Contrasting Two-Piece

Opposites really do attract. When paired together, black and white separates make for a contemporary-cool spin on formalwear.

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On her: Chanel top, skirt, and brooch; Makuba New York ribbon; Sara Gabriel veil. On him: Celine By Hedi Slimane blazer, shirt, bow tie, pants, and brooch.
Kat Irlin

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White Hat

For an ultra-elegant look, swap the classic veil for a regal chapeau.

Louis Vuitton blazer, top, hat, and brooch; Scully & Scully umbrella.

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Stacking Rings

Group understated, delicate bands in mixed metals for an unconventional fiancée look. (Split between hands for even more edge.)

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Left: Vanessa Cocchiaro bolero and top; Gabriel & Co. earrings; Harry Winston bracelet and ring; Tiffany & Co. pen; Smythson stationery. Top right: On her from top: Simon G. Jewelry ring, The Last Line ring, Maniamania ring; On him: Dior jacket. Bottom right: Marina Moscone Dress; from left Gabriel & Co. ring, Tacori ring.
Kat Irlin

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You may not always like your mother-in-law, but you’ll forever love the sheen of a novelty mother-of-pearl-inspired evening bag (plus other pearl detailing, like deluxe headwear).

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Simone Rocha dress and bag; Khaite headpiece; Tacori ring.
Kat Irlin

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Wedding-Day Bags

Commit to matrimonial monochrome: In ivory, alabaster, and eggshell, tasteful top-handles, clutches, and crossbodies easily transition from your big day to every day.

Look with feather bag: Valentino top and skirt; Valentino Garavani bag; Gabriel & Co. earrings; Manolo Blahnik shoes. Look with fan bag: Bevza dress and bag. Look with single flower: Chloé dress; Salvatore Ferragamo bag.

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Engagement Watch 

Bucking tradition? Trade his-and-hers tickers when one-sided knee-dropping just isn’t your style.

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On Her: Hiraeth dress; Rolex watch. On him: Dolce & Gabbana suit and shirt; Brunello Cucinelli pocket square; Rolex watch.
Kat Irlin

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Sleek Suiting

Say yes to the…pants. Take a cue from the groom with a sophisticated, no-frills three-piece suit that says “bride” without being “bridal.”

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Max Mara jacket, vest, and pants; Genevieve Rose Atelier veil; Zales ring.
Kat Irlin

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Something-Blue Stilettos

Walk down the aisle (or up the courthouse steps) in once-in-a-lifetime Alexander McQueen heels inspired by the magnolia flower. Bonus points for doubling as the bouquet you won’t want to toss.

Alexander McQueen jacket, pants, and shoes.

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Videos by Bailey Sondag

This story appears in the February 2020 issue of Marie Claire.

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