In this post I spoke with our very own in-house designer Jessica Williams about her brides favorite Alvina Valenta gowns. Alvina bridal gowns are designed by Jessica and hand-crafted here in New York City (believe it or not!). These breathe-taking gowns are known for their iconic elegance, dreamy romance, chic modernity and luxurious fabrics and details- which you see in the pictures below! Let’s go find out what the Top 10 Alvina Valenta gowns are and how Jessica describes them!
Let the countdown begin….
10. Style #9161
Beautiful, true French Alencon lace gown with a lovely tiered lace skirt and V-neck straps. She is romantic and timeless, and showcases one’s figure and back wonderfully.
9. Style #9407
I love the romance and ease of this flowy Alencon lace gown. She hugs the curves to the high hip and then falls easily to the floor, with soft English net godets in the back skirt creating soft movement and soft sparkle radiating from within. The sheer lace straps connect to the lace keyhole and open, sexy back. She is effortlessly chic and romantic.
8. Style #9400
Created with one of our signature French laces and a unique, jeweled floral embroidery along the neckline, this bridal gown is stunning. Effortlessly chic in cut and silhouette, with a strong shoulder to frame a bride’s face and emphasize an hourglass shape, and a low back that works in a ballroom or on a beach, this gown turns heads.
7. Style #9405
This bridal gown is fresh, sexy and romantic, and has such a flattering fit – The skirt accentuates the bride’s body through the hips, and then falls with such fluidity that it looks like a flowy gown (but without any poof in the waist!). This gown combines Alencon lace with a softer lace, as well as English net and shimmering sparkle layered within. I personally love the thin straps that create a V at the low back waist.
6. Style #9412
Her sheer, off the shoulder V neckline and sheer back bodice, crystal waist beading, long train and figure hugging silhouette elevates the beauty and impact of this Alencon lace trumpet wedding gown. She is regal, romantic and again, that fit!
5. Style #9102
The timeless Alvina Valenta Alencon lace gown that flatters every figure and shows off the beautiful feminine form. We have seen this stunner dressed up and personalized in so many ways throughout the years, from romantic to regal to glam. She is a perfect combination exquisite silk-faced duchess satin and lace. And that fit! A bridal favorite for years.
4. Style #9506
The romance and effortless refinement of fine Alencon lace framing the face and shoulders combines with an airy tulle ball gown. She has a lovely sheer back bodice and crystal touches accenting the waist. She is a dream.
3. Style #9551
Dreamy romance meets the refined French artisanship and luxury of Alencon lace! I love how the airy tulle, luminous shimmer and dreamy dotted tulle blend together, and the horsehair edging breathes shapes of infinity into her skirt, symbolism I adore and think is so fitting for a bridal gown!
2. Style #9553
Iconic Alencon lace. A silhouette that fits the body and then releases into the soft and lightweight skirt. Subtle shimmer catching the light. A sheer corseted back with lace placed just so. Just hitting stores, this gown is already becoming a fast favorite of brides seeking the quintessential Alvina lace and fit, and she is the perfect canvas on which brides can layer their personal styling touches.
….And not to keep you in suspense any longer, the gown that takes the number one spot is… Drum roll please dum dum dum!
1. Style #9307
Clean and crisp in the body and then bursting forth with a wonderful, frothy, horsehair-edged tulle skirt, this gown is both modern and romantic, and shows the bride’s figure beautifully. She is easily personalized, whether with a tailored ribbon and bow at the waist, a glamorous crystal belt or a statement necklace. She feels chic and fashionable, and will remain a timeless, ethereal beauty every time her bride looks back on her wedding photos.
So there we have it, 10 outstandingly beautiful bridal gowns. If you are shopping for an Alvina gown, be sure to check out our website www.jlmcouture.com to see all the collections, stores and upcoming trunk shows. Jessica is currently preparing for the launch of her Spring 16′ collection, stay tuned on the blog to see what’s to come!