Simply Bridal's Marianne Gown
Introducing the Marianne Gown
By Natalie Tsang
November 16, 2011
This was one of the stand out favorites at our last showroom event. A full one third of the guests said that the Marianne was their favorite dress of the night. And we can see the appeal! We love the lace detail and the gorgeous cut out back. Check out our site for more pictures.
Lovely and feminine, this A-line silhouette is pure romance. Let's go through a breakdown of the product details.
The sheath is also known as a slim line silhouette. It fits closely to the body without actually hugging the skin.
Neckline: QUEEN ANNE
This neckline was popularized by Britain's Queen Anne, and is a great choice for women who are small-busted and have slight shoulders. The roughly diamond shaped neckline makes the upper torso appear larger and wider by drawing the eyes to the horizontal line along the right and left points.
A court train is between one to a few feet long. It is longer than a brush train, but shorter than a chapel and cathedral trains.
Lace is an openwork fabric, patterned with open holes in the work.
Charmeuse is a woven fabric with a satin finish. It's lustrous and reflective, and also softer and lighter than satin.
Back Closure: BACK ZIPPER
The zipper is barely there and there is a small clasp to keep it from coming down.
Sleeves: CAP SLEEVES
A cap sleeve is a very short sleeve that covers the edge of the shoulder without extending over the underside of the arm, which allows maximum freedom of movement with more support than a strapless dress.