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Jenny Packham

Jenny Packham's Spring/Summer 2011 collection is a major Glam Slam! Her signature beading and 1930's languid looks were on full display. Packham is one of Britain's go-to girls for celebs that want to dazzle on the red carpet. Her wedding collection gives brides the same opportunity to shine and sparkle in the spotlight.

 

We always love Packham's languorous gowns in slippery silk charmeuse and floating silk chiffon. Pretty flyaway layers, plunging necklines and one-shoulder goddess dresses were in abundance. Her Art Deco-inspired Eden gown is a decadent silver with crystal-beaded column and jeweled golden flowers, a real head-turner. The shoulder was an important focal point in this collection, with lots of oversized chiffon flounces, breezy poufed and sheer jeweled cap sleeves. So pretty. So flattering.

 

Packham's short dresses were also a hit. One of our favorites, the Bon Bon in a gorgeous shade of soft nude, is so light and delicate that it looks like an airy mist of a dress; the tiered tulle edges are lightly beaded in silver and crystal. Wow. Another favorite is the Dido dress, a 60's-inspired romp of a dress with large white paillettes on chiffon, all trimmed in wispy white ostrich feathers.

 

This collection also delivered some beautiful, wearable, classic wedding dresses for those brides who want to make a fashion statement in a more subtle way. Crisp duchess satin and Mikado A-line gowns were clean and dramatic. An ethereal group of tulle ball gowns made their way into the collection too, some sprinkled with crystals and sequins like the Miley, in nude tulle with a sexy satin corset bodice, or the Dearest ball gown, which is dotted with tiny, pretty flowers on its swishy layered skirt. Brides will be hard-pressed to choose their favorite from Packham's incredible line-up.

Jenny Packham, Spring 2011