When Andrea Neal first came in to our store to look for a wedding dress, she described the kind of look she wanted: Vintage inspired, fitted, simple yet sexy.
Looking at her figure, (fantastic), her haircut (short and wavy), and her stylish way she dressed (she is a hairdresser with a great sense of style) One dress came to mind..a bias cut, cowl neck gown in charmeuse and lace by Hong Kong designer Anasul Y. Sure enough, Andrea’s eyes ‘twinkled’ when she took one look at it on the hanger.
I get asked everyday “What is a ‘bias cut ‘gown? Click Here for a great description.
Bias cuts became popular in the 1930′s by French designer Madeleine Vionnet. She is one of my all time favorite designers. Her gowns clinged to the body, in a sultry sexy way, but they weren’t tight.
Here are some images of bias cut gowns that were made famous by Hollywood stars such as Carole Lombard and Jean Harlow:
The question was…would Andrea love it on? The thing is, bias cuts are VERY hard to wear, as the fabric is VERY clingy. It will show any bump, bulge or even pantyline one has..so FYI ladies, Spanx will be your BEST FRIEND if you choose to wear a bias cut gown!
Andrea slipped the gorgeous gown on. I think she instantly knew. It was then confirmed by her mother and 2 closest friends…and once again bridal shop salesperson intuition was right on! Isn’t it cool when that happens?
Taking one look at Andrea in this gown confims it: I need to get back to Yoga!
Anyway….Andrea found her dress, and as you will see, she ROCKED it!
Andrea chose “The Sepulveda Home in Los Angeles as her venue, which has a 1920′s-30′s plantation vibe. She also had no flowers, only feathers, ala a 1930′s supper club. Her husband Alex wore a seersucker suit. And her pug Oliver was her ringbearer…er, PUGbearer.( he even wore a ring-pillow backpack!)
Without further adieu…here are some pics!
Thank you to Andrea for sharing her amazing pictures with us!
Photographer: Laura Heffington
Venue: The Sepulveda Home
Dress: Anasul Y, from Lili Bridals