Expected to be one of the highlights of the weekend, Monique Lhuillier didn’t disappoint with 25 stunning gowns. The designer created what she calls a ‘floral fantasy’ with a ‘featherweight quality’ to ‘dreamy and romantic’ gowns. Here are a few we’re sure you’ll love too:
The Half-Slit: Many designers showed some leg this season, and while most slits started about mid-thigh, Lhuillier kept things a little more modest with a slit that began right above the knee. And while I think the high slit looks amazing on a lot of gowns we saw some ceremony venues may not allow such a sexy, aka revealing, design.
Stamped Fabric: Can you see the rose imprint in this fabric? Not the three-dimensional rose in the hand-tufted skirt but the letterpress-like pattern? I’ve never seen that type of fabric before, and if I have it wasn’t as memorable as this design. The fabric was used in this ball gown and a modified trumpet-gown.
Draped Bodice: Wow, this dress is unbelievable, and if you want to show off your fabulous figure than this is the dress to do it in. The asymmetrical draped bodice with elongated torso has a trumpet skirt and portrait neckline.
The Kate Effect: While Kate Middleton’s wedding dress did spark a few copycat designs right after her wedding to Prince William they were not on the runway this season. The inspiration many designers found from the Duchess’ McQueen gown were arm coverage and creative ways to add coverage to a wedding dress. Some designers added a type of sleeve and others a type of cover-up. This gown features a tulle coverlet embroidered with crystals. As a coverlet I’m assuming it’s removable, but I don’t know for sure.
Lace on Horsehair: You may not know this but Monique Lhuillier came to fame years ago with her corseted gowns with a sash at the waist and this modern interpretation of her original best selling design is quite unique. Several gowns in the collection featured a horsehair sash with bow at the waist with the ends of the sash appliqued with lace. A very modern design, but yet timeless too.
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