Magnificent and ethereal, the Monique Lhuillier spring 2017 bridal collection is by far one of the most astounding bridal lines for the spring season when the ladies shall be walking down that aisle. Between the months of April and August, it is quite certain that fans of Lhuillier and even those who have yet to discover her will be enjoying the decadence of lace and fanciful confections, the images and silhouettes inspired for the designer by the look of “a carefree woman running through a garden, capturing the feeling of being madly in love.” Sounds like a winner for us really. After all, who does not want to be madly in love on their wedding day?
The year is quite an important one, marking the designer line’s 20th anniversary. As such it makes sense that Lhuillier dug into her archives and brought out some of the best from the past two decades to recreate for the modern woman who loves to stand tall in a crowd, chic and sophisticated but appearing so young and playful at heart.
The collection can be described as light and effortless, the femininity quite clear throughout as the gowns hug curves and show off skin while enchanting even the angels from the Heavens above. There are some lingerie-inspired slip style dresses as well as some full gowns, lots of florals and tissue-weight organza. It’s all quite delicate and sweet, while we noticed the use of color as well throughout, ranging from pistachio to rose.
The Monique Lhuillier spring 2017 bridal collection includes a whole lot of translucency as well. We notice tiers of organza falling from a sash at the waist, the open neckline in a deep V and the décolletage well presented. We have lots of floral appliques throughout, adding to the garden feel of it all, on slips and columns and tiny strapped looks.
One creation in particular, the modern trend of double slits appears healthily, adding quite a bit of sexy to the whole thing, though we certainly cannot imagine this being worn in a church or holy place. Slits also appear up the center on at least one dress, while it quickly becomes clear that form-fitting pieces and plunging necklines are the biggest trends to be seen. Strapless is not as common here as with some other designers, but it still has its place, as with the jumpsuits found from time to time.
Tulle and organza are most certainly a bride’s best friend here, while thin to medium thickness straps are a common sight. There is also a whole lot of nude used, making the pieces not quite appropriate to wear before a priest or otherwise.
As for the beauty looks, it appears that the hair is to be worn loose, parted in the center, with a small crown or band going across the frontal sections, pretty veils appearing from time to time as well. Overall, the collection screams beauty and true fashion, is very much in line with the modern trends and will probably also be appearing on the red carpet, aside from some beachside weddings and trips down the aisle.
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