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17 Stunning Wedding Gowns Under $1900

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Feel a million dollars in a super stunning gown for less than $1900? Yes you can. Check out new wow gown collection by Australian designer Rachel Gilbert here…

Rachel Gilbert is known for her feminine style – modern but still classic. The girl with the Midas touch says her own style is “all about quality and timeless pieces.” So it’s only natural that her latest collection is a contemporary expression of classical elegance. Read on for a few tips from Rachel to help you determine if the shoe, err, dress fits. Scroll down for our chat with Rachel Gilbert…

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 1

Style: Ultra stylish, modern and sophisticated, this floor-length gown with a hand embellished V-neck bodice features standout sexy sleeves and a pleated peplum.

Suits… Curves. If you’ve got them, flaunt them in this stunner! The peplum waist, slight fishtail flare and structured bodice will accentuate your finest features.

Perfect for… Bride or bridesmaid (in a different colour).

Buy it:Liberty Gown‘ by Rachel Gilbert, $1795.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 2

Style: Classic, glamorous and modern all rolled into one. This floor-length gown with hand embellished bodice, elbow length sleeves with peplum detail oozes confidence and style.

Suits… All body shapes.

Perfect for… Bride or bridesmaid.

Buy it:Arianna Gown‘ by Rachel Gilbert, $1895.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 3

Style: Simply divine… Hand embellished with gradated sequin design and elbow length sleeves work together like a match made in heaven.

Suits… Column, petite.

Perfect for… Bride, bridesmaid or engagement party.

Buy it: ‘Georgina Gown’ by Rachel Gilbert, $1295.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 4

Style: Whether you’re on a beach, yacht or enjoying waterside cocktails, this hand embellished bodice with a flared skirt featuring godets is your calling.

Suits… All shapes. The skirt’s flare allows for movement and sits comfortably (not clingy) on all body types.

Perfect for… Bride, bridesmaid, engagement party or cocktail do.

Buy it:Sage Gown‘ by Rachel Gilbert, $1550.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 5

Style: Pay homage to Art Deco style with a modern twist in this beaded gown with intricately hand embellished sheer overlay.

Suits… Column, athletic.

Perfect for… Bride, bridesmaid, engagement or cocktail party.

Buy it:Alexia Gown‘ by Rachel Gilbert, $1250.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 6

Style: Oh baby, you’ll be turning heads in this sexy strapless showstopper with hand embellished bodice and peplum detail.

Suits… All body types. Great for curves as the peplum is flattering across the thighs and waist and highlights the bust with a delicate neckline.

Perfect for… Bride, bridesmaid, engagement or cocktail party.

Buy it:Nevada Gown‘ by Rachel Gilbert, $1650.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 8

Style: Swing into a vintage theme with a sleeveless gown, hand embellished beading and sheer mesh bodice panels.

Suits… Column.

Perfect for… Bride, bridesmaid, engagement party.

Buy it:Ivy Gown‘ by Rachel Gilbert, $1250.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 9

Style: Sexy and demure in one. Be the modern day Bianca Jagger style bride in this floor length gown with sheer skirt, knee-length lining, peplum detail and beaded sleeves.

Suits… Column.

Perfect for… Bride, bridesmaid, engagement or cocktail party.

Buy it:Kassidy Gown‘ by Rachel Gilbert, $1295.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 10

Style: Be the epitome of elegance in this floor-length beaded gown with intricately hand embellished design and a soft and flowing flared skirt.

Suits… Most body shapes. The design’s vertical lines give a slimming and elongating affect.

Perfect for… Bride, bridesmaid, engagement or cocktail party, wedding guest.

Buy it: ‘Evita Gown’ by Rachel Gilbert, $1100.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 11

Style: Go for young, fun, sexy and stylish in this intricately hand embellished design.

Suits… All shapes. The skirt’s flare allows for movement and sits comfortably on all body types.

Perfect for… Bride, bridesmaid, engagement or cocktail party.

Buy it: ‘Brooklyn Gown’ by Rachel Gilbert, $1495.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 12

Style: Be the Bridgett Bardot knockout bride in a gold fitted sequinned gown with a raised neck to highlight those sexy shoulders.

Suits… Column.

Perfect for… Bride or engagement party.

Buy it: ‘Brianna Gown’ by Rachel Gilbert, $1250.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 13

Style: Eloping in St Tropez? Planning on hosting a few of your nearest and dearest for intimate nuptials and an amazing culinary experience? The hand embellished inserts, elbow length sleeves with peplum detail will suit your theme to a ‘T’.

Suits… Pear, column.

Perfect for… The eloping bride, wedding guest, bridesmaid or cocktail party.

Buy it: ‘Sansa Gown’ by Rachel Gilbert, $1350.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 14

Style: Shine on the night in head-to-toe sequins and peplum detail designed to twirl.

Suits… Column, petite, pear.

Perfect for… Cocktail or evening event, wedding guest, bridesmaid.

Buy it: ‘Ariel Gown’ by Rachel Gilbert, $995.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 15

Style: Create a bust (where none existed) and sexy glamour with a sequinned bodice, low shoulder straps and a flowing flared skirt with godets.

Suits… Column, petite, pear.

Perfect for… Evening or cocktail wedding, guest or bridesmaid.

Buy it:Chelsea Gown‘ by Rachel Gilbert, $1100.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 16

Style: Part Grecian, part mermaid, all statement… Embellished linear designs with a sheer overlay has wow impact.

Suits… Column.

Perfect for… Evening event or cocktail party, wedding guest, bridesmaid.

Buy it: ‘Serenity Gown’ by Rachel Gilbert, $1195.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 16

Style: Naughty and nice? The delicate, sheer and intricately hand embellished overlay work heavenly against modern linear designs and the full tulle skirt.

Suits… Column, petite, pear.
Perfect for… Evening event or cocktail party, wedding guest, bridesmaid.

Buy it:Paloma Gown‘ by Rachel Gilbert, $1695.

Rachel Gilbert Wedding Gown 17

Style: Simply stunning… your in-law’s jaws will drop when you toast your Moet in this floor-length sequinned gown with overlapping wide V-neck straps (and a hint of cleavage).

Suits… Column, big busted.
Perfect for… Evening event or cocktail party, wedding guest, bridesmaid.

Buy it:Candence Gown‘ by Rachel Gilbert, $1250. 

Q&A with Rachel Gilbert 

Describe the style of the ‘Rachel Gilbert’ woman?

“She is feminine, yet modern. She feels empowered in a show-stopping gown or dress and appreciates delicate, unique handwork and luxurious fabrications. Rachel Gilbert designs evening wear for the woman who isn’t afraid to make a statement.”

What type of wedding themes are your gowns most suited to?

“We cater to both modern and traditional brides by offering a wide range of silhouettes, textures and lengths. Overall each bridal gown is designed with a contemporary approach, evident in the beading pattern and design lines.”

Explain the inspiration behind this collection?

“Each season we are inspired by the woman we design for – who is wearing Rachel Gilbert? The Spring Summer 14 Collection embodies the softer, peaceful essence of a woman. She walks with poise and a sense of belonging. Guided by her beauty and confidence, she illuminates a purity that resonates with the Rachel Gilbert woman.”

How is it different from previous collections?

“Each season we introduce new textures, fabrications and beadwork.  The collection is similar to previous in that we aim to maintain the Rachel Gilbert handwriting – an exquisite manifestation of opulent hand embellishments, fine lace and modern design lines with timeless silhouettes.”

What’s next for Rachel Gilbert?  

“We’re excited that Rachel Gilbert has recently had international focus and success and is now stocked in Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman. We look forward to expanding our Ready-to-wear bridal and bridal couture offering this year.”

Visit www.rachelgilbert.com for more frock stars!

Written by Franki Hobson

Franki Hobson has worn many hats during her many years as a women's lifestyle journalist and editor. Her launching pad was COSMOPOLITAN magazine, where she moved from News & Entertainment Editor to Features Director, covering everything from the legalisation of the Morning After Pill to Gwen Stefani, fashion, beauty, sex, health, fitness, entertainment and relationships.

Franki Hobson is a contributing lifestyle writer for The Carousel.

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