Whereas my fondness for other wedding dress designers waxes and wanes, I’ve had an almost continual bridalboner for Carolina Herrera. And her Spring 2011 gowns obey the rule instead of becoming the exception. Strong, creative, and dynamic women were Herrera’s inspiration this go around, and I’d wager to say you could choose a worse set of muses. From singer Edith Piaf to sculptor Camille Claudel, from writer Jane Austen to photographer Berenice Abbott, all of these Spring 2010 wedding dresses are as bold as the ladies who inspired them while still being classical and feminine.
While I’m not in love with every dress in Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2011 collection, I’ll admit to being strongly “in like” with pretty much all of them. As form fitting as most of the gowns are – and we’re talking wedding dresses here, so no surprises – I nonetheless feel like they’d flatter a variety of sizes. There are even some straps and sleeves in the collection, and not just teeny tiny ones only there for show.
Now I’m not saying I want to get divorced or anything, but there’s a part of me that wants to get married all over again just so I can wear the dress pictured immediately above. And the hat. Most definitely the hat.