The Best Gowns From Paris Haute Couture

Since most wedding dresses are made by hand, with delicate ornaments and layers of lace and tulle, some of the best gowns can be seen at haute couture shows in Paris.

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Traditionally, each show is closed with a spectacular wedding gown and many designers still honour this rule. Take a look at some of the most beautiful wedding dresses from the Spring/Summer 2014 couture runways…


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Many designers are constantly pushing the boundaries and surprising us with their innovative designs. Karl Lagerfeld is definitely a good example of this. At the end of his Chanel show he walked down the catwalk, with recent bride-to-be, Cara Delevingne, who was dressed in a futuristic, semi-transparent wedding gown, made from hi-tech fabrics, matched with bejewelled couture trainers and a feathery headpiece. With a relaxed silhouette and comfortable footwear, Lagerfeld’s bridal look is definitely groundbreaking.

Alexis Mabille

Alexis Mabille
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French fashion designer, Alexis Mabille’s collection was abundant, with bridal details such as butterfly headpieces, while most of his floor-length white gowns would make ideal wedding dresses. It was a palette of white, champagne and nude golds, while the gowns featured trailing capes, lace drapes and fluid falls of fabric that felt both softly and architecturally. This strapless one-shouldered gown featured pretty pink ribbon around the waist and delicate white lace detailing was definitely one of his best looks.

Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad
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An expert when it comes to making women feel like real princesses, through spectacular designer pieces, Zuhair Murad showcased a series of amazing gowns which will meet any bride-to-be's most important requirement: a truly special wedding gown that instantly impresses! Intricate lace, elegantly traditional cuts, dramatic floor-length veils, and modern looks dominated his latest collection. The couturier closed his show with a breathtaking white wedding gown, decorated with hundreds of hand-stitched white flowers. With a voluminous full skirt, sweetheart neckline, and a long tulle veil, this dress is perfect for a glamorous wedding.

Elie Saab

Elie Saab
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World famous for his timeless and elegant wedding dresses, Elie Saab created a wide range of bridal gowns for his latest collection. Inspired by the work of Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Saab's collection was a floral fairytale with a colour palette ranging from white and gold, to sky blue and soft pink. The last piece from the show was truly sensational. A champagne coloured gown covered in delicate floral appliqués and embellishments, with a giant train trailing behind.

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