Wedding couturier Berta is known for her regally influenced wedding dresses that are anything but short on luxury, lace, and sex appeal. With sheer fabrics, classic silhouettes unashamedly amplified, plunging necklines, and an undeniable air of elegant eliteness, consider the Berta Spring 2017 collection the new royal-wear. This is the princess bride all grown-up...
The past few collections from Israeli-based wedding dress designer, Berta, have been wrought with gorgeously grand and regal designs that bring on the drama. Think lace appliqués and glitzy beading meeting in wedded bliss with barely-there illusion panels. Berta's Fall 2016 collection was inspired by Western Europe, circa the 18th century. In the aftermath of the French Revolution, fashion was still very much regally-influenced, but with women celebrating their femininity (and sheer fabulousness!) with more figure-accentuating silhouettes for the very first time. And just like those turn of the century women pushed the boundaries of their society with their new-found sense of style, Berta is doing much of the same with the bridal industry itself and her daring designs.
For Spring 2017, Berta's use of curve-hugging silhouettes and luxurious fabrics is just as strong as it was in past seasons. If anything, this collection proves that the Berta bride is unashamedly sexy, and yet, still stately-chic. Sheer panels showing peek-a-boo swaths of skin, ornate beadwork and embroidery, and complex cuts make these wedding day looks fit for a queen — who's not at all afraid to show off her feminine curves!
Exquisitely embellished and daringly dramatic, the looks from Berta's latest line are both sophisticated and sultry. A traditional tulle skirt and lace bodice gets amplified with a plunging neckline. A sheath got a sexy update with all-over beading and expertly-placed illusion panels. And the perfect reception dress can be found in a fantastically feathery, tea-length frock.
Click through to see all of the looks from Berta's Spring 2017 collection.
Photo: Style 16-109, handcrafted lace embroidered with an illusion neckline, pearl bead work, chiffon skirt and see-through panels all across the sides, keyhole open back with unique tulle cape, Berta
Style 16-123, handcrafted lace embroidery over illusion netting, plunging neckline, long sleeves, open back and dramatic see-through train, Berta
Style 16-124, handcrafted payette dress, hairy shoulders, waist-line and bottom, illusion see-through bodice and skirt in geometric pattern, Berta
Style 16-114, handcrafted appliques and netting dress over illusion bodice and skirt, all beaded with short cap sleeves, Berta
Style 16-117, handcrafted payette pattern over illusion, high neckline, all beaded see-through side panels and open back, Berta
Style 16-107, off-the-shoulder lace embroidered with an illusion neckline, keyhole open back and silk-chiffon full skirt, Berta
Style 16-108, handcrafted lace embroidered on illusion bodice and skirt, pearl straps, open back, plunging neckline, pearls beadwork in the waist and spectacular organza over skirt with matching lace embroidery, Berta
Style 16-113, silver tone payette embellished netting dress with lace appliques, long sleeves and open back, Berta
Style 16-110, illusion see-through handcrafted dress with payette and embellishments all across, elbow length sleeves, plunging neckline, keyhole back, Berta
Style 16-112, handcrafted antique lace dress, illusion plunging neckline, open back, short sleeves, tulle skirt with distinguished layers of lace and tulle below, Berta
Style 16-104, strapless with all silver payette beading and appliques throughout the bodice that cuts in a V-shape pattern. Flower appliques on the sides and across the opening around the knees and a long beautiful train, Berta
Style 16-105, handcrafted payette dress, illusion neckline, open back, light organza skirt with payette layers underneath, Berta
Style 16-101, full cloche skirt lace embellished dress, silver tone on nude, plunging neckline and open back Berta
Style 16-106, handcrafted lace embroidered with an illusion neckline, open back, chiffon skirt with high slit and lace under layer, Berta
Style 16-116, painting-like lace pattern dress over illusion, high neckline, point d'espirt bodice and skirt, peal beaded all across and open back, Berta
Style 16-119, handcrafted netting lace, all beaded, V style open back, Berta
Style 16-120, handcrafted payette and netting pattern, long sleeves, hairy short skirt and open back, Berta
Style 16-121, handcrafted lace embroidered, pearl strings, illusion deep neckline and open back, Berta
Style 16-122, handcrafted payette and pearls embroidery, long sleeves, deep open back and dramatic all beaded train, Berta