Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Old School Glam Bride

For the bride-to-be that loves her body conscious wardrobe but still wants to keep the allure and opulence that every wedding dress should have, nothing says more Old Hollywood Glamour then the "mermaid shape" gowns.

One of the masters of contemporary bridal wear, Elie Saab (click HERE for the entire collections) is a pioneer in mixing intricate beading and luxurious laces to silk and tulle, creating goddess-like styles, worthy of Veronica Lake.

Definitely more suitable for evening parties, this style fits perfectly with either large or smaller, more intimate events and are also a comfortable option for the bride that plans to dance the night away, once the bias cut that enables that shape requires less seaming and corseting to hug the figure in a precise and sensuous way.

Leave it to the beading and embroidery treatments, to give your dress a more festive and glamourous feel or keep it clean and simple for more of a petit comitée type of celebration.

Below, a few breathtaking ideas:

Lace and floral appliqué

Spaghetti strap makes it more informal

Tulle and crystal beading add glamour

Beaded lace overlay

Tulle skirt keeps it romantic

The all time favourite strapless with a modern feel

A sketch by Monique Lhuillier

Halter neck and dropped back

Lace with strategic silk placement

Strapless with beaded tulle and bow shines tradition

Vintage feel with intricate lace and shawl

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