Claire Sloan Styles

The Wedding Edit

October 4, 2022
By @clairesloanstyles

As a wedding stylist and a self-proclaimed lover of fashion, Dora Maar has quickly become my go-to place for scoring that dress that earns you the ‘OMG dress details?!’ on your latest Instagram post. 

While owning a West Village one-bedroom apartment comes with its perks, a large closet is definitely not one of them. I turn to resale for my solution and always encourage my brides to do the same. Not only do we love the sustainability factor but Dora Maar’s curated assortment allows you to don a dress that no one else has seen. We get a peek into the most coveted closets that saves you from the endless e-commerce scroll.

I have taken on the arduous task of styling the most perfect wedding looks for all my fellow Muses. Whether it be your upcoming nuptials or one of the many wedding events on your calendar, these looks guarantee a novel silhouette. 

Bachelorette Boogie

Feather frocks, Cinderella shoes, and starry sparkles fit for a fun-loving bride. Perfect if you are boogie-ing down in Miami or spending the night out in your own city. 

Cult Gaia

Shannon Dress in Cream

Amina Muaddi

Julia Glass Sandals

Jennifer Behr

'Ellerie' Crystal Embellished Headband


Mary Una Bikini Set in White

Rehearsed and Ready

I am a firm believer that a bride doesn’t have to boast all-white to be the belle of the ball. I always tell my clients to focus on how they feel in an outfit rather than the conventional dictations society will make about the event itself. Maybe I’m biased because I wore a slightly less traditional ‘bridal’ dress for my own rehearsal dinner. I went to the Markarian showroom looking to try on something entirely different but when I put this gown on, I knew I had to have it.

Whether it’s a green floral dress or a white suit, you look your best when you feel your best. With these showstoppers, your nearest and dearest will have no issue identifying the bride.

Carolina Herrera

Pleated Ruffle Train Off the Shoulder Silk Gown

Oscar de la Renta

Beaded Satin Alibi Bag

Dolce & Gabbana

Keira Floral Embellished Leather Sandals


Juliet Green Floral Gown | SS '20

Salvatore Ferragamo

Crystal Clutch with Chain Strap

Saint Laurent

'Amber' Sandals in Metallic Leather

That being said, you are only the bride once (hopefully)! So lean into alllll the white if that is what you love. Timeless and classic white never goes out of style. If you opt for a more simple dress design, you can always add unique accessories to give it additional flair.  


Ruffled Bardot Gown in White

Simone Rocha

Imitation Pearl Top Handle Bag


Forever Marilyn Cutout Tassel Detail Pumps in White

Self Portrait

White Abstract Guipure Dress

Alexandre Birman

Clarita Block Heeled Sandals in White


White Gold Diamond Tennis Bracelet

After the party, it's the After Party

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Nothing wrong with an outfit change (or three)! The custom Markarian is still bridal, but the white sequins and rhinestone straps make it perfect for dancing until dawn. 


Custom Sequin White Dress

Manolo Blahnik

Calasi Pumps in Pewter

Edie Parker

Black Multi Lucite Clutch

And just picture yourself hopping into your getaway car in this vintage mini.


Pinwheel Stitch Dress

Alessandra Rich

White Feather Headband

City Hall Chic

As if I need to give you a reason to wear Chanel…. but this tweed mini is perfect for a courthouse moment. Paired with a simple slingback, a civil ceremony has never been this chic! 


Tweed Sleeveless Mini Dress


Saffiano White Kitten Slingbacks


Silver Pearl Choker

Show Stopping Shower

With social media scrolling overload, my clients are always asking for something ‘different.’ A vintage piece straight from Amanda Vaughn’s closet fits the bill perfectly. No need to wear white to be the center of attention. And don’t forget to pack this in your honeymoon bag!


Lace Embroidered Dress

By Far

Greta Ostrich Embossed Leather Wedges


Gold Ribbon Hair Clips

Destination duties

When the invitation notes beach-chic for a Punta Mita bash, look no further than this Agua Bendita stunner. If matching your surroundings is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. The Colombia-based designer never steers us wrong for all our destination needs. 

Agua by Agua Bendita

Nogal Palma Mangle Día Maxi Dress

Cult Gaia

Bamboo Ark Clutch

Bottega Veneta

The Line Sandals in Brown


Oversized Round Sunglasses

Harbour Island Honeymooner

Don’t forget the honeymoon looks! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to squeeze in a few more days to remind everyone you are the bride. 

Eugenia Kim

Mirabel Hat in White Multi

Solid & Striped

The Michelle Swimsuit


Havana Gold Sunglasses

Cara Cara

Blue Hill Dress

Ancient Greek Sandals

Konaki Sandals in Tan

Pamela Munson

Top Handle Wicker Basket Bag

Self Portrait

Taffeta Top in Yellow


Jeannie Floral-Print Linen Shorts

St. Agni

Henni Leather Rattan Sandals

For the Guest

Black Tie Beauties

Fall is just starting, but wedding season is far from over. All the save the dates on your refrigerator are a good reminder of every outfits that needs ordering! With so many dresses sold out or requiring pre-order, Dora Maar ensures the home-run look without the wait. Invest in timeless accessories you can wear on repeat and switch up the dresses all season long. 

Ulla Johnson

Floral Cotton Midi Dress

Bottega Veneta

Knot Pouch in Black Python

Manolo Blahnik

Satin Peep Toe Bow Heels in Black

Dolce & Gabbana

Short Dress with Sequined Tulip Embellishment

Saint Laurent

Belle de Jour Embroidered Logo Chain Clutch

Mach & Mach

Crystal Embellished 110mm Heeled Pumps

Needle & Thread

Black Floral Tulle Shortsleeve Dress

Proenza Schouler

New Linosa PS11 Leather Clutch in Silver


Mirrored Clear Heeled Sandals


'Taurus' Metallic Stripe Dress | AW '18


Vintage Black Lambskin/Gold Clasp Frame Bag w/ Beaded Detail


'Fantasia 100 Strappy' High Heel Sandal