Though Oscar Wilde proclaimed to have the simplest taste ("I am always satisfied by the best"), he might modify that statement if he were confronted with spring 2011 bridal trends. The best gowns of the season are undeniably the most elaborate. A bevy of details and ornamentation options like elaborate draping, tulle and lace overlays, cap sleeves, tiered skirts, crystal detailing and three-dimensional silk flowers are indications that, although their silhouettes are clean and flattering, these exceptional bridal gowns are anything but plain and simple.
Alfred Angelo Bridal (2380 Towne Center Blvd., Baton Rouge, 225-927-4727; 7555 Youree Drive, Shreveport, 318-795-8088; 877-726-4356; www.alfredangelo.com)
Bustles & Bows (3230 Severn Ave., Metairie, 780-7090; www.bustlesandbowsbridal.com)
Mimi (5500 Magazine St., 269-6464; www.miminola.com)
Pearl's Place (3114 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-9213; www.pearlsplace.com)