You might say that actress and fashion icon Sarah Jessica Parker first dipped her toes into the bridal industry with her wedding-ready SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker shoe line. But now, Parker is diving deep into the world of weddings and is destined to make major waves. Available exclusively through the high-end online retailer Gilt, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal just launched today, and the collection features ten ready-to-wear styles that the modern bride's wedding wardrobe simply cannot do without.
Parker styled the collection with a nontraditional, contemporary vibe in mind because, as she humbly phrased it, she doesn't feel equipped to design standard wedding dresses, and doing so "would have been fraudulent" on her part. But, despite her lack of bridal experience, Parker strove to design a capsule that catered to women of all sizes, shapes, and backgrounds, and allowed them to feel individual. Garnering inspiration from women's differences, she worked with the Gilt design team to create simple pieces that look flattering on a variety of brides.
Featuring decadent fabrics (sourced from Spain, Italy, and France) and a range of colors and designs (think bows, feathers, and hand-stitched beading), there's truly something for every bride for the big day and all other festivities leading up to it. From a white feather gown that's wedding-day ready to a black jumpsuit that screams "engagement party outfit," each piece in the collection was made in New York and comes in sizes 0 to 14. Plus, with picks like simple cashmere bodysuits and flared midi skirts, these looks can last long after you've said "I do."
"It was important—and we’ve managed to create pieces—that have a life to them beyond that day," Parker told Brides exclusively. "People are spending a significant amount of money, and those decisions probably aren’t made lightly, so we’re happy to offer them something that will feel relevant in their closet today and in a few years from now."
The namesake behind the brand also confessed that four year ago when she initially launched her shoe line, SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker, her designs happened to fall into the bridal market "wonderfully by accident," with brides sporting her heels down the aisle. So naturally, it only made sense that Parker would eventually add bridal ready-to-wear to her repertoire. Keeping in line with Parker's shoe collection and coinciding with the release of SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Bridal, Gilt will also offer 15 exclusive footwear styles that perfectly complement the bridal wear. Sizes range from 35 to 40, and are priced between $350 and $485.
"I think all the pieces have such specificity for a particular person, and I’m pleased with it," Parker added of the finished product.
Shop the collection on Gilt.com now, with prices ranging from $295 to $2,395, and check out some of our top picks below. Parker firmly admitted that she never picks favorites when it comes to her designs (or anything at all, for that matter), and we have a feeling you won't be able to narrow it down to just one, either.