2017 saw a mixture of bridal trends overlapping in various catwalks, and Monique Lhuillier's latest collection is no different. With her usual stamp of feminine whimsy, Monique injected the floral trend into some of her latest designs, but not without a modern twist.
Adding colour was one of the ways Monique Lhuillier brought her flowery designs to the forefront of her collection in this stunning gown with an illusion neckline. She also invoked the multi-tiered skirt trend here with a wavy high-low hem on top of the underskirt.
She used a similar hemline design to this textured, off-white gown, giving it more depth and movement. The floral appliqués, intricate beading and feminine ribbon cinching the waist also play a part in making this gown spectacular in every way.
For a high-low hem that shows off a bit more shoes and legs, Monique created this stunning gown, with a subtle tulle overlay and detailed lace designs across the bodice and shoulders.
For brides who aren’t quite looking for a ball gown skirt that commands attention, Monique Lhuillier also created these stunningly feminine silhouettes, with three-tiered skirts. Using lace, organza and tulle to create delicate whimsical looks, while decorating them with intricate floral designs, Monique manages to showcase a look that’s truly understated but still very bridal. Both of these gowns are cinched at the waist with elusive silk ribbons.
Of course, she didn’t stay away from the sensual for her latest collection, with narrow, figure-hugging gowns to create the perfect allure for the modern bride. This intricately detailed lace dress hugs the bride’s figure tightly right down to the legs where it releases a straight waterfall of layered tulle.
If you’re still looking for something alternative, this glitzy cowl-necked gown with a sensual slit up the centre might be the perfect dress for you; bridal, yet modern.
Not one for leaving the traditional behind completely, Monique also added this breath-taking A-line strapless ball gown to her collection. With a bodice that clings to the bride well past the hips, the dress then erupts into a wide, floral printed skirt that will command the attention of any room.
- Jenny Darmody