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Whitney Port Picks Her Fave Wedding Dresses, From the See-Through Gown to a White Eyelet Bikini?!

Apr/22/2014 at 11:30 AM ET

We bet you already have a few weddings marked down in your calendar this year, and even if you don’t, you can still get excited about all the celebrity weddings on the horizon. Bride-to-be Whitney Port has been busily planning her wedding and now she’s sharing her top dress picks from this year’s Bridal Fashion week. So, of course we had to round up some of her most head-turning — and skin-baring — selections.

Whitney Port Wedding Dresses Getty(3); Splash News Online. Inset:Paul Morigi/Getty

“The idea of a beach wedding sounds so beautiful to me, so I loved this one,” the star tells Brides magazine of the two-piece Oscar de la Renta design (first above) featuring a white eyelet bikini and coordinating skirt. “I like that it’s very simple, but still delicate, and not the traditional wedding dress.”

Next up, a sleek Vera Wang gown, which is in line with her own wedding dress vision. “I’ve been toying with the idea of wearing a classic slip dress and this look is just simple and comfortable. You don’t have to worry about anything or the fuss of a big ball gown.” (This would be our pick for the star as well, who told PEOPLE, “I’ve always envisioned that Cindy Crawford beach slip kind of dress.”)

Port, who got engaged to fiancé Tim Rosenman last November, has also considered flashing some undergarments for her trek down the aisle (a look we’re curious if Kim Kardashian will go for.) “Another idea I considered was trying the see-through trend, where you can see the bra and panties underneath. I didn’t know if that was okay for a wedding, but this dress shows you can make the look tasteful,” Port tells the mag of the Houghton design above (We had to pixelate the model’s, er, naughty bits). “Plus, it features a lot of sequins and beading — I’m a sucker for anything metallic or sequined!”

Lastly, Port’s most traditional gown choice comes from designer Naeem Khan’s 2015 collection. “I’ve also been toying with the idea of wearing a veil, and this one makes me feel like I want one. It’s such a beautiful, intricate accessory, especially if you have a very simple dress.”

What do you think of Port’s picks? Are you a fan of the skin-baring wedding dress trends? Share your thoughts below!

–Brittany Talarico

Ginnifer Goodwin's Monique Lhuillier Wedding Gown: See the Sketch!

Apr/18/2014 at 05:07 PM ET

Ginnifer Goodwin Wedding Dress SketchCourtesy Monique Lhuillier; Inset:Chelsea Lauren/W

Ginnifer Goodwin and her new husband Josh Dallas know a little something about fairy tales from their costarring roles on Once Upon a Time — so it stands to reason that the actress looked just like a princess on their wedding day.
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Jamie Chung Goes Wedding Dress Shopping - Get a Peek Inside Her Day!

Apr/18/2014 at 02:45 PM ET

Jamie Chung wedding dress shoppingCourtney Dudley

Gorgeous girl, gorgeous engagement ring — it stands to reason that Jamie Chung is going to have a gorgeous wedding gown too. Since announcing her engagement to star Brian Greenberg, Chung’s been at the top of our “stylish brides-to-be” list — we can’t wait to see what she wears. Though she told us at Bridal Fashion Week that the big day won’t be until next year (“We’re still trying to lock down the venue and the date,” she shared), she was excited to have a look at Spring 2015 dresses — especially since she got a personal look at Monique Lhuillier’s collection before the designer’s show.

We caught up with her at the Marchesa show, where she told us she’d just been to the Lhuillier’s atelier to see the designs. “Just yesterday I got to have a private sneak peek into Monique Lhuillier’s spring collection,” she said. “It’s kind of stepping into a different world.” And she shared her photo diary from that day with InStyle.com, from her bagel breakfast to her front row seat at the Marchesa collection.

Jamie Chung wedding dress shoppingCourtney Dudley

Click through to see all the lovely photos from her dreamy bridal week! We totally relate to Chung when she says the whole thing is a bit surreal. “I was never that girl to think of the big day or anything like that, so it’s kind of weird,” she tells PEOPLE. “It’s really hitting home, like, Oh man this is really going to happen.”

Which dress are you loving for Chung? Is that your dream day too? Tell us in the comments!

–Alex Apatoff, reporting by Michelle Ward

Bridal Fashion Week for Spring 2015: All the Highlights (and So Many Swoon-Worthy Dresses!)

Apr/16/2014 at 04:08 PM ET

We love all Fashion Weeks around here, but we have a special place in our heart for Bridal Fashion Week. The gowns! The gossamer! The gloriously romantic silhouettes! We sent one of our two resident brides-to-be, writer/reporter Michelle Ward, to some of the most beautiful shows in Manhattan, to report on what she saw (and, fine, maybe do a little gown research for herself). Below, check out her “diary” from the shows.

Let me start by saying, I’m getting married and I don’t have a dress yet. So to say being tasked with covering bridal week for Spring 2015 is like being a kid in a candy store is an understatement. I was dying to go. Did I mention my wedding is in spring 2015? Even better.

Now, I won’t bore you with the contents of the novel-like notebook I now own (I haven’t taken notes like that since my college finals), but I will share a few key trends I saw (think: off-the shoulder gowns, whimsical hair, embroidered veils and plenty of lace) as well as some of my favorite moments from the week. Here are some highlights:
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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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