Couture, also known as Haute Couture is a concept that has been around since the 17th century. The style of Haute Couture, which is French for ‘high dressmaking’ or ‘high sewing’ started in Paris, and is believed to be invented by Rose Bertin, the designer for the French brand, Queen Marie Antoinette.
Couture is clothing that is handmade and custom fitted for clients, such as nightwear designed for red carpet events, or a bridal gown designed for a wedding.
Once transportation became more accessible throughout Europe, more people started visiting Paris, and began purchasing clothing from the city, due to the quality and high end techniques of Haute Couture garments. As a result of this, Haute Couture became a popular term that is a staple in the fashion world today. Many Couture pieces are responsible for the fashion trends that we see and wear, such as metallic tones, jumpsuits and peplum accents.
Couture was something that was only exclusive to Paris, but as fashion became more accessible to people of all backgrounds, the rules changed, and Couture can be made by any designer in any part of the world.
Grrly Grrls has your back on a wide selection of affordable, handmade Couture-inspired gowns, perfect for any occasion that you will be attending in the future (after the pandemic of course).
Our Off Shoulder Lace Appliques Sequin Dress is a great alternative to the Ellie Saab Spring 2017 Bridal collection. The mesh sleeves, sweetheart neckline and silver metallic accents will make a unique statement at any event you attend.
The Black Princess Evening Dress is a chique classic. Emulating the Chanel Spring/Summer 2019 Couture collection with the dark, ruffled accents and oversized ball gown, you will be on trend, even in such a simple, black ball gown!
Feel just like a model in our See Through Mermaid Lace Dress. Worn by Candice Swanepol at the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, this dress has the mesh detailing, lace appliques and mermaid physique, designed to make you feel like you’re the next up and coming supermodel.
Look like you just walked off the Georges Hobeika Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2020 runway with our Dubai Rose Gold Long Cloak Evening Dress. The gold sequins, and off the shoulder shoulder structure will guarantee to turn heads at the next event you go to.
Our Slim V-Neck Backless Short Gown emulates the gown worn by Kendall Jenner at the Chanel Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2017 show. The feather hem, intricate rhinestone detailing and V neckline make a great twist on the classic evening gown.
Jumpsuits are another hot Couture piece, seen on all kinds of celebrities like Jennifer Lopez for her Dance Again World Tour in 2012. Our Luxury See Through Celebrity Dress is nearly identical to the Zuhair Murad Couture jumpsuit she wore during her performance for the song, ‘Get Right’. The rhinestone accents, bodycon silhouette and nude tulle construction is a bold and sexy look to try on your next night out.