Rachel Allan Couture dresses are truly unique. The designers treat fabric as an art medium, sculpting it like clay in colors and textures that give your dress the depth of a renaissance painting.
While in France the term Haute Couture, translating to high fashion, is protected and reserved for hand made, custom clothing, the Rachel Allan line is really more of a couture style pret-a-porter collection, that brings the quality, look, and feel of the catwalk to the public at a fraction of the cost.
The collection prominently features curve hugging fit-and-flare silhouettes in one piece dress styles and two piece crop top and skirt sets offered in sizes 0 to 12. Dresses are offered in the colors specified.
Fitted bodices are paired with voluminous chiffon ruffles to create dramatic mermaid silhouettes with ruffles, godets, and fabric inserts. One dress style features a dramatic stand-up collar that drapes around the back of the neck, leaving the back deliciously open. Others feature flared skirts with stylized ruffles, sculpted in matte satin to create deep folds of spirals and stylized rosettes.
The ballgown, A-line gowns have billowy pleats that open up from the waist, concealing hidden pockets on the side seams so you can stash your phone and ID. The perfect slimming fabric, stretch taffeta hugs your shape while creating a multidimensional effect that captures the light and makes the garment appear painted on.
High collar necklines lengthen the frame and keyhole cutouts make skin your best accessory. Plunging sweetheart necklines dip daringly low beneath illusion sheer mesh, with Swarovski crystal accents which sparkle for days.
The skirts are stand-out full, some with actual mermaid styled skirts flaring from the knee, others with fit-and-flare silhouettes that showcase a curvy frame and enhance your shape. Some styles feature dropped waistlines, which hug the hips, and others are embellished with intricate beadwork creating belted waists.
There are lots of whimsical patterns and prints to choose from, like brush stroke black and white stripes and flirty floral prints. Others dresses are are beautifully beaded in various motifs full of glitz and glam.
Worn by celebs, TV hosts, pageant contests and more, you have probably come across a Rachel Allan ensemble or two in your favorite magazines. These formal gowns are perfect for prom, red carpet events, or any occasion that requires you dress to the nines. So, give yourself the royal treatment in a gown that is truly something special.