Nobody does antique lace and ethereal beauty quite like designer Claire Pettibone. For her Spring 2014 collection, Pettibone presented ornate gowns with an air of old world romance, and there wasn’t a single strapless dress in the collection! In fact, styles ranged from cap sleeves to long, voluminous sleeves with cuffs. Necklines may have been covered up, but the backs were anything but — Pettibone opted for keyhole cutouts, sheer lace panels and ribbon corsets on the backs of her spring gowns. Another predominant element of the collection was floral accents—intricate embroidery, pastel-coloured trim and silky petals.
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