As promised, I intend to share my ‘dresses of the month’ with you regularly, keeping you up to date with our own designs as well as the designers we stock. March is almost over, so I thought it was time to share a few more of my favourite dresses with you. Firstly, I would like to discuss the background of one of the designer collections we stock, Stella York. Stella York provides brides with sophisticated elegance. The Australian inspired designs bring glamour to any bride’s special day. The designs are influenced by the world’s hottest red carpet trends, the garments are thoughtfully crafted and the detail is truly stunning-with the use of beading, lace and charming fabric. The fit of the gowns are carefully constructed to provide the perfect fit, ensuring bride’s feel at ease and are comfortable throughout their day. For any of our brides searching for a princess style, look no further.

We have very recently received the ultimate fairy-tale show stopper. Stella York’s 5923 design is gorgeous. The dress features a carefully crafted Chantilly lace overlay which forms a pretty sheer neckline; it is very delicately placed over a fitted bodice. This is complimented with a full tulle skirt. The diamante beaded detail on the waist is also a unique element; the beads are placed in an almost floral pattern. No aspect is overlooked as even the back of the ball gown features a keyhole back which zips up under sparkling buttons.

At La Novia we also stock Stella York’s 5894. This princess ball gown is just as striking and certainly gives our brides their sought-after WOW. This silhouette is very flattering, especially for those seeking to conceal any lower-body anxieties. With the dramatic contrast of the fitted bodice and full skirt, there is no fear of blending into the background. The bodice is classic in style and features tulle pleating which gives enough detail while allowing the bodice to remain streamline, leaving the skirt to have the most impact. The tulle pleating is complimented with the diamante waistband which acts as a beautiful focal point, drawing the eye to the narrowest part of the bride’s waist. The waistband flatters the diamante beaded shoulder straps, these are optional. The overall look with the straps is more traditional but once removed creates a modern twist. In my previous ‘dresses of the month’ post I expressed my love for dresses which can transform. This idea is another simple way to create two looks for your big day. This gown also comes in white or off-white and with the option to have a zipper back with crystal buttons or a corset back closure.

Another of our Stella York dresses which caught my eye this month is their 5939 style. Lace is very traditional and will suit any style of wedding, it is timeless. This year in particular lace has seen a revival and is a key trend. This gown, in particular, is everything a lace gown should be, with a romantic, contemporary spin. With a sweetheart neckline and A-line skirt the silhouette is very sexy. An A-line skirt is recommended for petite brides as it can give the illusion of height. As the dress is very sleek it shows every curve. Even though the dress is very sexy it has the right balance needed for a wedding dress. A pretty vibe is felt through the sequins which are placed throughout the fabric. These sequins catch light beautifully adding an extra dimension to the gown. If you would like to add a pop of colour with extra sparkle, the ribbon sash comes in ivory, black, sterling or latte. The dress also comes with a choice of colour ranging from ivory lace over ivory or café, to white lace over white. Another positive to this gown is the light weight feel; the weight of a dress is something many brides do not consider but is an important factor. This dress would be perfect for a summer wedding or a wedding abroad in a hot climate. If you want to shine on your big day I would definitely recommend booking an appointment with us to try on a few of our Stella York designs. Their designs really do cater to all personalities and are beautifully made, no detail is overlooked.

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