“Fashion is so often presented in the culture as a thing of froth, which, of course, it partly is; but the bubbles are blown with care and a sense of values.” - Anna Wintour
March 26, 2011
Jenny Packham Spring/Summer 2011 Bridal
I never expected to be looking at so many different bridal collections, especially at my age, but it seems one request leads to another! Styleonthecouch has requested a review on Jenny Packham Bridal, and it's astounding to me how all the bridal collections that I have looked at can all be so diverse. For Spring 2011, Packham presented us with a variety of styles, but one thing that stood out throughout the show was this sense of vintage from the 1930s. Instead of going through this collection in order, I'm going to group the styles together. Like any bridal show nowadays, there were short options:
A significant part of the show consisted of column dresses, sometimes done with scallop flaps on the skirt:
But the most beautiful silhouette was that of the subtle A-line (my favourite dress in the entire collection is the first photo):
Finally, as no bridal show is complete without it, Packham brought out classic, traditional ballroom dresses with skirts so soft the models looked like they were walking in clouds:
All this talk of bridal really gets me excited for that day I finally get to say "I do", and whatever dress I happen to be wearing, I know that, in the end, it'll be dwarfed by the true star of the day: love.