About Me

I’m Louise. Blogger. Wife. Designer of TruLu Couture Veils + Accessories.  If you’d like to know more, check out my bio.

Follow Me!



« Dear President Obama | Main | The Wedding Crest »

Petticoat Junction

It’s been a while since I posted something about gowns. I’m way behind on that. My bad.

I’m going to admit something that might end up embarrassing me a little bit. There’s a style of dress that is so not me, but I totally love it. It involves pick-ups, to a degree. Now, don’t get all feisty with me. Pick-ups have come a long way! I’m not talking about those horrid, horrid gowns that make you look like the top of a lemon meringue pie. No, no. Not those. I’m talking about the gowns that have a little sumpin’ sumpin’ under the hood, almost like you’ve got on two (TWO!) dresses at once. More precisely, like you’ve got on a kick-ass underskirt or petticoat or something cool like that. It very much reminds me of the Marie Antoinette styled shoot that Annie Leibovitz did for Vogue when that Kirsten Dunst movie came out. Layers and layers of brocade…sigh. It makes me all swoony inside when I think of the fashion from that era.

Anyway, I was sifting through the Spring 2012 gowns and saw a few in this trend and thought I’d share.


St. Pucchi

Ulla Maija

Alfred Angelo

Ian Stuart

Ian Stuart

Judd Waddel


Matthew Christopher

Oscar de la Renta



Sarah JAssir

Sarah Jassir


The Jassir and the Matthew Christopher make me all happy and gooey and fluffy feeling inside. The second Pronovias feels a little meringue-y. You? Do tell.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (7)

I have no reason to ever get dressed up anymore. No nice restaurants here. No fancy White Star Lounge Christmas Parties either. So every once in a while, I have the insane urge to rip off my rings and walk into a bridal shop and lie through my teeth so I can try on pretty dresses. That last dress pictured makes me want to do that!!!!


July 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterabby

The 1st Pronovias and the Watters dress are both gorgeous! And I feel eventually I may end up doing the same as Abby after my wedding- trying on dresses for fun.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa

No to the trend outlined - I would much rather see the same fabric peeking out, or a slightly different fabric but not tulle. But OH DEAR GOD that first dress. I can't imagine pulling that off, but dayum if I don't want to give it a try. With a different bottom, of course.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennie

But Jennie, I loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooove tuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuulle!

July 7, 2011 | Registered CommenterLouise

I am not on board with this trend, at least with the ones that have basically a triangle of tulle exposed in the front, like the Pronovias ones. It looks like one dress is trying to eat the other, or maybe there is a dress underneath that is trying to escape.

July 7, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterElaine

Elaine - Now that I look at some of them, you're right. It's like they are munching away!

July 7, 2011 | Registered CommenterLouise

Elaine, Now that I look at them with your comment in my head, all I can see are dresses eating dresses!

July 7, 2011 | Registered CommenterLouise

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>