Intricate hand-beading on Elbeth Gillis gowns
If you want sophistication and glamour, all in one, then you’ll love the jaw-dropping dress that beautiful Kate had custom-made by Elbeth.
“My dress was everything I ever wanted and more – plus I felt incredible in it,” said Kate.
Kate’s gown had a satin skirt that flowed beautifully over her hips, ending in a modest train. The smooth lines of the elegant skirt contrast beautifully with the absolutely gorgeous bodice with all its intricate hand-beading in floral and twirly designs. But it’s the back that we’re really gaga about – don’t you just love the sheer delicacy?
“People think illusion backs are easy to do just because they’re such a trend right now, but they’re not,” says Elbeth. “You have to remember that the weight of the beading still has to be supported by the underlying material, and so you have to get it just right so that it lies on the skin properly. I loved making this gown – it suited Kate perfectly!”