Mark Badgley and James Mischka always deliver bridal collections with plenty of visual stimulation; from intricate beading and embroideries to the silhouettes themselves, we’re always reminded of just how romantic wedding season is. This season, the gowns were simple at their very core with intricate aspects spread throughout the Badgley Mischka fall 2017 bridal collection.
There was a plethora of skin-tight silhouettes, which were stunning yet inherently less versatile, while the fuller bodied silhouettes were more versatile and carried the same intricacies, only on a more classical bridal scale. But what Badgley Mischka really was looking to accomplish this season was a collection of garments that would easily transition for the blushing brides.
As Badgley said when he was doing a walk-through of the line, “what we’re finding is our bride is loving gowns that are transformable.”
In other words, the dresses in this collection were just as much made for the aisle as they were for the reception following the ceremony. Many of the dresses featured detachable components, making it easy to keep the best aspects of the dress intact without compromising comfort for the reception.
Brides will easily be able to transition between a striking mermaid silhouette and soft tulle option, for instance; swapping between sensuality and elegance will be so much easier, plus it gives brides the chance to customize their looks and pick and choose the silhouettes and cuts.
The major advantage to many of the looks being so sleek is that they are now ideal for layering. It’s easy to take off or throw on the attachable skirt options over the skirts, or to switch them out altogether, so there is really an infinite number of possible combinations that can stem from the line. But it wasn’t just the floor-length skirts that were possible attachments.
There were elegant pant options in palazzo and bodysuit silhouettes for the more contemporary bride; going away from the bottom half, there were also a series of dramatic pieces for the top that were removable and/or customizable, like capes and bodice tops (at some points, the capes stemmed from the bodice tops). The latter option would make a great, dramatic transition piece for many of the gowns, which were totally basic and simple in the most beautifully classical way.
The fabric was impeccably smooth at many times, especially when it clung so near the model’s frame. Especially when laid over these, the capes were a unique, modern alternative to veils.
So this season we were treated to seeing two sides of Badgley Mischka. One was their mastery of embellishments and intricacy and the other was their mastery of simplicity. They showed great restraint and balance between these two gorgeous styles, so no matter what a bride is looking to wear for her fall 2017 wedding, she’ll be able to find one (or more) looks to play around with and customize from the Badgley Mischka bridal fall 2017 collection.
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