In honor of wedding season officially kicking off in April, Plan de Ville’s Founder (and a former Brides Magazine editor!) spoke to Elizabeth Swanson of Brides about ways to upgrade your bridal wardrobe by adding pieces from the world of ready-to-wear!
Read excerpts from the article below:
“Still on the hunt for major bridal fashion inspiration? You’re in luck! Plan de Ville, the one-stop shop for discovering original clothing and accessories from up-and-coming designers, is adding bridal to its collection. “As someone who is constantly asked for wedding fashion advice, I thought it was important to create a selection of pieces that brides won’t see on each other’s Instagram accounts,” says Plan de Ville founder Catherine Smith. “I worked with our existing designers, and some brand-new ones, to curate a selection for brides, bridesmaids, and wedding guests alike.” Here, she shares five of her favorite pieces from Plan de Ville Bride.”
Sid Neigum shoulder cut-out gown, $1,175. “This avant-garde Canadian designer pairs edgy, modern silhouettes with classically feminine fabrics. I think bridal style should be an effortless extension of who you are, and this one is a perfect option for the bride who might not be into sparkle.”
Chloe Gosselin “Larkspur” heels, $675. “Chloe Gosselin’s romantic shoes always incorporate memorable, artful details. For spring, she created her best-selling ‘Larkspur’ style in denim—the perfect ‘something blue’ to take you from the engagement party to the bachelorette weekend. Plus, they’re supportive, comfortable, and sexy.”
Kallmeyer New York slip dress, $485. “I love the refined silhouette of this V-neck dress. The fabric is as light as air, and the angular details are so flattering. I can picture it being worn with a statement heel to any wedding event.”
Katie Ermilio bow-train column dress, $3,750. “For the modern bride who wants to channel American royalty—and, yes, that is a thing—this gown is it. With a bow train, delicate straps, and a clean silhouette, it has a fresh Carolyn Bessette Kennedy vibe. And it comes preserved in museum-quality packaging.”
L’Afshar clutches, $850 for pink quartz marble, $1,125 for mirrored. “I love L’Afshar’s unique clutches for brides. (The designer carried one for her recent wedding in Rome!) The pink marble clutch will add a refined pop of color to your bridal look, the mirrored clutch is an easy way to check your wedding-day makeup on the sly, and both are so Instagram-worthy. They also make great maid-of-honor and bridesmaid gifts.”
Discover and shop PLAN DE VILLE’s Bridal Edit, #PDVBride here.