The Delicate Powerhouse: Monique Lhuillier

 



Sounds like an oxymoron, right? But Monique Lhuillier bridal, world renowned for her alluring and glamorous signature designs, has harnessed a strong following that continually expands as her new lines blossom each season. Her Fall 2015 Bridal Collections are no exception. Each handcrafted wedding gown is what dreams are made of. Ethereal, lightweight, and “frothy,” they’re always timeless and elegant.




“Moonlit,” lavender embellished tulle illusion sleeveless ballgown. Featured on the cover of InStyle Magazine
 
The Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015 Bridal Collections incorporate soft colors such as mist, primrose, and blush, along with the standard white and ivory. The gowns are light and graceful, almost angelic. But the lace on the dresses are the real kicker—hand-sewn by several women seated around the upheld gown, it takes approximately 20 hours or more for them to stitch by hand the appliqués and elaborate embroidery.
 
     “Anouk,” ivory/blush iridescent Chantilly and re-embroidered lace gown, using metallic    thread, with full tulle skirt
 
 
 
 
 “Liza,” ivory/nude re-embroidered paisley lace strapless trumpet gown
 
The “Liza” gown is lightweight despite the amount of embroidery. It looks spectacular on any woman, but fits particularly well on a petite woman given its fit to flare design.
“Stella” is another favorite with its ornate embroidery and illusion cap sleeves, and was recently featured on the cover of Brides magazine.
 

“Stella” ivory/nude embroidered lace illusion cap sleeve sheath

“Stella” gown featured on current issue of Brides magazine

           
 

 

                     “Frost,” mist-colored embroidered tulle illusions with ¾ sleeve trumpet gown

 

 
 
“Primrose,” is the name and color of this new dress, and is an exciting and very popular gown this year.
 
                   

   “Primrose”- primrose embellished tulle and point d’esprit illusion neckline ballgown

 
Horsehair in wedding gowns? Sounds strange, but true. Monique used to embed the horsehair strands in the hems of her gowns to hold its shape without adding excess weight to the dress. Typically tucked under, she decided to flip it to the outside of the gown for full exposure of this unique design feature.
 
                   
 
“Hazel,” silk white embroidered Chantilly lace and tulle strapless ballgown with layered horsehair skirt
 
Three of the top sellers from the Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015 Collection include Saffron, Raven, and Estee.
 
“Saffron” silk white/blush re-embroidered lace strapless elongated bodice gown 
with tulle and horsehair skirt

  “Raven” silk white/blush Chantilly and re-embroidered lace strapless 
   elongated bodice gown and horsehair skirt
 
 
 
                     
     “Estee” pistachio/gold embellished tulle strapless ballgown w/tiered handkerchief skirt
 
What else makes a Monique Lhuillier bridal gown so special? It’s in the layer of skirt beneath the lace. Her gowns often have a latte-colored lining to add dimension in the most subtle and discreet way, and it works.
Whether fit to flair, trumpet, two-piece bustier and skirt, or A-line ballgown, Monique has never lost herself with the growth of her empire. She remains true to her signature designs, never wavering from her branded style. When a bride falls in love with any gown from a Monique Lhuillier collection, she’ll know it’s been handcrafted with loving care and will be treasured for a lifetime.
L’elite Bridal boutique proudly carries all three Monique Lhuillier bridal lines—Monique Lhuillier Platinum Collection (NOTE: L’elite is one of only 16 boutiques in the U.S. privileged to sell this highest end and very special collection), Monique Lhuillier Bridal, and BLISS Monique Lhuillier.
Please call to schedule an appointment to see these amazing wedding gowns for yourself, and why everyone is pining for Monique Lhuillier designs.
 
 
L’elite Bridal | 14 Newbury Street | Boston, MA | 617.424.1010