Thursday, September 13, 2012

THE BRIDAL BLOUSE

When I first started out as a designer my specialty was very intricate and lacy white blouses reminiscent of Laura Ashley's early work. Because I'd worked as a bridal fabrics buyer I had access and discounts to some of the most beautiful silks and laces in the world. Like a kid in a candy store, I was stoked working alongside Alencon, Chantilly,Schiffli and Valenciennes lace to name just a few. I paired up these frothy creations I made with black velvet and taffeta skirts, making them perfect for evening and gala events. White lace blouse equals bride; brides of course found me out and that's one of the reasons I'm here chatting with you about the advantages of wearing separates on your wedding day. Wear the blouse on your wedding day and pair it up with that black velvet pencil skirt on New Years Eve. This is one of the best ways to go green. A long white tulle or lace skirt can be reworn with a jacket, corset, bustier, sweater . . . oh yes, I could go on and on here detailing the afterlife of your wedding ensemble . . . 
 
Header photo and first two photos: Swiss cotton lace blouse with 3/4-length sleeves and chiffon skirt bordered in lace.
Photo 2: A high necked ivory Chantilly lace blouse worn with a tulle skirt.
Photo 3: Valenciennes lace over blouse with sabrina neckline paired up with a chiffon skirt.

Blouses and skirts by Amy-Jo Tatum

16 comments:

SHOP STYLE CONQUER said...

adorable photos!
x


♥ Ellen
SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

Jewel Clicks said...

awwww. this is lovely. :)

Jewel Clicks

A Lauren to Herself said...

Love the last dress, it's absolutely stunning x

Margaret Cruzemark said...

This is so beautiful. Almost angelic.
Best Regards
Miss Margaret Cruzemark
http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.com/

ylenia said...

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Ylenia

Truly Engaging said...

Love. Love! The first photos are exquisite--I always want to see your creations in person. Love your idea of wearing the blouse on wedding day and then pairing it up with a black velvet pencil skirt on New Years Eve. Fun!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I love LOVE lace blouses! The lace with the circles is gorgeous!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Stephanie Lin said...

Oh my gosh, beautiful! This is just simply lovely.

Svetlana said...

Gret! I like it :)

Fifth N Sixth Closet said...

Absolutely amazing, love the fabric of the first blouse, but the last two stole our hearts.

xx
5th&6th

Juliette in Wonderland said...

amazing!! love the dress <3

Ashley said...

Love the last--so romantic

Theresa said...

Lovely !!! Love the dresses~ So beautiful!!

-theresa
collaredblouse.blogspot.com

Just Weddingz said...

Such a lovely dresses.
Just Wedding

Fashion Tales said...

The first dress with the lace sleeves is my favourite. I just love that intro capture. -xx Madison

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

oh wow! i didn't think about a bridal blouse. these are awesome and look fabulous.
http://www.averysweetblog.com/