cascading ruffle are just a few of the reasons this gown shines. Consider it a classic, with a twist. 

Karen Detrick

Judd Waddell "Sloane"

When the day calls for something that's sleek but bridal, this sheath is the answer: rose-inspired embroidery over a crepe satin slip makes for a chic, simple silhouette. 

Maria Valentino

Judd Waddell "Laine"

Illusion neckline? Check. Delicate cap sleeves? Check. This dress has been in the designer's line for a few seasons (tweaked every year, just so) and for good reason. It's a beauty! 

Maria Valentino

Kelly Faetanini "Amara"

Finally, a real show stopper. This fit-to-flare shape in fabric that's re-embroidered with lace and light Swarovski crystal beading is perfect for a bride who wants a style that is fitted but comfortable. 

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First Published Wed, 2013-12-18 13:07

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