Necklace Necklines

No need to buy jewelry for the big day when your dress features built-in bling. Shine bright in Romona Keveza’s (clockwise from left) intricate lace collar, Hayley Paige’s bejeweled bolero, or Amsale’s glittering halter-neck. Find Ms. Paige at Anna’s Bridal Boutique and Blush by Hayley Paige at AniA Collection, or check out Sophie Chang Collection (across from Providence Park) for a number of gowns topped with glamorous lace yokes.


Bold Shoulders

Take a streamlined silhouette to the next level with chic shoulder accents. We love Anna Maier Ulla-Maija’s lace portrait-collar jacket, Delphine Manivet’s whimsical ruffled sleeves, and Lela Rose’s off-the-shoulder embellished illusion bodice. Another option: top any gown with Haunt owner Holly Stalder’s charming ruffled, lacy shrugs.



Sherbet hues are refreshingly romantic. Color your day with Vera Wang’s violet petal-inspired dress, Lazaro’s blue tulle high-low ball gown, or Jenny Packham’s apricot off-the-shoulder tea-length style. Vera is all new at Divine Designs Bridal BoutiqueAniA Collection has Lazaro, and local designer Claire La Faye does blush, pale gray, and nude.



Dressing up doesn’t necessitate a dress; two-piece looks signal elegantly cutting-edge flair. Consider Angel Sanchez’s floral applique tank and ball gown skirt, Houghton’s lace crop top and skirt, or Theia’s sweater and silky pants. Myra Callan of Salem-based Twigs & Honey also fashions lovely separates, and Portland’s Sunjin Lee has a slick leather skirt!