Last Tuesday, Ian and I both took a leave from work to visit my first potential designer, Ms. Camille Garcia.  We went to her boutique at The Glass Garden, Pasig City, at 10am.  Her boutique is very much how i pictured what a wedding gown boutique is — lots of mirrors and lots of gowns and dresses hanging on racks.  A cute sofa is set at the middle with lots of pillows — the boutique sets off a charm that a bride-wanna-be would really feel that she’s in for the time of her life – fitting on THE DRESS that would probably be the most beautiful (and most memorable) on her.

Ms. Camille Garcia is a very pretty petite lady who happens to be a designer who graduated Magna cum Laude from FIDM. Wow!  She is very nice and accomodating as i showed her lots of pictures of gowns i like.  It’s actually quite funny because i showed her a lot of pictures, each with totally different designs.  I told her that i really do not know what would look good on me (well, that’s the main reason why we’re hiring a designer right?).  She asked me to stand up so she can look at me.  Her assessment – i would look good in a serpentine wedding gown.  and because of what? My butt! Wahahaha!  She told us not a lot of women can wear a serpentine cut.

Serpentine cut, or more known as mermaid/trumpet style, is as they say, probably one of the sexiest cuts for today’s bride because it will follow the contour of the body from top to bottom.  It is a must that the bride who’ll be wearing it is confident and comfortable with her body.  This cut basically will start with a sheath from the shoulders to either above or slightly below the knees at which it will flair into a fuller skirt.

Here are my six top picks from The Knot (sorry for the unlikely number – i can only find six gowns i really like hehe)

6.   200 by Victoria Nicole


Neckline: Sweetheart

Waist: Asymmetric

Gown Length: Floor

Train Style and Length: Attached, Chapel

Fabric: Tulle

Embellishments: Beading, Embroidery

5.  Canada by San Patrick

 

Neckline: One-Shoulder

Waist: Dropped

Gown Length: Floor

Train Style and Length: Attached, Chapel

Fabric: Satin

 

4.  6837 by Alfred Sung Bridals

 

Neckline: Strapless, Sweetheart

Waist: Dropped

Gown Length: Floor

Train Style and Length: Attached, Chapel

Fabric: Parisian Organza

 

3.  3050 by Lazaro

 

 

Neckline: Strapless, Sweetheart

Waist:  Dropped

Gown Length: Floor

Train Style and Length: Attached, Chapel

Fabric: Silk Satin Organza

 

2.  Adorae Rose by Sottero & Midgley

 

Neckline: One-shoulder, Sweetheart

Waist: Dropped

Gown Length: Floor

Train Style and Length: Attached, Chapel

Fabric: Demir Stretch Satin

Embellishments: Beading

Special Features: Corset Bodice (hmm, parang ok to a – it will really help me accentuate my waist)

 

1.  9102 by Lo-Ve-La by Liz Fields

 

 

Neckline: Strapless, Sweetheart

Gown Length: Floor

Train Style and Length: Attached, Sweep

Fabric: Silky Organza

Embellishments: Beading, Embroidery

 

I  both love #1 and #2 (Ian likes #2 more, though).  Decisions, decisions! :)