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Simone Biles's Galia Lahav Wedding Dresses

Simone Biles's Wedding Ball Gown Had a Leg Slit For a Very Specific Reason

Simone Biles's Wedding Dress
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Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles is officially a Galia Lahav bride. She walked down the aisle to her husband, Houston Texans player Jonathan Owens, in a plunging halter gown from the brand with a tiered ruffle skirt, tying the knot for the first time in Houston ahead of a Cabo, Mexico, wedding one week later. The first dress featured a striking open-back silhouette and simple thin straps tied in a neat bow. The 26-year-old star wore her hair in a high ponytail and finished her look with white ankle-strap stiletto sandals.

Biles's more dramatic look for the destination wedding came in the form of a Galia Lahav corseted ball gown, replete with flower embroideries down the bodice and lining the straps, as well as pearl decals and a thigh-high leg slit. It was a custom take on the brand's Gimaya silhouette. "I was nervous about having a ball gown because I'm so petite — but it works perfect," she told Vogue during the recording of an exclusive fitting video. "The leg slit was very crucial. It was to add, in my head, more length to my body. I think this is exactly how brides are supposed to feel — luxurious, beautiful, kind of on top of the world."

The nuptials in Cabo kicked off with Biles wearing a glittering Galia Lahav minidress decorated in sequins and wispy feathers for the welcome dinner on the beach on Friday, May 5. The look was accessorized with slingbacks and a "Mrs." barrette, while Owens wore a crisp white dinner jacket, matching shorts, and sneakers. We also got a glimpse at Biles's Nadine Merabi satin bridal pajamas, along with many other fashion details along the way — including the sheer custom Galia Lahav Maya dress she wore into her reception and the beaded number she switched into for late night dancing, also by Galia Lahav.

She originally settled on her first two Galia Lahav ceremony dresses just one month after getting engaged to Owens, back in March 2022. Lahav is known for using meticulous sewing techniques alongside in-house designer Sharon Sever, and there are not many gowns that rival the iconic brand's couture work. On April 15, 2023, Biles picked up all of her designs, capturing scenes from the final appointment with a mirror selfie. She opted for an athleisure look for the outing, consisting of biker shorts, a cropped tank, and a brown leather trench.

Ahead, see every snippet we've seen from Biles and Owens's wedding events, which boasted a gold, white, and Champagne color scheme (as confirmed by the couple in an Instagram Q&A); check out some of Biles's most notable wardrobe details; and see her classic french manicure for the weekend. Then go back and reminisce about the bridal-themed outfits she wore for her bachelorette party.

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