Who knew adding volume was the key to a svelte silhouette? It's counterintuitive for sure, but the gorgeous results—killer curves—can't be denied. Take a look at a few of our favorite peplum wedding dresses we spotted on the runway and featured in the fall issue of Martha Stewart Weddings magazine.
1. Junko Yoshioka's "Wave" gives brides hourglass figures thanks to the bodice’s ruffled, hip-grazing length, side ruching, and sweetheart neckline (Mark Ingram Atelier, 212-319-6778).
2. The asymmetrical style of "Kensington," by Amsale, is a vision of modern femininity, and its bubble hem allots extra oomph to small derrieres.
3. This sheer Chantilly lace lends Stephanie Allin's "Moonlight" whimsy, not weight, and balances the scale of a ball gown by defining a tiny waist.
4. The beaded overlay of Caroline Castigliano's "Paris" keeps on giving: Wear it for the ceremony, then transform it into a favorite top by adding a lining.
5. Grecian draping in delicate silk crepe glides over trouble areas, giving "Winchester," by Carol Hannah, an effortless elegance that's big on boho.