Striking new angles -- front and back -- come in first this spring.
APPLIQUÉS: Light-as-air organza petals are appliquéd to a basket-weave organza White by Vera Wang gown with an asymmetric neckline. Exclusively at David's Bridal, $1,028. Stores in Lake Grove, Massapequa Park and Westbury. Visit davidsbridal.com for exact locations.
PEEK-A-BOO: Badgley Mischka's deep cowl neckline is a dramatic attention-getter. It's encrusted with a peek-a-boo layer of "diamonds" that adds volume and accentuates your curves. Available at Kleinfeld Bridal, $5,270. Call 646-633-4300.
V-NECK: A V-neckline will highlight your best assets. Proof positive: Badgley Mischka's supremely flattering deep-V gown with beaded waist. Available at Kleinfeld Bridal, $4,610. Call 646-633-4300.
ASYMMETRIC: An asymmetric neckline can be sexy, but this one-shoulder number by Christos, made of lace and paired with a tiered ball skirt, is quite regal, too. At Amsale Flagship Salon, $6,900. Call 212-583-1700.
COVERED UP: Need coverage for the ceremony but not the reception? Carolina Herrera's novel silk mikado gown morphs from modest to mod with a removable lace blouse that tucks into the bodice. At Carolina Herrera New York, $6,990. Call 212-249-6552.
CURVE APPEAL: Three-dimensional detailing, in which part of the fabric extends from the dress, such as in this Alvina Valenta gown is another way to add volume for the bride who wants a few more curves. $4,400. Available at Bridal Reflections, Carle Place. Call 516-742-7788.
THE GLAM BACK: The only thing that can compete with the smile on your face? The shimmer on your back. This deeply plunging silk charmeuse sheath sets lavish jeweled details dripping down your spine. By Pnina Tornai, $7,500, exclusively at Kleinfeld Bridal. Call 646-633-4300.
ILLUSION: Monique Lhuillier's sheer tulle portrait neck features asymmetric draping that continues throughout the bodice and flares into a lush trumpet skirt. At Mark Ingram Atelier, $6,170. Call 212-319-6778.