Linea Raffaelli 2012 collection

Preview Linea Raffaelli's summer 2012 collection of cocktail dresses perfect for your mother or your bridesmaids!

Linea Raffaelli Summer Collection 2012


Whether you’re after a sophisticated mother-of-the-bride ensemble or young, fun dresses for your bridesmaids, luxe Belgian occasion-wear designer Linea Raffaelli has created a collection that’ll whet your fashion appetite and suit all your functional W-day requirements.


From so-chic, city-suitable monochrome to exotic bird-of-paradise pinks, yellows and blues, you’ll find something to suit both mothers and maids, whatever the wedding!


By Alexandra Davey

Fuschia Fancy


Look pretty as a peony in this vivid pink incarnation! It’s flattering (check the cinched in waist) without losing its edge – the bubble hem and the asymmetric strap add a modern touch.


Sunny Disposition


Make the rest of the wedding party smile in this sunny yet seductive ruched yellow cocktail number. The patterned bolero is perfect for adding a little more structure, making this dress more church-friendly.


Sparkle and Shine


A full-octane, high-glitz occasion calls for a full-octane, high-glitz gown. Kill two birds with one stone with this cocktail number: glittering gold sequins and shine are perfectly offset by a young, fun trim of tulle, so your maids will look glam and girlish all at once!


Little Embellishments


This simple but stunning shift dress is made extra-special with the addition of the embellished belt. Sweep hair into a backcombed up-do for the ultimate in Audrey Hepburn-style elegance – you’ll be the epitome of refined sophistication.


Champagne Supernova


Any mother-of-the-bride modelling this chic champagne ensemble will give Carole Middleton a run for her money in the style stakes. Fitted and flattering in all the right places, this dress and bolero combination create a perfect, pulled-together wedding-day look.


Prints Charming


This monochrome dress combines the classic with the contemporary, mixing a printed skirt that’s perfect for day with a satin frilled top that promises to be party-appropriate. One thing’s for certain: a flirty frock is bound to attract a bevy of admirers!


Silver Lining


If you’ve been struggling to find a mother-of-the-bride ensemble that will take you from the ceremony to the celebration in seamless style, look no further than this timeless silver shift dress and slinky coat combination. When the disco ball comes out and the champagne’s in free-flow, that’s the cue for coat to come off and the dress to come into its own!


Green with Envy


Send the rest of the wedding party green with envy in this bold emerald ensemble. The twinkly touches on the strap will catch the light like a precious jewel – an extra special dress for an extra special occasion.


Into the Blue


This cerulean frock has a Marie Antoinette-style opulence that screams out for some serious embellishment. Draw attention to that sweetheart neckline with a decadent bejeweled necklace for special occasion sparkle. Just be sure not to overshadow the bride!

All dresses are from the Linea Raffaelli Cocktail summer 2012 collection; visit linearaffaelli.com
for more information.


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