The Gown: Noah
Okay, so at first we were really bummed about Bridal Fashion Week becoming yet another casualty of COVID, but after realizing we’d still be able to get all of the pretty - just from the comfort of our own homes - we mellowed out. A lot. Bridal brands are taking care of their girls, even in the midst of this global catastrophe, and we’re beyond here for it. One of our favorites, Australian lovely Grace Loves Lace, has been teasing their 2020-2021 Elysian Collection on Insta for weeks now. And yes, we won’t have the pleasure of seeing these gowns IRL, on the runway, but that doesn’t matter. They photograph phenomenally, the campaign video is a freakin’ DREAM, and my goddd do these dresses melt our stresses. And they do it really, really well. GLL Elysian Collection, let’s go.
Where our passion for music, poetry and nature collide, the Elysian collection is designed for the resilient brides of today; celestial, timeless gowns that honour all sense of occasion and celebrate the women of style, substance and passion.
The Gown: Lena
Hmm, resilient brides. Couldn’t sound any more appropriate for 2020, don’t ya think? Brides who’ve had to get comfortable with a little bit (okay, a lot a bit) of chaos; brides who just got engaged and don’t know when their dream dresses can become a reality; brides who’ve just said “nope, this is still my time, I just have to pivot a bit, I’m still going to slay on my day.” This 11-gown collection is for all of you. For a second, you can forget about all of the weirdness in the world and imagine yourself in a daydream.
Everything just epitomizes sophistication and - you guessed it - GRACE (in all of the capitals). That’s the common denominator, the lasting thread woven into every one of these beauties. Remember what we said before about mourning not being able to see this newness own the runways? Well, who needs that. When you look at something like this, and imagine your wedding day, you can literally close your eyes and imagine you’re an ethereal nymph who has just come to life. Full of spirit, full of soul, and ready to make life happen.
Also, and maybe it’s just us, but looking at these gowns altogether, we get major The Virgin Suicide vibes. Definitely not in a creepy way, more so like yessss, I too can have that Kirsten Dunst-inspired, indelible and haunting effect on my future husband (or wife, of course!) when I step into this celestial gown and float down the aisle.
The Gown: Eve
We’re not leaving ANY of the Elysian eleven out of this rundown, because this right here is your window into the runway, brides!
Introducing Estelle — featuring a decadent, dramatic skirt and clean, simple lines, she is a polished design that is refined and effortless. Made with Grace Loves Lace's buttery soft, stretch crepe; this gown is for the woman who exudes confidence and beauty. With an incredibly-supportive bust and interchangeable silk and pearl trim straps, you’ll be able to dance the entire night away in confidence. Available in 40 bust sizes, Estelle is for everybody.
Eve is perfect for the elegant woman who wants a twist on tradition. Created to hero GLL's signature rose lace, the Eve has been designed with a double layer of tulle, meticulously positioned to create a dreamy, voluminous skirt that becomes mesmerizing as it moves. She radiates charisma and honors time with her flattering sweetheart neckline, magnificent lace skirt, and classic, scalloped-high neck. Eve has a subtle, gathered sleeve that is perfectly fitted to elongate the arm, paired with a keyhole back that beautifully balances her.
Introducing the Filamena — for the woman who is elegantly poetic in her every movement. Featuring a contoured bodice and underwire cup, with a fitted to flowing skirt designed to highlight your favorite features; Filamena is simply unforgettable. The delicate tulle compliments the Chantilly lace, separated by pearl beading along the cup and under bust of the bodice. Elevated with a removable bolero top, transitioning the gown from ceremony to reception. Filamena is brilliantly designed, celebrating natural beauty.
Introducing the Frenchie — perfect for the woman who dares to be different. Featuring three-quarter length, trumpet-style sleeves and a subtle pearl trim around the waist; creatively designed for the woman who exudes artistic charisma. Full of personality, Frenchie is a chic, unique gown with a low-V back and silk bow that adds a dramatic statement. Carefully designed to provide bust support, she is the gown that women want to wear for a stylish and unexpected look.
Lena is for the woman who wants impeccable simplicity; a gown that is both breathtaking and timeless. This gown features a stunning combination of GLL's distinctive fishtail silhouette and their flattering stretch crepe created to mould and support the body. Lena combines a plunging neckline and a sculptural, fitted frame. Lena’s delicate, Italian tulle panels with hand cut lace motifs have been curated in their placement over the gown, to highlight and accentuate natural contours of the body. On the bodice you can choose between a soft ivory or subtle nude tulle to contrast the delicate lace appliqué. Lena will support your body, shaping your fondest features.
Oh! And that ivory crepe backpack... yes, it's everything.
Martini is a refined, modern design, made from buttery soft, stretch crepe that sculpts and supports the body. She embodies luxury you can dance in, full of passion and confidence. Featuring a stylish scoop neckline, daring low back and column shape fit. The detachable back bow is made of double layer silk, adding a dramatic statement on the train.
The Monet is a lavishly-artistic design created for the romantic. She has been carefully hand-crafted with a fitted bodice, slim long sleeve and full circle skirt that gracefully moves with you. Thoughtfully detailed with intricately-placed, embroidered motifs and a nude tone lining to bring GLL's iconic, Chantilly lace to life. Monet is a romantic and feminine gown that will take your breath away. Floating down the aisle with a divine, low-V back, secure bodice and built-in cups, you’ll feel every bit supported by this special gown. She will transform you into an exquisite work of art.
A blend of an iconic silhouette and modern lace combinations, the Noah is feminine and soulful. Highlighting GLL's unique abstract Chantilly lace and trims, she is the epitome of modern craftsmanship. With built in cups and an exquisite fit, she offers complete support and functionality. An intricate stretch trim is used to contour the body, while silk godet skirt panels add softness. Noah is a thoughtfully-detailed design and beautifully balanced with off-the-shoulder scallop edged lace arm bands and a supportive stretch back strap.
Simply slip into River and you will feel effortlessly stylish and confident. With a column shape and fitted silhouette — she encapsulates the perfect balance of minimalism and finesse. With a plunging, paneled bust and daring low-back, she is the ultimate less-is-more gown. Thoughtfully-added details like silk-covered buttons elevate this gown and draw the eye to the magnificent train. Featuring an abstract pattern with a dimensional contrast of matte and pearlescent thread, when you slip into River you will shimmer in the light.
And her hat? It's called the Helena and we want it forever. Because it's beautiful, no joke, but it also reminds of Meredith's character in The Parent Trap. Anyone? Just missing the red lip...
Star is a visionary gown combining opulence and individuality. With a full circle, billowing skirt and expertly-crafted, supportive bust — she is a showstopping gown for the woman who writes her own romance. Star features delicate, hand-stitched motifs and a tulle overlay using GLL's iconic pearlescent lace that shimmers in the sunlight. Carefully-curated layers have been placed in the skirt to create a floaty and luxurious, dream-like gown. Featuring ethereal, detachable armbands made from delicate, Italian tulle, this gown is truly the Star of the show.
And the gown gets even more of that ingénue edge from the romantic and ultra-feminine Monet Veil.
The Willow gown is for the carefree and stylish bride. Made with GLL's buttery soft, stretch crepe, this fitted and relaxed design gracefully skims the body to highlight your favorite features. Designed with clean, contemporary lines, Willow is an undone and relaxed statement. With a scooping front and plunging low back, she is a luxurious gown you can dance the night away in. Featuring a sky-high split, revealing just the right amount of skin to fuse elegance with sexiness. Willow is the ultimate second dress, why have one when you can have two?
Meet me at midnight in the forest of my dreams...
Elysian takes us on a journey back to the most innocent form of creativity; imagination.
I mean, this is the ultimate fantasy. But, just blink, it's actually real... Start shopping the brand-new Elysian Collection on Grace Love Lace right now! The accessories in this range are unreal, as well, but if you ever had an excuse to rock a bucket hat as a bride, 2020 bringing out the ultra-cool in all of us is it!
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