This is for the Pretty Little Liars fans who are hooked on the wild story lines — and the styles on screen! Every week, costume designer Cameron Dale exclusively gives Us Weekly the scoop behind her favorite look from each episode of season 6. Scroll down to see this week’s ensemble, and make sure to check back next week for Dale’s next pick!
Love is in the air! In the Pretty Little Liars episode “We’ve All Got Baggage,” which aired on February 23, Aria’s (Lucy Hale) parents remarried in an outdoor ceremony (officiated by Aria!). But that doesn’t mean there was a white wedding dress for Mrs. Montgomery.
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“Since [Holly Marie Combs and Chad Lowe‘s] characters, Ella and Byron, are technically getting re-married, we wanted to keep her dress nontraditional,” Dale exclusively tells Us Weekly. “To say our amazing costume team over-prepared for our ‘Holly wedding fitting’ would be an understatement. We had at least five full racks of every color evening gown imaginable — just no white!”
After much deliberation between the actress, exec producer I. Marlene King and Dale, the ladies landed on an Adrianna Papell gown, complete with short sleeves and sequined Art Deco details. “I added the black veil to make it feel a little more bridal — and badass!” Dale notes.
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But despite the glamour up top, Dale let Us in on a little secret: There were no bridal shoes under that dress. “Holly is actually wearing wedge booties under her gown, as the pretty silver heels we chose were only serving to aerate the lawn,” Dale admits. “I swear nine times out of 10, when you don’t see an actor’s feet on screen, they’re wearing Uggs. In the TV and film industry, we work long hours, so it’s essential to keep the actors comfortable, and five-inch heels would be torture on a 12-hour day!”
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