Romona Keveza showed three collections for Spring 2012, Couture Bridal, evening wear and Legends. The Legends collection which is always inspired by icons of fashion and legendary brides paid tribute to the royal weddings of 2011 — yes there are more than just one taking place this year. The gowns were formal and elegant with lots of lace and traditional veils.
The evening wear collection was one of my favorites of the season because of the rich velvet fabrics and the use of matte gold antique sequins that added a unique detail to each dress it adorned.
Here are my favorite five dresses from all three collections:
1 – This silk shantung taffeta gown has a very flattering silhouette and features lace sleeves in an off-the-shoulder neckline. The accompanying veil is trimmed with the same Point d-Esprit lace for a very classic look.
2 – Many designers used feathers as a creative wedding dress detail and this wedding dress used a minimal amount, which made a big impact. (Bridal fashion tip: Sometimes less is better than more.) The textured fabric is also adorned with a Swarovski crystals for a bit of sparkle. And if this dress looks familiar it’s because you have seen it before. Actress Heather Morris of Glee fame wore it in blush (light pink) to the 2011 SAG Awards.
3 – I just loved this dress and my notes actually read: lovely. The ball gown skirt is made of French net rosettes. The light and airy feel of the French netting throughout really captures the romantic look and feel every bride should have on her wedding day.
4 – The finale dress of the Legends collection really stole the show with it’s Grace Kelly inspired high neckline made from Chantilly lace. I thought this gown was quite regal and the detachable train will make it easier to party all night long after a very formal wedding ceremony service.
5 – It was very hard to pull one favorite gown from Romona’s evening wear collection. I’m serious. There were short and sexy cocktail dresses as wells as stunning long gowns that moms or guests could wear to a black-tie wedding. But since I have to choose just one it’s this rich emerald green (more dark than Emerald City, Oz) velvety floor-length gown accented at the waist with thousands of gold antique sequined paillettes. The high neck in the front is balanced with a low square cut back.
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Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger
Anne Chertoff has earned her reputation as a wedding authority over the course of her 10 years in the bridal industry. WeddingWire and Chertoff have partnered to provide comprehensive Spring 2011 Bridal Market coverage from New York City.