Weddings Week 2011: 50 dreamy dress picks for one special day

Weddings Week 2011: 50 dreamy dress picks for one special day

First things first (because it’s much more fun to dream about the dress than to set the date). To help you in the quest for The One, we scoured the runways and found 50 gorgeous gowns

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(Image: Jenna Marie Wakani; Far right, next page: Peter Stiger) 

Short and Sweet

For ladies who dare, a look that shows a little leg

Price upon request. Giambattista Valli, by special order at The Room at the Bay, 176 Yonge St., 416-861‑6251, HBC.com.

$5,600. Monique Lhuillier at White Toronto, 19 Hazelton Ave., 416‑849‑9196, whitetoronto.com.

$2,450. RM Réva Mivasagar, 753 Queen St. W., 416-703-9308, revadesigns.com.

$1,300. Amsale at Pearl Bridal House, 76 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga, 905‑278-5407, pearlbridalhouse.com.

$5,235. Erdem at The Room at the Bay, 176 Yonge St., 416-861‑6251, HBC.com.

Long and Lean

The shoulder-baring column dress is a classic—sometimes simple, always elegant

$715. BCBG Max Azria, 50 Bloor St. W., 416-642‑1606, BCBG.com.

$5,060. Prabal Gurung, by special order at The Room at the Bay, 176 Yonge St., 416-861‑6251, HBC.com.

$9,500. Christos at Pearl Bridal House, 76 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga, 905‑278-5407, pearlbridalhouse.com.

$3,250. RM Réva Mivasagar, 753 Queen St. W., 416-703-9308, revadesigns.com.

$3,900. Lea-Ann Belter Bridal, 785 Queen St. E., 416-778-6868, lea-annbelter.com.

More Is More

Big, beautiful, dreamy dresses for brides who want that fairy tale wedding

$11,000. Monique Lhuillier at White Toronto, 19 Hazelton Ave., 416‑849‑9196, whitetoronto.com.

$5,900. Christos at Pearl Bridal House, 76 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga, 905‑278-5407, pearlbridalhouse.com.

$33,875. Romona Keveza, The Studio, 219 Dufferin St., Ste. 315C, 416‑535‑0202, romonakeveza.com.

$3,000. Lazaro at Dina Alonzi, 3020 Bloor St. W., 416-236-0270, dinaalonzibridal.com

$9,390. Vera Wang Toronto, 38 Avenue Rd., 416-927-9094, verawang.com.

Goddess Gowns

Channel Athena and Aphrodite with Grecian gathers and luscious draping

$2,195. Halston at The Room at the Bay, 176 Yonge St., 416-861‑6251, HBC.com.

$3,000. Lea-Ann Belter Bridal, 785 Queen St. E., 416-778-6868, lea-annbelter.com.

$3,790. Vera Wang Toronto, 38 Avenue Rd., 416-927-9094, verawang.com.

Price upon request. Greta Constantine, e-mail info@gretaconstantine.com.

$4,700. Monique Lhuillier at White Toronto, 19 Hazelton Ave., 416‑849‑9196, whitetoronto.com.

Off-Colour Romance

Flout tradition with ethereal hues of cyan, peach and lavender

$14,900. By special order from Ports 1961, 323-951‑9696, ports1961.com.

$5,390. Vera Wang Toronto, 38 Avenue Rd., 416-927-9094, verawang.com.

$11,245. Romona Keveza, The Studio, 219 Dufferin St., Ste. 315C, 416‑535‑0202, romonakeveza.com.

$5,390. Vera Wang Toronto, 38 Avenue Rd., 416-927-9094, verawang.com.

$5,745. Romona Keveza, The Studio, 219 Dufferin St., Ste. 315C, 416‑535‑0202, romonakeveza.com.

Modern Love

Best on statuesque brides who crave clean lines and minimalism

$795. Greta Constantine, e-mail info@gretaconstantine.com.

$1,250. Jeremy Laing Studio, 207A Cowan Ave., 416-530-1976, jeremylaing.com.

$274. BCBG Max Azria, 50 Bloor St. W., 416-642‑1606, BCBG.com.

$1,490. Ports 1961, 151 Bloor St. W., 416-920‑9825, ports1961.com.

$478. BCBG Max Azria, 50 Bloor St. W., 416-642‑1606, BCBG.com.

Fin de Siècle

Travel back in time with lacy layers and turn-of-the-century silhouettes

$3,950. RM Réva Mivasagar, 753 Queen St. W., 416-703-9308, revadesigns.com.

$1,789. Lowon Pope, 117 Jefferson Ave., 416‑504-8150, lowonpope.blogspot.com.

$5,190. Vera Wang Toronto, 38 Avenue Rd., 416-927-9094, verawang.com.

$3,500. Lowon Pope, 117 Jefferson Ave., 416‑504-8150, lowonpope.blogspot.com.

$4,190. Vera Wang Toronto, 38 Avenue Rd., 416-927-9094, verawang.com.

Haute Pursuits

Sculptural creations for an avant-garde affair

$3,395. Prabal Gurung, by special order at The Room at the Bay, 176 Yonge St., 416-861-6251, HBC.com.

$5,200. Amsale at Pearl Bridal House, 76 Lakeshore Rd. E., Mississauga, 905‑278-5407, pearlbridalhouse.com.

$7,515. Mark Fast, by special order at The Room at the Bay, 176 Yonge St., 416-861-6251, HBC.com.

$6,000. Monique Lhuillier at White Toronto, 19 Hazelton Ave., 416‑849‑9196, whitetoronto.com.

$6,190. Vera Wang Toronto, 38 Avenue Rd., 416-927-9094, verawang.com.

Black, White and Shades of Grey

Nothing says pure Hollywood drama quite like a black and white gown

$6,495. Romona Keveza, The Studio, 219 Dufferin St., Ste. 315C, 416‑535‑0202, romonakeveza.com.

$4,190. Vera Wang Toronto, 38 Avenue Rd., 416-927-9094, verawang.com.

Price upon request. Gianfranco Ferré, by special order at The Room at the Bay, 176 Yonge St., 416-861-6251, HBC.com.

$7,495. Romona Keveza, The Studio, 219 Dufferin St., Ste. 315C, 416‑535‑0202, romonakeveza.com.

$7,790. Vera Wang Toronto, 38 Avenue Rd., 416-927-9094, verawang.com.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Romantic, flowery and flowing—soft looks for a laid-back wedding

$2,890. Ports 1961, 151 Bloor St. W., 416-920‑9825, ports1961.com.

$538. BCBG Max Azria, 50 Bloor St. W., 416-642‑1606, BCBG.com.

$3,789. Lowon Pope, 117 Jefferson Ave., 416‑504-8150, lowonpope.blogspot.com.

$3,995. Lela Rose at White Toronto, 19 Hazelton Ave., 416-849-9196, whitetoronto.com.

$1,500. Saja Wedding at Sash and Bustle, 233 Carlaw Ave., Unit 2, 416-414-3617, sashandbustle.com.