Eva Mendes may have laid low throughout her pregnancy, but now it’s clear the new mom was definitely keeping busy while keeping out of sight. She designed a collection of bridesmaids dresses and accessories for her eponymous line with New York & Company — check it out below.
And yes, while we love looking at pretty dresses, we’re probably thinking what you’re thinking: Does designing for weddings mean she’s planning on walking down the aisle herself (and, ahem, dressing her maids in the looks à la Lauren Conrad)? It’s unclear, though right after Ryan Gosling and Mendes welcomed daughter Esmeralda in September, a friend of Mendes’s told PEOPLE that while the actress had said in the past she wasn’t planning to get married or have children, “with Ryan things are different … she’s very independent but she’s content with her partner. She finally found the person she really wants to be with.” In 2012, though, she told Marie Claire that she’d prefer not answering questions about marriage and babies, explaining, “Those are such boring topics to me… I am not that girl. I don’t like talking about things that I want in the future because I feel by verbalizing such things, they won’t come true.”
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But even though wedding bells don’t seem to be ringing yet, Mendes has a definite appreciation for the bride’s big day. “An important day needs a special dress,” said Mendes in a press release for the collection. “I love this collection for weddings and other special events. Feel great and dance the night away!”
The line consists of eight different dress styles, with a few structured A-line cuts (center), some longer draped jersey maxis and delicate chiffon gowns. They’ll all be available online and in stores in the last week of January 2015. The dresses range from $79 to $119 (a steal for bridesmaids looks!) and accessories (like jeweled hair pieces, statement necklaces and faux-flower corsages) will run you $22 to $42 for accessories.
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