See Claire Pettibone Wedding Dresses From Bridal Fashion Week

Here’s the designer's latest collection to hit the bridal runways.
by Allison Manuel
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Claire Pettibone an American fashion designer based in Los Angeles, known for her high-end wedding gowns and intimate apparel and lifestyle collection. The Claire Pettibone wedding dress collection embodies the designer’s vision of vintage romance with an enchanted bohemian spirit. The collection of graceful, poetic wedding gowns are made of specially trademarked laces, delicate embroideries and fine of fabrics. Every detail is thoughtfully considered and carefully placed for an overall uber-luxe, thoughtful effect. Claire Pettibone wedding dresses are ethereal, vintage-inspired and entirely unique. Women choose her garments for both formal nuptials and rustic celebrations alike.

Claire Pettibone’s Fall 2020 Wedding DresseAurs

claire pettibone wedding dress plunging lace a-line dress
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Anastasia gown; Sheer lace a-line dress with plunging neckline.

claire pettibone wedding dress blush lace a-line dress
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Aurora gown; Blush tulle dress with embriodery detail, gold sparkles, and plunging back.

claire pettibone wedding dress long-sleeve colorful lace dress
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Chrysalis gown; Long-sleeve tulle a-line dress with blue flowers and blush butterflies.

claire pettibone wedding dress illusion a-line dress
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Dawn gown; Silk a-line dress topped with silver sparkle overskirt and emoridered flutter sleeves.

claire pettibone wedding dress colorful lace a-line dress
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Iliana gown; A-line embriodered dress with rose, ivory and platinum flowers.

claire pettibone wedding dress illusion lace back
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Leila gown; Embroidered Chantilly lace trumpet gown with sweetheart neckline and sheer lace back.

claire pettibone wedding dress off-the-shoulder long-sleeve dress
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Lyra gown; Off-the-shoulder trumpet dress with corset bodice and sheer lace sleeves. 

claire pettibone wedding dress cap-sleeve a-line dress
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Nera gown; A-line dress with illusion neckline and cap sleeves.

claire pettibone wedding dress colorful long sleeve dress
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Phoenix gown; Silk velvet column dress with long sleeves, high neckline, and lace insets.

claire pettibone wedding dress with sheer flutter sleeves
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Soleil gown; Embriodered tulle a-line dress with gold sparkles, illusion neckline, and flutter sleeves.

claire pettibone wedding dress lace a-line gown
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Stardust gown; Embriodered tulle mermaid dress with sheer long sleeves, illusion back, and Swaovski crystals.

claire pettibone sheer lace colorful long sleeve gown
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Vida gown; Long-sleeve gown with lace illusion neckline, sheer sleeves, and colorful floral appliques.

Claire Pettibone's Signature Style

Known for her sweet, feminine collections, Claire Pettibone’s gentle use of color, intricate details, European laces and graceful embroideries come together to create one of a kind dresses that stay true to a deeply romantic, boho-luxe aesthetic. Pettibone demonstrates a keen attention to detail and finds the perfect balance between Old-World inspiration and contemporary elements.

A Brief History of Wedding Dress Designer Claire Pettibone

As the daughter of artist parents, it was inevitable that Claire would enter a creative field. She focused on a career in fashion while attending Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles. Claire launched her own company in 1994 with her husband, Guy Toley. After a successful decade creating luxurious lingerie, Pettibone introduced couture bridal gowns in 2005. The company and Flagship Salon is housed in The Castle, a historic Los Angeles landmark built in 1928. Her collections have been carried by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and specialty stores around the world.

Claire Pettibone Collection History

The Claire Pettibone's Fall 2018 wedding dress collection was inspired by international travel. With nine dresses in the collection, one standout look is a trumpet wedding dress with draped sleeves, a sheer skirt and smoky gray embroidery.
 
From the gorgeous fabrics to the vintage-inspired details, dresses in the Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 collection stay true to the designer's history of pretty, feminine pieces. One of the most notable look was a sheath wedding dress with tip-of-the-shoulder illusion straps, drop waist, embroidery and high slit.

The Spring 2020 Claire Pettibone collection stays true to her unique aesthetic. With lightweight materials,dreamy lace accents and pops of pastel color, she created eight new pieces with the ethereal bride in mind. 

Other Claire Pettibone Labels

In 1993, Claire collaborated with her husband to create the Body & Soul lingerie collection, carried in Nordstrom stores nationwide. 

Claire Pettibone partnered with the online stationery company Wedding Paper Divas in 2014 to create wedding invitation suites that include details like foil stamping and garland motifs.

In 2018, Pettibone collaborated with handmade wedding shoe company, Bella Belle. Claire Pettibone for Bella Belle is capsule collection of bridal shoes that was inspired by many of the same elements that comprise Claire Pettibone wedding gowns — embroidery, a touch of nature, and hints of colors. 

Famous Claire Pettibone Brides

Known for her role in the Twilight saga, Nikki Reed wed The Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder in Malibu, California in 2015 , wearing a custom couture gown by Claire Pettibone. The three-quarter sleeve mermaid gown featured Chantilly lace and a low back.

Facebook co-founder, Mark Zuckerberg, wed his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan in May of 2012 in an intimate ceremony at his Palo Alto, California property. Priscilla wore the Claire Pettibone "Sky Between the Branches" dress featuring laser-cut floral embroidery with matte sequins lined in silk, an illusion jeweled neckline, and sheer back with chapel-length train.

UK pop sensation, Una Healy, from the girl group The Saturdays, donned the designer's, "Luna," gown from the Continuing Collection on her wedding day in June 2012.

Fun Facts About Claire Pettibone

Claire Pettibone has designed red carpet gowns for clients including Cameron Diaz, Courteney Cox, Leona Lewis, Elisabeth Moss, Katie Melua, Jennie Garth, Nikki Reed and Missi Pyle.

Claire Pettibone Previous Wedding Dress Collections

Claire Pettibone Spring 2020 Collection

See every dress from Claire Pettibone's Spring 2020 line below.

Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 off the shoulder wedding dress with slit

Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 white lace wedding dress with spaghetti straps
Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 sleeveless lace gown with sheer panel
Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 tulle layered wedding dress with delicate lace straps
Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 embroidered lace wedding dress with lace straps
Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 cap sleeve wedding dress with lace trimmed hem
Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 long sleeve wedding dress with boat neck
Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 ivory sheath wedding dress with strap detailing
Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 embroidered lace wedding dress with sheer tulle sleeves
Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 a-line wedding dress with embroidered lace long sleeves
Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 sleeveless floral wedding dress with detailed hem
Claire Pettibone Spring 2019 wedding dress with embroidered cap sleeves

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