Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Ballerina Gowns

Design by Rodarte for Natalie Portman's dress in the film

Natalie Portman is the talk of Tinseltown once again with her film "Black Swan," which has been generating Oscar buzz since it opened last Friday. The film has inspired many haute couture designers and has led to one of my favorites trends this season - ballerina-style wedding gowns.  

Sincerity Bridal's Taffeta and Tulle Wedding Gown

It's all about the tulle, ladies.  Tulle gives women a femininity that is evident with every movement.  The design is seductive yet sophisticated.  It gives women the fairy tale look that they dreamt of as a child as she is ready to finally get her prince.  

Feathers are coming back as well.  The Spring 2011 collection of  designers - Gucci, Chanel, Zac Posen, Marchesa, Elie Saab and Kate Spade - will all feature the light accessory that enhances the ballerina-like feeling.  

For those not into the extravagance of tulle or wary of feathers, some designers have made the look more grown-up and toned down.  You can achieve the same ballerina look with draped fabrics or a slight train trailing behind the dress.  Think Sarah Jessica Parker a la Sex and The City.  Ok, so Carrie obviously needed at least one feather...

If you want to read more about the Ballerina-style trend and see the hot designers leading the way, be sure to visit:,0,4140894.story

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