There was never any doubt, that when Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes responded to the market and launched their debut “Elope” wedding gown collection, you were going to love it. So there is not a single doubt in our mind either, that you’re going to have the very same reaction to the brand new eight-piece capsule collection, that comes under the same branding. Today, meet “‘Sélene’ the 2022 Elope wedding gown collection.
Just like the debut collection, ‘Sélene’ is filled with pieces that are, aptly, perfect for eloping. Beautiful jumpsuits & mini dresses that are light and breezy, and most importantly, easy to wear. A stunning two piece suit (with the “Charlie” jacket and “Danielle” pants) is a beautifully tailored option for one who does not dream of a dress. And dresses? They have them too. Beautifully crafted gowns, of fabric shimmering silk satins. The gowns cut close to the bottom, but not without detail. Chic self-fabric belts, ruching, and sleeves all elevate the classic, on-trend slip gown to something a little more wedding-worthy.
Our picks? The beautiful “Margot”. Made of silk satin, with 3/4 length sleeves, a plunging v neck and a tailored belt, it’s elegant and understated but somehow masters the high fashion vibes. “Athena” is another favourite. Simple in silhouette, it is the details that make this one special. Ruched shoulder detail, a bow at the waist, and a high skirt slip all make this one a must-check out. But admittedly, you can’t go wrong with any one of the eight species. Simply beautifully designed and un-stuffy, perfect for those who are looking for the laid back vibes for their day.
Ranging in price from AUD $1990 to $4590, the gowns are available in sizes 4-20 and made to order in their Sydney workroom. You can purchase the pieces via the Karen Willis Holmes website, their boutiques and selected stockists around the world.