Lighter than Air: Sheer and Feathery

Martha Stewart Weddings, Spring 2003

Sheer fabrics lend themselves to many different moods. As a cloud of a coat, organza is dreamy and romantic. In a wide weave, net is playful. Sheared across the grain, chiffon becomes feathery and dramatic.

A close-fitting gown by Peter Langner has a skirt of sheared organza that flutters with every step; the bodice shimmers with abstract botanicals of beads and sequins. Earrings and ring by Laura Cardillo.

Below, a billowing coat of embroidered silk organza floats over a strapless gown of silk duchesse satin; ensemble by Oscar de la Renta.

Exuberant silk blossoms from Dulken & Derrick crown an improvised blusher of open-mesh net; earrings by the Windsor Company.

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