Um, hmmm. Not sure why this post reverted back to an older version… anyway
I like Rosa Clara. There’s a little something for everyone, as the About page notes: “The collection is inspired by two trends: One, simple lines with close-fitting gowns. And the other, spectacular volume.” With the first, come feminine and modern wedding dresses. With the second, you see voluminous silk taffeta and silk organza paired with simple bodices.
Hellllooooo, Audrey Hepburn fans and lovers of all things vintage. I’m not crazy about the pleats on this wedding dress, but I adore the fact that it has pockets… and doesn’t show huge amounts of cleavage. This is, I think, my favorite wedding dress in this super image heavy post.
How pretty is this? The neckline plunges a bit much for my taste, but I’m loving the fluttery, gauzy mock sleeves. I do wonder if the bride could raise her arms all the way if she wanted to. Thoughts?
Spectacular volume? Sign me up! The beautiful rose detailing on the bodice is subtle enough to pair well with an absolutely huge skirt featuring the same style of embellishment. Yum.
This wedding dress is very pretty, but I think more suited to those brides with smaller (or perhaps non-existant) bosoms. Oh, well.
How about horizontal pleats paired with vertical pleats in a mermaid wedding dress? I desperately want the dress in this photo — putting aside the fact that I am not a bride — but before I’d wear it I’d need to acquire the body in this photo.
And here we have one of those body-hugging wedding dresses that manages to be both classic and feminine *and* quite modern and elegant. As much as I do like it, however, I think I’d have a seamstress remove the butt bow, which is where I think all that voluminousness was concentrated.
The nicest thing about the Rosa Clara 2010 collection is that it actually includes options, by which I mean wedding dresses with sleeves. There are even some full-length sleeves, both see-through and not so see-through, to choose from. Yay!