The new Lillian West collection for Autumn-Winter 2018/19 stands as one of Justin Alexander’s most beautiful lines of bridal gowns. These designs have been perfectly adapted to the season, inspired by nature, and resulting in one of the brand’s most authentic collections.
An ode to lace
Lovers of lace will delight in this collection as they are taken on a journey through patterns and delicate intricacies. These dresses are a perfect fit for all types of brides, whether they are seeking a classic style or one that’s more bohemian, reminiscent of the purity of the Autumn/Winter season.
In order to best display the character of these dresses, the collection has been shown in a natural and dry Native American-style landscape. This really makes the two tribal pieces below stand out with their exquisite lace and hippie aesthetics, ideal for casual brides who want to make a statement.
Within the country style, and borrowing from the mystical environment of nature, two more classic pieces emerge. The first one has a tulle skirt and an illusion neckline to show poetic grace and timeless romance, then the second boasts a sexy figure-hugging silhouette that has an empowering and sensual air to every inch of lace detail.
This is a Lillian West collection created with an incredible attention to detail. Therefore, some of the pieces, like these really original and spectacular dresses pictured below, are accompanied by a unique element attached to the dress, that also acts almost as though it’s a separate complement.
In the first design, a delicate piece of lace simulates the rest of the dress with an off-the-shoulders cropped layer; in the second, a pair of flowy long sleeves add a dramatic touch to the whimsical illusion neckline.
The art of backless
Lillian West has taken the autumn-winter season to new heights with these designs, and yet, despite the cold, the dresses still have sensual elements. The back is the new front: discover deep, sensual and suggestive backless cuts.
Either with an illusion detailing or an open V, a bride’s back can be on full display, adorned and framed with intricate details, as shown on this open-sleeve design.
Backless dresses with a plunging V are also the most sensual dresses of the collection, as the sleeves flow right down the spine to accentuate the back curve of the female figure.
Leaving the back almost completely bare, but with exquisite details and simple straps, is another way to dazzle guests from all angles.
When it comes to this Lillian West AW18 collection, sensuality isn’t just found at the back of the dresses. Through deep and suggestive necklines, as well as daring silhouettes, every Lillian West bride can feel empowered and sexy on her wedding day.
Check out this deep V-neck number, something that’s suggestive without even revealing much at all. We love the illusion application of mesh and the surrounding embroidery.
The sweetheart neckline never disappoints and looks even better with the delicacy of this patterning and the sophistication of the tulle. Simply unique!
The necklines that are less deep give room for ethereal patterning around the bust area, and these bodices are feminine masterpieces.
A strapless/bandeau sweetheart neckline accentuates the bride’s neck and collar bone, and enhances the female figure when paired with a mermaid cut tulle skirt.
Adorned in tribal lace, this piece below combines intricate detailing with a simple, sensual silhouette for an effect of pure elegance and beauty.
The Lillian West Autumn-Winter 2018/2019 Collection is definitely one we admire. These designs enhance the natural beauty of the modern bride. Such beautifully patterned fabrics and feminine cuts are two of Justin Alexander’s main aesthetics and we predict that they will lead the bridal trends for this upcoming season.