Sometimes the best fashion statements are the ones that we borrow from the past. The currently trendy illusion neckline is a look that was popular in the 1950’s and now seems to be sticking. Created using a sheer fabric, often organza or tulle, the illusion neckline shows skin without being overtly and brings to mind a classic, antique feel.
This vintage style has been updated by bridal designers to fit the needs of the modern brides while still maintaining the elegance of its original incarnations. The look has been adapted to suit a number of gown silhouettes including v-necks, one-shouldered looks, or even three-quarter sleeved gowns. Some more provocative gowns even include sheer backs, carrying over the illusion style.
While many brides opt for the traditional unadorned illusion neckline, there are also plenty of options for those with a more contemporary aesthetic. For a touch of whimsy, the Christos collection offers a v-neck style with polka dots coating the sheer straps. On the sexier side, Monique Lhuillier created a figure-hugging off-the-shoulder gown with sheer, ruched three-quarter length sleeves.
So whether you’re interested into paying homage to antiquity or adding a fresh twist of modernity, take a look at the options that are out there and see if an illusion neckline could be the perfect detail for you.
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Let’s craft a wonderful, meaning-filled ceremony that expresses the most significant aspect of your lives…one that recognizes the profound commitment you are making, as well as the sheer joy of the occasion.