The Bridgerverse is once again taking the world by storm, with Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story set to become one of Netflix’s most-watched series of all time. Between the longing glances, declarations of love, and glorious gowns, what’s not to adore? Plus, no Bridgerton love story is complete without an iconic wedding look. Therefore, it’s no surprise that Bridgerton wedding fashion is set to move beyond the big screen. At long last, fans can live out their royal wedding dreams with the forthcoming Bridgerton-inspired wedding collection by Allure Bridals.
The Queen Charlotte prequel dazzled us with the beauty and prestige of both Georgian and Regency-era dresses. Both types of silhouettes will, evidently, be featured in the Allure Bridals collection set to drop this December. The prices are said to range between $1,600 and $3,000 a gown.
The inspiration behind the bridal collaboration project came from executive producer Shonda Rhimes and Sandie Bailey, the chief innovation and design officer at Shondaland. Notably, it is part of Shondaland’s “Seat at the Table Initiative,” which seeks to bring creatives into franchise deals in an industry where costume designers are too often excluded from product launches.
Emmy-Award-winning costume designer Lyn Elizabeth Paolo is the leading mind behind this most recent collaborative effort. Not only did she work closely with the Allure Bridals team but she designed three custom gowns for the exciting project. Check them out below!
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paolo tells fans to expect gowns that hone Bridgerton glamour and mirror the extravagant Parisian wedding dress worn by young Queen Charlotte. Aside from Paolo’s three sketches, the collection will feature 12 other wedding dresses. None of which will be replicas of any of the costumes worn on the show.
We are excited to be able to bring the same romance and sophistication of Lyn’s designs to the marketplace with such highly valued leaders in the bridal space, Allure Bridals.Sandie Bailey, The Hollywood Reporter
Also of note is that the collection will be more inclusive in its color choices. Instead of sticking with just traditional bridal white, Paolo made sure to select fabrics in different champagne and ivory tones. In a feature with The Today Show, she reflects: “the gowns are all so very different and distinct from one another and the detail is beautiful.”
In all, this is not the first Bridgerton-inspired product lunch, and it certainly won’t be the last. In fact, Paola mused that next, she seeks to tackle designing a men’s collection. I, for one, am all for it! Let’s all start hosting balls while we’re at it, so these exquisite dresses don’t have to be wedding-exclusive.
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