20 Fantasy Wedding Dresses

Kate Middleton's beautiful Alexander McQueen wedding gown got us daydreaming about dresses we'd love to wear!

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Douglas Hannant

With the wedding mini-dress trend still going strong, designers are busy constructing lovely and innovative versions of the style — like this adorable prom-princess, fit-and-flare taffeta dress.
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Vivienne Westwood

For the avant-garde bride, this deconstructed version of the classic empire-waist wedding gown is both edgy and artful.
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Oscar de la Renta

Romantic and wintery, this silk faille and ivory swansdown gown looks as though it was plucked from the pages of a fairy tale.
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Kate Dowman

This detailed, drop-waisted gown is the perfect combination of elegance and whimsy.
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Vera Wang

Wang's multi-tiered cascading “ladder technique” silk gown is a structural masterpiece.
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Louise Anderson

Anderson uses a plunging neckline and fitted waistline to complement the flowing skirt.
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Vinka

This embellished satin gown turned heads at Weddings Magazine Bridal Collection group runway at New Zealand Fashion Week.
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Francis Montesinos

The voluminous train of this sleekly figure-flattering gown adds dimension to an otherwise simple silhouette.
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Cymbeline

Boldly strapless, this dress recalls Grecian goddesses.
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Anna Schimmel

This design’s severe neckline draws attention to the bride’s delicate collarbone, while the rest of the cut highlights her figure.
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Pronovias

Traditional and graceful, this strapless satin gown evokes both confidence and elegance.
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JOOOYS

Shown at China's Spring 2011 Fashion Week, this gown is a mix of flourish, unexpected design and is structural inspiration.
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Marchesa

The daringly short cut — from both the bottom and the top — makes this dress an exquisite and unique option.

Oscar de la Renta

Resting just above the knee, this ruched cocktail-styled dress is a playful take on the modern bride.
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Vivienne Westwood

True to form, Westwood’s creations are at once eye-catching and uniquely feminine.
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Vera wang

Straying slightly from traditional white, Wang experimented with this pale shade of lavender.
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Cymbeline

Plaid and black lace is the new white in bridal fashion.
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Piedad Rodriguez

Shown at Barcelona Bridal Week, this pretty, pink creation is for the fearless bride who's not afraid to show some skin.
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Reem Acra

The addition of lace animal ears gives the impression that this bride has just stepped through the looking glass.
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Douglas Hannant

Intricate and theatrical, this gown is constructed of crêpe silk and satin with a pearl-encrusted bodice.
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