Gwendolynne White – A Stunning Bridal Diffusion Line from Gwendolynne
If you have visited Chic Vintage Brides before, then no doubt you will have stumbled across the gorgeous gowns of couture designer Gwendolynne, as she is a CVB regular (you can see past collections and dreamy styled shoots here, here, here and here, oh and one of her dresses even featured in yesterday’s Winter Wonderland inspiration board post which is here if you fancy a peek) Gwendolynne is a designer whose creations once seen are never forgotten. Drawing inspiration from the decadent days of the Art Nouveau, Art Deco and Aesthetic Movement her dresses are utterly divine, they epitomise the modern vintage aesthetic and her collections always make my heart sing – I quite simply adore them! So, many of you who have discovered her through these pages feel the same, and have travelled from all over the world to Australia (where she is based and exclusively stocked) just so you can be a Gwendolynne bride. Well, the good news is that you will no longer have to!
This year, for the first time since her move to couture, Gwendolynne has developed a diffusion line that caters for the needs of the modern bride. Gwendolynne White is a timeless and romantic collection that has been designed with all of the grace, attention to detail and beauty we have come to expect from Gwendolynne‘s couture creations, however they can be ordered online and shipped internationally, with estimated availability just 6 short weeks, a far cry from the 6 – 8 months boutiques and couturiers typically work to. The gowns are fresh, playful and refined in their simplicity, whilst retaining the classic lines, effortless feminine silhouettes and the luxurious quality for which Gwendolynne is renowned.
There are 7 beautiful designs in this recently launched collection, predominantly in crisp whites and ivories, rather than the richer oysters, champagnes and blushes of Gwendolynne‘s couture collections. Whilst the colours and embellishments may not be as ornate, her use of opulent fabrics remains the same. Gwendolynne White features intricate Guipure and French lace, as well as luscious imported silks, satins and soft tulles, all used to brilliant effect to create the most flattering and feminine silhouettes. Various bodices and skirts are interchangeable, giving you the bride the opportunity to personalize your dress and to create a unique look that is absolutely your own. You can further embellish your chosen gown with some of Gwendolynne‘s signature beading on waistbands to merge the couture and diffusion lines. Silk ties at the waist make the dresses comfortable and pretty, as well as the sizing flexile. And there are no buttons – zips ensure the gowns are easy to alter, easy to fasten and swift to undo at the end of the night!
“I receive so many wonderful compliments from brides about how much they love my gowns, but sometimes they are disappointed because they either haven’t got the lead time to have a made to measure gown crafted, are from interstate or abroad and unable to travel for fittings, or they don’t have the budget for a high end couture piece. With this in mind I wanted to design beautiful, classic Gwendolynne gowns by streamlining and adjusting elements without compromising on design. By working with these factors in mind, I have strived to achieve a more attainable price ranging from $2,750 – $3,995 and with a flexible timeline for the modern bride”, says Gwendolynne. These are bridal gowns with all the quality of design and attention to detail of couture, but with the availability and at the affordable price of an ‘off the rack’ wedding dress – something many of you, who adore Gwendolynne‘s unique signature style as much as I do, have been wishing for for some time!
Gwendolynne’s wealth of experience as a designer and couturier means you can rest assured of the quality, fit and provenance of these wedding dresses. Each and every one is lovingly handcrafted in her Fitzroy studio with the same care and attention to detail as her couture collection, before being shipped to wherever you are around the world. Gwendolynne White is available now from her salon at 71 Kerr Street Fitzroy and online at www.gwendolynne.com.au with an estimated delivery time of 6 weeks + shipping.
How exciting is that? Even better though is that Gwendolynne will be looking to expand the White collection in the future. I for one can’t wait to see future White collections!
Do you have a favourite? The back of Tianna catches my eye every time I see it! You can see more from Gwendolynne over on her website at www.gwendolynne.com.au and you can keep up with all of the latest news, collections and shoots by following her via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.