Dress of the Week: ‘Cameron’ Bridal Gown by Anne Barge

When it comes to fashion, I tend to think more is more. The more patterns, layers, and accessories the better. The same is often true of bridal fashion, as I tend to go gaga for gowns with all the bells and whistles: crystal embellishments, hand-embroidery, unique necklines, textured skirts, layers of lace–the list goes on.

But, every now and then, less really is more–especially with wedding gowns. Take this ‘Cameron’ bridal gown by Anne Barge, for example.

Part of Anne Barge’s Fall 2011 La Fleur Collection, this strapless A-line gown–crafted of pearl silk Magnolia with a tulle draped bodice and draped below the natural waist–is fuss-free, sleek, and sophisticated (not to mention on par with fashion’s current minimalist trend). Who needs bells and whistles when you have a fabulous fit, a gorgeous fabric, and a classic silhouette?

And if you, like me, just can’t help yourself and your maximalist ways, a gown like this is just begging to be accessorized with a serious statement piece like a chunky necklace or chandelier earrings.

What do you think of Cameron? Would you wear this gown on your wedding day? When it comes to bridal fashion, are you a maximalist or a minimalist?

–Anne Barge wedding gowns are available locally at Alta Moda Bridal (637 E 500 S, SLC, 801-531-1215, altamodabridal.com)

{Images: Anne Barge}

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