Sunday, December 11, 2011

Bella Swan's Wedding Dress

Unless you have been living in a cave for the past years, you've no doubt at least heard about the Twilight series of books, and the successful movies they have spawned. The stars of these stories are Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson), and in the most recent movie to hit the screens, "Breaking Dawn, Part 1", Bella and Edward are to be married. In this day of cross-promotions, it was bound to happen that one of the country's top wedding dress manufacturers would hop on the bandwagon, and agree to design a replica for sale to the general public.

Bella's dress heralds a return to a more demure type of gown. For several years, we've seen strapless and very bare dresses be the norm. This beautiful gown, designed by Spanish designer Carolina Herrera, changes that completely. At a cost of $35,000, it is breathtakingly simple on arrival, and beautifully embellished with lace and 152 covered buttons on the peek-a-boo back.

Perhaps it's a bit reminiscent of Pippa's buttoned-up maid of honour gown?

National wedding dress designer Alfred Angelo is offering a
'Bella" dress for $799.
So yes, you can look just as elegant as a movie star!

This isn't the first time a movie gown has been interpreted for sale to the public.

Elizabeth Taylor's dress in Father of the Bride...

Audrey Hepburn's ballerina style in Funny Face...

...even Sarah Jessica Parker's iconic, over-the-top Vivienne Westwood confection from the Sex and the City movie, have all been made available to the public in their various incarnations.

Bloomers Floral Design
122 South Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

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