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Pop quiz: What’s the one thing the bride cares most about in planning her wedding? Being original. So how have strapless ball gowns (or, conversely, lace column gowns) dominated the nuptial scene so long? If you’re looking to break away from these two overdone camps, read on for 12 fresh new silhouettes. (And head over to our Pinterest wedding board for more inspiration.)

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Stone Fox Bride

A Bell-Sleeved Boho Gown

Be sure the reception playlist is Stevie Nicks-heavy.

Stone Fox Bride ($6,800)

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Reformation

A ’90s-Inspired Spaghetti-Strap Dress

Winona would’ve worn it. 

Reformation ($388)

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BHLDN

An Off-the-Shoulder Column Dress

How about a combination of the first two?

BHLDN ($2,200)

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Nordstrom

An Ombré-Tulle Ball Gown

OK, so we put one cupcake dress in here. But look at those pastels.

Hayley Paige ($3,300)

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David’s Bridal

A Flutter-Sleeve Dress

Art Deco inspiration at its finest. 

Wonder by Jenny Packham ($878)

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BHLDN

A Dolman-Sleeve Dress

Even more retro goodness.

BHLDN ($1,200)

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Net a Porter

An Embellished Two-Piece

Because you’ve killed yourself in the gym, dammit. 

Needle & Thread top ($399) and skirt ($898)

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Net a Porter

An Asymmetrical Tunic

This is how you do grown and sexy.

Rosetta Getty ($1,900)

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Saks Fifth Avenue

An Asymmetrical Jumpsuit

Grown and sexy, take two. 

Halston Heritage ($445)

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Neiman Marcus

An Off-the-Shoulder Sack Dress

Beach brides, we’re looking at you. 

Self Portrait ($1,020)

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Shopbop

A Backless Sundress

Crush that aisle style.

Rime Arodaky ($715)

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BHLDN

A Tailored Shirtdress

The chicest city-hall bride we ever did see.

BHLDN ($2,900)

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