Barely There

Posted by Bridal Market on Oct 16, 2012

Strapless is still the most popular neckline but coming in at a close second is the illusion neckline. Brides who want something revealing but don’t want to worry about pulling the bodice of their dress up throughout the night will love the creative ways designers are using lace and embellishing tulle to add modesty or glamour to a wedding dress.

The three examples shown here are all sleeveless gowns, but an illusion neckline can lead into off-the-shoulder, capped or even long sleeves, usually made of the same see-through fabric: lace, tulle, or net.

Here are three examples of how an illusion neckline can be blinged out or understated:

Jenny Packham, known for her vintage-inspired looks, and dressing Catherine Duchess of Cambridge, placed crystals over sheer netting to create the illusion that the bride is wearing three necklaces with her wedding gown.

Ines Di Santo appliqued a delicate lace with fabric flowers dotted with crystals, continuing the floral embellishment theme on this blush colored ball gown.

For a simple and elegant look, Christos placed lace along the shoulder and crew neckline made of tulle.


Anne Chertoff | Wedding Blogger

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