In the bridal world, it can be said we will always have a soft spot for traditional styles – be it lace, vintage fabrics and A-line skirts. Although these styles are our timeless classics, 2018 is screaming for something different, and we have it right here… in our brand new Edinburgh boutique! Let me introduce you to ‘Emily’- our modern two-piece from our collection Oscar Lili. Ooooohhh!
Before I indulge into detail about Emily, I want to briefly touch upon the creation of Oscar Lili. Over the years, we always had the pleasure to welcome a wide variety of brides, who are in the hunt for different styles of dresses. As we create our own made to measure bridal collection, we thought it was time to start designing gowns geared towards those brides who were in the lookout for a more modern, quirky look whilst still remaining bridal. We wanted to go beyond just having dresses, and following more conventional trends, this inspired the beginning of Oscar Lili- a new world of capes, trousers, skirts and of course two pieces!
‘Emily’ is not just a perfect skirt and top combination, it manages to create a feminine, bridal feel whilst being laid-back and fun. Sounds pretty perfect to me. The front of the top is created using a luxurious silk satin fabric, which has built-in cups keeping you feeling secure and comfortable all day long. This plainer material provides a stark contrast to the lace beaded sleeves and back, yet the lace edging detail around the neckline ties the look in together. The delicate jewelled embroidery offers a more contemporary lace, as well as keeping you shimmering and gleaming under the light. As the sleeves are loose fitting they will not provide any restrictions or discomfort, this especially crucial for those of you who want to dance the night away! The open diamond shaped back which is tied together with a bow can be said to be the cherry on top of the cake- adding a sensual, sophisticated touch.
Flowing together with the front of the top, the bias cut skirt enhances your silhouette perfectly, skimming around your body, providing a very flattering shape. If Emily has not yet won you over, the quality and feel of the silk satin skirt will do the trick. We are true believers that to look amazing, one has to feel it, therefore we only work with the finest, most comfortable fabrics.
As with all our custom-made gowns, you can add your own personal touches through our selection of accessories, headpieces and veils. Whatever stage you are at in your bridal journey, come and try on our two-piece collection, we promise you won’t be disappointed…
The Paloma Bridal cape is the latest addition to the Oscar Lili 2016 collection. This high necked cape creates an elegant and sophisticated silhouette, guaranteed to make a statement. Designed with bold floral corded lace and a scalloped edging for added femininity with a timeless look. The cape features a removable satin bow and is fully customisable to your individual style.
An Oscar Lili bride is modern and creative. She loves to express her unique style through luxurious fabrics and delicate finishes. From the moment a bride steps into our La Novia bridal boutique in Edinburgh our stylists will welcome her ideas and guide her through the appointment, making suggestions along the way. We love hearing a bride’s inspirations, discovering the finer details which are so important in revealing the bride she wishes to be.
The Oscar Lili 2016 collection was designed to allow brides to express themselves. Presenting them with bridal wear which is timeless and fashion-forward. The pieces can be customised to a bride’s exact requirements, all of which are made to measure in our Queen Street studio, ensuring a perfect fit.
Stand out in our Fiesta tea length wedding dress. As part of the Oscar Lili 2016 Collection, this dress combines a fun and flirty look with dupion silk, dotty tulle and French lace. The scalloped lace edge finishes the look in a girly and playful fashion. Visit us at La Novia Bridal Boutique Edinburgh and match with one of our many bespoke boleros to create your unique look.
Have you grabbed your copy of the January issue of Tie the Knot? We’re delighted the magazine have put the spotlight on our Oscar Lili collection…
Take a look behind the scenes of our fashion show which took place in Mansfield Traquair.
Emily blends a modern chic aesthetic with a relaxed bohemian vibe. The sleek silk satin skirt creates a striking clean line which skims over the body line beautifully. As the skirt is bias-cut the form fitted look is extremely comfortable and effortlessly easy to wear. The lace sleeves and bow back detail add a pretty, girly touch.
Available in La Novia Bridal Boutique
After many months of planning and designing, we officially launched Oscar Lili on Sunday 20th of September at the spectacular Mansfield Traquair in Edinburgh. We loved every minute!
The youthful energy of Oscar Lili was seen through soft layering, pastel tones and shimmering appliqués. This playful vibe was echoed in each bridal design. Our wedding dresses also featured flowing trains, striking capes and daring backs creating a dreamy, bohemian aesthetic.
Bold separates and chic silhouettes added a feminine modernity, perfect for brides who wish to keep up with the latest catwal trends. This brings a breath of fresh air to the bridal industry, as some brides feel restricted to choose a traditional, classic wedding style.
When designing this collection Liliana focused on designing bridal wear which is comfortable to wear without compromising on style. Using delicate embellishment, silk crepe and fine Chantilly lace she was able to achieve this.
The collection is designed to give brides the flexibility of changing their look. Many brides wish to have several different looks throughout their day. The Oscar Lili collection allows this and more. Each dress is completely unique and is handmade in Liliana’s Edinburgh design studio, using traditional techniques.
Photo credit: BlueSky Photography & Ryan White Photography
Fashion designer Liliana Dabic was captivated by the construction of garments at a very young age, often watching her mother while she knitted and made clothing for her family. With 20 years of bridal design experience, priding herself on the meticulous cut and finish of her garments, Liliana was inspired to launch Oscar Lili. Influenced by the modern women and her lifestyle, an Oscar Lili bride is confident and fashion-forward.
Oscar Lili is a luxury bridal wear label, focused on creating designs which are modern and exciting. The brand aims to provide innovative designs which do not limit a bride’s imagination and creativity. Each gown is made by hand in Scotland.