With so many designers breaking the wedding traditions, you can always turn to Monique Lhuillier for the perfect ethereal gown to wear on your big day. As it always happens with Monique Lhuillier’s bridal line-ups, her Monique Lhuillier bridal spring 2018 collection is the epitome of romanticism as well, with cascades of tulle fabrics, shiny pearls and bon ton floral embroideries aplenty dominating the scene.
Like many designers, Lhuillier also focused her bridal spring 2018 collection on delicate patterns, yet without experimenting with two of the bridal 2018 season’s ultimate must-haves, namely the jumpsuit and the black-toned accents. Fashion designers such as those at Marchesa, Christian Siriano and even Carolina Herrera have all, in fact, played with such leitmotifs, treating us to a modern kind of bride-to-be that looks on her wedding day more from a cozy-infused point of view rather than from a traditionally elegant one.
With the fashion industry being all about versatility and freedom of choice, those who are looking for more classic wedding styles will be glad to see how skillfully Monique Lhuillier toyed with proportions while always keeping a strong focus on the standard, traditional wedding looks, never failing to enchant us with her dreamlike silhouettes and exquisitely embroidered patterns.
Monique Lhuillier’s bridal spring 2018 collection is, for these reasons, a well-served range of both imposingly structured gowns, the ruffled layers of which could stand out from any crowd, and ethereally ultra-flared lines, with both leitmotifs being purposely designed to make any bride shine bright like a diamond from the ceremony to the reception.
“It’s about the formality and the timelessness that a wedding should have,” Monique Lhuillier explained backstage before her runway show at Carnegie Hall. “When I was a bride, I wanted to stand out and wear something that felt right for that celebration. Not worry about whether it was a fashionable choice or in line with the trends.”
The inspiration for this bridal collection of hers came, in fact, from the designer’s very own wedding day, for which Lhuillier chose a statement dress that could help make her memories even more unforgettable.
“I put myself back into that girl 21 years ago when I was shopping for my own wedding dress: I was looking for something that I didn’t have in my closet, and I wanted that dress that was a statement that would make me treasure the moment forever. It’s about going bigger, really focusing on the waist, and making sure it’s timeless.”
Like 21 years ago, Lhuillier’s wedding dresses for the spring 2018 season are equally remarkable, with the mermaid silhouettes, the strategic peplum cuts at the waist, and the romantic sweetheart necklines accentuating the hourglass figures more, even treating us to some of the most unapologetically sensual looks of the season.
Last but not least, most dresses feature shimmery sparkles here and there, because, to put it in Lhuillier’s own words, “a little sparkle goes a long way.”
Photos courtesy of Vogue