Martin Thornburg for Mon Cheri Bridal Gown Ilsa / 215264:
Wow the crowd with old-world charm gone high fashion in David Tutera Ilsa, a dramatic yet delicate designer wedding dress that provides a beautiful contrast of hand-beaded Schiffli lace with details of pure, gleaming satin. This classic evening gown's design is all about the poise and panache of the lady at the center of the day's festivities. Strapless by design, it includes both halter and spaghetti strap styles which can be added or detached for your convenience. Its band bodice cuts straight across for a delightful vintage feel that flatters a full bust or a petite frame alike, then flows back into the focal point of its design: an oversized satin bow that rests below a shoulder-baring V back, flowing elegantly into long streamers that trail to the floor in a cascade of smooth, bright satin enhanced by applique lace. Enhance this classic evening-gown style with heirloom pearls and opera gloves to reinforce its message of golden-age couture, or make it your own by adding colorful bangles and a teased braid to the bridal look; the long tails of its bow mean it doesn't need a veil to look romantic as you walk down the aisle, but adding a sheer sweep to the floor only enhances the element of subtle nostalgia in this court-trained wedding dress. The long, lean line of your figure in this slim A-line gown creates a flawless centerpiece to your ceremony and a sleek, elegant form as you enjoy your reception in delightful vintage vogue.