Summer is the most popular time of year to wed. Of course, an essential item on any bride's list has to be her dress. If you are still searching for the 'one' then take a look at Vera Wang's latest bridal collection, which debuts this season at Joyce Boutique. Although Wang's recent fashion successes have taken place on the ready-to-wear catwalks, she made her name with her bridal gowns, a line she launched in 1990. Almost two decades later, she is still a favourite with high society and celebrities seeking modern, elegant dresses that are more haute couture than frou frou. Her spring collection is inspired by French couturiers such as Dior, Vionnet and Gres but has a contemporary feel, with short dresses taking the spotlight (full-length gowns are so last season). Standouts include a sequined number with an oversized corsage (left; HK$21,500). Available at Joyce Boutique, Queen's Road Central, tel: 2810 1120.