Let’s be honest: nowadays, styles change faster than you can say “I Do.” What’s considered “in” could be outdated within a week or a month, and there’s really no telling what brides are going to be wearing in 2050.
However, Claire Pettibone‘s new collection is made up of dresses that are designed to stand the test of time.
While dreaming up the gowns, Pettibone said she was thinking about the idea of being timeless in “a culture of now and next.”
“Although I love trends and find inspiration in both the past and my current surroundings, when I create a bridal gown, I do think about the long term,” she said. “One day my bride will look back at these photos, and maybe even down the line her children or grandchildren will too…what will they think? Was it trendy? Was it too much or not enough? Most importantly, does it capture the essence of this woman…who she was at that sweet time in life when love between two people was just beginning.”
Pettibone said that her ultimate goal is to create dresses that “truly portray each bride and give her a beauty that endures the test of time.”
Kelle Sauer photographed Pettibone’s collection, which will be introduced in full during April Bridal Market. Check out a few of the “timeless” dresses below.