Designer: Casablanca Bridal
Why we love her: Jolie by Casablanca is a complete dream of a gown. Her sexy silhouette, unique lace detailing, and subtle sparkle are the epitome of femininity and elegance. All brides who love floral detailing should have her on their ‘must-try’ list!
Jolie has a fit-and-flare silhouette with a structured bodice. She will hug brides’ curves while gently flaring out at the bottom– perfect for dancing and walking down the aisle. This silhouette is definitely a favorite of brides- it is alluring yet timeless. The strapless sweetheart neckline has a slight plunge detail. Boning in the bodice provides ample support up top for brides, making the strapless neckline nothing to worry about! The sweetheart shape allows plenty of open space for a special necklace or amazing drop earrings without them clashing against the gown. After all, accessorizing is half the fun.
Jolie’s lace detail is unlike anything else we have in the store. Chantilly lace is the first layer of lace on this gown; instead of a traditional chantilly lace pattern, the lace has a sweet floral design. Chantilly lace is a great way to add dimension and texture to a gown, and the floral design gives it a modern touch. The chantilly lace lies beneath a layer with bold, embroidered floral appliques. These floral appliques cover the dress from top to bottom; the consistency in the pattern flowing down the gown helps brides look taller.
And she doesn’t stop there; there is a scattering of 3D floral appliques that sit on top of the embroidered flowers. These 3D appliques bring the gown to life; in the center of the 3D flowers, there is delicate beading. This bead work, which is a combination of clear and silver beads, gives her a very fine but very elegant sparkle. The highlight of this gown is her distinct floral design, but every bride deserves a little bling!
As the gorgeous flowers cascade down the gown and into the skirt, Jolie gives brides another special element; there is a slit in the inner-most lining of the gown. This slit does not affect the chantilly or the embroidered lace layers. The slit allows brides to show a little leg and add a little spice while still remaining tasteful! And it’s the perfect excuse to get some seriously amazing shoes. She finishes off with a chapel-length train; this is the ideal length for brides who want a train but don’t want to be encumbered by something cathedral or royal. The bead work picks up more towards the bottom of the gown and in the train, giving it just a little extra sparkle!
She’s perfect for: brides looking for something a little unique but still classically bridal and elegant. Jolie’s distinctive lace details makes her stand out against other gowns, but not in an over-the-top way. Her timeless silhouette and neckline will make her stylish for years to come, and her thicker, embroidered lace will photograph excellently. In terms of venues and seasons, the botanical detail makes her an obvious choice for brides getting married in the spring and summer times. She will look flawless at venues like golf courses, historic mansions, and wineries.
What makes her special: Truth be told, everything about Casablanca‘s Jolie is special! But one thing that sets her apart from other gowns in the store is the optional, matching over skirt that can be ordered! The matching over skirt goes completely around the bride’s waist, fully encapsulating the bottom of the gown. It turns this svelte fit-and-flare into a dramatic ballgown! The over skirt is layers of tulle and topped with more of the embroidered appliques and 3D flowers that are on the gown. Brides can get two looks in one while still keeping the main details and embellishments. The neckline, lace pattern, and color all stay the same, so brides will not have to worry about changing hair styles or accessories when going from the ballgown silhouette to the fit-and-flare. Jolie with her over skirt is perfect for formal ceremonies, while the gown itself is perfect for dancing the night away at the reception!