Beyond the pale
covered-up backs are also popular with many brides who choose decorative elements such as lace-ups and alluring lines of buttons to add visual interest.
Wearable, flattering and en vogue on bridal and fashion runways, peplums provide a little extra tummy coverage for some and add curves for others, Von Plato said.
Peplum done in a high-low that is shorter in front then gradually longer in the back is a fun, up-to-date look.
Jackets, which used to be for covering up and keeping warm, are now worn as accessories, Von Plato said.
Boleros, shrugs and wraps can be simple or ornate with beading, fur, sequins and floral embellishments. "It's another way to make the dress unique," she said.
No matter what a bride chooses, don't forget to include the veil, Von Plato said.
"It's what makes you a bride."