One of Spain's premiere bridal houses, the Rosa Clara 2011 collection was filled with sleek, refined and extremely elegant wedding wear. The show opened with a strong group of long, modern gowns belted in glossy gold, some in matte jersey with long-sleeves and high necks, others with a very graphic, bold single long sleeve. Perfect for an uncompromisingly modern bride.
If you're feeling less spare and more flair, don't worry because there are plenty of other knockout dresses. Diaphanous pleated georgette goddesses were topped with shaggy feather boleros or edged in pure white Chantilly laces. We couldn't take our eyes off the long-sleeve lace bodice gown with a long pleated tulle skirt. There's nothing heavy or fussy about this dress; it's pure chic from tip to toe.
Rosa Clara's champagne chiffon Vionnet-inspired gowns were jaw-droppingly beautiful. The soft, warm color was dense on the artfully draped bodices, then lightened up to a single peachy whisper of a layer on the bottom. If you're in the mood for nude, these dresses are exquisite. The show ended with a duo of gold lamé gowns, for just a bit of tongue-in-chic.