Some people get caught up if the date of a designer's collection is out of season. But if the design is beautiful, then what's wrong? Valentino's 2013 Bridal Couture collection is one of the most beautiful I have seen. The lace designs seem fresh and well thought out. The color palette and the overarching silhouette of the season is soft, romantic, and very wearable. I also like that the dresses did not have the mainstream tight bodice and full skirt. This dress is of particular interest to me because it's a gown that could be worn again and again. I'd love to pass this dress down to my daughter and her daughter.