Downtown Dresses: Wedding Edition

Jill Stuart
Zac Posen
Kirsty Doyle
Donna Karan
Tracy Reese
Yves Saint Laurent
Vera Wang Lavender
Dolce & Gabbana
Sue Wong
Rehearsal Dinner: Christopher Kane
Jill Stuart Zac Posen Kirsty Doyle Donna Karan Tracy Reese Yves Saint Laurent Vera Wang Lavender Dolce & Gabbana Sue Wong Thakoon YSL Rehearsal Dinner: Christopher Kane
By Maria Denardo April 08, 2009
Swap your day-to-day leggings for this silver strapless "Gwyneth" frock. Follow the screen siren's signature look with an insanely fabulous pair of heels and minimal accessories. Plus you can throw over a black blazer for daytime events. Effortless. Available at for $498.
Zac Posen's designs would make any woman swoon. Slide into this brightly hued creation for an oh-so-fresh and feminine outfit that will pop against a gritty city backdrop. Available at for $1,800.
The va va voom pick of the night. This little bombshell number is just right for the woman who wants to tastefully show off her curves without showing up the bride on her important day. Available at for $570.
You don't have to be on the cover of a high fashion glossie to rock this Donna Karan gown. It's absolutely perfect for a black-tie evening wedding and can be worn for years to come. Available at for $3,800.
If you're one of Beyonce's single ladies, pick a flirty Tracy Reese dress to attract all the eligible bachelors at the reception. It'll work like a charm. Available at for $330.
For the unconventional gal, go for the season's trendy jumpsuit to show off your edgy fashion sense and go-for-it personality. We love the sassy YSL one above! Available at for $2,405.
Vera Wang is the epitome of wedding chic. Don one of her metallic options to catch the candlelight and that cutie's eye at table five. Available at for $565.
Have a love affair for all things retro? So do we. Reignite the flame with a Dolce & Gabbana satin pencil dress. Pair with black peep-toe Christian Louboutins and a black netted hair accessory for added affect. Available at for $2,000.
Kick up your heels and dance the night away in a feathery frenzy with this super fun Sue Wong design. An added bonus? The texture of the dress will be stunning in keepsake photographs. Available at for $530.
Be still my heart. We spied an emerald Thakoon cocktail dress that is to die for! Sorry gentleman, you shoulda put a ring on it. Available at for $2,190.
Another Yves Saint Laurent work of genius. If you're still worried about what to wear to your city soiree, you cannot go wrong with a little black dress; it's the standard city uniform. Love it! Available at for $2,163.
Interests will pique when you sashay into the room in a Christopher Kane masterpiece. We suggest wearing a navy bodysuit, a navy/beige belt, and fierce gold shoes with this statement skirt. We also suggest showcasing it in your home as decor when you're done. Available at for $1,309.
Bright lights, blaring car horns, and the delicious smell of street vendors. Welcome to the city! It's that time of year again and if you're headed to a downtown wedding soon but can't find anything to wear, you've come to the right place. We've picked the BEST dresses for your fun-filled trip. Dresses that will carry you from an afternoon at a sophisticated museum to an evening wedding at a swanky nightspot. You'll become the quintessential big city girl before you know it. In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, " If you can only have one great love, then the city just may be mine." Oeuvre!
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