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    Brides may be cutting back in tough times, but there's still a market for pricey wedding dresses. The fit, details and fabrics of high-end gowns is what makes them so desirable &#133 and expensive, said Wedding Style magazine fashion editor Tracy B. Freedman. With the nuptial season heating up, check out what brides with bucks (or at least, generous credit lines) might wear at a wedding near you. <p>This one is called a mermaid gown, but chances are you won't want to get wet in this $20,000 ruffled satin and taffeta dress by Platinum for Priscilla of Boston.</p>
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    This will put your prom corsage to shame: A duchess satin cabbage rose corsage adorns the Dalia, an $18,000 strapless ivory ballgown by Vera Wang.
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    Looking for a slightly smaller flower detail? The Callalily, a silk and organdy gown by Vera Wang, also features an ivory duchess satin cabbage rose, this time at the shoulder. It sells for $11,900.
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    Swarovski crystals are beaded into the bodice of this strapless Italian silk taffeta ball gown by Ines Di Santo. The dress, known as the Silvana, costs $15,300 and is available in white, ivory and antique ivory.
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    The Flora, a $13,000 gown by Ines Di Santo, is asymmetrically ruched in silk taffeta and is also available in white, ivory and antique ivory.
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    Ready your spirit for spending with this point d'esprit ball gown. The $16,500 dress, by Platinum for Priscilla of Boston, features a beaded bodice and a sewn skirt of ribbons, pearls, organza and tulle.
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    This off-the-shoulder ball gown by Kenneth Pool includes a crystal-beaded bodice and a flat-front stain skirt with crystal embroidery. The satin gown costs $18,500.
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    Forget five-figure wedding gowns -- try seven: It's diamonds that give this Renée Strauss gown its sparkle and its price: $12 million. The company said it's also working on a $10 million gown featuring Swarovski crystals.
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    The Jean gown, by Claire Pettibone, is adorned with gold, silver and ivory embroidery and includes an elaborate train. It sells for $10,000.
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    This ball gown, by Platinum for Priscilla of Boston, features an embroidered corset bodice and skirt with beaded tassel-and-crystal detail. It sells for $13,300.
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    It's called the Bouquet, but this $13,900 piece is for wearing, not throwing. The Vera Wang gown features an ivory faille bow sash above a tulle skirt of hand-pieced lace.
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    This Kenneth Pool ball gown features a curved neckline and a dropped waist on a satin bodice adorned with crystal and silver beading. Crystal chandelier beadwork decorates the gown's tulle skirt. It sells for $12,700.
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    This strapless embroidered ball gown, by Platinum for Priscilla of Boston, features a silk organza skirt and sells for $13,500. The matching head piece is sold separately.
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    Not quite ready for a five-figure dress but onboard for something close? Consider the $9,800 Bay gown by Jenny Packham.
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    This Narnia gown by Jenny Packham also sells for $9,800.
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