It seems everyone has a different picture of what the perfect wedding gown looks like. The Fall 2014 Collection for Sottero and Midgley is absolutely no exception. There is something in this collection for almost anyone, from a young, traditionally styled bride-to-be to a hip, middle-aged woman who has a taste for Old Hollywood. It’s all here, as we profile the bulk of this collection. And for those looking for a great discount on a previous Sottero and Midgley dress release, check out our in-stock selections.
Heirloom Style Dresses
With its intricately exquisite beading, this fit-and-flare gown is a perfect picture of both old and new. It has the elegance and romance reminiscent of days gone by, allowing the bride to almost feel like she is wearing an heirloom dress. All the while, the cold-shoulder cap sleeves add a level of excitement and anticipation. The neckline and shoulder straps feature Swarovski crystals, perfectly transporting the bride to the role of a princess from the past. The scoop neckline adds style and appeal, with a classic finish of a crystal button and zipper. This gown is available in an ivory/silver accent over light gold as well as white/silver accent and ivory/silver accent.
This dress is another one reminiscent of classical styling and romance. The illusion neckline shows a bit less skin than the Ettiene gown while still offering the same dramatic appeal with a complimenting back treatment. This dress is intricate yet simple at the same time, embellished with sequins and embroidered lace over a separate Valentina satin slip dress. It is available with a Monroe slip dress featuring a dramatic low back or a raised back satin slip dress and comes in ivory over light gold as well as white and ivory.
Following the same feel of the previous two gowns, this romantic dress is embroidered with heirloom lace appliqués on tulle over a Roma satin sheath. This dress is an honorary throwback to mid-20th century brides, as though the bride is donning her mother or grandmother’s dress, but with some added fancy touches. The gown features an illusion portrait neckline above a plunging V-neckline, detailed with covered buttons and a modestly low back. An optional full-length, embroidered tulle veil is available with this gown, and the gown itself is available in ivory over light gold as well as ivory.
The Marisol is reminiscent of a mid-century wedding dress, but with the modern-day touch the sparkling Swarovski crystal-beaded waistband offers, this dress mixes the old with the new perfectly. Sparkling metallic accents line the entirety of the tulle sheath overlay, which is covered with delicately embroidered lace. The Marisol is available in ivory/gold accent over pearl as well as white/silver accent over white and ivory/gold accent over ivory.
Young, Yet Traditional
The Sorrento is a fit-and-flare gown with a young yet traditional look, hugging the body tastefully with asymmetrical ruching and opal organza. The endless volume found in the raw edge layered skirt appears to go on and on. If desired, an opal organza belt adorned with handmade Swarovski crystal floral embellishment is available. An inner corset closure is finished with covered buttons and zipper.
Another young but traditional piece is the Viera gown. This dramatically romantic dress features lace on tulle with stunning Swarovski crystals sprinkled on in all the right places. The embroidered lace hemline and sweetheart neckline turn the temperature up and send the romance soaring. This intricately designed gown has optional detachable cap sleeves and is finished with a covered button and an inner corset zipper closure. The Viera is available in ivory over light gold as well as white and ivory.
For an elegant, slimming look, the young traditionalist bride-to-be may want to look to this A-line dress. The corded lace on crystal tulle is simple yet stunning with an absolutely gorgeous sweetheart neckline. The illusion back is tasteful and beautiful, and the waist features a grosgrain ribbon belt with a Swarovski crystal brooch. The Jennifer is finished with a covered button over a zipper closure and is featured in ivory over soft blush as well as in ivory.
If the bride-to-be desires an Old Hollywood vibe, this dress has it. This romantic sheath dress is less heirloom and more glamorous, embellished at the waist with Swarovski crystals. The bodice is draped beautifully with elegant crossover Paris chiffon. The open back adds inviting appeal while the Swarovski crystal cap sleeves add another touch of elegance. The dress is finished tastefully with a crystal button over zipper closure and is available in ivory as well as white.
For more dramatic beauty, the Clementine gown keeps with the Old Hollywood vibe of the Rosemary while adding sophistication and boldness with metallic embroidered floral lace appliqués. The neckline is tastefully adorned with Swarovski crystal beading in this beautiful sheath draped over tulle. Its keyhole back elevates the drama and sophisticated appeal and is finished with a zipper closure. The Clementine is available in pearl with silver/gold accent as well as in ivory with silver/gold accent.
The Constance keeps some of the Old Hollywood feel yet is a classy, modern interpretive sheath made of dramatic Desta satin. The mandarin collar allows the bride a bit of tasteful modesty, but the heat is turned up most certainly when the bride shows off the captivating keyhole back. The waist is beautifully adorned with a Swarovski crystal belt and is finished with a zipper enclosure. This dress is available in ivory as well as in white.
This dress is a delightful combination of Old Hollywood and the look of a true princess. This elegant A-line gown is a decadent indulgence for any bride who wishes to feel like royalty on her special day, with metallic beading on tulle as well as shimmering Swarovski crystals. The beaded lace cap sleeves are detachable and optional, and the dress is finished with inner elastic and a covered button over a zipper closure. The Irena is available in soft blush/pewter accent as well as in ivory/pewter accent.
The Hampton is similar to the Irena but a bit less dramatic. There is still shimmer and shine, however, as this A-line gown is beautifully adorned with beaded embroidered lace appliqués as well as twinkling Swarovski crystals, which cover the entire length of the dress. The gown features a half-open back, tank straps, and an illusion tulle V-neckline, and it is finished tastefully with covered buttons over a zipper closure. The Hampton is available in champagne/pewter accent as well as in ivory/pewter accent.
The Cayleigh is a bolder, breathtaking A-line gown still keeping a bit of Old Hollywood style and adding considerably inviting appeal with a deep sweetheart neckline. The absolutely gorgeous beaded embroidery on tulle is draped over Celia organza, and a more than generous sparkle is provided by beautiful Swarovski crystals. There are optional detachable cap sleeves available, as well as a corset closure or a zipper over inner corset closure complete with crystal buttons. The Cayleigh is available in ivory/silver accent or white/silver accent.
The Viola transports the bride-to-be to the days of Old Hollywood romance and sophistication. This dress does not push the envelope for drama but offers simple, stunning glamour with a drop cowl neck, detailed with Swarovski crystals as well as crystal embellishments on both the bodice and shoulder straps. The Makoe satin sheath is finished with a side zipper and is available only in diamond white.
The Vivien is a Mikado fit-and-flare gown and an apparent mixture of Old Hollywood, Audrey Hepburn-style class and modern sophistication, featuring a tiered train and a deliciously soft scoop neckline. This gown not only offers the bride-to-be boldness and the right sort of drama to turn every head in the room, it also offers choices. The dress is available with a Swarovski crystal beaded grosgrain ribbon belt, a grosgrain ribbon belt adorned with a Swarovski crystal motif, or a tulle three-quarter-length sleeved jacket adorned with Swarovski crystal beaded embroidery. The inner corset back closure is finished with covered buttons and a zipper. The Vivien is available in light gold as well as in white, ivory, or light gold/black.
Modern and Sophisticated
The Fontaine is a gorgeous modern-style ball gown featuring crystal tulle and a sweetheart neckline. The intricately bead-embroidered bodice adds to the sophistication and delicateness of the piece. The inner elastic zipper closure is accented with crystal buttons, and the gown is finished with a beautiful low back treatment. The Fontaine is available in champagne/ivory accent or ivory.
The Anastasia is a dramatically glamorous piece featuring metallic embroidered lace on tulle over Orlando satin sheath. The sleeves are embellished with stunning appliques and the back is an illusion while the front features a V-neckline. Shimmering Swarovski crystals cover the beautiful belt, and the dress is finished with covered buttons that trail a zipper closure. The Anastasia is available in ivory/pewter accent as well as white/pewter accent.
The Skye dress is a lavish, luscious modern dress with a bit of a Grecian flair. The luxuriously beaded tulle graces an Ava satin sheath with an exquisite single-shoulder flutter sleeve and an ever so subtle Swarovski crystal waistband. It is finished simply with a side zipper and is available in the featured ivory or white and pearl.
The Garland ball gown is a delicate yet dignified work of art with embroidered lace on tulle sparkles, detailed with metallic thread and Swarovski crystals. This dress will make any bride feel like royalty and adds a bit of allure with a sweetheart neckline. A covered button finishes this dress over a zipper with inner elastic closure. The Garland is available in antique gold as well as white and ivory.
This Marcelina satin sheath gown will dazzle and turn heads everywhere with its stunning sweetheart neckline and intricately beaded lace. The dress is finished simply with a zipper over an inner corset closure and is available in the featured ivory/blush accent as well as white.
For the bride-to-be looking to make a serious statement, this may be the dress to do just that. This smashing ball gown layers on the romance with beaded metallic embroidery on tulle over Chantilly lace. The romantic sweetheart neckline adds appealing invitation, and the bodice and hemline are detailed with sparkling Swarovski crystals. The inner corset closure comes with crystal buttons and a zipper. The Marcella is featured in ivory over light gold and also comes in ivory.
Whitney and Whitney Marie
These dresses are the same, with the slight exception on the Whitney Marie, which features a full-length skirt. The Whitney style is for the bride who wishes to look like a princess, though one with subtlety and sophistication. These romantic tulle ball gowns feature delicate Swarovski crystal beading along the bodice. The Whitney features the modern twist of a high-low hemline, while the Whitney Marie, as previously stated, features the full-length skirt. Both are finished with crystal buttons over a zipper and inner elastic closure and are available in a blush/pewter accent as well as white/pewter accent and ivory/pewter accent.