by Oleg Cassini, forward by Liz Smith

Rizzoli, $60.00, 304 pages

The title says it all; The Wedding Dress has photographs of over 300 wedding dress styles by not only  Oleg Cassini, but also Christian Lacroix, John Galliano, Pierre Cardin and others. Artistic sketches and fabric details show endless possibilities for someone looking for inspiration for that special day, or anyone who just enjoys fashion. The first 100 pages of the book include drawings and photographs of extravagant royal weddings, colorful and exotic weddings from around the world, and a discussion from Oleg about the essential elements that make up this very special dress. The remainder of the book is page after page of beautiful wedding dresses divided into sections by The Silhouette, The Dress is an Envelope for the Body, The Hemline, The Neckline, and The Bold & The Beautiful. Dresses in each section focus on different styles from romantic to show stopper to casual, from traditional white, to bright florals and bold red. Fashion, glamour, inspiration, this book has it all.

Reviewed by Johanna Bettis