So as a bride I do get the email newsletters from places like The Knot, and so I opened one up recently to see that NY Fashion Week recently occurred and Maggie Sottero exhibited her new line! I love Maggie Sottero so of course she was the first one, the only one so far, that I searched through. I must say I like pretty much love all her new dresses, but below I chose my favorite four bridal gown designs of her new 2012 Spring Collection.
I think they are all very classy and I love the texture in the fit and flare (first one). I don’t know the dress names yet so I’ll just number them left to right. One has that beautiful sweetheart neckline, perfect for a busty woman and the rouging through the hips. Rouging as I experienced in my own dress appointment at Kleinfelds in New York hides lots of imperfections, hence making you appear skinnier! Which of course I love lol. Then it has that beautiful beaded belt at the natural waist line focusing on the smallest portion of the torso, another plus in my book! And then who wouldn’t love that skirt full of texture! I am a full figured, very fluffy woman and I know that I would look good in this dress so anyone can, especially as Maggie Sottero loves to include corset backs which again makes a girl look skinny, so perfect! They talk about the corset backs in Maggie Sottero’s new line in this video on The Knot- http://www.theknot.com/videos/maggie-sottero-live?id=1221703813001
The second one is that simple elegance fit both a church or outdoor wedding. It’s also a nice way to follow some religious or cultural rules of not having your shoulders exposed while still remaining sexy lol. Of course reminding us a little of Kate Middleton’s Royal Wedding Gown. It has both a V-neck with the scalloped lace and the sweetheart neckline underneath, the rouging around the hips (again awesome at hiding some tummy issues lol) and then a beautiful pick-up about mid-thigh. Again simple elegance…
The third dress is very simple and I think perfect for a beach or really any outdoor wedding! It’s not poofy so it won’t drown you or make you so heavy that it’s hard to move around outside. The v-neck is great for any chest size and again that beaded belt along the natural waistline accentuating the positive and eliminating the negative lol. The ruffles on the neckline then offer a bit of playfulness!
The fourth dress really reminds me of a dress you could wear in a cathedral (though the shoulders are bare lol). It is so elegant with it’s off the shoulder scooped neckline, and a sweetheart neckline under the lace you can’t see in this image), longer sleeves, rouging at the waist, and all the pick-ups in the full skirt. The long sleeves are perfect for the bride who isn’t too keen on her arms, but doesn’t want a full sleeve either (3/4 length sleeves are great for slimming arms in your photographs) and the way it scoops across the chest showcases those with great neck bones and shoulders!
Hope you enjoyed my little views on Maggie Sottero’s new collection and check back for my features of other designer’s new collections! And best of all is Maggie is usually very well priced so can fit into most budgets!
Check out the rest of the new line here- http://weddings.theknot.com/Wedding-Dresses/92218/view.aspx?type=4&id=92218
And for Maggie’s full collection see her site here- http://www.sotteroandmidgley.com/collection.aspx.