One of the most beloved fashion designers of today is Jim Hjelm. His bridal and occasion collections are admired and sought-after by many women – both young and mature. The style proposed by this couturier is based on a lot of ruffling, rich detailing and romantic silhouettes. His bridal gowns are by far among the most feminine and delicate we’ve seen out there.
We brought here models from both the 2012 and 2011 collections so that you can choose from the most unique and appealing designs. Both these collections were designed by Frncesca Pitera – one of the most talented designers who work for this brand. Her stile is clever, trendy and versatile too and this is why her gowns manage to satisfy the most discerning client.
The amazing talent and sense of creativity this designer has allow her to play with different types of fabrics and accents. She likes working with luxurious materials and delicate embroideries. This is why her dresses look so elevated, so fancy and timelessly romantic in the same time. We like her prêt-a-porter silhouettes and the traditional flair they offer.
The style she approaches is rooted in tradition yet still cut with a gorgeous modern edge. Those of you who are ready yet to let go completely of tradition and go for a fashion-forward style for their wedding should definitely look into Jim Hjelm’s portfolio for a model that combines both the old and the new looks. The unique detailing Francesca uses for her dresses is the quality that made her famous.
For this year, the design is even more expressive and romantic. There is always something unique and different in each of the gowns she creates. Francesca Pitera says that in her vision each dress has to feature something special and one of a kind. The bride should never settle for less or allow herself to wear something unworthy of her own beauty and personal charm.
The wedding day is the most important event in a woman’s life and this is why she can’t afford to go plain or predictable. This is why choosing something more eye-catchy and fashionable might help her obtain a more remarkable look. The line Jim Hjelm creates is diverse and complex. The styles he proposes range from vintage-inspired gowns to simple prêt-a-porter elegant silhouettes.
The details are also intricate and sophisticated, yet still very elegant and romantic look. A Jim Hjelm wedding dress is always a pleasure to watch and real joy to wear. In his portfolio you will be able to find lots of festive-looking models, adorned with ruffles, jewel accents, large flounces and ample skirts. The form-fitted bodices and the perfect fitted sweetheart necklines are ravishing. Which of these precious gowns you prefer?
We like it when we find both quality and uniqueness in a wedding dress. This is the case of the models we’re showing here today. Their exquisite beauty is one of the reasons for why we’ve decided to bring them on our website. These magical gowns are from Lusan Mandongus – one of the most talented designers we’ve experienced so far.
This couturier works in the bridal field for over 20 years now. The label this designer creates is based on lots of couture details and sensual cuts. This designer is recognized as one of the most ingenious and creative names in the classic elegant field. Lusan’s clienteles are fashionable women who have a sharp sense of style and beauty and wish to wear something prestigious.
Only those who appreciate the high-level of style can find the right attitude to wear these gowns. We’re all craving for the best when it comes to our wedding day and we all can recognize a beautiful dress when we see it. But not all of us can wear it properly. The models promoted by this couturier must be worn with a sensual attitude and a sexy confident air.
However, the bride who experiences Lusan’s dresses will also be shrouded in romanticism and femininity. These are the two principal qualities on which Lusan Mandongus’ couture is based. The great experience of these designers and the amazing vision managed to take their dresses to a worldwide appreciation. Their label is based in Honk Kong, where most of their inspiration comes from.
We have to admit the oriental culture can provide a fashion designer with amazing inspiration for his collections. Their collections speak of glamour and nonchalance. These two styles are specific to the vintage attitude and this is why we like their dresses so much. You can find lots of style influences in their gowns: classic, antique, retro, modern and avant-garde.
The modern bride adores this eclectic style and the idea of wearing something versatile, something more fitted for her bold personality. The fascination for the bygone era’s look is the one that drives Lusan in creating such passionate and luxurious dresses. The ‘20s style is the one exploited with a lot of care an attention by this brand. The simplicity and understated elegance of the ‘20s are the primary attributes of this style.
The Lusan Mandongus bride is independent, confident in her own beauty and personal charm. She is aware of her beautiful body traits and wishes to enhance the best of it. The refined taste for elegance, uniqueness and artistic cut can make a woman fall in love with Lusan’s designs.
The new wedding dresses launched for the Ad Campaign by Ivy & Aster are surprisingly beautiful. The style promoted in this line is casual, soft and very feminine. These designers are experts in creating dresses for the modern commodious brides who don’t want anything too extravagant and pompous.
But they don’t want something very plain Jane-like either. Their label is based on understated elegance, simple and clean cuts, natural lines and romantic embroideries. We like the nonchalant attitude of these brides and the vintage feel emanated from the rich textures and skirt lengths.
The veils are also old-fashion inspired and this is why they look so timelessly romantic. This collection is great for the contemporary bride who wants something chic and unique for her wedding. We recommend it to both young and old brides. The design shows lots of influences from the mature bridal wear but the overall look is fresh and playful in the same time.
These contrasting looks made between the simple and the sophisticated, the old and the new, the casual and the formal, the young and the mature are amazing! We personally adore the eclectic style promoted today for 2012 brides and we think this collection manages to capture the essence of it. The passages and crossings between these contrasting styles are very subtle and refined.
No one can tell for sure where one ends and where the other begins. And this is the charm of it. The truth is that nothing ends or begins here. Everything is concentrate on a timeless design that represents the core of the wedding fashion. Brides are supposed to look timelessly beautiful and we think these gowns can make ideal attire selections in this regard.
This bridal line was released for the spring season, and this is how we can explain the softness and ultra-feminine lines of most of these dresses. There is also something whimsical about the cuts and details. The delicate frothy quality of some models is breathtaking.
The names of these dresses are also interesting and relevant for their unique appeal: Oh Joy, Swan Lake, Dahlia, Daisy, Sunflower, Gardenia, Willow, etc. Most pieces from this collection are inspired by flower names and shapes. This is where the flourish details and embroideries come from.
We love the tea and ankle length skirts. Don’t they look adorable and fun? We think they are great for mature brides who want a coquette vintage look for a casual wedding. The sheer textures, the frilled necklines, the ruffled skirts, the shrugs and floral straps add even more originality and natural beauty to this collection. Which of the styles do you prefer?
The marvelous dresses we’re showing today are designed by the wonderful Elie Saab designer for Pronovias. These sensational gowns are from the 2011 bridal collection, so if you’re interested in examining closer or even buying one of these fancy models you know now where to look for.
Elie Saab is one of the most remarkable designers who come from Beirut. This region gave us many important names of the bridal and fashion industry. The Lebanese style is one of the hottest right now and it seems that more and more women are craving for it. This couturier started creating designs for his sisters at the age of 9.
This is a genius we’re talking about today. Elie Saab opened his first atelier at only 18 and it seems that ever since, his style has become increasingly better and more refined. He managed to take his couture from Beirut to Paris. Many official and high class women adhere to his glamorous style and choose it for various gala events and expensive receptions.
His style is royal, fresh, contemporary and also very comfortable. We also like the fact that his bridal vision is still based on romanticism and femininity. The dresses he creates for the bride are lavish, sophisticated and ample, but not in an ostentatious way. The contrary, everything is smooth, soft and refined.
The ultra feminine lines and sheer overlays he uses for the skirts look impeccable and ravishing. We also adore the rich textures and embroideries he uses for the surface of the gowns, especially the lace and floral embellishments.
You should visit Elie’s website to learn more about his controversial life and career and browse through all his collections. His portfolio contains haute couture, evening, ready-to-wear and bridal collections. Although he is a Parisian designer now, Beirut remains his primary source of inspiration. This is why his gowns are so exotic, so exuberant and extravagant.
The opulence, the grandeur and the eccentricity of Beirut is proudly displayed in both his bridal and haute couture collections. We like the bright hues he uses for the other lines and the bold cuts. The style he proposes for the modern woman is sexy yet romantic in the same time. This fusion flatters us immensely and it also gives us a nice sense of confidence in our own charm and personal beauty.
We picked some of our favorite designs launched for the 2011 collection. We tried to select different styles with different cuts, fabrics and details. Both the formal and casual bride can find a unique model in here to consider or get inspired from for her own wedding.
The bridal fashion is constantly changing and this is not a novelty to you guys. We all know how complex and sophisticated the bridal industry is and also how intricate our tastes as brides are. This can only lead to great transformations in the field of wedding gowns and bridal looks. But women love everything that is new, hot and trendy, don’t they? And when you’re a bride-to-be, everything fresh and innovative is worth taking into consideration.
However, it depends on the vision each bride has in part. There are conservative brides and modern brides who think differently and want to wear totally different dresses at their wedding. Nevertheless, there is the eclectic style popularized today that might fit and flatter both these categories of brides.
The fusions created nowadays between the old and the new, the simple and the sophisticated, the natural and the glamorous are great features of the eclectic style that we were talking about. The simple & clean is usually preferred by casual, plain or mature brides. On the other hand, the richly detailed dresses are more on the taste of sophisticated brides.
The wedding dress with straps is one of the many styles that seem to behave slightly different from the way it used to a few years ago. The new look leans towards a sexier side, a more feminine and whimsical design. The modern design can feature two or a single strap and they can be wide or thinner, clean or embroidered.
Funky brides can find gorgeous ruffled straps or even feathered straps designed for a bolder type of dress. The classic brides should look for the wide strap model – which usually comes in lace and re-embroidered lace patterns. Modern women will surely find the one-shoulder strap designs more appropriate for their taste.
The straps adorned with fabric details and sparkling accents make this style look a bit more formal. In general, the strapped design is more fitted for casual or informal affairs. But when the straps are ornate with rich details the style moves on to a further level of elegance. One of the hottest trends for strapped wedding dresses is the one that comes in sheer fabric.
Our designers used tulle and other light weight fabrics to create soft, ethereal and breezy gowns for the modern bride – who is more commodious than the traditional one. The sheer-strap designs are our favorites because they look more refined, more feminine and also more sensual. We have different samples from different designers (Justin Alexander, Enzoani and Wtoo) to present to help you decide upon the most appropriate one for you.
The gowns we’re presenting today are for the modern-day princess bride who wants something romantic but in the same time sexy of her wedding. The models we brought here are from Alessandro Couture – one of the many talented designers who create sensual dresses for the modern brides. These fancy pieces were released for a gorgeous 2011 collection that we recommend to bold brides especially.
The style promoted by this couturier is based on all things hot & trendy, bold and extravagant. These gowns are not standard but updated versions of the traditional princess styles. This is why we recommend them exclusively to those who are planning a modern wedding.
Alessandro Angelozzi is one of our favorite designers of the moment. His label is based in Italy but his style is not very classical. The contrary, it is adapted to fit current trends. He likes to use bold cuts and tight bodices paired with lavish skirts. In many cases the skirts are adorned with feathers or multiple layers and tiers. The fabrics are lightweight and this is why the silhouettes look so stylish. We like the combination between the sexy & the elegant. Don’t you think this is a successful fusion?
2012 brides are crazy about the eclectic style and this mix is for certain one of their favorites. Who wouldn’t want to look romantic yet sensual on her wedding day? Try the corset-styles from this collection and you will obtain a fabulous look everyone will remember.
We fancy the long romantic veils used for these voluptuous silhouettes. They add more daintiness, high class and femininity to the daring cuts. The results are pretty impressive. The ball gown and A-line styles are not the only ones we can include into the princess-bridal look. The mermaid and modified A-line silhouettes are also considered fitted for the princess look.
With the right veil and accessories, even the sexiest gown can look romantic and fit for a fairytale wedding. This collection contains a few striking black accented gowns that we simply adore! The black accents are incorporated through lace-up embroideries and bows. The lace edges worn with a matching veil do wonders for a plain bride! One couldn’t possibly look hotter than this!
Those who want something funkier or more intriguing can opt for a seductive one-shoulder neck style. This design is adorned with ruffles and a pleated sash and the results are charming. The fit and flare designs made of lace look deliciously elegant and attractive. Even the classic bride can find pleasure and joy in these gowns. The bustier bodices are our favorites and the most specific elements of design from Alessandro Couture’s signature.
The wedding dresses we’re showing today are based on a remarkable Russian couture signed by Papilio. Those who are not familiarized with this name will surely want to know more about this brand after seeing these charming gowns. We have to confess we are big fans and admirers of this designer and think the dresses they create are among the most inspiring for a modern bride.
Who would have known that the Russian style can be so fashionable and romantic? We knew the bridal look promoted in this culture is based on richness, intricacy and sophistication but we never expected to find such a soft, refined and elevated style out there. Papilio is definitely a master in this field.
The designers who work for this fashion house are very creative. Their inborn talent is doubled by a great vision and a sharp sense of aesthetics. The label they create is based on romanticism and femininity. This is very surprising, giving the fact that we’re talking about a dramatic Russian couture.
We recommend all brides – regardless of their age, cultural background or social status to visit the official website of Papilio and browse through all their collections. This line was launched for 2012 – the spring/summer seasons. This is why these pieces look so fresh & contemporary, youthful and soft. The bridal collections released in previous years and seasons are a bit more magical and mysterious.
Check out for instance the Nymph collections and see for yourself that what we are saying is true. You can also find the marvelous Alena Goretskaya line in Papilio’s portfolio which looks incredibly seductive and one of a kind. The type of romanticism promoted by Papilio is not standard, nor traditional. The contrary, it is elevated and fashion-forward.
The mark they've created features elements from both the old and new style, as well as details from both the Russain tradition and modern European couture. For over 5 years, this fashion house designs exclusive dresses for the unique bride of today who wants something special, something dreamy and fairy-like for her wedding.
You should also look into the junior flower girl and little children collections. Most of these models are copies of different bridal gowns and this is why they look so unique and impressive. At Papilio, the process of creating a wedding dress is based on a lot of love and care for details.
This is why the beauty of their items is so exquisite, so subtle and intelligent. The final goal these designers have is to create something that can reflect the bride’s personality, flatter her silhouette, enhance her natural charm and mark her individuality.
Pronuptia is back with a romantic collection of wedding dresses dedicated to all contemporary brides-to-be looking for a fairy-like style for their big day. The collection itself is called Pronuptia Féerie and it fetaures the most enchanting models they’ve created so far. This Parisian bridal brand is based on all things high-class, high quality and highly sophisticated.
The dresses they design are inspired by the preferences and desires of the modern bride. This collection is brand new and fresh, as the wishes of 2012 brides are. We have to admit that although the trends are constantly changing, and so are the tastes of the brides, there is one style that never seems to fade or fall out of fashion. And this is the romantic style.
The majority of our designers like to create their collections according to the finest premises of the romantic style and then make a few changes required by the modern couture. This is why most of the wedding gowns we find today look so elevated and in the same time so classically romantic. The romantic factor is timeless and it can always provide a bride with a more appealing and feminine look.
Pronuptia is based on both elegance and romanticism and this is why their brand is so successful and so deeply appreciated and beloved. This bridal line features gowns with a magical touch, inspired by the natural beauty of the nature. The palette of fabrics used for this line contains tulle, lace and satin and a few jewel embroideries and appliqués made of rhinestones, pearls and sequins that add even more splendor and extravagance to the models.
We like the classy silhouettes and the refinement of the lines. Apparently simple and discreet in their beauty, these gowns are sophisticated and elegantly formal. They are great for any season as they come in so many different fabrics and textures – soft and thick. The impeccable white color of the fabrics and the rich embroideries remind us of the classy white bride. We like the combinations and mixed created between two types of materials, like the ones made between tulle & lace.
The opulent texture of these gowns is not overwhelming and not ostentatious or heavy either. On the contrary, everything looks soft, dainty and natural. The fusions made between the old and the new and also between the simple and the sophisticated are something to appreciate. We adore the geometric neck cuts used for some of these models, as well as the singlet-cut backs decorated with small buttons. The pearl-covered lace silhouettes are ideal for winter affairs, don’t you think? We also favor the mermaid cut silhouettes and the rhinestone jewel appliqués.
The short wedding dress style is not for everybody. Not all brides can wear a short dress at the wedding and look both elegant and unique. This style is only for those who are bold enough to assume a sexier bridal look. One has to have or find the right attitude to wear a short wedding dress and this is perhaps the biggest inconvenient for many women in this regard.
Even if you would like to wear a short dress on your big day you won’t be able to pull the best look if you don’t have that sexy appeal in you. On the other hand, there are women who look at their best in short dress. Put them in floor-length designs and they will look completely unattractive and inappropriate.
So we recommend the short dress style to offbeat brides who want to make a bold statement at their wedding and also to show off her beautiful stems. The short style is ideal for women who are obsessed with shoes and wish to show them off on the wedding day. A long dress might not allow you to expose your shoes as much as you want, so wearing a shorter gown is the right thing to do.
But this design is also great for those who think they have beautiful legs and wish to wear something more flattering. For hot summer weddings planned outdoors – especially on the beach, the short look is ideal. Avoid getting grass on a large train if your wedding takes place in a garden or in a park.
Pompous designs are not that trendy anymore, but the rich style is still in. A short wedding dress can be simple and clean, but it can also be sophisticated and richly detailed. The theme and formality of the wedding are the important factors you guys need to consider when choosing the best short dress. In general, these types of dresses are more fitted for casual affairs, but there are many couture gowns designed exclusively for formal celebrations.
They look ravishingly beautiful and original and we brought some of our favorite models for today. Among the designers who create short wedding dresses we appreciate we mention Jorge Terra, Sarah Seven and Stephanie Allen – who is an expert in tea-length designs.
The length of the dress is definitely one of the most important things to think of when making the big selection. The mini style is for bold sexy brides, the above the knees length is for youthful bridal looks, the knee length designs are for the mature brides and the tea length styles are more appropriate for the vintage-chic brides.