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Lauren Conrad Shares Her Top 25 Bridal Gowns -- We Pick Our Faves for Her to Wear!

Apr/09/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Lauren Conrad has always loved fashion (she designs two lines, Paper Crown and LC by Lauren Conrad), so we’re expecting some pretty big things from her wedding dress. The bride-to-be told Martha Stewart Weddings that she’s been thinking about her gown since high school. “Bridal is unique because of the quality of the fabrics and the silhouettes,” she said. “It’s such an important part of someone’s big day, and I always thought that was cool.”

Will she go classic or modern? What would go best with her signature cat eye? How will she wear her hair? So many questions, and they’re only partially answered in her list of 25 gowns she loves, complete with notes on how she’d style them. We’re not shocked she’d ditch the “rocker” black leather gloves with this Vera Wang strapless design, and we’re pretty convinced the girl won’t go short or A-line or tea-length — she could do that any time (and in fact, she does — a lot).

So we carefully went through her list and picked three dresses we think are legitimate contenders for Conrad’s big day. From left …

Lauren Conrad Courtesy Oscar de la Renta;Courtesy Marchesa;Courtesy Elizabeth Fillmore;Inset:Monica Schipper/FilmMagic

Oscar de la Renta: The designer has a penchant for all things precious, which is why we think this Oscar De La Renta dress could be perfect. “There’s something so sweet about this one,” she says of the gown paired with a scalloped veil. And yes, we totally peg her as a veil girl. Based on her engagement shoot, Conrad loves anything diaphanous and gauzy. Plus, she praises how the layers on the veil work with the layers on the dress without being too “matchy-matchy.” Amen, LC.

Marchesa: Remember when you thought peplum was dead and then it showed up everywhere at the Oscars? If someone else was going to rock it, it’d be Conrad in this Marchesa sheath dress. She says that the lace makes the waist detail “not overwhelming.” She’s also the voice of reason about the practicality of the peplum: “Peplums are much more flattering than people think because if you have the curves, it shows them off, and if you don’t have them, it gives the illusion.”

Elizabeth Fillmore: Since she now has a simple (and stunning!) solitaire round engagement ring, what better to wear it with than this dramatic Elizabeth Fillmore piece. Described as “eyelet-embroidered high-low wrap ball gown with ostrich feathers,” it’s a high-fashion mouthful. But as Conrad points out, “It’s already styled.” Throw on some delicate shoes (we’d pick these gold Manolos to go with her ring) and prance down the aisle in style.

Do you agree with our picks? What type of dress would you like to see Conrad wear? Share your thoughts below.

–Catherine Kast

Zac Posen on His David's Bridal Collection: The Day Isn't Complete Unless Everyone in the Wedding Feels Special!

Apr/07/2014 at 05:52 PM ET

Zac Posen BridalCourtesy Zac Posen(3); Inset:Jeff Vespa/Getty

Even if you’re not planning your own trip down the aisle, you probably have a folder on your desktop labeled “wedding dresses” or a board on Pinterest dedicated to gowns because, let’s face it — they’re so much fun to stare at. That’s why we love bridal fashion week: It’s a whole lot of pretty in a short period of time. But since high-end designer bridal gowns are a pipe dream for most of us, we especially love Zac Posen for providing high style at a lower price.

The designer launched his debut line Truly by Zac Posen at David’s Bridal in February, and he maintains that all the designs in the collection are representative of his high-fashion brand. Read More

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Jennifer Lawrence and Jessica Simpson Were Bridesmaids - See Their Lovely Looks!

Apr/07/2014 at 01:41 PM ET

Jennifer Lawrence bridesmaid dressCourtesy Martha Stewart Weddings

Jennifer Lawrence has landed yet another magazine cover, but this time it’s not because she’s starring in a blockbuster. Instead, she’s in the supporting role (so to speak), of bridesmaid in her brother Blaine’s Kentucky wedding in October, which was featured on the cover of Martha Stewart Weddings‘ special Real Weddings issue.
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The Moment Has Arrived: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Cover Vogue in Wedding Attire

Mar/21/2014 at 01:27 PM ET

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Vogue coverAnnie Leibovitz/VOGUE

After months of speculation, Kim Kardashian has finally landed her first Vogue cover. And she’s not alone. The reality star joins fiancé Kanye West for the magazine’s April issue shot by Annie Leibovitz.

Kardashian, 33, wears a gorgeous strapless Lanvin gown and poses with West’s arms wrapped around her for the shot. The rapper looks ready to head down the aisle as well in a navy suit. The coverline? #worldsmosttalkedaboutcouple, which is hard to argue with considering the duo’s whirlwind relationship and presence in the fashion world.

North, 9 months, also joins her stylish parents for the shoot (as seen in the behind-the-scenes clip below) set to West’s “Bound 2″ hit.

“Annie and Grace Coddington [Vogue Creative Director] we’re so impressed with how professional Kim was,” an industry insider tells PEOPLE. “They all laughed throughout the shoot and had so much fun.” Read More

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Allison Williams Talks Pranks on Girls Set: 'Lena Has Threatened to Hide My Engagement Ring'

Mar/14/2014 at 03:32 PM ET

Allison Williams engagement ringMatt Baron/Beimages; Inset:Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

While her Girls character Marnie is still reeling from a bad breakup, Allison Williams’s love life is pretty perfect right now. The actress recently got engaged to boyfriend of three years, CollegeHumor.com’s Ricky Van Veen, and is still basking in the excitement. (And with a gorgeous sparkler like that one at left, we don’t blame her.)

So how have her costars been celebrating the happy news? Show creator Lena Dunham is busy planning a prank!

“Lena has already threatened to hide my engagement ring, which I really hope she doesn’t do,” Williams told PEOPLE Thursday at the Television Academy’s Girls event in North Hollywood, Calif.. “She’s like, ‘We’re gonna have to find ways to hide it while we’re shooting.’ I was like, ‘Okay, then I’m going to hide it on part of my body that you can’t see.’ I know she’s obviously kidding.”

And when her wedding day eventually comes, Dunham and the rest of the cast will definitely be on the list. As for setting a date, Williams said she’s not there yet. Read More

Stacy Keibler's Wedding Dress: The Exclusive Sketch and All the Scoop!

Mar/14/2014 at 09:00 AM ET

Stacy Keibler Wedding Dress sketchSteve Erle; Courtesy Monique Lhuillier

Stacy Keibler acknowledges it was a tall order. She needed an amazing custom-made wedding dress — in just two weeks time. So when she called fashion designer Monique Lhuillier to see if she’d take on the task, Keibler was strategic.
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Lauren Conrad Has a Fresh Spring Haircut and We're All About It (Shocker!)

Mar/10/2014 at 10:08 AM ET

Lauren Conrad hairJohn Lamparski/WireImage; Charley Gallay/Getty

We’re used to seeing Lauren Conrad with long, loose beachy waves. But the star decided to switch things up for spring (a bold move considering she’s also planning her wedding!). Don’t panic — she didn’t go for the bob happening all over Hollywood right now. She opted for a more subtle change. Read More

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