It’s time for you to meet our newest collection of gowns for badass, spirited babes. Like our past collections, the 2023 Collection brings together bold design elements to balance sultry and ultra-modern sensibilities in equal measure. The result? Six luxurious gowns designed to show off the personality (and curves!) that makes you who you are.
Unexpected Bridal Bodices
This season, we were excited to develop two brand new bodices just for this collection. We love experimenting with bold bodices—the shapes, the fabrics, the linings, the straps—because bodices are so often the aspect of a gown which is front and centre in photographs, and our two new bodices are sure to wow your guests.
Harlow is our very first full illusion bodice. We use an expertly placed garden chord lace to balance Harlow’s sultry sheerness and plunging neckline with a touch of modesty. Love the lace but want a bit more coverage? We’ve got you. Harlow can be customized with a lining at the front of the bodice. Harlow’s skirt is our well-loved modern mermaid fit with a luxe satin lining. She’s an instant classic.
Micah also brings a brand new bodice design to the LAUDAE club. Featuring dainty straps and a shimmery beaded ivy fabric, Micah is lined in the front but sheer in the back with a sexy plunging neckline. Micah also has a saucy side panel, called a godet, which complements Micah’s minimal stretch crepe skirt. This gown was designed for those trend-setting brides that we love so much.
The neckline of a gown is often what a bride will first notice—and first fall in love with. Because the neckline frames the décolletage, collarbones and ultimately, your lovely face, it is one of the most important aspects of any dress. For this collection, we refined well-loved neckline designs to create fresh, perfectly-balanced takes on two classic looks.
Addison introduces a neckline that is unusual for the bridal industry at large, which makes it perfect for us. This unique sweetheart neckline takes centre stage against a super minimal crepe-backed satin, and is finished with a simple but classic satin button closure and super skinny straps. Addison is a carefully designed, minimal gown meant to show off what matters: you!
OG friends of LAUDAE will remember our popular Kloof gown. For 2023, we re-imagined Kloof with our luxe satin fabric, a detachable satin neckline, saucy side cut-outs, illusion buttons (which can be customized to run all the way down the skirt!), and that iconic high neckline for a striking silhouette. The result? Meet Harley—the modern gown of your dreams.
This collection, we also wanted to introduce new skirt elements. We’re super happy to re-introduce the thigh-high side slit, which we haven’t included in a collection since 2019, and we’re excited about the development of our lovely skirt godets. Godets are contrasting panels of lace included in skirts—they bring added movement, visual interest, and a little touch of flirtation. The Micah gown features a godet, and so does our brand new Charlie gown. Charlie is a minimal silhouette with a bold, botanical lace overlay. That lace is used in both the unlined illusion back and for the skirt godet—and was specifically chosen for its lightweight feel, as requested by our brides and retailers. Finished with skinny straps and a satin button closure, Charlie is one of our most modern gowns.
Loren brings back a classic design element: the thigh-high side slit. We love side slits because they make sexy-snug skirts more comfortable without compromising on that long, sleek silhouette. Loren also features an abstract corded floral lace and an open illusion back and sexy side cut-outs. Pair with a cocktail and some bold lipstick for best results!
Curve Sizing for Every Body
We’re still all in on our commitment to create comfortable, considered curve patterns for every gown in our collections.
For brides that wear sizes 16+, we’ve added optional customizations including added boning or lining to bodices as required, an altered waistline for greater comfort, and zippers instead of button closures as preferred by our brides. Our only goal is to create a gown that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful.
You can also see each gown in this collection worn by two models, one wearing a size six and one wearing a size 16, on our website. We want all brides to feel represented within the LAUDAE brand, and we hope you can truly see yourself within our brand imagery, no matter your size. We’re a brand for every body, and that’s not going to change.
We’re so excited for you to get to know our brand new collection. Let us know which gowns are your favourite on our Instagram, or check out our retailers to find out where you can try on our six newest gowns: Micah, Charlie, Harley, Harlow, Loren, and Addison.