Meredith Stoecklein speaks directly to the bride who wants to flout traditional bridal fashion rules. After graduating from Parsons in New York, Stoecklein worked at Zac Posen and Narciso Rodriguez and then transitioned to celebrity styling. When she finally decided to take what she learned on craftsmanship into her own bridal line, she established LEIN for the bold modern bride. Minimalist with offbeat, edgy elements, the collections are filled with slips, columns, and sheaths featuring interesting intricate details—for versatile dresses with personality that can be worn again and again.
Scroll below to see recent and past collections from LEIN.
LEIN Fall 2020
LEIN's Fall 2020 collection is full of minimal pieces that can go from church to city hall. Strapless column dresses with smocked bodices and peplum details are chic and effortless but still make a statement. The confetti fringe minidress exudes fun and decadence while the halter chiffon dress gives off ethereal vibes perfect for a garden or woodsy wedding. Special mention to the black dotted lace top and skirt—a show-stealing set.
Look 1: Strapless silk crepe French lace with embellishments and embroidery.
Look 2: Strapless pleated crepe jumpsuit with wide leg pants.
Look 3: Sleeveless black chiffon gown with V-neckline and spaghetti straps.
Look 4: Strapless lace gown with lace appliqué pattern.
Look 5: Blush French tulle sleeveless top with thin straps and smocked bodice and French tulle skirt.
Look 6: Strapless tulip crepe gown with natural waist and floral trim on bodice.
Look 7: Strapless blush tulle gown with ruched empire bodice.
Look 8: Strapless crepe sheath dress with fringe belt.
Look 9: Black flocked lace dotted sleeveless top and skirt.
Look 10: Confetti French fringe minidress.
Look 11: Strapless crepe gown with floral trim on bodice and detachable chiffon train.
Look 12: Halter chiffon gown with low back.
LEIN Spring 2020
Sleek and wearable best describe the LEIN Spring 2020 collection. Sultry satins take on more contemporary forms in oxford jumpsuits, pantsuits, and double-breasted dresses. The collection is also vintage-inspired. A dotted lace dress with ruffled tiers, a fit-and-flare dotted peach dress with puff sleeves, and a mini with strings of beads for sleeves all harken back to timeless charm.
Look 1: Fit-and-flare flocked lace dress with puff sleeves.
Look 2: Collared oxford jumpsuit with long sleeves and buttons.
Look 3: Satin minidress with bead sleeves.
Look 4: Dotted oversized blazer and dotted flared pants.
Look 5: Minidress with halter neckline and lace trims worn with lace beret.
Look 6: Satin boxed jacket with collar and satin flared pants.
Look 7: Sleeveless satin dress with spaghetti straps.
Look 8: Double-breasted satin gown with long sleeves.
Look 9: Sleeveless sheath dress with knot back detail.
Look 10: Sleeveless dotted lace gown with spaghetti straps and ruffled tiers worn with dotted lace gloves and bucket hat.
Look 11: Satin gown with bead string sleeves.
LEIN Spring 2019
A more casual edit of bridal looks is featured in the LEIN Spring 2019 collection. Playful prints like gingham and botanicals are cut in minimalist silhouettes—a sleeveless column dress, a cropped jacket and pantsuit, and a halter mini. Subtle details like peplums, lace trims, and a barely-there train add charisma to the bridal looks. Marrying comfort and style, we can imagine effortless modern brides perusing this collection for a chic ceremony during the day and a fête at night.
Look 1: Linen and cotton midi dress with cap sleeves and belt.
Look 2: Sleeveless linen and cotton midi dress with peplum details.
Look 3: Sleeveless gingham pin-tuck cotton-blend dress worn with belt and bucket hat.
Look 4: Minidress with crisscross straps worn with bucket hat.
Look 5: Botanical printed cotton dress with halter neckline.
Look 6: Sleeveless linen and cotton dress with slit and belt.
Look 7: Sleeveless cotton slip midi dress with spaghetti straps and empire waist.
Look 8: Button-down cotton maxi dress with collar and puff sleeves.
Look 9: Sleeveless slip midi dress with spaghetti straps.
Look 10: Slip dress with train and empire waist.
Look 11: Minidress with crisscross straps and lace trim worn with belt.
Look 12: Sleeveless pin-tuck cotton-blend dress with front slits worn with belt and bucket hat.
Look 13: Sleeveless botanical printed cotton-blend dress with lace trim on hem worn with belt.
Look 14: Botanical printed button-down cotton dress with collar worn with belt.
Look 15: Gingham cotton-blend jacket and cropped flared pants worn with belt.