Monique never uses stark white for wedding dresses. Instead she designs in ivory, blush, mushroom, and latte, which are much more flattering. Monique was really the pioneer in designing for the modern bride. Her designs are sexy and classic at the same time.

Dress: Elle

Ivory re-embroidered lace strapless drop-waist bodice with full A-line skirt. Although many have copied the style, Monique was the first to add a colored sash to bridal dresses. This is a great way to add a touch of color when a bride still wants to wear white.

Dress: Melissa

Ivory re-embroidered lace V-neck sheath with cap sleeve and godet skirt. This cap-sleeve style is a great option for girls who want to be a little more covered on top. Re-embroidered lace is one of Monique's signature fabrics. She uses it often in both bridal and ready-to-wear.

Dress: Rocha

From Monique's Platinum Collection. Ivory re-embroidered lace strapless drop-waist gown with embellished overlay. Monique used a new technique of contrasting layers of color to create this dress.

Dress: Clementine with bolero

Latte silk-satin organza strapless floral bodice with hand-tufted ball-gown skirt. This latte color is a great alternative to ivory and looks amazing with all skin tones. The bolero is great for brides who want to be more covered during the ceremony and then take it off for the reception.

Special Thanks

Special thanks to Monique Lhuillier for sharing her beautiful designs.

Comments (1)

Martha Stewart Member
January 2, 2009
I appreciate Monique Lhuillier's designs because she has captured the elegance of the old and incorporated it into something sensual and modern for today's bride. Kudos!