Sophia Tolli Wedding Dresses
Each season bridal magazines eagerly anticipate the latest collection of Sophia Tolli wedding dresses, knowing how these beautiful dresses will fascinate and delight brides-to-be. This couture line is famous for its signature corsets offering an excellent fit, for its contemporary and fluid silhouettes, and for the impeccable cut of feel good luxuriant fabrics. Brides looking for a show stopping gown for their special day will be thrilled by the tantalizing selection brought to you by acclaimed bridal retailer Madame Bridal, an authorized retailer of this exclusive and coveted line.
Sophia Apostolides - A History
This collection is the inspired creation of Australian designer Sophia Apostolides, and was launched in 2006 in collaboration with the reputed bridal house of Mon Cheri. Prior to launching this collection, Sophia gained many years of experience in the bridal world and worked as the head designer for Maggie Sorreto where she perfected her craft. She has won the Wedding Dress Of The Year award from the Bridal Buyers Awards. She describes her collection as epitomizing soft bridal romanticism and traditional bridal drama, and is immensely proud that her dresses are revered for their perfect fit.
From an early age Sophia Apostolides was fascinated by design and immersed herself in the different fabrics she was exposed to by her aunt, an accomplished dressmaker. She has retained this love of luxuriant fabrics and seeks out only the finest for her stunning wedding dresses, knowing that the feel and the drape is such an important part of the finished product. While other designers may fashion a dress in tulle she considers the wide choice of different tulles available and selects the perfect one for each design. The range of tulles she uses captures the imagination with dreamy names such as misty tulle, gentle tulle, soft tulle and light tulle. Fiesta and sequin tulle conjure shimmering images, alongside Athena tulle, diamond tulle and eos tulle. This wide choice extends to other fabrics with the chiffon selection including angel chiffon, aurora chiffon and ethereal chiffon. The jewel inspired organza she uses includes opal organza, crystal organza and fantasy organza.
A Sophia Tolli Bridal Gown For Every Occasion
There is a Sophia Tolli wedding dress to suit every kind of ceremony, from the most formal and traditional through to the charmingly rustic. There are gowns that are steeped in romance and others that exude elegance or glamour. As this line hits the bridal runways, the excitement in the air is palpable as the Sophia Tolli dresses exceeds every expectation. The line caters to every bride's whims, ranging from fairy tale opulence to simpler styles that can be worn on the beach. Whatever venue is chosen for the ceremony, there is a wedding dress designed to fit it. They also have gowns that are suited to the changing seasons.
The collection incorporates versatile two-piece wedding gowns with detachable trains. The one thing every dress shares is the ability to make each bride feel unique, cherished and special. The bride that wears Sophia Tolli will be filled with confidence, knowing her gown is styled to accentuate her feminine curves to advantage with a superb fit. These bridal gowns are so breathtaking in their design, that the bride will radiate otherworldly beauty, and her groom fall head over heels for her all over again.
Wedding dresses from Sophia Tolli use sumptuous fabrics to create striking silhouettes, such as Duchess satin, majestic satin, delustered satin, Paris satin, shimmer satin and Venus satin; each offering a slightly different weight or sheen to make the gown unique. In addition to these lovely fabrics she also styles wedding dresses in soft lace, sequin lace and Guipure lace; in taffeta and dream taffeta, and in brocade and point d’esprit. Often the fabrics are layered or are the tapestry for exquisite embellishments that stand out with a luscious texture that demands to be touched.
A Passion For Diverse Silhouettes
In addition to her appreciation of fine fabrics Sophia Tolli also developed a passion for experimenting with modern cuts from an early age and this passion can be seen in the stunning silhouettes she creates. There is a silhouette to flatter every bride whatever her size or shape, ranging from fitted silhouettes that cleave to the figure through to fanciful ball gowns with ruffles, tiers, or layers. There are classic A-line silhouettes and stylishly dramatic trumpet gowns. One of the signature looks in this line is the asymmetrically draped fit and flare silhouette. The modern fitted and fit and flare silhouettes in this collection are very fluid and not constricting, designed to move with graceful ease. The asymmetrically draped gowns denote a classic elegance with a hint of Grecian influence and when the drapery is combined with a dropped waistline they are incredibly flattering for most shapes.
Many of the bridal gowns have a lace-up corset back, another signature design element that ensures superb structure and a spellbinding fit. Several dresses offer an alternative back so a corset design can be swapped for a concealed zipper back, accented with diamante or covered buttons, to suit the brides personal preference. In a similar vein each strapless gown comes complete with detachable spaghetti and halter straps to suit the bride that prefers the extra level of support they offer.
Wide Use of Lace
The finest attention to detail is shown in the careful placement of fabulous embellishments that range from the most delicate to attention grabbing. Lace appliques are widely used to adorn bodices and are scattered over skirts, while crystal beading embellishes necklines and waistlines, illusion straps, cap sleeves and backs. Richly textured appliques include pearl accented lace appliques, embroidered appliques, hand beaded lace appliques, and crystal beaded appliques, three-dimensional floral appliques and sequin lace appliques. Each adornment adds a special touch to the gown, creating a whimsical romantic image or adding a note of elegance. There is a sensual appeal to an illusion back that is adorned with delicate crystal beading and will draw all eyes as the bride stands at the altar to exchange vows. The groom will imagine an illusion strap slipping from the shoulder to give way to his lips. Beading is used to accentuate the cut of a neckline, giving a strapless sweetheart neckline a shimmering appeal.
Necklines and Skirts
From scoops to straight strapless bodices, every type of neckline is worked into the Sophia Tolli collection. They embrace plunging V-necklines, off-the-shoulder, illusion jewel and bateau necklines. Illusion necklines atop sweetheart bodices and V-cut bodices showcase halter necklines. Surplice bodices are styled with asymmetrical pleats that follow the flow of an asymmetrically draped silhouette. Skirts flow in gossamer light layers or are as structured as a bride can wish for. While most skirts are unadorned others feature stand out details such as rosebud embellishments or beaded lace appliques. There are ethereally draped skirts in whispers of light layers or full skirts that cascade into scalloped lace hemlines. Magnificent chapel trains flow behind the dresses, fulfilling a brideís image of the ultimate bridal fantasy. Tiered layers add a timeless finish to the skirts of fit and flare silhouette and ball gown silhouette dresses, while filmy godets add volume to flared trumpet skirts. As the bride-to-be peruses the wonderful skirt choices in this collection she will give free rein to her fantasies and imagine herself walking so gracefully down the aisle or swirling the skirt on the dance floor.
A wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime moment when the bride deserves the dress of her dreams. A Sophia Tolli wedding dress brings those dreams to life beautifully and from the moment the gown is first viewed the bride will know instinctively she has made the right choice. The combination of a figure flattering silhouette, impeccably tailored for the perfect fit in the finest of fabrics, is something a bride aspires to as the memories she creates in her chosen dress will last a lifetime. Naturally these dresses photograph like a dream and will be captured to perfection in the wedding pictures. If only one collection captures a brides imagination as she plans her special day it has to be this one as it so unrivaled in every way.