Marchesa had us hearing wedding bells with their fall 2016 bridal collection. With looks ranging from delicate and sweet to fun and flirty, any bride who wears Marchesa for her big day is going to be stunning walking down the aisle.
Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman, founders of Marchesa, have put together a collection for the women of today, and no doubt will receive the love and adoration of future brides everywhere. The collection exudes youth, and never loses romanticism. Marchesa always has a remarkable bridal line to show, which is likely due to their ease of transition between high end eveningwear on the red carpet and high end bridal wear down the aisle.
“We were quite playful this time,” said Craig of the collection in an interview with WWD. And it is clear they were! We were pleased to see diversity between the traditional bridal gowns and the brand’s new and fun silhouettes.
The classic ballgown was stunning; the intricate beading with a sweetheart neckline made for an elegant bodice, while the skirt created the perfect balance of volume for what the design called for. Any bride with a Cinderella wedding fantasy would instantly fall in love with this dress. This, alongside the gown with a similar bodice and slimmer skirt, served as the classic bridal gowns, and are perfect for any woman who wants that traditional bridal gown for her wedding.
On the other end of the spectrum is the brand’s more flirty looks. The most youthful and unique look was the short dress. It is becoming increasingly popular for non-traditional weddings, and the two designers clearly addressed this in their short dress. They acknowledge that the trend is building its support in the industry, so they play on the styling of the dress. It is simple, with lightly layered fabric for the skirt, and bears the essence of a young and carefree, quiet bride-to-be. The bodice, on the other hand, is a plunging sweetheart, with a lace overlay. This is showing the middle point between traditional and modern, as there are classic elements playing into the dress, but the overall silhouette is clearly of today.
The Marchesa fall 2016 bridal collection overall is timeless. There are pieces that are made for yesterday, today, and the future, and project the perfect level of elegance and playfulness. It’s truly unfortunate that Marchesa bridal wear is marketed toward it girls and fashion icons, because Marchesa always creates the most to-die-for gowns. With the brand, you are guaranteed to look gorgeous, forever young, and, above all else, ready to be the belle of the ball – or, at least your wedding!
Photos courtesy of Vogue