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August 19, 2017   |   Ithaca, NY

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Assistant Accent Editor Kelsey Fowler addresses this fall’s celebrity wedding gowns from the simple to ornate.

Hot
Alexa Vega in Ian Stewart
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This “Spy Kid” is all grown up, donning a bodiced ivory dress for her wedding. The strapless lace-up bodice top closes with ribbon in the lower back, while the front has vertical, detailed beading. The full skirt flatters Vega’s figure with well-placed gathers of the fabric adding dimension and volume to the bottom of the gown. The bow in the back creates a spirit of youthfulness perfect for the 22-year-old bride. The dress evokes a classical silhouette while remaining modern and clean with its simple lines and youthful charm.

Lukewarm
Katy Perry in Elie Saab Haute Couture
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While no one has seen pictures of her in the dress yet, Katy Perry is rumored to have worn a full tulle, Disney-princess ball gown at her wedding. The dress is an ornate blend of sequinned fabric, mesh layers and cool gray tones. While dramatic in volume and eye-catching in color, the dress looks more like a costume piece than a bridal gown. The layers of fabric near the bodice resemble silver leaves, and the capped sleeves add a matronly look. The dress is beautiful and detailed from the waist up, but the skirt has too much tulle and mesh on top of a shiny, sequinned underskirt. The dress has no focus and is too busy for even Perry to handle.

Not
Crystal Bowersox in Tara Lynn

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The blend of organic, hemp and cotton fabric in this dress creates a dull color and falls in an awkwardly straight line on American Idol season nine finalist Bowersox. A criss-crossed ribbon back looks more like a junior prom sale rack dress than something for a bride’s big day. On her lower back, covering her rear, is a fabric panel lined with seashells, matching those strung in her hair. The thin straps create a halter in the front as well, making the dress look cheap and unflattering. The skirt also has a beaded sunflower pattern on the front, adding to the mismatch design.