Monique Lhuillier Mixes Naughty And Nice With ‘Alice In Wonderland’ Inspired Wedding Dresses

The weather is warmer, the birds are chirping and the flowers are blooming. Sure, these are signs that it’s spring time, but it also means wedding season is here! Are you a bride-to-be looking for inspiration (or simply dreaming of your ideal Pinterest-worthy wedding)? Look no further! Monique Lhullier is never short of impressive and at this year’s bridal fashion week, she has done it again. The Filipina American designer’s Spring 2016 dresses are inspired by something familiarly whimsical, but with a darker twist.

Feminine, figure-hugging silhouettes, deeper necklines, cutouts and intricate, flowery detailing is just the beginning of Lhuillier’s Alice in Wonderland inspired collection. But don’t let these sparkling elements distract you from the other side of the collection. In her interview with The Knot, Lhuillier says she drew inspiration from the darker elements of the story:

“My collection is very sensual and elegant, really pushing the limits. I researched Alice in Wonderland references– specifically the fantasy of it and darker elements. There’s a lot of darkness, but also a lot of light. The gowns are extremely sensual, sultry and close to the body. These gowns look at the naughty and nice side of the bride.”

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These are only some of the gorgeous gowns from her Spring 2016 collection and although there are sexier and bolder elements, Lhuillier still produced beautiful dresses that literally made the inner hopeless romantic in me gasp. Subtly naughty to appeal to the bride, but all over nice for a family friendly wedding dress? Sounds like my kind of dress!

Which one is your favorite? What would your ideal wedding dress look like?

 

Feature image courtesy of Michael Weschler and Monique Lhuillier.
Images of gowns courtesy of theknot.com.

Wedding Dresses Go Black With Vera Wang

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If I had to choose one, this would probably be my favorite. Not that I would wear it, but I do like the two-tone to the dress with the lace overlay. The overall design is just very flattering and unique. Plus it’s the least gloomy-looking.

 


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This would probably work better for a red carpet event in my opinion.

 


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The dress’s silhouette and color contrast creates so much drama that it wouldn’t be easy to pull off.

 


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All I can say is… at least it’s not all black!

 


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This has to be my least favorite since from far it actually looks kind of cheap (sorry Vera!) and that’s not how a Vera Wang dress is supposed to look like! The details cannot be seen and the shape is not the most flattering.

 


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Again, I feel this dress is also more appropriate for a fancy party or show rather than a wedding. Who wants to get married looking so dark and gloomy?