Weddings, stressful for those involved even in Monaco. The bride is not the only one having a dilemma.
Dress codes at weddings in this day and age fluctuate wildly, mainly due to the nature of the wedding couple involved. One week you may find yourself in an Emilia Wickstead number for a rural country weekend. The next you find yourself in a Zuhair Murad gown gracing the French Riviera. Well despite what at times may not feel like a lot of options, there actually are, if you plan ahead.
What to wear to a wedding in Monaco is an apt topic. We are closing in on the middle of summer and we have been trawling through every conceivable retailer and brand. The first note is not to upstage the bride, therefore white is out. Secondly if the wedding naturally rolls into the reception you need to consider the duration of the outfit and its comfort. Weddings in Monaco should if not stated on the invitation require a gown. It is a principality where La Dolce Vita flourishes and glamour is encouraged daily thus a wedding is the apex of society.
So what brands should you be looking at?
Each collection blends ancient heritage with a modern twist, a signature to which the house is very loyal, with a mission for a continuous quest for craftsmanship, glamour and reverie.
He has been worn by Queen Rania of Jordan,Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, and Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. In 1999, Queen Rania of Jordan wore Elie Saab for her enthronement. Countess Stéphanie and the Hereditary Grand Duke married in a civil ceremony married in 2012, where the bride wore a dress designed by Elie Saab. So I think there is enough glamour for just about all.
As a historic Parisian house with a long history of couture mastery, Balmain highlights its impressive expertise—while, at the same time, always remaining modern, always reflecting the way that today’s women wish to dress.
His designs have been worn by actresses, models, and royalty including Sarah Jessica Parker, Hilary Swank, Demi Moore, Penélope Cruz, Jessica Biel, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Campbell, Mary Kate Olsen, Doutzen Kroes, Iman, Queen Rania of Jordan, and Princess Clotilde of Courau. He shows both ready-to-wear and haute couture collections semiannually in Paris. He is one of the few non-French designers granted membership into the historic Chambre Syndicate de la Haute Couture.
Alexandre Vauthier's collections mostly consist of black and gold.For the fall-winter 2011-2012 seasons, the collection was all-red. His clothes often feature Swarovski crystals and embroideries by Maison Lesage. We can find a "V" (which stands for his name, Vauthier) on several clothes, as well as the jewelry. Since December 2014, he is an official member, his fashion house being able to use the term "haute couture".
These are all great starting points, alternatively look at our gowns page to see every designer in one place.