Wearing a Claire Pettibone gown requires a few things: you must be a deep-seated romantic, you must love nature and you must not be afraid to show off your sexy inner goddess. Whether Pettibone is showing a large collection of 30 gowns or just a small capsule like her Fall 2011 collection, she always stays true to her vision.
Pettibone's signature fabrics mix earth mother with sexy kitten. Known for her use of plain cotton muslin, she manages to glam it up with the most delicate Chantilly laces, jeweled flowers, sequined fringe, embroidered eyelets and spun silver lace. Constance, her simple lace slip gown with empire waist and plunging neckline gets romanced with boudoir-esque cut lace spaghetti straps and has all the Claire Pettibone hallmarks. The Emmeline works her trademark cotton into a tiered handkerchief skirt with a long drop waist lace bodice and pretty appliqued flowers, a charming Victorian mermaid.
Each Claire Pettibone dress is imbued with a dash of fairy dust and a touch of starry-eyed sentimentalism, perfect for the incurable romantic in all of us.