Here Comes The Guide's Blog

We “Double Dare” You

It’s a shame, really. All that time, effort and money spent on finding the wedding dress, and you really only ever wear it the one time. Fashion designer Hanna Hartnell of HARTNELL Santa Monicafeels you, and has come up with an ingenious solution—the Double Dare Gown.

Known for her slinky silhouettes that are custom-made to your own measurements and color preference, Hanna’s newest innovation is a sensuous silk dress with a flirty side-slit offering a glimpse of leg (and garter!). But this gown has a secret double life: Lined with another layer of silk in a contrasting color, it’s reversible! On one side, your dress may be wedding white—but order the lining in soft rose, whimsical turquoise, gold, black or whichever shade you fancy, and voilà! You have a gorgeous formal gown to wear to someone else’s wedding.

Double Dare Gown from HARTNELL Santa Monica

Available in three different designs, the dress’s colored lining will accent your wedding look as it peeks through the side slit. Another flourish of genius: Hartnell’s coordinating two-toned silk flower pin that’s a perfect embellishment, whichever side (of the dress) you’re on!

Not only do you get two oh-so-sexy dresses for the price of one, but at $1,200-$1,800, the Double Dare Gown is within reach of most bridal budgets. And since it really is reusable, this clever dress (made with a type of natural silk that’s processed with clean technology) is perfect for green weddings, too.

So go ahead and indulge…we double dare you!

P.S. Hanna is expert at custom mail-order for Brides and Moms, so even if you don’t live in So Cal, you can order the Double Dare Gown from anywhere!

Jolene Posted by Jolene on Apr 02, 2009.
Filed under Budget Wedding IdeasFashionGreen WeddingsStuff We LoveWedding Dresses