Kayla and Giselle wedding dresses from the Elbeth Gillis Mystique 2018 collection

Elbeth Gillis Mystique 2018 Bridal Collection

As the name suggests, the new 2018 bridal collection from Elbeth Gillis is all about mystique, and it’s just magical. The Elbeth Gillis Mystique collection includes 13 lavish new wedding dresses with mystery and allure.

Everything about these dresses oozes glamour, and I absolutely adore the bodices. They are all sensual and figure-defining, overlaid with transparent fabrics that both hide and reveal with such mystique.

Kayla and Giselle wedding dresses from the Elbeth Gillis Mystique 2018 collection

Elbeth Gillis’ 2018 bridal collection features a lot of nude-look lace, an assortment of exotic designs and floral patterns, delicate straps, sexy plunging necklines and backs, stunning sheer back detail and sparkling beadwork. There is an array of silhouettes within the collection; from full skirted ball gowns to flowing mermaid skirts, there is a style for everyone.

As I mentioned there are many stunning bodices within the Elbeth Gillis Mystique 2018 collection. Some stand out more than others for their dramatic style and sumptuous designs, and these are my favourites from the collection.

Celia

Celia wedding dress from the Elbeth Gillis Mystique 2018 collection
Celia

The bodice on Celia is incredible. It’s daring, sexy and utterly feminine. The sheer bodice is really flattering, and the intricate lace and beadwork are extremely pretty. This is a real head-turner.

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Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 - Chloe, Lily and Scarlet

Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 Bridal Collection

Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 is a stunning collection of mix and match bridal separates. The collection will strike a chord with minimalist brides, and draws upon the strong and fluid lines of the 1950s.

Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 - Chloe, Lily and Scarlet

It’s the perfect choice for brides who want to play with finding their perfect look. There’s a choice of four skirts – flowy silk chiffon, pleated satin, silk ball gown and knee length ostrich – three bodice styles, and a variety of overlays. Lace and beading details feature, but only as highlights, and there are brilliantly functional hidden pockets.

We’ve picked a few of our favourite combinations from the Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 collection…

Our first choice is the combination of Linda, Marina and Shelby. The Marina beaded tulle cape complements the Linda silk bodice beautifully. Shelby, a soft and flowy half circle chiffon skirt, features a sweep length train.

B2017 Linda Bodice, C7817 Marina Cape and SK7617 Shelby Skirt - Elbeth Gillis Milk and Honey 2017 Bridal Collection
Linda, Marina and Shelby

Next we have Chloe and Harper. Chloe is a corset style bodice made from stretch satin, and the Harper low-hemline skirt with hidden pockets, also made from stretch satin, works perfectly.

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Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 - Louise

Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 Bridal Collection

The stunning Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 Bridal Collection is a sensual collection of eight wedding dresses. The emphasis is on backs and shoulders, and the line from nape to waist.

Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 - Louise

From keyhole openings to illusion backs and lace tattoos, backs plunge to the hips in a variety of ways. Necklines also reveal more d├ęcolletage, but with a sophistication that is quite becoming. From a satin ball gown to figure-fitting gentle mermaids, silhouettes include everything you could ask for.

The Cape Town-based designer sources only the best fabrics from around the world, and stretch satins, silk chiffons and lace overlays and tattoos feature heavily in the 2017 collection. Also, intricate beading adds glamour to make this collection utterly sumptuous.

Three of our favourite dresses from the Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 collection are Fiona, Ellen and Viane…

Firstly, Fiona is a beautiful figure-hugging satin dress with dramatic train. We adore the intricately beaded bodice.

Fiona Wedding Dress - Elbeth Gillis Luxury 2017 Bridal Collection
Fiona

Then we have Viane – check out the incredible guipure lace detailing! This gorgeous wedding dress is made from delicate Chantilly lace and satin.

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