The results are in and you made your choice… There is nothing more interesting than the end of year countdowns and what better way for us at Henry Roth at both our Sydney and New York City offices to tabulate the results of your choice for The Top 10 Henry Roth gowns for 2011
We’d love your comments on what you think …. here we go.
Roaring up the charts at no. 10 Kay just hit the stores in September. This is classic fairytale princess gown with a contemporary twist and our new deluxe matte sheen satin fabric is delicious.
Coming in at number 9 is Kirby, again a new arrival into our stores. The feedback from brides is that they adore the shape and the contrast coloured sash again in our super secret matte sheen satin fabric. Kirby can also come tone on tone without the contrast sash.
Isn’t it fabulous? With number 8 Kendal we take classic chiffon and with a touch of the magic wand we revisit the shape of the 40s with a neckline and perfectly glamorous for outdoor or garden weddings. It doesn’t hurt that the gown is liquid and sexy as well!
Zoe has come in at number 7 for the rest of the world and number 1 for me because it is named after my divine niece Zoe. It is a quintessential 50s shape, feedback is that the gown makes a stylish point of difference. Go Zoe!
Number 6 is Darcy/Inga. The brilliant thing about this gown is the old school lace and classic beading but with a gorgeous striking silhouette which gives the gown chic attitude. A-line shape ballgowns are not often worn anymore this can be worn with petticoats underneath for ever so slight fullness. Darcy/Inga is feminine and red carpet ready.
Our Number 5, Helena is our poster child for the quintessential trend and passion for brides for vintage-y lace. The secret behind this gown is that the lace is imported from Italy and is very soft. The difference between a gorgeous a-line lace gown such as Helena moving with you and a lower quality lace which tends to be stiff and unforgiving.
I love it when Michelle and I get a whole new appreciation of a gown and this is exactly what happened when we re-shot number 4 Diana/Ina in Brooklyn opposite Manhattan. It goes to show that styling of your gown on the day can make or break your look. Spending just a little more on accessories, and keeping them to a minimum and effortless hair and makeup are my biggest tip for brides.
On-trend, textured super-fly and feminine we think that number 3 Hibiscus/Harley is very signature Henry Roth. It’s that play on conservative and classic put up against lots of current confident attitude and voila! you are wearing what Henry Roth design is all about. Plus with textured fabric like this it photographs beautifully for your wedding day.
Number 2 is Kalea. We love this new gown and now we know that you love it just as much. It has taken us a while to design such a gorgeously shaped sweetheart neckline and the lace skirt is not too big. This modified non-gathered skirt flatters phenomenally well on most body types. Just in stores now and being loved worldwide.
Finally, KARA! Kara Kara Kara. So many brides asked me if I have favourites, it is always very interesting that Michelle and I design for every gown to be equally beautiful and gorgeous. There has been an increase in brides saying that they are wanting more sophistication and wonderful creative options when it comes to neckline rather than strapless. This is not to say that strapless is going anywhere but it is to say that this is the right neckline. Kara is what we are all about, super classic and contemporary. Audrey Hepburn in a different way we are thrilled it has captured your imagination in the Roth 2011 top 10 countdown.