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Behind The Dress | Mallory

Ivory Chantilly lace sleeveless V-neck soft mermaid gown with hand appliquéd corded rose lace accents.

I love the drama of a gown that recalls another era, and a lace gown always affords that kind of look—classic and timeless. In Mallory, I used Chantilly lace, giving it a particularly heirloom quality.

Abstract chrysanthemum blooms run the length of the soft mermaid silhouette, which I punctuated at the base of the gown with a burst of exaggerated, hand-appliquéd corded lace. I wanted the layering of the two laces to have a collage-like feeling. And I love the way the blossoms seem to float along the hemline!

I designed Mallory to have a very soft structure, so the inner layers have a bit of stretch to them. Mallory’s comfort really matches her sophistication. This is always an important consideration for me when I’m designing my wedding gowns. It may not be a t-shirt and leggings, but there’s no reason your gown can’t approximate that same level of ease—especially considering the many hours you’ll spend in your dress!

Lace can run the risk of feeling overly traditional at times—maybe even a bit conservative—but the plunging neckline and back makes this dress extremely alluring. Ultimately, Mallory perfectly blends a sense of history with a new, more modern sensuality.

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