One Strapless Dress for All

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Have you ever marveled at the elegance and beauty of a woman in a strapless gown? The feminine allure of its silhouette makes this dress style both irresistible and controversial.

First taking hold in the 1940s, this once essential wardrobe icon has been relegated to weddings, red carpets, and runways, as more women opted for quick, standard sizing shopping options. This is the case, because, more than almost every other dress style, having an impeccable fit is requisite for strapless dress to be comfortable and flattering.

The Perfect Fit Begins Inside

Some of the Atelier’s clients begin their couture journey wary of owning such a garment because they had previous experiences with poorly-fitting strapless dresses, that almost render the piece unwearable. Since every woman has such different body shape, finding this perfection in fit off a standard sized rack is virtually impossible, unless you happen to possess a body mirroring that of a standard mannequin.

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A properly constructed strapless garment actually has a foundation that closely hugs the wearer’s body, so the dress stays in place comfortably and effortlessly, regardless how heavy it might be. Structural support in boning build a corset within the dress, which in fact provide additional core support.

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Next time you consider your options for dressing up, think about investing in your perfect strapless dress.

Shop the Essentials Strapless Dress here.

Strike A Pose

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On March 14th, Atelier Grandi invited guests to partake in the “Strike A Pose” live photoshoot installation. This production took place as part of Vancouver Fashion Week’s official afterparty at the Republic Nightclub in Vancouver, following the opening gala of the autumn-winter 2016 season.

We aimed to bring guests the unique, supermodel experience of starring in a fashion campaign.

Available on set will be select runway pieces to try on, along with exquisite, art-inspired accessories from Viennese jeweller Freywille. Fashionistas were greeted by a team of stylists and a professional, fashion photographer, then invited to “strike a pose” in front of the iconic backdrop from Atelier Grandi’s 2016 Spring Essentials collection – a chinoiserie mural, meticulously hand-painted by local artists.

Here is a select collection of our fashionable guests from the event.