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Featured Wedding Dress: Monica Loretti Style 8231

Meet: Style 8231

Designer: Monica Loretti

Why we love her: Monica Loretti crafted an absolute stunner of a gown with Style 8231. Everything about her is exquisite and feminine. Her beaded bodice, sparkly skirt, and illusion details come together to create something truly gorgeous.

This dress features an off-the-shoulder, illusion neckline. Flesh-toned mesh supports the top of the gown and flows into a romantic sweetheart neckline with long sleeves. Off-the-shoulder sleeves are highly sought-after by today’s brides, and the illusion mesh keeps the dress secure all day long. The bodice is decorated with beaded appliques on top of a layer of chantilly lace. The layer of chantilly lace adds depth to the gown, and the beaded appliques on top provide a splendid sparkle. The appliques are very nature-inspired; they are shaped like leaves and vines– perfect for brides getting married outdoors or looking to incorporate nature into their wedding day look!

Monica Loretti 8231 close up lace

The appliques adorn the bodice and the long sleeves of the gown, and they slightly extend over the waist line. Clear sequins stitched in the top layer of the bodice help add a gentle glimmer as well.

As is standard craftsmanship for Monica Loretti, the back of Style 8231 is just as incredible as the front. A line of crystal buttons down the spine hold together illusion mesh, where more beaded appliques lay across the back. The V-shape placement of the appliques create a slimming effect through the waistline.

Monica Loretti 8231 crystal buttons on back illusion

The viney appliques cascade down the long sleeves, where the same crystal buttons that line the spine close the sleeves at the wrist. The sparkle of the gown, provided by the clear sequins and translucent beading, continues throughout the back of the bodice. The back of the gown is so incredible that brides will almost want to walk backwards down the aisle! 

Monica Loretti 8231

The enchanting appliques on the bodice drip down slightly past the waistline of the gown, which flows into a fairytale-esque skirt. The a-line silhouette is flattering on all body shapes and sizes, and it is super comfortable for long wedding days! A-line silhouettes are highly requested by today’s brides. Style 8231’s skirt has a dreamy layer of sparkle tulle in, giving her an ethereal and airy look. The skirt ends with a chapel-length train– the perfect length for brides who want a train but do not want to be weighed down by one.

She is available in cappuccino/nude/ivory (our sample color), or all ivory.  

She’s perfect for: honestly, everything! But Style 8231 is a really fantastic option for brides getting married in spring or fall. The mesh long sleeves are a perfect element for transitioning climates, like the warming up of spring or the cooling down of fall. The viney, nature-inspired appliques allow this gown to fit cohesively with venues like arboretums and gardens, wineries, and refinished barns. 8231 is for brides who want to lean into their romantic, whimsical, and feminine side!  

What makes her special: the most striking element of Style 8231 is the illusion detailing. The long, lacy sleeves appear off-the-shoulder in the most romantic and dreamy way, but they are secure on the bride because of the flesh-toned mesh holding them in place. Crystal buttons lining the spine and the ornate, naturey appliques appear to float directly on the bride’s back. It is these thoughtful details that makes Style 8231 by Monica Loretti a must-try for fall brides, spring brides, and every bride in between! 

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