Claire Pettibone began her collection of fairy-like gowns in 1994 with the partnership of her husband, Guy Toley. Over the years, she has seen her collections grow and grace some of the finest boutiques in the world. And in the past year, it seems she’s cornered the market in the beautifully romantic vintage era. With Pettibone’s use of French-infused lace, flirtatious bodices, fairy-like appliqués and gold trimmed ruffles, it’s no wonder women flock to her collections. Her gowns tend to conjure a softer time or what’s known as ‘La Belle Époque’, when the arts flourished and femininity was heightened. View our Claire Pettibone preowned wedding dresses.
Are you a Claire Pettibone Bride?
If you’re a Claire Pettibone bride, you love a bit of whimsy to your romantic flair. You’re a bit of an atypical bride and desire something more distinctive in its construction. You gravitate towards Pettibone because she is a true artist who brings out the feminine in every Pettibone bride- whether you’re a woodland fairy, a deco siren or a medieval princess. You want your own storybook ending in a dress that says it all. It’s kismet or somehow the stars have aligned when you come face to face with a Pettibone piece. The sensual use of lace, baroque-esque delicacies or appliqués of blooms and butterflies will draw the viewer in like a moth to flame, a bee to honey, or a princess to a frog. Claire Pettibone’s vision of designing a gown or collection is to “strive to make a woman feel as special as the delicate creation she is wearing; take her to a enchanted time and place where women are princesses and magnificent goddesses. In today’s modern world we need to pause and indulge in beauty.” This vision can be seen in every individual work of art Pettibone produces- when a woman wears a Claire Pettibone dress she’s transformed into an ethereal goddess divine. Are you a Claire Pettibone bride?
And wearing one of these lovely wedding gowns doesn’t mean you have to fork over your entire wallet or honeymoon budget you had planned to use on a beautiful old castle in Ireland. No, it certainly does not. It turns out the gods of woodland creatures and fay have decided to rule in your fate -insert our collection of preowned Claire Pettibone wedding dresses. No longer do you have to break the wedding bank to find the classic bridal look you want to achieve. When you take a minute to browse our designs of preowned Claire Pettibone wedding dresses, you may find the angelic A-line silhouette with cap sleeves, floating layers of silk and snippets of cotton confetti that you thought was out of reach, actually is right within your grasp. Regardless of whether your purchase a new dress from Claire Pettibone or a gently preowned Claire Pettibone wedding dress from us, you’ll be sure to captivate at your wedding knowing you’re in a wedding gown that is of a unique and vintage quality, which truly personifies you. So, take a second, sift through our collection of preowned Claire Pettibone wedding dresses and find out what kind of whimsical bride you would like to be.