Romantic Wedding Dresses with Stunning Silhouettes from Karen Willis Holmes
Newcomers to Chic Vintage Brides may not have heard of Karen Willis Holmes, but as a designer of some of the most exquisite and glamorously feminine wedding dresses I’ve ever seen, I promise she won’t be a designer you forget! Especially once you have glimpsed her gorgeous latest collection…..
English born but based in Sydney, it is really no surprise that Karen Willis Holmes is one of Australia’s top bridal designers. With her unfaltering attention to detail and focus on exceptional fit she has established a reputation for offering trend conscious women their perfect wedding gown (I have long been a fan, you can read all about when I first discovered her, almost 3 whole years ago, here and see her 2013 collection here) With 14 years in the industry she knows what brides want and prides herself on exceeding rather than meeting their expectations. Her gowns celebrate the spirit of today’s stylish and sophisticated modern bride – all with a Karen Willis Holmes twist. In just the few years that I have followed and loved her, the brand has grown with each and every new collection – and the latest is no exception. We are talking seriously swoon-worthy silhouettes (that remain just the right side of sexy), the most beautifully delicate fabrics exquisitely embellished with embroidery, diamantes and sprinklings of sequins; and unusual, fashion forward necklines.
Anyway, enough talk, take a peek at these – I just know you’re going to love them!……
As always the collection consists of two ranges, the KWH collection of affordable of ready-to-wear gowns and her bespoke collection of hand crafted, made to order wedding dresses – Karen also offers a couture service for any bride looking for a completely unique design.
KWH by KAREN WILLIS HOLMES
The KWH Collection is a sparkly, sequin-fest of fabulously form fitting gowns designed for the modern bride dreaming of a glamorous wedding day look at an affordable price. The gowns are designed in Sydney by Karen and hand beaded in India by a team of artisans. This collection may be entirely ready to wear and can be purchased off the rack (in standard sizes just like normal fashion clothes) but there is no scrimping on style or quality …..
These glamorous gowns just scream old Hollywood to me – can’t you imagine Bette Davis or Joan Crawford sashaying across the silver screen in one?
This collection allows brides to design their own wedding dress by pairing luxurious lace and tulle dresses with a range of slips and trains, that together create romantic, elegant and unique signature looks. It is perfect for the bride who wants a wedding gown with hand crafted couture quality and fit; but with the price and ease of a ready to wear wedding dress. Each gown is designed and individually made with love at the KWH studio in Sydney Australia and just oozes sophistication…..
Both collections are available at all Karen Willis Holmes bridal stores, including their bridal store in New York, and also at their national and international stockists – you can find your nearest stockist here on the KWH Website. And you can see real KWH brides as well as keeping up with all the very latest designs, events and news by following her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Instagram.
Have any of these gorgeous gowns tickled your fancy? (hover your mouse over each image to find their name) I love the bodice of Esther and the neckline of Johanna but I would definitely wear Arielle!