Marchesa Ruffled Silk-Crepe Strapless Dress: White Magic

Here comes the bride…or does she? Marchesa’s bustling white confection might look frothy and fresh enough to sit atop a three-tiered cake, but this vivaciously ruffled dress could be decadent cocktails all the way. Whether you’re walking down the aisle or want to feel like you’re walking in the clouds, it could work either way. The betrothed snob who is going an alternative route (as in, no floor-length gown) would look divine in this silk-crepe creation – the bits of tulle creating a fanned triangle at the bottom even take on the effect of a mock train – but I would love to just wear it to a summer gala or A-list party.

Marchesa is known for their way with ruffles, and they didn’t hold back here. In any hue, neutral or bright, this dress might look tacky and over-the-top. But in the pure shade of white, it’s as innocent as it is awe-striking. Just don’t make the ultimate faux pas and wear this snowy dress to another girl’s wedding – or else you’ll be nothing but a wolf in sheep’s clothing. On Net-a-Porter for $3,500.

Pair with: Take it out of the fairy tale with a perky poppy-print pump. With a d’Orsay style, Christian Louboutin’s Volpi heel right silhouette and infuses a flirty burst of bright color. At Bergdorf Goodman for $995.

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