Among a bride’s dreams of the perfect wedding is the desire to make a fashion statement overflowing with beauty, drama and grandeur. These days, her moment in the spotlight is no longer limited to the ceremony, as more and more brides turn to Oscar de la Renta for their rehearsal dinner and reception looks.

In response to this growing trend, the Bridal Fall – Winter 2022 collection is a focused capsule that pays enhanced attention to the pre- and after-party realms. The offerings feature refreshingly minimal floor-length gowns and au courant, thigh-skimming cocktail dresses. Together, they meet a diversity of personal preferences and event agendas.

Cocktail-length options are perfectly suited to before and after festivities. Flowers fashioned of threadwork embroidery and metallics adorn edgy dresses reminiscent of those worn by Co-Creative Director Laura Kim and model/actress Kaia Gerber. A classic and sophisticated look in silk moireì faille highlights a strappy, fitted bodice contrasted by a tiered, flirty skirt. The shorter hemline styles are rounded out by a faille dress with a nude tulle bodice embroidered with small leaves and blossoming into a bell skirt.

Floor-length gowns are the ultimate in elegance and simplicity. Corseting and flowing layers of tulle reflect the Old Hollywood vibe of Billie Eilish’s striking Met Gala look, while a modified version of her after-party gown and cape conveys fluid splendor. The Cady gown is a scaled-down approach to an Oscar de la Renta wedding dress, making it the ideal choice for a reception.

Lace makes a graceful appearance, finely applied to a ball gown and a sexy off-the-shoulder, open-back gown with a stunningly embroidered veil. A delicate Chantilly lace gown with long sleeves features a Watteau back, with pleats and gathers that create a draping, lightly trailing effect.

The Fall-Winter 2022 collection defines celebration, offering endless opportunities for the bride to shine, to dazzle, to make a spectacular entrance again and again.