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Lovely In Leather?

When I think of wedding gown fabric, my thoughts tend to turn to silks, satins, and other soft and swishy fabrics. I’m probably not alone in that. But, hey, there’s always leather…yep, I said leather, and I’m not talking about some black biker get-up most often seen on brides whose grooms are wearing shirts that say “If you can read this, then the bitch fell off.”

After a quick look around the intertubes, I found three very different leather wedding dresses that run the gamut from classic to sexy to kind of hippie-ish.

leather wedding gown

This gown, designed by Ava Marie Couture, is made of lightweight lambskin leather in creamy white and lined with satin. It costs a whopping $4,350, but that doesn’t surprise me when I compare it to the cost of a very fine made-to-order leather jacket. Detachable straps are available.

white leather wedding dress

Lux Tenebrae has created a £900 bridal corset and skirt combo from stark white lambskin leather. Not for the faint of heart, this number features a body-hugging mermaid silhouette, a side slit that goes all the way up, and molded cups that boost the bust in a big way.

organic wedding dress

Finally, we have a somewhat unusual wedding wrap dress from Organic Leather. Organic suede drapes over the body, plunging at the bust and coming dangerously close to revealing everything at the crotch. Tone down the slit a tad — or secure the wrap a bit more tightly — and you’ll look less like Stands With a Fist.

8 Responses to “Lovely In Leather?”

  1. Kate October 17, 2008 at 2:58 pm #

    Yes! I had silver metallic lambskin in my dress!

  2. Never teh Bride October 17, 2008 at 4:14 pm #

    Wow, awesome, Kate! No one I know personally has had any leather at all in their dresses, but I think it’s a cool idea.

  3. celeste December 24, 2008 at 8:54 pm #

    I love leather, especially deer suede, which I work in for most of my gowns. Look at the “Swept Away” collection I have created on my web site http://WWW.Montanadreamwear.com . I use combinations of hand dyed silks and other organic materials, which really work with the natural beauty of deer suede.

  4. Never teh Bride December 29, 2008 at 11:59 am #

    Lovely, celeste — thanks for sharing your stuff with us. Moonlight Waterwalk is gorgeous!

  5. Ava Marie July 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm #

    Please publish my correct website, if you will. I am the designer of the lambskin leather dress. Thanks!! :)

    Ava Marie

  6. Tahkina Sellers November 16, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

    i always dreamed of having a leather wedding dress…wrap dress is my style…hopefully i will be able to afford one someday…Ava Marie has a wonderful gift.

  7. SBL April 22, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    A sweet custom made leather wedding gown is available here: