Maggie Sottero is renowned in the bridal industry for its luxurious, jaw-dropping designs, every season returning to dazzle us and the thousands of brides who will wear Maggie on their big day. However, their new collection for Spring 2019 relies less on audacious necklines and glittering embellishments to achieve this effect (although, of course, you can be assured there are sequins and pearls aplenty!). Instead, the brand new Alistaire collection for the upcoming season relies on more classical constructions and designs, remaking the old looks that we have become so accustomed to into something that we’ve never quite seen before.
Indescribably romantic, and in many cases, simply pretty, the Alistaire collection is worlds away from the decadent Lucienne collection released for Fall/Winter 2018. Instead, Maggie Sottero here shows a preference for more stripped-back looks, with embroidery and decoration included to enhance the dress – instead of becoming its main characteristic. However, for the brides who have always looked to Maggie Sottero for a dress that will make a statement at their wedding, don’t worry – we’re very sure that you’ll be attracting attention in one of these gowns! So have a scroll, and enjoy our preview of the Alistaire collection for Spring 2019.
All Maggie Sottero wedding dresses are romantic – that’s something we feel very comfortable stating! – but the new collection for 2019 is perhaps moreso than any other that we have seen in recent years. The designers behind this global brand have taken a softer approach to this range, utilising more classical bridal shapes and silhouettes which are less revealing and more demure. Princess cuts, mermaid and fit-and-flare gowns dominate the Alistaire collection, with Maggie Sottero’s signature couture feel embedded in each and every one of them. For the bride who wants a look taken directly from a modern fairytale, then she need look no further!
Cuts, colours and trends come and go within the bridal industry, but some features will always be popular. Lace is one such feature – a material that appears in nearly every wedding dress collection on the planet, it is not only intensely feminine, but also very luxurious when implemented with skill. And we would expect no less from Maggie Sottero! Used with delicacy, in a way that complements every dress, lace is one of the primary characteristics of the beautiful Alistaire collection, and really adds that classic touch.
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True to brand, there is still rather a lot of variety in the new Maggie Sottero collection. Though we wouldn’t recommend that you wear one of these dresses to your beach wedding, the versatility with regard style means that many brides are catered to with the Alistaire range – particularly those planning a more traditional ceremony. However, the Carmilla Jane dress pictured above, with its subtly transparent tulle skirt and low-cut bodice would, for example, be ideal for a more relaxed, bohemian style wedding. Who says you can’t wear couture to a more informal ceremony!
Though less decadent than the Fall 2018 collection, the Alistaire collection nevertheless retains a huge sense of luxury and class. Where other designers look to tight, fitted shapes and revealing cutouts and panelling, Maggie Sottero creates a range of designs that is still very sensual, whilst refusing to flash too much flesh. As the bridal industry starts to target a younger, millennial audience, the Alistaire collection is here as a reminder that a bride does not have to show off her various assets to look beautiful on her wedding day – what she needs instead is a couture dress, designed by one of the foremost fashion houses in the world.
And – because no classical bridal collection is complete without them – Maggie Sottero gives us some of the most elegant and awe-inspiring trains that we have ever seen for next season. Masterful and confident in their layering of fabrics, the designers behind these gowns know exactly how to make brides feel like goddesses – or at the very least princesses, and what woman out there doesn’t want that for their big day! The spillover effect of the lace train in the above Whitney dress is the epitome of grace, and we can guarantee that every woman who wears Maggie Sottero will not just look chic, but feel it too.
Pristine, refined and totally gorgeous, the Alistaire collection is sure to dominate the bridal fashion industry for Spring 2019. Maggie Sottero brings their best in a romantic look to the past that never once feels old-fashioned, instead transforming our favourite styles into modern gowns fit for the millennial bride. Feel like the picture-perfect bride and wear Maggie Sottero as you walk down the aisle – the full gallery is coming soon, so check back in with us to find the dress of your dreams!