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    Brides magazine launched Operation Dream Dress earlier this year, a chance for aspiring designers to create dresses around the theme of visionary romance. Check out the entries of the final five contestants who appeared on "GMA" here. Brides editor in chief Millie Martini Bratten said all the designers did "an extraordinary job." <p> <b>Amy Wong Micucci's Winning Design: </b> A gown fit for a goddess, this strapless design has satin banding and chiffon flowers at the waist. Bratten pointed out "the beautiful draping" and "the fresh, modern, romantic wearable look." Micucci, from Beverly Hills, Calif. has her own line of bridesmaid dresses. Micucci's winning design will grace the cover of the November/December issue of Brides, and David's Bridal will manufacture her dress nationwide.
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    <b>Jennifer Allen's Design:</b> Nothing says romance quite like flowers, and this one-shoulder gown is adorned with delicate ivory, blush and lilac flowers. Allen got her stard designing dance team outfits. Bratten said the dress has "miles and miles of flowers and crystals and sparkle" and is "just very lovely and soft."
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    <b>Haley Badenhop's Design:</b> Renaissance-style romance: This corseted gold gown with a dropped waist boasts a train of hearts. Bratten called the dress" very dramatic" with "lots of color; corset chains up the back. The shape is perfect for a tall slim girl."
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    <b>Claire Thompson's Design:</b> This soft, bias-cut dress with a sheer gray underskirt has delicate chiffon butterfly sleeves. Thompson, from Cincinnati, Ohio, sewed the dress entirely by hand, and Bratten called it "ethereal."
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    <b>Johnny Corona's Design:</b> This silver dress in the popular mermaid or "fit-and-flare" style is ready for a walk down the aisle or the red carpet. It has chiffon details at the shoulders as well as the skirt. <p> Bratten said the dress, which required a great deal of sewing, is bare and sexy and "goes on and on" with "lots and lots of texture." <p> "A lot of peope can wear this hourglass shape," she said.
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    <a href="http://www.brides.com/fashion/dresses/feature/slide/193040/ " target="external">CLICK HERE</a> for more views of these amazing designs at <a href="http://www.brides.com/fashion/dresses/feature/slide/193040/ " target="external">Brides.com</a> and pick up the July/August issue of Brides magazine for everything you need to know about finding the perfect dress for the perfect wedding day.
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