Our favourite day in the boutique? New dress day! And we’re super excited to have just got our hands on the latest designs by fabulous Australian designer Rachel Rose, which forms part of our Little Pearl Signature collection.
Fresh, feminine and oh so fine, we handpicked the dresses from Rachel’s captivating new Believe collection. And believe we do, in this on-the-pulse designer’s incredible talent to create standout bridal wear that turns heads, boosts confidence and looks nothing short of sensational!
It’s no exaggeration to say we are MADLY IN LOVE with the latest arrivals. And we have a sneaky suspicion that you brides-to-be will be equally smitten as we reveal these new-in bridal beauties below and explain how they lend themselves to a top trend that’s all about versatility and individuality.
But first, let us share a bit more about Rachel Rose and why we feel this designer is such a perfect fit for The Little Pearl. Having been immersed in bridal from a young age (thanks to her family’s Perth boutique), this switched-on designer became acutely aware of how brides want to look and feel on their big day and recognised that not one size fits all.
Just like us #PearlsGirls she promotes girl power and aims to inspire and uplift others. As such, Rachel’s luxe collections are created for women of all shapes and sizes, with her ‘embrace all’ designs available in sizes 4 to 30.
High fashion, high energy and total #dreamdressgoals, Rachel pours both style and spirit into everything she does with empowering real women at the forefront of her mind, and we’re 100% here for it!
So, what does her latest Believe collection have in store? Designed in collaboration with one of Australia’s most trusted bridal companies, Peter Trends, and sprinkled with Rachel’s creative magic, the gowns feature clever craftsmanship, fine fabrics and beautifully intricate detailing.
In true RR style, hints of sexiness are sewn throughout, seen in high leg splits, dipped backs and low necklines. Silhouettes have both free-flowing and figure-hugging elements, while botanical influences blossom in the detail.
With so much gorgeousness to choose from, selecting a specific number of new designs to stock at the boutique was quite a challenge, but the following spellbinding creations had us falling particularly hard...
Luxurious...and then some! This incredible crepe design celebrates curves with its on-trend corseted bodice providing exquisite structure and shape. Offering choice, both the drop shoulder straps and leg split are optional, so you can go daring or demure. Given its regal appearance, we can totally see stately home brides wearing Clarity, but its slightly Grecian vibe means it also lends itself to more relaxed outdoor weddings or even overseas celebrations.
For us, Dove is a modern princess dream...complete with sass! Crafted in super-soft satin, it glides elegantly over the body before flaring into a tulle fishtail skirt featuring a scattering of feathers...yes, heavenly feathers! The delicate button detailing down the back cements its irresistible appeal, and the neckline can be worn with or without spaghetti straps. Classic and contemporary in its beauty, Dove would be blissful for a range of big day settings, from ethereal woodland nuptials to a traditional church ceremony or chic city centre shindig.
What do you get when you take two stellar bridal gowns and combine them together? One absolute showstopper! And that’s exactly what Petal Aura is, beautifully crafted from the corseted bodice of Rachel’s Petal gown and teamed with the skirt of her Aura dress. This chic combination is super special to Vicky and me here at the boutique. It was created upon our request after discussing with Rachel what we’d found a number of our brides wanted. They desired the option of a slim A-line skirt but with a fitted bodice that just skimmed the tummy area rather than being too figure-hugging. And voilà, Petal Aura delivers this dreamy silhouette and still features Rachel’s signature skirt slit too!
We just love the contrast of the structured, botanical-detailed top half, featuring a layer of subtle shimmer, and the effortlessly simple bottom half emitting fluidity and graceful glamour. Its whimsical floral lace makes Petal Aura a top choice for outdoor ‘I dos’, perhaps in a country garden or elegant marquee, but its relaxed nature would also suit rustic barn venues beautifully.
And that’s not all we have in store for you! Sharing our passion for brides emitting their own unique style on their wedding day, Rachel has completed her latest collection with a number of ‘add-on’ pieces, including amazing overskirts and spectacular sleeves.
Obviously, we couldn’t resist such an offering enabling you brides to hop on board with one of the biggest bridal trends of 2022/23...transitional bridal wear! The idea is that you layer your attire to achieve multiple bridal looks from just one gown.
Always a step ahead of the curve, such versatile pieces featured in Rachel’s debut collection, Energy, which also forms part of our Little Pearl Signature collection and that you can view in this recent blog post. Building on this opportunity for brides to style their big day their way, we’ve added another two RR overskirts to our boutique rails, along with some rather special detachable sleeves.
The Galaxy overskirt is a glitter tulle creation, dreamy and soft, while the Empire overskirt is a structured satin A-line number bringing all the chic feels. Both are ideal for wearing over slim-fit and column dresses, giving added volume, drama and romance for the ceremony element of the celebrations and then removed for the evening party enabling you to get your dancefloor freak on with ease.
Likewise, the Opal balloon, tulle sleeves with luscious floral detailing can be teamed with a plain, elegant gown for a powerful petal statement and then peeled away for a more understated look come evening.
The new pieces join our existing Rachel Rose ‘add ons’. Her incredible detachable Rebel Angel Wings, which offer a cool alternative to a traditional veil, and her open-front Pearl overskirt, layered with tulle-for-days and which can have pearl detail added too.
Rachel’s convertible pieces are not only a stylish solution for those of you who crave two looks on one day but also for brides stretching the celebrations across several dates. In a nuptial nutshell, they provide the opportunity to get multiple wears out of your bridal attire but switch up the overall look every time. And what’s not to love about that?!
VIEW - Check out the full swoon-worthy Rachel Rose collection here.
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