Gowns with netted straps

26 January 2012

One of the prettiest things I’ve seen in the wedding fashion world lately is gowns with netted sleeves. I first saw them when I tried on dresses in Charleston. I tried on the “Emmeline” by Vera Wang, and oh goodness, it is a gorgeous dress. I could not get enough of the sleeves — I had never seen anything like them. I totally would have bought that dress… except that the top was a little too corset-y for me, and the price tag was a little too rich (to the tune of about $6,500… ouch).

A few weeks back I saw a real bride wearing the Emmeline for the first time, and it looked stunning on her!

Photos by Carl Zoch via Style Me Pretty

For those who likewise love the look but can’t afford the price tag, may I suggest Jim Hjelm’s 5102? It’s a bridesmaid dress, but available in ivory. I think this would be gorgeous for bridesmaids in a darker color, and it would also make a perfect “reception dress,” if you were so inclined.

As for me, I will be wearing my wedding gown for as long as possible… perhaps even to the brunch on Sunday? One can get away with lots if one is the bride :)

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January 27, 2012 11:25 pm

OH that Vera Wang dress is gorgeous! She always knows exactly what she’s doing :)

January 28, 2012 7:52 am
February 15, 2012 9:11 pm

Ive been adoring those sleeves as well lately and wanting to work up something similar!

(I saw Melissa’s post about ur blog & couldn’t resist checking out ur wedding inspirations: which are lovely & wonderful!)