It may come as no surprise that Hayley Paige, one of the freshest bridal labels in the market today, is run by one of the youngest designers in the business. In her mid-20s, Hayley Gutman stepped into the role of head designer at Hayley Paige at JLM Couture, creating the flirty, feminine wedding gowns the label is now known for.
Before striking it out on her own, Hayley designed dresses for some of the biggest names in the wedding world, including Melissa Sweet and Marchesa for Priscilla of Boston. Hayley has stated she knew she wanted to be a wedding dress designer from a very young age, and still approaches wedding dresses with a sense of wonder. It’s clear she has a love for that classic fairytale princess look, one that appeals to many brides.
Hayley Paige wedding dresses are modern and feminine at the same time, while showcasing the fun side of bridal: quirky and charming details. A-line shapes with high-low tiered and flounced skirts are a signature look.
The gowns often appear quite traditional, but include whimsical options like mix and match tops and skirts, removable peplums and boleros, all of which allow the bride to individualize her dress. The 2014 collection has some daring looks not commonly seen in the wedding world. “Dori,” for example, is a gown with an option for a crystal-encrusted crop top, perfect for fashion-forward brides-to-be.
Despite their refined look, vintage-inspired beading provides a little glitz and glam. These touches are combined with unusual materials and trims such as moonstone, cashmere and horsehair. Unconventional stripes and layering keep Hayley Paige wedding dresses flirty and fun, and the pretty but polished gowns lean more towards sweet, rather than sultry or sexy.
For brides who are budget conscious but love the Hayley Paige style, you will be happy to know the designer also creates dresses in the more affordable Jim Hjelm Blush line.
A Hayley Paige wedding dress is perfect for the stylish bride who wants to exude youth and innocence on her wedding day and still have fun without straying far from the classic wedding dress look. The dresses are flexible and would suit a variety of venues, including lofts, museums and churches. If you are adventurous, confident and vibrant, you should definitely consider the playful wedding dresses in the Hayley Paige collection!