29 Jul

Wedding Dress Wednesday :: Olivia Luca

Portland is a bubbling hub of fashion design. This week’s collection features, Terri of Olivia Luca. A local designer that uses lush fabrics and offers eco-friendly options without charging an arm and a leg. Each of her delicious designs are tailored to fit your body and inimitable style. Sounds too good to be true? How about, the price? Even with all the details, most dresses are under $1000. I’ve died and gone to heaven. Head over to the Design Studio and feast your eyes on the dress of your dreams (for any occasion).

Olivia Luca

1) Pouf, the Magic Dress: This silk faille strapless dress hits at the knee and puffs out with the use of extra crinoline. The ribbon sash adds sweetness to the dress in more ways than one.

2) It’s Easy To Be Green: A layer of fair trade silk organza floats atop organic cotton dress.  The empire waist and layered sashes accentuates the smallest part of the body.

3) Halter at the Alter: The mermaid silhouette slims through the hips and ends with a sweep train that will gently glide over the ground with every step. The deep v-neck elongates the neck and torso.

4) Strapped: Strapless silhouette is simple elegance at its best. A thick and handsome chocolate brown silk sash cinches the waist breaking up the a-line skirt. Boning is added for extra support and structure.

5) Trim and Tailored: Narrow spaghetti straps can be adjusted in a variety of ways with a simple alteration. The ever-flattering a-line skirt gently flares at the hips, hiding any curves to the body.

6) Off She Goes: Silk satin faced organza drapes beautifully on this extraordinary a-line skirt. The empire waist is paired with the off-shoulder surplice bodice creates a deep V in the front and back of the dress adding feminine touches without being to risque.


Did you know: All the fabrics used in the studio are 100% silk or a blend of silk and other natural fiber. She also offers a selection of certified organic cotton and cotton prints, sustainable SBP® hemp/silk, bamboo and other environmentally responsible fabrics. Wow, wow we wow. She also offers dresses for bridesmaids and flower girls. Design away, because fabric that is left over from your design is recycled, reused, or donated to local non-profit low-income artists.

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I had the pleasure of designing and wearing an Olivia Luca bridesmaid dress for a wedding I was in and it was FABULOUS! What fun for each of us to design our own body-type flattering dress.

July 29, 2009

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