James Clifford Collection
James Clifford Wedding Dresses
Brides-to-be with a distinctive and memorable look in mind for their special day seek out bridal gowns from the acclaimed James Clifford collection of wedding dresses, appreciative that the quality of these couture gowns is worthy of the price tag as the dress will truly be one to be remembered. James Clifford is a revered designer, recognized as a visionary in bridal fashion, whose distinctively elegant silhouettes are crafted from luxuriant fabrics that are the tapestry for the richest embellishments. His stunning collection of formal couture wedding dresses is inspired with a contemporary and glamorous vibe, while paying homage to the traditional. The James Clifford bride is breathtaking in her bridal beauty and exudes the sophisticated poise so suited to this formal occasion. Discerning brides will be delighted to discover the full range of the collection amid the pages of respected bridal retailer Madame Bridal.
James Clifford has acquired an excellent design reputation through decades of experience in the bridal industry. Since graduating from the New England School of Art and Design he has gained a notable name by working with the House of Bianchi, Priscilla of Boston, the Galina Boutique and Mon Cheri. His name has become synonymous with classic style combined with modern flair and his dresses instill confidence in his brides. His silhouettes flatter fabulously while his sculpted necklines draw the eye. Bridal magazines extol his style and brides seeking something truly unique are drawn to his name.
Each James Clifford wedding dress is created in fabrics that flow sensually and feel good against the skin. He often layers fabrics so the bride will feel the silky smoothness of a satin or charmeuse underlay below a dress styled in tulle, lace or memory taffeta. Other fabrics which he fashions into striking gowns include crystal organza, crepe back satin, luxurious satin, tiara satin, metallic lace, sequin tulle and silky chiffon. The fabrics are sourced to ensure they are of the highest quality that will hold up over time, something for the bride to treasure as a keep sake and model for her daughters. His use of white and ivory fabrics underscores his love of the traditional, but he also introduces warm color options such as light gold dresses embellished with spun gold lace appliques. Oyster and champagne lace appliques adorn ivory wedding dresses for a rich hint of color that is still respectful of tradition. While white and ivory will always remain the firm favorites of brides a touch of color can be very welcome for brides with skin tones that are more suited to something warmer.
The collection always demonstrates attention to the smallest detail to ensure not only that the dresses look amazing but that they also offer comfort and ease of movement to the bride. Each strapless gown includes detachable halter and spaghetti straps, while others include detachable sleeves that offer a compromise for a wedding setting where modesty is required for the ceremony. Detachable trains provide an opulent touch for the walk up the aisle but can be conveniently removed for dancing. Matching gantlet sleeves add an elegant touch as they run from the wrists but leave the shoulders bare. They can be removed at any point of the day or evening when the formality is less pressing. While most of the dresses are long and formal with sumptuous trains.
James Clifford also introduces tea-length wedding dresses that are traditional in design and delightfully charming. They are the perfect choice for formal city ceremonies that are not held in churches, chapels or temples.
The embellishments the dresses showcase are exquisite in design and carefully placed for maximum impact. They may adorn the full-length of the dress or be limited to a neckline or a dropped waist bodice. Bodices may be embellished with matching adornments scattered over a skirt and train. Many of the belts are removable so the bride may choose to accentuate the waistline or not.
James Clifford loves to incorporate Swarovski crystals into his designs. These spectacularly brilliant glass crystals are manufactured in Austria and have been a symbol of luxury for over 120-years. They add outstanding shimmer to the collection, alongside other enviable embellishments including beaded floral appliques and floral ribbon lace appliques with pearl centers. They are created in different kinds of lace as can be seen in re-embroidered lace appliques, Venice lace, corded lace, sequin lace and beaded metallic lace appliques. Naturally many of these are accented with hand beading, embroidery or Swarovski crystals. Brides relish the feel of these luxuriant additions and know how they complete the perfection of the gown.
Other details are equally fine and never overlooked. Both crystal and fabric matched buttons accent the back of these gowns, sometimes running the full-length to the tip of the train. Delicate eyelash trim adds a dreamlike finishing touch to scalloped necklines and hemlines, with three-dimensional rosettes adding the most romantic of touches to full skirts. Clifford favors the chapel length train as the completing elegant finish to his gowns, a traditional romantic choice that offers just the right amount of classic luxuriance.
The collection includes every style of silhouette in styles that range from the most romantic to the most opulent. Fitted silhouettes cleave to the figure with the utmost elegance while fit and flare silhouettes combine the cleave factor with the gentle flare factor and trumpets add even more flamboyant flare. A-lines are a timelessly classic choice while bridal ball gowns will always be the first choice for brides with fairy tale visions of their wedding day. Bodices can be structured with corset boning or fit snugly without the boning. Waistlines can be dropped, natural, or empire as the collection includes each style and the bride can find the one that best flatters her figure.
James Clifford is renowned for this sculpted necklines and the bride has a myriad of choices amid his collection. There are strapless sweetheart necklines that draw attention to the curves and the line of the neck, and gorgeously adorned illusion V-necklines and illusion Sabrina necklines that add an air of mystery. There are halter necklines atop sleek keyhole bodices and necklines framed with scalloped trim or delicate cap sleeves.
Every angle of the dress is considered with both illusion and cutout backs offering an enticing and enchanting look. Skirts are tiered and ruffled, flared and smooth flowing, cascading gloriously or deliciously draped. The skirt is often the deciding feature for the bride if she has her heart set on a ball gown style or the more simple sophistication of something fitted. A simply fitted silhouette will be transformed into a thing of beauty under Clifford's hand as linear beads are added or the effect of a cage skirt is created. Whichever silhouette or style appeals to the bride she will discover it is created in a perfect fit in this collection. An excellent fit is at the heart of bridal elegance, allowing the bride to feel confident, comfortable and worry free.
There is no setting too grand for a James Clifford bridal gown and if the wedding is planned in a stately setting a dress from this collection will be the perfect choice. If the bride expects that the guests will be dressed up the nines she needs a dress that assures she will remain the center of attention and keep her grooms eyes on her. Many brides have a budget that allows them to indulge in a Clifford gown as they want only the best for their once-in-a-lifetime wedding day. When so many guests are due to attend a formal wedding the bride deserves a dress that makes her feel beautiful and at one in such a special setting. The photographs that are taken to capture the memories of the day will be cherished forever as the bride appreciates it really was worth seeking out an acclaimed designer as her choice for a couture dress of distinction.