Designer Profile: Claire Pettibone


Are you a bride with vintage romance on her mind? Claire Pettibone may be the dream wedding designer for you. This designer started her career creating ultra-pretty lingerie, but found herself enchanted by wedding dresses. Looking at her elegant lingerie and fantastic wedding dresses side-by-side, you would see there is a lot more in common than you might think!

Claire Pettibone Brigitte
Claire Pettibone Brigitte

Pettibone’s style is most easily seen in the first wedding dress she ever designed. “Kristene,” so named for the friend she designed it for, has all the details that would later become Pettibone signatures. English lace, tiered layers and touches of fringe; an illusion back with perfect little cap sleeves and a whimsical heart-shaped train are featured.

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Claire Pettibone Kristene

Kristene (and most of the dresses designed since) are nostalgic, with a touch of bohemian style. Since launching her bridal line in 2005, Pettibone has been designing her enchantingly romantic wedding dresses in this style.

You will not find any ball gown shapes here. Instead, tulle and sheer voile fabric create gauzy layers and a dreamy feeling on A-line and sheath silhouettes. Ribbons and sashes soften the dresses and create flowing, romantic movement.

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A Pettibone design looks like an heirloom wedding dress, but has a much more modern shape. Yet these dresses would fit right in on the set of Downton Abbey or Jane Austen film.

Much like that first wedding dress she designed, antique lace and soft embellishments still figure highly in each collection. Also in starring roles are long rows of Victorian-style buttons, sleeves, and elaborate embroidery. These detailed touches of vintage glamour perfect the already beautiful dresses.

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Claire Pettibone Sonnet

Beautiful from every angle, Claire Pettibone designs often feature an intricately embroidered back, heavily inspired by nature with flowers, foliage, fruit and animals appearing.

If you are an artistic bride planning a romantic garden or vineyard wedding and would like a vintage gown while retaining your own sense of style, a Claire Pettibone wedding dress may be the perfect choice. Graceful, feminine brides who find romance in the past will also love these highly creative wedding dresses.

Claire Pettibone Mademoiselle
Claire Pettibone Mademoiselle

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Our 12 Fav Wedding Gowns from Bridal Fashion Week


Narrowing down our favorite wedding gowns from bridal week is almost an impossible task. (But we have to admit, very fun to do).  The dresses that stopped us in our tracks offered sophistication, sensuousness, romance and glamour.

Gone are the days when brides only had strapless gowns to choose from. Pretty sleeves and straps are everywhere.  As are plunging necklines and daring backs. Romantic lace continues to trend and beading and shimmer are also popular.  Whatever style bride you are, there are so many gorgeous options waiting for you to fall in love with.

Here are the 12 gowns that we adore most from Bridal Fashion Week.

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Watters (left) | Maggie Sottero  (right)

Reem Acra Fall 2015Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015
Reem Acra (left) | Monique Lhuillier (right)

Hayley Paige Spring 2015Lazaro Spring 2015
Hayley Paige (left)  | Lazaro (right)

Watters Spring 2015Jim Hjelm Spring 2015
Watters (left) | Jim Hjelm (right)

Ines Di Santo Fall 2015Vera Wang Fall 2015
Ines Di Santo (left) | Vera Wang (right)

All images via The Knot

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Vera Wang | Fall 2015 Bridal


From voluminous ball gowns featuring layers of gorgeous tulle, to sleek column gowns that are both sensuous and edgy there’s a dress for every style of bride in Vera Wang’s Fall 2015 bridal collection.

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All images via Vera Unveiled.

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Lazaro | Spring 2015 Bridal


Lazaro’s Spring 2015 bridal collection showcased his signature style: glamour.  From ballgowns to column dresses, the newest gowns featured shimmering beading and a vintage vibe. The Spring 2015 gowns included a range of color – rose, mint, seafoam and wisteria, proving again that the boundaries of bridal are definitely extending beyond just traditional white.

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All images via The Knot

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