Timelessly classic and elegant, these Ursula of Switzerland dresses, pantsuits and gowns designed for special occasions and formal wear. The collection is particularly renowned for specializing in mother-of-the-bride and groom dresses, and outfits that transition from daytime wear to evening wear.
In the summer of 2015 fashion icon Ursula Garreau-Rickenbacher, the founder celebrated 50 years as a designer of international repute. Originally from Einsiedein in Switzerland, she relocated to the USA at the age of 23 and is proud that all of her designs are made in the USA. Ursula Garreau-Rickenbacher is the recipient of the DEBI award for Distinguished Excellence in the Bridal Industry for her special occasion dresses.
Inspired by French couture, Ursula's collection is designed to make women of any age look and feel beautiful. Her designs are available in petite and plus sizes up to size 28, reflecting the desire of women of all sizes to aspire to a feminine and flattering fit. Loyal customers appreciate the timeless appeal of her styles, that have flattered them as they transitioned from young women to mother-of-the-bride. These same women are now introducing the Ursula to their own daughters; especially the bridal range, which is ideal for brides of all ages and includes coveted pantsuits.
Madame Bridal knows that discerning women will appreciate the comfort and versatility, as well as inimical style, catered to in the beautiful pant suits and dresses with matching jackets or shawls.
Fine fabrics are chosen with care, such as high twist crepe, stretch lace, vintage chiffon and silky matte jersey. Embellishments tend to the discreet such as minimal beading, the use of filigree stretch lace and beaded brooches. Charming prints and vibrant colors combine with feel good fabrics. The New Ursula Lasuisse black collection incorporates fabrics that include the classic favorites and introduces open weave leno, embroidered stretch tulle and stretch double knit.
Many of the designs create an A-line or fitted silhouette styled with flattering drapery, asymmetrical cuts and long tunics. Dresses or jackets with sleeves are a dependable theme throughout the Ursula collection. Necklines tend to the discreet, with many outfits showcasing high scoop necklines, draped cowls or modest V-necklines. Tunics over slips create illusion necklines, and skirts feature asymmetrical tiers and stylish side drapes. Hemlines range from knee-length to tea-length, through to full-length.
This label is one that the well-dressed woman appreciates for its classically timeless appeal, exquisite attention to fine detail and well deserved repute for excellence.