RUFFLED DRESS LOVE | My favorite ruffled wonders from Bridal Market… {THIS IS A HUGE POST!}


{This gown is a product of my dreams, it cannot possibly exist in real life.}

I’m fully aware of the fact that you’re sitting at your computer, or laptop, or holding your iPhone, or you’re one of those thousands of people who read the blog with an iPad (which makes me feel way cool for some reason) right now, with your face 2 inches from the screen, drooling a little bit into your coffee over this angel of a dress.  Because I am, and I refuse to believe that I’m the only person who dribbles a little bit into her coffee mug when — wait, someone’s telling me I am the only one… (s***, I am?)… ok, I guess I am.  Eff.  Totes lost the cool feeling.

Anywhozit!  That stunner up top is the “Terma,” from the Manuel Mota 2010 collection out of the house of Pronovias.  Funfact: did you know, a Pronovias gown was the very first brand of gown I ever tried on, EVER?  Like, EH-VUH.  It was with the Mama and the Papa and it was awesome.  Except we couldn’t decide because my Mom and I loved the sleek, ruffled, nicely-fitted-in-all-the-right-places gown, and my Dad loved all the gowns that weren’t that… in his opinion, the fave was fitted-in-all-the-wrong-places.  Dads.

Like I promised a little while ago on zee Twittaire, I’ve gathered up a bunch of the prettiest, flutteriest, loveliest, most romantic ruffled dresses from Bridal Week…


Oscar de la Renta


Jasmine Collection

Modern Trousseau

Lela Rose

Melissa Sweet

Katerina Bocci


Ines Di Santo

Jasmine Couture

Priscilla of Boston

Priscilla of Boston, again!

The fabulous Colin Cowie snapped that last one from Pronovias… how freaking orNATE is that?

… and I’m shoving them all in your faces.  BUT, because there are just too freaking many lovelies to share… I’m gallery-ing this baby up.  So, BEHOLD, gallery of ruffle love.  After you’re done with it, it’ll be the best dang gallery you’ve ever seen in your life.  Yeah, go ahead, bookmark it, I don’t mind.

P.S. – hover over the thumbnails of the images to find out their designers, or click ‘em to see them up close.  YOU’RE WELCOME.

Credits: Martha Stewart Weddings, Southern Weddings, & moi :)

Do you love, or do you love?

xoxo!  – Alison

Label(s): {Bridal Market}, {Fashion}

Love all of this...


  1. The Realistic Nutritionist on October 22, 2010

    GORGEOUS!!! Love all of them.

  2. Nicole on October 22, 2010

    Love. Love love love love LOVE.

  3. Samantha on October 22, 2010

    Adore all of these! I’m choosing between 2 ruffled dresses right now for my wedding, and you’ve officially raised the stakes! I have no idea now. :D

  4. Stacy on October 22, 2010

    Awwwwwwwwww! The fluffy ones are my favs.

  5. Astrid Mueller on October 22, 2010

    oh wow, thank you for sharing all of these, Alison – I can totally understand that you can hardly contain yourself when looking at them – likewise! I hope to use one of these glam dresses some time soon as illustration inspiration. Swoon!

  6. Dessert Darling on October 22, 2010

    Love love LOVE! You Rock my World!!! Can we see a similar compilation of Silk Chiffon gowns?! Sil vous plait {:-)

  7. Josie on October 22, 2010

    So amazingly pretty. I can hardly contain myself seeing all of these all of these gorgeous ruffles in one place.

  8. Alison on October 23, 2010

    Oohhh, I would love to see that, Astrid – your illustrations always blow me away! :)

  9. Steelcitybride on October 23, 2010

    Oh my goodness! I want to get married in all of those!!!!!!

  10. Eco-Vintage Wed on October 23, 2010

    SHUT THE FRONT DOOR. I am totes dying … I just got married in July, and I want to get married like 6 kagillion more times so I can wear these gowns! I’d get married to the same guy, of course :)

  11. Melissa on October 24, 2010

    So many wonderful and gorgeous dresses and gowns. How could you ever just pick one?

  12. BrideGoggles on October 25, 2010

    Elegant and fun, these gowns make me want to walk down the aisle like 700 times (with the same guy of course!)

  13. badgley mischka shoes on November 16, 2010

    I just wish my wedding was postponed a little so that I could arrange for such a nice dress, but I have already arranged for my dress.

  14. Ticiany on November 18, 2010

    Not hard to pick one I liked, cause there´s none.

    My first time in a dress was also in a Pronovias product.
    But the price made me wake up to reality.
    Honestly, to pay thousands for a dress you will wear once in your life, when you could take a whole week holiday trip with your beloved anywhere worthy it, just doesn´t make sense for me.
    Anyway, it is good that they have sooooo many different models, so that people who aren´t me and think differently can also be happy!
    Thanks for the post and for the work of showing up sooo many pics!

  15. Annie on February 3, 2011

    I’m obssesed with Pronovias, I realized that maybe someone else could fall in love with the same gown, Terma (Manuel Mota) and I found some extra pictures online, under “Amalia Salamanca”, a Spanish actress, who modeled that gown for them. Here is a link:

    I love your blog!

  16. kristy on January 19, 2012

    I’m a little late to the party, but I’ve been looking for the Pronovias Terma. Does you have any idea of the price on that? Thanks!!


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