Designer Spotlight: Wedding Fashions of Anne Barge
Anne Barge has released a Bridal Collection filled with wedding gowns known for their modern interpretations through the use of unique shapes, embellishments, and fabrics. A vintage look is incorporated into all of the modern fashion as a way to ensure that brides have a perfect blend between contemporary and classic.
The finest materials and fabrics are used throughout the Anne Barge Bridal Collection and the resulting look is just stunning. Brides choose this designer for the timeless silhouettes, the intricate beading, and the stunning embroidery found on so many of the gowns that are produced. There are three distinct brands and each are designed towards the different tastes of clientele.
Black Label Collection
The Black Label may be deceiving simply because the dresses are still in white. Rich fabrics combined with Italian silk and French lace are used to create the gowns within this collection. The price points begin at £4,500 within the Black Label.
Couture brings some of the most innovative designs. Brides can look forward to being made up as a modern woman with metallic embellishments, French lace, and more. Gowns begin at £2,500 within the Couture Collection.
La Fleur provides brides with the stunning signature look that has become Anne Barge at a more moderate price point. Many of the dresses found within this collection are between £1,500 and £2,500 – and feature the same beautiful craftsmanship.
For the many years that Anne Barge has been creating wedding gowns, a number of awards have been won. Additionally, the designs have been featured in Martha Steward Weddings, The New York Times, and Town and Country Weddings amongst many other magazines and publications. Each year, the Today Show throws a wedding and a gown from the Anne Barge Bridal Collection was chosen to be used in 2003 and 2009.
Beyond bridal dresses, Anne Barge has been seen on the red carpet with her designs. She has placed dresses on Amber Riley, Julia Ormond, Nicole Scherzinger, and many others. This allows brides to shop for their bridesmaids at the same time, ensuring that everyone has a stunning look for the big event.
As for the bridal gowns themselves, they are commonly characterized by floor-length gowns in white or cream. The Fall 2012 collection included a significant amount of floral applique with straps while the Fall 2013 Collection encompassed the ball gown with sweetheart A-lines. The Spring 2014 collection has evolved in a stunning display of dresses to fit the modern bride.
Open backs are common throughout the dresses that are created under the Anne Barge label. This allows women to show off a little skin while being conservative in the front. Necklines have included sweetheart as well as strapless designs.
The dresses within the Anne Barge collections are fit for each and every individual bride. This ensures that some customisations can be made to fit the shape of the bride for her big day. Additional features can also be incorporated into the design. This can include a belt or sash of a different color or with metallic applique on it.
Sleeves can be added to a strapless gown or removed from a dress in order to make it strapless. Providing a bride with exactly what she wants on her wedding day is of the highest concern for the Anne Barge label and thus the pricing reflects being able to make these modifications. The Anne Barge website has a specific page dedicated to showing real brides and how some of the dresses have been modified from what was seen in a trunk show in order to deliver bliss to the bride.
The Anne Barge dress collection can be found around the globe. This includes many high-end department stores including Nordstrom, where the La Fleur collection is sold. The Anne Barge website lists European stores in Greece, Spain and Russia – have you heard of where to buy in the UK? If so let us know!
Remember when ordering your wedding dress that time should always be allotted from the time a dress is ordered to the time it is ready to allow for fitting as well as customisations. The Anne Barge fashion line is growing and the wedding gowns are growing in popularity from year to year, which ensures that the brand will be around for many years to come. Let’s hope they’re available in the UK soon! Visit her website to see more of her delightful dresses: www.annebarge.com