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My Bridal Fashion Guide to Dresses for Wedding Rehearsal Dinners

Alice + Olivia

Launched in 2002, alice + olivia by Stacey Bendet is a sophisticated, yet eclectic brand with a playful sensibility, which epitomizes the personality and quirky style of its founder, Stacey Bendet.

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Buy from Saks Fifth Avenue $675


Nothing says over the top elegance quite like Marchesa. Everything they create is just amazing. Every little detail comes together to create one of a kind masterpieces. Elegant eveningwear, inspired by vintage and Asian influences, defines the Marchesa CoElegant eveningwear, inspired by vintage and Asian influences, defines the Marchesa Collection. The beautifully crafted designs fuse high fashion with an eclectic aesthetic.

Marchesa Website – Facebook – Facebook Bridal – Twitter

Rachel Gilbert

With luxury embellishments as her personal hallmark, thirteen celebrated high-end collections under her belt, and a cluster of A-list stars striding the red-carpet in her creations, Designer Rachel Gilbert is on course to become a leading fashion figure in Australia and across the globe.

Rachel Gilbert Website – Facebook – Twitter

Matthew Williamson

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Collette Dinnigan

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Sue Wong

Sue Wong’s designs are as timeless as they are romantic. Flattering, lyrical, Sue Wong’s fashions work a kind of magic; drawing on a potion of mystique and seduction, the clothes take on a power of their own. Alluring and evocative, a Sue Wong design often echoes period style while remaining modern and utterly of the moment. 

Sue Wong Bridal Website – Facebook – Shop – Twitter

Elie Saab

Lebanese designer Elie Saab has long been a leading name in haute couture in the Middle East, where his romantic, crystal-encrusted gowns attracted princesses to his Beirut atelier, opened in 1982 when he was just 18 years old. His ready-to-wear line, which launched in 1998 in Milan, heralds the same feminine aesthetic as his couture dresses, with brightly colored silks, chiffons, pearl beading, and embroidered lace. With their Middle Eastern detailing and European sensibility, Saab gowns are also at home on the Hollywood red carpet; Halle Berry famously wore one to pick up her Academy Award in 2002.

Website – Haute Couture – Twitter – Facebook

To see more dresses from Elie Saab, enjoying watching this video of the Elie Saab Haute Couture Fall Winter 2011/2012 Fashion Show:

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Antik Batik

After traveling the world for inspiration and settling in fashion capital Paris, Italian-born designer Gabriella Cortese started Antik Batik in 1992. With an eclectic mix of European and Indonesian influences, the label’s fabulously romantic designs combine colorful prints with eye-catching embellishments. Choose from beautifully beaded shoulder bags, tribal-print cocktail dresses and luxe coverups.

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Established in 1960 by legendary fashion icon Valentino Garavani and designed today by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, is one of the best known fashion brands worldwide.

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Via Vogue



Buy from Asos – $52

Red Valentino

REDValentino revisits, through innovative visual language, the timeless beauty of Valentino, for a girl who is naturally feminine and confident, yet retains a delicate innocence.

Red Valentino Website – Red Valentino Blog – Facebook – Twitter

Buy from Lyst

Alberta Ferretti

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Erin Fetherston

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