|A figure-enhancing two-piece gown, shown in a stunning green and silver silk damask -
lightly corseted with back lacing. Inspired by the paintings of John William Waterhouse, this Pre-Raphaelite-style wedding dress has fitted ruched chiffon undersleeves with button detailing
at the wrist. These are revealed beneath classic trumpet-shaped 'medieval' sleeves. The flat-fronted A-line skirt with a volume of fabric gathered into the
back flatters both the slimmest and more shapely brides. Contrasting piped detailing (here in black satin
) can be used to emphasise the sleeve and neckline edges.
It is possible to construct this gown in most fabrics, patterned and plain - duchesse satin, brocade, damask, dupion, velvet, zibilene, etc. This design can be kept streamlined and tailored or embellished at the neckline, waistline or cuffs.