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Wedding dress trends have taken a turn for the better in recent years – we’ve been seeing more brides (from our real wedding stories, to celebrity brides) wear designs that are romantic, timeless, elegant, and wedding-appropriate.

Call me old-school, but I believe brides should be all of the above on their wedding day. While you may consider elements that are in trend on the runways, you don’t want to be regretting your dress choice when flipping through your album 10, 20 years later. Your wedding day also shouldn’t be an occasion for you to show off your bits, no matter how hot the weather may be.

This is also why I’m loving the recent crop of celebrity brides who have taken to wearing Valentino wedding dresses lately. Here, the four things that stood out:

1. Timeless designs
From Nicky Hilton’s luxurious fairytale-like lace gown to Beatrice Borromeo’s dreamy pink designs, Valentino has impeccable taste when it comes to dressing his brides.

2. Romantic details and silhouettes
These are evident in the maison’s works, whether it’s a short dress (like Jackie O’s knee-length, long-sleeved lace beige creation when she wed shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis) to dramatic ones likeAnne Hathaway’s pink tulle confection, and big poufy skirts like Sophie Hunter’s ethereal custom-made gown.

3. Exquisite workmanship
Known for combining French embroidery with Italian fabrics and workmanship, Valentino’s dresses are rarely seen without elaborate details such as lace, appliques, crystal embellishments and intricate beadwork. Yet they seem to shine with a subtle sort of grace and elegance, and definitely not over-the-top.

See how these brides wore Valentino! Don’t miss the celebrities who wowed in their own couture dresses, from Gucci’s former creative director Frida Giannini and Princess Madeleine of Sweden, toNicky Hilton, Anne Hathaway and Sophie Hunter.