I recently caught a look at the new Fall/Winter 2009 Bottega Veneta ad campaign and fell in love with this dress—and then thought, wouldn't it be a cool alternative to the usual bridal gowns? Screw Vera, why not just spend all those thousands on a dress that doesn't scream "I'm a bride/fairy princess/cupcake"? (Well, if you're willing to spend thousands on a wedding dress, that is. No judgments either way!) Plus, you end up with this very chic, elegant dress that you could theoretically wear again, right? While we all can't afford Bottega, wedding gown or otherwise, there are other white dresses out there that would be perfect for a trip down the aisle and just a trip to a fancy party. Check 'em out...