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No2. The 30’s Garbo

20th January 2017

When it came to designing the range, we decided on some golden rules to work within for each silhouette…

  • Designing with an era in mind, each era would include two silhouettes, both classic, elegant and wearable
  • All of the additional details would be compatible with every silhouette in our range
  • Every design combination would strike the perfect balance of glamour and femininity
  • Every silhouette is open to adaptation by the bride, to best suit her style and her wedding

Once we had decided that the 30’s would be designed around a choice of separates, with trousers as the first era option, a skirt was the natural choice for a second silhouette.

Keeping the period in mind, we decided on a full length, full flowing hem, bias cut skirt – it was the 30’s when the bias cut came into its flowing feminine own. As it hugs curves so intimately, the bias cut can be a little tricky to wear… so we’ve cut this skirt to fit flat across the tummy and hips, and then flow generously from the high hip into a very full hem. The volume in the skirt creates wonderful movement when walking down the aisle, and sits beautifully, with a wearable ease, when at rest.

We adore the blouse options of this era. The high neck pussy bow blouse chimes with the modesty of the 30’s, but using a sheer chiffon softens the look. Full gathered sleeve heads nod to the wide shouldered look of the time, using sheer fabric for a soft and fluid design. Then choose either the camisole or, for more structure and firmness, the corselette. The cami is cut in a beautiful silk lingerie satin and is so lovely to wear. The corselette is fully boned and creates lovely lift and hold under the blouse.

The sashes are the finishing touch. From a simple ruched chiffon or tulle, delicate lace, or the full blown glamour of the beaded and jeweled, there is a sash choice to suit your personal style.

The next design evolution to Garbo will see us expand the fabric choice of skirt to include velvets and satins and additional sash options.

This separates option looks fabulous with the tweed box Farrow jacket.