This style is similar to the classic A-line style, but with more flair at the bottom of the gown. It features a highly structured bodice and a full skirt usually made from tulle. Think 1950’s, for this has a very vintage feel to it. The clean lines and wide skirt are both flattering and fun. The lines running down the sides of the gown help to create height for the petite as well as being slimming.
Princess Grace Kelly made this gown popular in 1956 when she married Prince Rainier of Monaco. Labeled the “wedding of the century,” everything was beautiful, royal, and full of grace. No pun intended. The gown
reflected this marriage of Hollywood glamour and old world sophistication. Designed by costume designer Helen Rose, the gown had a rounded collar, a full skirt, and a bodice made from Brussels Lace embroidered with seed pearls. Elegant and timeless, those materials would look equally amazing today, the sign of a truly classic piece.
This style of dress fits nicely in a white tie affair one where formal traditions are upheld or in a more offbeat wedding in a less traditional venue. It can add a bit of vintage flair for it is sweetly old fashioned, but still structured and feminine. Perhaps your mother still has her wedding veil, how sweet would it be to pair her veil with this style? We love the idea of combining a touch of vintage with new.
Paired with a regal veil, an elegant and polished up-do, and pearls, you too can look iconic in this silhouette. The Princess gown is both romantic and classic, a truly flattering style for those who want a dress with understated drama. And really, who wouldn’t want to evoke Grace Kelly on her wedding day?
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