Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Dare to go sheer?

Dare to Sheer

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I have always loved the sheer illusion neckline of a wedding dress, it’s almost like a riddle. It can appear both vintage but very modern, and both modest but very daring at the same time. With the surprising versatility, I imagine this style in anything from a romantic garden wedding, to a classic cathedral white wedding. The sheer panel creates fun and sexy detail that will add a unique element for your wedding-day look. Plus, it brings an unexpected twist to the design of a wedding dress.


Illusion necklines add a hint of modern mystery to classic bridal styles! (Photos credit to


The sheer design wedding dress inspiration (Photo credits to


Sweet classic look with the illusion embroidered lace cover up cape

This wedding dress trend is gaining its popularity and we expect a major up-tick in gauzy-necked dress gracing white aisles in year 2012. If you love this trend, you're in luck! Because we have rounded up more than 10 of our favourite illusion neckline dresses. From sheer one-shoulder numbers to beaded and embellished styles, you will find the perfect amount of illusion no matter what you desire. Here are some of our favourite wedding dresses with illusion necklines. Embrace it ladies!


Pronovias “Peral” with illusion necklines lace appliqué (front)


Pronovias “Peral” with illusion necklines lace appliqué (front)


Something different than the typical strapless bridal gown? (Photo credits to


Monique Lhuillier “Lina” - combination of ivory crystal embroidered tulle and super-romantic Chantilly lace

I have to find the balance between sharing sophisticated and classy, enough to show skin and without baring too much due to restriction on dress codes during religious wedding ceremony. For this reason, most of our wedding dresses collection lie somewhere between these two, and guess what, illusion sheer neckline is the perfect solution!


Ultra chic Christos “Arabella” – gorgeous embellished illusion straps


I love this Pronovias “Pergamino” wedding dress illusion neckline design, elegant and classic.

BCBG-white-wedding-dress-2011-bridal-trends-illusion-necklineCAROLINA HERRERA BRIDAL SS12 NEW YORK 04/09/11

BCBG (left) and Carolina Herrera (right) illusion neckline designs.


Another inspiration from Monique Lhuillier design


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Brides-to-be who prefer shorter sleeves (or no sleeves at all) can still get the same look with the illusion neckline trend. This style makes use of sheer fabrics with embroidered layer of fabric to hide skin that would have been exposed otherwise.

I am ALL about this bridal style trend! What do you think of the illusion neckline, brides-to-be? Love it, or leave it?