Paolo Sebastian Crystal Gown

— LANE Dress of the Week

The Dress
Paolo Sebastian Crystal Gown. A decadently embellished, almost otherworldly floor length dress in tints of palest oyster, heavily encrusted with swarovski crystals, metallic sequins and embroidered flowers cascading down a barely-there tulle base, like trails of quicksilver. Long sheer sleeves stem from an illusion neckline, while the skirt transitions from rich embellishment at the waist, framed by an oyster hued silk satin belt, drifting into an ethereally light, raw tulle hem. This gown may be styled with either a simple silk slip, or a full skirted (under) petticoat for a dramatic, ballgown silhouette.

The Bride
A captivating juxtaposition of free spirited whimsy with shimmering glamour. Almost mirage like, she is elusive and enchanting, "she always had that about her, that look of otherness, of eyes that see things much too far, and of thoughts that wander off the edge of the world".

The Wedding
An iridescent, moonlit black tie affair, transitioning from a twilight ceremony (under a canopy of fairy lights) to a reception decently styled with the faded elegance and silvery patinas of smoke mirrors, magnificently proportioned antique chandeliers, tarnished candelabras clustered down long tables, and heavy silver cutlery atop soft grey linens.

Style With
An elegantly, naturally face with illuminated, dewy skin, finished with a sweep of highlighter on cheekbones. Hair should be styled to best showcase the incredible illusion neckline…either a slightly undone fishtail braid twisted into a low bun, or pulled up into a chic, high whispy bun for catwalk like elegance. 

Paolo Sebastian is based in South Australia. The Bridal collection is available to view by appointment, at the Adelaide boutique. The bridal collections may be viewed online here, or you can locate an international stockist and find out about interstate and international appointments here.

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