"Our latest collection includes exquisite, floaty creations that are lightweight, breezy, and perfect for this weather." - Designers Jesline Ong (left) and Jessie Wong
From curve-hugging mermaids to princess ballgowns and super evening dresses, Rico-A-Mona Bridal has just what you need to take you from day to night.
Tell us about your new collection.
It includes exquisite, floaty creations that are lightweight, breezy, and perfect for this weather. They go from sexy mermaids and A-lines to grand, fairy tale-like ballgowns. Details include sheer panels and illusion backs, as well as richly embroidered appliques and crystal embellishments.
What inspired it?
Our weather! And the confident woman who embodies feminine elegance.
What advice would you give a bride when it comes to choosing a gown for our heat and humidity?
She’s going to be spending many hours in her dress, so comfort is key. Choose something soft and light. Necklines such as the off-the-shoulder, sweetheart and bustier add romance. For a little sexy, there’s the V-neck.
How long before her wedding should a bride come and see you?
At least six months.
What’s one common mistake brides make when dress shopping?
Bringing along an entourage. Having too many different opinions can take a bride farther away from what she actually wants. Most do best with just their mum and maybe a sister, best friend or maid of honour.
What other exciting new designs can we expect to see in your salon this season?
Our evening gowns in various hues – including blush and champagne – that will suit all skin tones. Some colours are also perfect for wedding dresses.
This story was originally published in Her World Brides March - May 2017.