It's been a while since I've done a dress post, so this is long overdue. Let me introduce the gorgeous Alan Hannah bridal series.
So there are three parts to the collection: Classic Beauty, High Society and English Romantics. So I'm going to showcase my favourite dresses from each. On top of that, the new Spring/Summer 2013 MiaMia collection (sister brand to Alan Hannah) has just been released, so I'll put my picks from that at the bottom too :)
The Classic Beauty collection is a re-invention of the staple bridal wear shapes, bringing them up-to-date with floral lace embellishment and crisp silk fabrics. Most of the dresses are subtle, with simple styling, but bringing together eye-catching detail that looks fabulous without being OTT. My favourites are Felicity, Betsey and Cassandra, but dresses like Appolonia, Cryso and Ellie are other stars of the collection.
High Society is the collection for girls who really want that collective intake of breath when they walk down the aisle; a dress that is unique and totally captivating. These dresses are bold and perfect for the fashion-conscious bride who wants to be one step ahead of the trends. Other gorgeous dresses from the collection include Sienna, Sorento, Nice and Capriz.
Finally, the English Romantics collection is a middle ground between Classic Beauty and High Society. As the name suggests, the dresses are feminine and princessy, with delicate beading and floral details featuring prominently throughout the designs. This is my favourite of the three collections; the Anais dress is something I would wear for my own wedding! It was hard to choose favourites here, but other breathtaking designs are Eliza, Charity and Kimberly.
And finally the MiaMia collection! The gowns are vintage-bohemian in their inspiration, with high necklines and draping, ethereal silks. Beading and florals are again a popular choice for embellishment, but in a way that is more 'woodland nymph' than princess in style. I love the uniqueness of designs like Edelweiss and Cornflower, and the back of the Clematis dress is to die for! So pretty. These are definitely dresses that will be talked about and admired for years to come. I love them all!
|Mulberry and Briar|
So I hope you enjoyed a look at one of my favourite designers. I might do another post like this soon. With 2013 approaching fast I can't wait to see all the new dresses for the changing seasons! :D
Let me know your favourites in the comments!