Los Angeles-based couture bridal designer, Monique Lhuillier, has launched a new bridal collection. Bliss by Monique Lhuillier is a reworking of many of Lhuillier's best-selling gowns, and in most cases, at half the price.
I stopped into Lhuillier's Edina boutique last week to take a peek at the collection. The gowns are definitely lovely with classically feminine flourishes—delicate embellishments, fine laces, and hand-tufting—and modern tailoring. The only disappointment was that they were all strapless. Strapless is by far the most marketable gown style, but even so, I wish there were a few other neckline options.
But really the biggest selling point of the gowns is the price. With all of them retailing for $2300 to $3500.
Available fall 2009 at Monique Lhuillier, 3928 W. 50th St., Edina, 612-929-0747