Thanks to a licensing agreement with Group JS International, the famed Los Angeles-based bridal designer is launching three new bridge collections for the Spring 2011 market at relatively affordable prices.
"To bring my design sensibility to a larger demographic of women who seek glamorous, modern eveningwear is an important milestone for me," Lhuillier, who recently designed Carrie Underwood's wedding dress, said in a statement.
The first two wedding-themed collections -- Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids and ML Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids -- will be devoted to outfitting one's bridal party. The former collection will retail for $225-$330 and be sold in full-service bridal salons starting in January 2011, while the latter will sell for under $200 exclusively at Nordstrom and Nordstrom.com in September.
The third new line, ML Monique Lhuillier Evening Collection, is filled with evening gowns (starting at $595), cocktail dresses (starting at $395), and separates ($295 and up) and will be sold at major department and specialty stores worldwide in early 2011.
StyleList got a sneak peek at the frocks and, boy, are they pretty! (Judge for yourself, above.)
One strapless bridesmaids stunner comes in iridescent moss green with a bow-cinched waist and delicately pleated neckline, while a chic navy version has a halterneck (á la new bride Anna Paquin's wedding dress) and beautiful crisscross draping on the bust.
Others come in more girly hues, including a pale pink V-neck frock with origami folds.
Of course, this isn't the first time Lhuillier has tread in more affordable waters. Check out her lower-priced (well, $2,500-$3,500) bridal line, Bliss by Monique Lhuillier.