Monday, January 4, 2010


Recently hitched, Ivanka Trump wore a refined Grace Kellyesque custom creation by Vera Wang. This has spun off a new interest in the traditional gown designed with a higher neckline and addition of sleeves. Truth is designers typically have a couple gowns in the collection every season with the traditional bride in mind. When an icon like Ivanka makes an entrance we sit up and really take notice of those classics, especially if the gown is as well executed as the one she wore.

Pictured in the Pronovias photo, organza with a high Sabrina collar and three-quarter length sleeves scream out Audrey and 50s. Directly above is a high neck and long tight sleeves embellished with crystals.

Raimon Bundó
Lace forms the high bateau neckline and puffed sleeves.
Raimon Bundó

Not so different than the classic A-line we're used to with one exception: the higher neckline.

Raimon Bundó

Costume inspired--this prim one looks like it belongs on any one of Jane Austen's characters

The bared shoulders look of an evening gown with high neckline details

Raimon Bundó

Above: The Victorian collar returns. We haven't really seen this look since the 1970s when Jessica McClintock introduced her version of the Granny Gown in the Gunny Sax Collection.

Just looking at this picture you can tell this gown with a high ruffled neck by Manuel Mota totally floats and moves beautifully.


Susu Paris Chic said...

Now what can we read out of the rise of necklines...?

nina said...

The first dress is my favorite - gorgeous...