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Gowns, gowns, gowns! | Manolo for the Brides

Gowns, gowns, gowns!

There is a crazy undertone to the world of bridal fashion. For example, I really like this lace and silk dupioni gown from Justin Alexander Couture even though it looks like a blancmange:

Bride or blancmange?

And what is up with the weird hats and veils? I can’t say I like this Platinum for Priscilla of Boston number–the silk and organza diamond leaf skirt looks like the bottom half of a parade float–but check out that hat. Yow!

She\'s ready for the Rose Bowl parade.

This model, resplendent in a beaded, embroidered princess silk satin trumpet gown from Lazaro, is doing her part to ease the pre-wedding jitters of brides all over the world by showing them the her foolproof pit check technique:

Raise your hand if you\'re sure!

Raise your hand if you’re sure, honey!

8 Responses to “Gowns, gowns, gowns!”

  1. Bria July 31, 2006 at 4:54 pm #

    I’m sure that dress doesn’t quite fit her!

  2. Style Graduate July 31, 2006 at 5:59 pm #

    “Raise your hand if youre sure, honey!”

    *stifles giggles*

  3. Twistie July 31, 2006 at 8:02 pm #

    The second one looks like a giant marshmallow is melting on her head…or maybe she was just in the line of fire when Mr. Staypuft terrorized New York (for all you Ghostbusters fans out there).

    The pit-sniffing photos have *got* to stop.

  4. Dataceptionist July 31, 2006 at 9:40 pm #

    “Pit Check-Aisle 5”

    And the top girl looks like shes dragging a feather down quilt out of bed with her complete with Bed Hair

  5. jenny August 1, 2006 at 3:05 am #

    Model #1: If you must look like a dessert, blancmange isn’t a bad choice. Better than apple crumb cake, or day-old trifle, or a weeping lemon meringue pie.

    Model #2: Hat looks suspiciously like the classic Q-tip Halloween costume, i.e. a roll of cotton batting wrapped around and around your head.

    And that dress is dangerously too big for model #3. I think she’s probably checking her double-stick tape to make sure that it’s functioning properly. (I do like the light-blue necklace, though. Nice touch.)

  6. Annalucia August 3, 2006 at 11:16 am #

    The Annalucia can think of two people on earth who could get away with wearing the veil in the second picture: the Carol Channing, and the Dame Edna Everage. The rest of us, we should not even try.

  7. Motormouth August 5, 2006 at 9:37 am #

    …and Val Diamond, who in the finale of Beach Blanket Babylon wears a hat with the entire San Francisco skyline thereupon…

  8. Elizabeth January 6, 2009 at 11:17 am #

    Have you seen some of the new Diamond Gown Collection by L’ezu Atelier? Check out their gowns at http://www.lezu.com

    Some of their gowns are just absolutely gorgeous! I think they’re definitely an up and coming designer.