If you're the type of bride who prefers turquoise to diamonds, wildflowers to roses, braids to formal up-do's, and a VW bus to a limo, Claire Pettibone is the wedding dress designer for you. The queen of bohemian-chic couture looked to the Pacific Coast highway for inspiration this season, as her Spring 2017 line is all about west coast beaches, the long drives to wine country and redwoods, and saltwater breezes. The result? A collection that's totally soaked in sunshine.
"Creating this Romantique collection, I was inspired by the diversity of my hometown," explains Pettibone, who originally hails from Los Angeles. The City of Angels attracts beautiful people from across the globe, from every culture, searching for that ineffable dream. Growing up here was perhaps the perfect place for my own dreamer's heart to find its way. Our city's Spanish roots are evident not only in the names of many of our towns and streets, but in the rich tradition of Latina culture so befitting a beautiful bride. Embellished necklines, backs and sleeves convey a refined mood, and the embroideries and scalloped laces impart a touch of celebrity glamour."
"Incorporating another aspect of the L.A. vibe," the designer continues, "of course I had to give our beach babes and bohemian spirit equal time with crocheted laces, sexy backs, and sheer, red-carpet-ready accents. Legs, backs, and beach inspired details are perfect for a walk in the sand, or vows in a sun-dappled forest. Sunset on the beach, care-free in the breeze of a vineyard, or luxe lace mantilla style... Take your pick. In California, anything goes."
Claire Pettibone's Spring 2017 collection reminds us why this label gets so much love from boho brides and celebrities alike (She was the designer behind Nikki Reed's uber-romantic wedding dress, need we remind you!) The dresses wed vintage romance with an enchanting bohemian spirit. Think illusion sleeves and necklines decorated with delicate embroidery and chic crochet frocks ready for beachside nuptials or a romantic, vintage-inspired soirée.
Click through to see all of the looks from Claire Pettibone's Spring 2017 collection.
Photo: "Laguna," crochet open work lace sheath with sides lit sheer skirt, illusion back, and slight sweep train, Claire Pettibone