Five Fabulous Looks from Alvina Valenta

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 21, 2011

In what I think was her most stunning collection to date, designer Jessica Williams created a group of romantic and dreamy gowns for Spring 2012. Voluminous skirts, lace detailing and illusion necklines were some of the design elements she used. And in addition to wedding dresses the collection included a handful of stylish looks for bridesmaids too. Here are five looks we loved:

Dreamy Gowns: The finale dress tops our list of five favorites. This ivory, one-shoulder tulle ball gown has a Chantilly lace bodice and a tulle illusion overlay. The tiered tulle skirt is edged with horsehair, this season’s trimming must-have.

Illusion Capes: When one thinks of a cape the image of Little Red Riding Hood’s heavy outerwear comes to mind, but Williams designed the reverse. For modesty and coverage, not the elements, she showed two tulle capes, one adorned with crystals and the other with lace.

Metallic: A detail that comes and goes with each passing market season, silver and gold accents were not as popular as they were in past years, but these two gowns featuring silver jacquard on the bodice (left) and silver metallic cashmere (right) are not overdone and are both quite elegant designs for a formal or more casual affair. And while I’m assuming the short one is for a bride it works as a bridesmaid dress too.

Asymmetrical Detailing: Seen on a number of bridal gowns this season, the asymmetrical detailing on the bodice comes over a sweetheart neckline and is paired with a floor-length trumpet skirt.

Small Peplum: Last season and the one before featured a lot of gowns with large and oversized peplums. This fluted gown features a smaller one extending from the jeweled bodice. And we just love the pale candlelight color too.

Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger

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