Bridal designer Claire Pettibone is known for her romantic, ethereal, and vintage-inspired designs, and her latest collection that she debuted at New York Bridal Market Week is a true stunner. Each of the 11 intricate gowns in The Adorned Collection was created to reflect the designer's enchanting spirit through a marriage of effortless style and luxurious detailing.
"As I created this collection of wedding dresses, I played with concepts of adornment, incorporating elements of fine jewelry, ribbons, lace, and embroidery," Claire Pettibone shares of her latest designs. "How do our ideas and traditions relate to the modern bride? There is no single answer, just as there is no one ideal beauty. Truth lies in the cliché that beauty comes from within. The adornments we choose to wear simply bring our essence to light."
Claire Pettibone Design Atelier's newest collection "Adorned" encourages brides to show their personality and individual style in each look – many of which feature detachable sleeves for two looks in one. "How do we adorn ourselves? With clothing, makeup, tattoos, jewelry... every culture, every individual, has different ways of expressing themselves through their personal choices," Claire notes of the inspiration behind such a wide range of designs.
With a number of gowns to choose from and even more adornments to fawn over, we're sure brides will find themselves in each of these gorgeous wedding dresses. As the collection will begin arriving in bridal salons early next year, we'll start to see these styles on brides for weddings in the summer and fall of 2023 and beyond!
Take a look at the gorgeous wedding gowns from Claire Pettibone's new bridal collection, Adorned, and learn more about each of the romantic styles, below:
"Amethyst" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone features amethyst French embroidery with a plunge neckline and elaborate train.
"Crystal" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone is an iridescent sequin A-line gown with removable tulle sleeves for two bridal looks in one!
"Amulet" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone features ecru French embroidery and chiffon with detachable cape streamers for a romantic alternative – or addition – to a bridal veil.
"Aquamarine" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone is a strapless seed-pearl beaded gown with aqua, gold, and ivory embroidery, as well as detachable long sleeves!
"Briolette" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone – named for the popular briolette style of an oval- or pear-cut gemstone made to hang as a bead in the Victorian era – features silver metallic and ivory lace with a low back and draped Guipure lace dangles.
"Arabesque" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone – named for the arabesque ornamental design consisting of intertwined flowing scroll work epitomized by curlicues and interlacing foliage – is a long-sleeved French lace sheath dress with tulle over-sleeves and chiffon ribbon accents.
"Filigree" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone features antique gold and silver inlaid sequins, a Guipure lace skirt, and long, French-embroidered sleeves.
"Morganite" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone – named for the soft pink morganite gem associated with love and romance that's named after J.P. Morgan, one of the most important jewelry collectors of the early 1900s – is a blush and silver floral French embroidered strapless sheath with a slit silk underskirt and draped sleeves.
"Sevigne" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone – named in honor of the sévigné bow brooch popular in the 17th and 18th centuries named after a member of the French Court of Louis XIV, the Marquise de Sévigné – is a strapless tiered French lace empire silhouette gown with a crystal beaded waist and detachable sleeves.
"Riviere" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone – named for the riviere choker-style necklace showcasing a "river of gems" or continuous line of gemstones of graduated or equal-sized stones – features long tulle pouf sleeves with silver cuffs, a bodice featuring a Guipure lace collar, and a sweeping silk skirt.
"Vermeil" from The Adorned Collection by Claire Pettibone – named for vermeil, which is a thick layer of gold over solid sterling silver – is a gold and champagne floral-embroidered ball gown with scalloped Guipure lace trim.
Photos by David Abel; Florals by Sweet Root Village; Hair & Beauty by Kelly De Serio of Reel Style Beauty for Starring by Ted Gibson; Hair Accessories by Erin Rhyne; Jewelry by Vanessa Mellet Jewelry; Makeup by Amanda Gabbard; Shoes by Claire Pettibone for Bella Belle; Rentals by Something Vintage; Videography: Kathykins Creative
To see more of Claire Pettibone's gorgeous gowns, take a look at her Three Graces collection and book an appointment at The Castle, Claire Pettibone's Los Angeles Flagship Salon. Brides can also shop the designer's line of ready-to-wear separates perfect for elopements, micro-weddings, and more, and find out how Claire Pettibone can customize gowns for two looks in one!