As I was perusing wedding gown archives and looking for interesting looks, it occurred to me that I was choosing a lot of sleeveless v-neck A-line gowns. In general I find these elements combine to make a very classic and timeless look. They tend to not be very trendy but they are so so lovely and come in so many different varieties.
Rather than do a bunch of different posts with the same style of gown, I decided to condense all of them into one post. This was actually a fun exercise and I think I'll do it again with a different "theme".
This organza gown by Alfred Sung has a carefully pleated and rouched asymmetric bodice. The faux wrap style is echoed in the A-line skirt which features an asymmetric gather detail. I love that it is so clean and unadorned.
|Credits: Alfred Sung style no. 6862.|
This Anjolique tulle gown is quite a stunner and looks so statuesque. The neckline has gathered tulle straps over a sweetheart neckline, creating a sort of illusion look. It also has an embellished empire waist detail, a rouched drop-waist style bodice topping modified mermaid skirt. The skirt has a very interesting hemline of contrasting satin bands, which add a bit of shimmer and movement.
|Credits: Anjolique style no. 255.|
This Luna Novias gown has a wrap style pleated bodice with a high waist. The skirt is a smooth princess seam flared skirt in a modified mermaid style. This is a really great example of a princess seam skirt.
I absolutely love that this gown is unembellished and is so smooth it looks like ice cream!
|Credits: Luna Novias style "Imagin".|
This Cosmobella gown has something a bit different with the pick-up overlay skirt. It is still a manageable A-line, but the pick-ups add a bit of volume that is neither as heavy or as bulky as a ball skirt would be, especially when you factor in the necessary bustling of the skirt. Something to consider if you are unsure of silhouettes!
The bodice is a neatly pleated wrap style with natural waist contrast detail.
|Credits: Cosmobella 2013, style no. 7564.|
This White One gown has a little something extra in the form of delicate applique lace. The lace is softer than sparklier embellishment but I think its so much grander here. The bodice is a gathered wrap style, with a slightly high waisted cummerbund style pleated band. The full gathered skirt has cascading applique lace.
|Credits: White One style "Tarima".|
This Ella Rosa satin gown is considerably smaller than the other styles so I think that makes this gown considerably more casual and informal, perhaps for a smaller or more casual event. The bodice features pleating at the underside of the bust, with a high waist, which FYI would be very flattering on the bust. It also has a bit of an embellished floral detail, but is overall very clean and soft.
|Credits: Ella Rosa, Gallery collection, style no. GA2209|
Which sleeveless gown was your favorite?