PEP SQUAD We can all thank designer Christian Dior and his New Look for the flouncy overskirt we call the peplum. The retro style, popular for its hourglass-enhancing abilities, was abundant on the runways, spotted at Christos (from left), Amsale, and Tara Keely. Find it here: Amsale at Gateway Bridal, Tara Keely at Avenía Bridal.
GRAND EXIT Justin Timberlake brought sexy back to pop music, but designers like Hayley Paige (from left), Ines Di Santo, and Angel Rivera are bringing sexy back to bridal fashion. Don a dress with a deep-V back, bold cut-outs, or sheer or embellished straps, and watch heads turn. Find similar styles at The Brides’ Shop and The Perfect Dress.
ROCK THE BOAT Wide bateau necklines (aka boat necks) are making a comeback, and our collarbones couldn’t be happier. Exude classic elegance in Alvina Valenta’s prim lace bodice (from left), Jenny Yoo’s sheer top and short skirt, or Amy Kuschel’s off-the-shoulder styling. Find it here: Jenny Yoo at Gateway Bridal, Amy Kuschel at Alta Moda Bridal.
WATER SIGNS Designers Angel Sanchez (from left), Oscar de la Renta, and Lazaro are feeling the blues—their splashes of color stand out among a sea of white. The shade is right on trend: Oceanic hues such as Monaco Blue, Dusk Blue, and Grayed Jade are among Pantone’s top color picks for 2013. Get the look in a custom Betsy Couture dress.