Ever since seeing one of her ready-to-wear collections in New York a few years ago, I’ve been a huge fan of designer Lela Rose. But when she released her first bridal collection a little over a year ago, my respect for the designer only grew.
For one, she offers silhouettes and fabrics that feel quietly luxurious, not over-the-top. But although her collection is based on classic tailoring and fine fabrics, she gives it a bridal touch with whimsical embroideries, lace overlays, bespoke buttons, and intricate fabric pleats.
Now in her third bridal collection, Rose's pairing of unconventional fabrics with her trademark tailoring is increasingly appealing as bides look for a gown that exudes an understated elegance. Here are a few of my favorites for her collections.
Find the Lela Rose bridal collection at L'atelier Couture, 493 Selby Ave., St Paul, 651-602-9492