Rosa Clara is a Spanish line of wedding gowns with a definite flair for the dramatic. It goes without saying that the high impact dresses aren’t for every bride (or every wedding). Nearly every Rosa Clara wedding gown in their collection has a ‘look at me’ sensationalism about it that cannot be ignored. For brides who want to make a big style statement on their wedding day – the bold and beautiful drama queens perhaps, or the self-imposed slaves to fashion – Rosa Clara has just the dress.
Take, for example, their stunning ‘River’ dress shown above. The full skirt has three distinct tiers that narrowly escape looking overdone, and the top is a bustier-style fusion between the always-flattering sweetheart neckline and a trendy one-shoulder strap. It all sounds rather crazy written down, but together the effect is somehow completely enchanting – it’s the perfect dress for the fairy tale bride with fashion savvy and modern flair. The dress is something you might imagine bridal Barbie to gracefully waltz down the aisle in, and definitely requires a tall, leggy bride to properly pull it off the flouncy layers of silk skirting.
For brides who want to rock this high drama look, the key to pulling it off is to keep everything else simple and really let the dress shine. I’d love to see this Rosa Clara gown worn with glossy locks upswept in a simple chignon and large diamond studs sparkling in the bride’s ears. The lovely neckline has enough interest and shouldn’t be worn with a necklace, but one large, sparkly bracelet would be the perfect crowning touch on the look. As with the rest of the ensemble, makeup should be light and understated, highlighting only one feature, preferably the eyes paired with a nude or light pink lip. A high drama dress is one thing, but too much drama can end up coming across looking harsh on a wedding day. Fashion, as always, is a delicate balancing act, and the more dramatic the dress the harder it is to balance. For brides who can walk the link, however, the sweet reward is an unforgettable wedding day look that guests will be gushing about for years to come. 🙂