Classic Meets Opulent in Matthew Christopher's 2016 Collection

Timeless silhouettes are embellished with eye-catching sparkle in these gowns.

Classic Meets Opulent in Matthew Christopher's 2016 Collection

Photo: Courtesy of Matthew Christopher

Classic textures receive modern updates in Matthew Christopher's 2016 Enduring Love collection. Timeless silhouettes like sheaths, mermaids, and ball gowns are embellished with glitter and shine in the form of crystals, beading, and embroidery. Layers of sheer fabric build volume beloved by fashion-forward brides, while princess skirts offer drama for the traditional bride. Along with a large selection of strapless styles, brides seeking a bit more coverage will find gowns with fluttering sleeves, tank straps, and elbow-length lace.

A motif of pleated satin can be found throughout the collection. The "Trinity" sheath features pleated detailing from the waist to hips, while the "Shelby" and "Abigail" ball gowns include bodices constructed of pleated panels. Parallel seams run lengthwise down the "Julia" in a twist on the pleated theme. For maximum drama, see the panel train that characterizes the beaded "Kennedy," and the removable tulle skirt that can be added to any sheath style. See the entire collection in the slideshow above!

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