Black Diamonds and Rubies

This bride’s wish was to have her wedding dressed designed with her engagement ring referenced as inspiration.  The ring consisted of black diamonds and red rubies.  This played a key role in using color-blocking and design to balance her figure proportions.

The two challenges were camouflaging an ample bust size (DD) and a short–waisted/straight shape upper body down through the lower body.  We were able to beautifully showcase the dominant key color, ruby, on the bodice while simultaneously bringing down her cup-size visually.  The same was accomplished with an asymmetrical black midriff from the under-bust down to the hip level in order to shape-in and elongate her waistline.  The result was a beautiful gown inspired by a splash of 1950’s movie star glamour and a touch of the Parisian belle époque.

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