Casting a quietly majestic silhouette, fabric falling in a cascade of tiered tulle and featherweight lace, these gowns beautifully blur the boundaries between the ethereal and the gently structured. Moving in beguiling fashion, a seductive sashay of layered silks and voluminous ruffles, they tap into an otherworldly mysticism, offset by a nostalgic nod to bygone silhouettes.
Perfect for those who adore the idea of an ethereal gown but seek something slightly more structured, tiered skirts anchored by a form fitting bodice or defined waistline offer the perfect balance. Billowing silk will mesmerise in movement, while tiered lace (see Marchesa and Alexander McQueen) take on an heirloom femininity. For deco style drama, consider beading (we loved the pearl encrusted gown at Naeem Khan) for a seductive shimmy of weighted layers, creating their own soundtrack with every step.
Houghton Bride Nude Chantilly Lace Gown
Bo & Luca The Chatsworth Gown
Elie Saab Tiered Frill Lace Maxi Dress
Vera Wang Carolina Gown
Rachel Zoe Tiered Maxi Dress
Houghton Bride Cross Front Sleeveless Gown
Naeem Khan The Veracruz Gown
Houghton Ready to Wear Ivory Chiffon Tied Top & Maxi Skirt
Temperley London The Bea Gown
Rachel Zoe Ruffled Maxi Gown