Claire Sloan Styles
The Wedding Edit
October 4, 2022
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.
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.
Shannon Dress in Cream
Julia Glass Sandals
'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.
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
Crystal Clutch with Chain Strap
'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
Imitation Pearl Top Handle Bag
Forever Marilyn Cutout Tassel Detail Pumps in White
White Abstract Guipure Dress
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
Calasi Pumps in Pewter
Black Multi Lucite Clutch
And just picture yourself hopping into your getaway car in this vintage mini.
Pinwheel Stitch Dress
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
Greta Ostrich Embossed Leather Wedges
Gold Ribbon Hair Clips
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
Bamboo Ark Clutch
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.
Mirabel Hat in White Multi
Solid & Striped
The Michelle Swimsuit
Havana Gold Sunglasses
Blue Hill Dress
Ancient Greek Sandals
Konaki Sandals in Tan
Top Handle Wicker Basket Bag
Taffeta Top in Yellow
Jeannie Floral-Print Linen Shorts
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.