A beautiful evening gown is designed to allow you to project whatever personae you please to present to your public. You may choose to allure in voluptuous splendor, turn heads dressed in tantalizing mysterious style, or charm in a gown that exudes understated grace. Mori Lee evening dresses and mother of the bride dresses are elegant and modern, designed to ensure you are the fashion center of the room. They radiate sophistication and imbue you with the confidence to work the room with ease. The collection is created by the renowned New York designer Madeline Gardner, who has surpassed herself with these stunningly crafted dresses that showcase glamour as her inspiration. Madame Bridal is an authorized retailer of this wonderful collection, introducing gowns that will exceed your expectations for the wedding and the most romantic or chic evenings.
Every woman understands the importance of selecting just the right dress for her daughter’s wedding as she is more than just a guest, having a central role in the proceedings. It is a dress to be chosen with care, flattering to her figure and portraying her timeless elegance. She desires contemporary style, in keeping with her maturity and age. Madeline Gardner is cognizant of these concerns and creates gowns that make a woman feel desirable and striking whatever her age. The collection primarily features full-length gowns with sweep trains, though a number of cocktail-length dresses with knee-length and above the knee skirts make an appearance. Every dress is cut to perfection in order to accentuate the best attributes of a woman’s figure while concealing less flattering features where necessary. Silhouettes are designed to flow easily with movement, clinging and shaping, or delightfully draped.
Exquisite embellishments bring the collection to life, with the measured placement of lines of cascading beads against a backdrop of chiffon and or silky crepe overlaid with crystal beaded lace. Sleek Larissa satin is adorned with intricate beading, accentuating the overall shimmer, and beautiful beading emphasizes an hour glass figure encased in body hugging jersey. There are long gowns completely styled in beaded mesh and beaded lace, and dresses where the beaded embellishments are limited to the bodice or the bodice and hips. Other plush and feel good fabrics which are styled in fashion templates are tulle, net, crepe and stretch mesh. Satin cascades copiously in A-line gowns with full, voluminous skirts, with jersey and stretch mesh molding curvaceously to the curves in dresses with fitted silhouettes. There are fit and flare silhouettes that flare gently from the hips and trumpet gowns with the addition of filmy godets.
Bodices are beautifully adorned with elaborate beading and embroidered appliques, showcasing necklines of every description, such as bead trimmed scoops, illusion jewels and sheer Sabrina necklines. Deep V-necklines are trimmed with beading or softly scalloped trim, while off-the-shoulder necklines add an enticing touch to the collection. One-shoulder gowns feature asymmetrical necklines and a limited number of gowns are strapless with sweetheart necklines. Many of the bodices are framed with cap sleeves, short sleeves and three-quarter illusion sleeves, providing coverage to the shoulders, and the strapless gowns are completed with the addition of a matching bolero.
No detail is overlooked in Madeline Gardner’s quest for perfection. Waistlines and backs deserve as much attention as necklines and she beads them with a dramatic flourish. Slightly dropped waistlines are accented with scalloped trim and removable beaded belts assure a cinched waistline. Inverted curved waistlines accentuate the soft flow of long skirts and beaded waistlines above dropped waistlines add an extra dimension. A chic ruffle is used to accent a waist nipping peplum. Backs are styled to garner attention to the dress from every angle and the collection includes sheer backs with keyholes, intriguing cutouts and illusion backs accented with covered buttons. Scoops and V’s mirror the necklines of the bodice and high illusion necklines lead into full backs. Beading and embroidery is mirrored on the back bodices. Different styles of beading incorporated into the gowns include latticework, ombre, crystals and bugle beading. These shimmering highlights extend onto sleeves.
Striking drapery is showcased throughout the collection. The gowns features side gathered bodices and asymmetrically ruched bodices. Fitted skirts are side gathered and asymmetrically draped from the waistline or feature cascading asymmetrical flounces. Faux wrap fitted skirts have asymmetrical overlays while other fitted styles are shaped with center back gathers. Softly flowing A-line skirts are lightly gathered at the waistline and slim A-lines draw attention with multiple tiers. A number of dresses feature front opening A-line overlay skirts. Trumpet skirts flare fabulously from dropped waistlines. These exquisite evening dresses are styled without the unnecessary trappings of overdone ruffles or garish adornments, drawing attention to the form of the body in an arresting and chic way, rather than focusing on too much ornamentation.
The use of embellishments is always tasteful, with the adornments carefully color matched to the color of the gown. There are no loud, obtrusive notes but rather sublime additions that add to the elegant flow of the dress. Each dress is available in a limited choice of color with each color doing perfect justice to the style. Color hues tend towards the chic and muted, rather than the overly bright, ranging from delicate champagne, nude, blush and latte, through to rich shades of wine, merlot, and pewter. The color palette includes the ever popular black and silver, while incorporating teal, charcoal, oyster, slate and bronze. If a bold color is preferred there are options of peacock, amethyst and wisteria. The available colors are suited for every season of wedding and for every red-carpet event, special social occasion and romantic dalliance. The tendency to a single block color is flattering and less distracting than a multitude of colors fighting for attention. It creates a put together look where the main focus is on the dress and the beauty of the woman wearing it.
This collection has the added advantage of not breaking the bank, offering amazing haute couture style designs at realistically affordable prices. If a gown is chosen for the wedding it will enjoy other outings beyond the big day as it is too irresistible to simply languish in the wardrobe. A woman can choose a gown with modest elegance from the collection or pull out all the stops in a dress where she can flaunt her figure alluringly and break hearts. A Mori Lee dressed woman will pique the curiosity of all who observe who and captivate the attention of those wishing to woo her. She will move with extra confidence and grace when so gloriously dressed and this in turn will highlight her inner beauty. The collection showcases gowns that are as appropriate for the wedding ceremony as they are for waltzing away the evening on the dance floor.
The coveted gowns in this collection have the catwalk confidence to take a woman anywhere and are sure to make a partner or escort feel proud to be by your side at any black-tie or white-tie affair. There are so many fabulous events where a Mori Lee formal dress will slip effortlessly into place, from the ballet, theater and opera to attending the Oscars, a charity gala or a high class work event. They have the festive allure for holiday parties and can be transported to exotic locations for vacation glamour. The gowns are too impressive to slide into the background and are sure to turn heads and attract compliments, admiring glances and open jealousy. Some of the gowns are completed with matching stoles to throw over the shoulders to create a different look at various events.
Madeline Gardner’s extensive experience in creating attractive, high quality dresses for women of all ages is perfectly illustrated in this modern collection of elegant evening gowns and mother of the bride dresses. The only problem the collection presents is narrowing down the selection to just one special gown.