Wedding Line of Anthropologie: BHLDN
Who says the ideal gown has to have a traditional silhouette? Who says that you have to wear white shoes to match your gown? Who says you can only wear diamond and pearls and nothing else? Well, modern brides certainly know how to mix the elegance of traditional dresses with contemporary accessories in very happening weddings.
Anthropologie’s wedding line BHLDN is pronounced “beholden” and is inspired by the Dutch word for “keep”, which is very appropriate considering that this is a brand that celebrates the very idea of keeping and loving each other. This line speaks to those who can’t resist retro but also desire to look modern.
The collection is work of a several designers and consists of bridal gowns, dresses, shoes, accessories and decorations for ceremony and receptions.
I love almost all of the shoes, although you can see similar pairs elsewhere, seeing them combined with dresses and accessories makes the objects of my desire all the more attractive. I especially love the glitter ones and the feathery ones.
The gowns, which are the main point of the collection vary from short dresses to pleated floor length ones, from Swarovski embellishments to floral appliqués, from glitter tops to cap-sleeves. Each one definitely has their own style and you can play with them by adding sashes, fascinator hats, vintage earrings, colored shoes and so much more. I think it’s one of the points that makes the collection more special, it allows you to create your own style. One fallback of this line, well it’s not the fallback of the line really but I think that some people might get the idea that since these are not very traditional wedding gowns, they might want to wear them in other instances… like I don’t know to a friend’s wedding let’s say. I think it’s very, VERY tacky to wear anything that resembles a wedding dress to another wedding, it’s rude, it’s appropriate, it’s a no-go. I know the dresses are really pretty, but restrain yourselves. Going to a party or any other event, I think you’re good to go though.
My favorite dress is the one with the black belt with floaty layers and a sneak peek space to show your shoes. I also love the Cascading Goddess Gown, I love the structured, corset-like tops and flowy skirts and this dress gives the impression of a goddess with asymmetrical layers. Also for the brides that really want to be different from their fellow brides they can choose one of the short dresses and top them with an oversize hat and high heels.
Here are some stills from the collection I liked:
Special thanks to Z.