An Exclusive Interview: Monique Lhuillier's wedding dress shopping tips

Wedding Dresses

Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Are you still shopping for your dream dress? Is your mom (or his) having trouble finding something stylish as well as age appropriate for the big day? We asked bridal gown designer Monique Lhuillier for her expert tips on shopping for a wedding dress and for a mother-of-the-bride/groom gown. Here's what she had to say:

What are some of the latest trends in wedding gowns regarding silhouette, embellishments, colors, etc...?

Light ivories and lattes are strong, strapless silhouettes, layered fabrics, delicate and intricate embroidery, and my signature sash at the waist.

Your eveningwear collection has been seen on the red carpet as well as at formal affairs. What are some tips you can give to mothers-of-the-bride and groom when they are shopping for a formal gown for their child's wedding?

Pieces need to be very special. I think it's about wearing the right color for your skin tone, not just wearing pastels. Silks chiffons, silk tulles...stay away from black.

Can you share some must-follow wedding dress shopping tips with our readers?

When you're unsure about which wedding dress to choose, it's important that you consider which is the most true to your personality and personal style. Which one makes you feel yourself and really happy? Step away from the dresses and see which one you dream about.

Click here to see the latest design in the Monique Lhuillier Platinum Collection! This gown, along with four more designs, is exclusively available at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. Monique will be making a rare public appearance at the Bergdorf Goodman Bridal Salon next Wednesday, March 18th. Visit for event details or call 212-872-8957 to RSVP to attend.

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