Corset wedding dresses are big in 2011 and beyond, as brides are looking for glitz and glamour again while staying elegant. The beauty of the corset gown is that it gives the perfect, womanly shape to women of every shape. The corset gown can be simple, or it can be bold, but it’s always feminine. Listed below are some of the best corset gowns of this year.
Vera Wang debuted a gorgeous corset gown in her Spring 2011. This stunning dress is made of satin, and features a V-neck neckline with draped netting. The materials feel amazingly soft and sensuous against the skin. There is a gorgeous, matching grosgrain sash that wraps beautifully around the corset bodice. Delicate buttons grace the back of the dress, which is backed by a chapel train measuring 56” from waist to end. The dress is fully lined, and retails for $600, an amazing deal for a Wang dress.
Monique Lhuillier is another designer taking the corset gown to new heights of fabulousness. Her current crop of gowns is all about romance, the feeling of ethereal glamour, and soft elegance. There are the signature, rich textures and fabrics that anchor her brand, and they’ve been turned into the most delightful corset dresses. Some of these corset dresses have been paired with full, floor-length skirts and some have even been matched with ruffled ones.
Lhuillier’s Aphrodite gown is simple and stunning. It’s a floor length, strapless dress that is graced with a full skirt that flows outwards from the exquisitely, detailed dropwaist, corset bodice. A simple floral sash encircles the waist. The skirt is an illusion tulle that cascades effortlessly to the floor. The explosion of tulle wonderfully enhances the dress without overwhelming it.
Lhuillier’s Pauline dress is stunning as a gorgeous, strapless, white, silk gown featuring Chantilly lace and a drop waist corset waist. The skirt is made up of an asymmetric, lace peplum tiered skirt consisting of miles of tulle. The veil, which is also made of tulle, is edged by a Chantilly lace seam, which gives the dress that final bit of pizzazz.
If you’re looking to make a truly, peachy entrance, you can’t do better than Lhuillier's Andy. This is a beautiful dress featuring a subtle, dreamy pink cast. It has a delicately, detailed corset bodice with a modified A-line skirt. The whole thing is graced by illusion tulle. The veil is made in matching tulle and is cast in the same blush hue.
L'huillier's Florence is a truly, elegant, simple gown that screams jazz wedding. It’s strapless and is topped by a strapless, corset bodice that flows into an appliquéd, lace skirt. You will look like a mermaid with the mermaid shape, which cinches at the waist thanks to the corset, and the skirt flows gently downwards.
The Catherine, an offering in Lhuillier’s platinum collection, is an ivory gown topped off by a bateau neck neckline, which flows into a corset waist, which then flows into a gorgeous A-line skirt set with hand appliquéd detail.
Lazaro is another designer taking the corset wedding gown look to new levels. So many of his dresses for this year and next have tons of ruffles and elaborately detailed bodices. He’s also added stunning, one-off details like large flowers that give the dress a bit of glam. His A-line dress is built for a princess with a stunning, corseted bodice covered in sequins. From the waist down is signature Lazaro with stunning details like hand-beading and complex embroidered patterns.