Statement blues and contrasting crisp whites maybe the mode du jour, but how does this translate into 2015’s bridalwear trends. From cute vintage frocks to tailored suits, we look at some of the best highstreet and bespoke bridalwear looks for the coming season.
Vintage styles continue to prove popular with brides, and rock chicks won’t be able to resist twirling down the aisle in Kitty & Dulcie’s ‘Crazy For You’ bridal gown (above left), £365. Pair up with Irregular Choice shoes and ankle socks to complete that ’50s look.
If you prefer a more rocked-out look, their ‘Cockney Rebel’ bridal gown (above centre) is full of personality. WAS £395, NOW £100. Worn here with chunky pearls, a mega gorgeous Flo & Percy headpiece and vintage Kurt Geiger heels.
Made from delicate lace, the ‘Lady Penelope’ bridal gown is not only ultra comfy and stylish, it’s fabulously retro and perfect for brides seeking a 60s wedding look. £325. Teamed here with ivory satin heels from Rachel Simpson.
Dresses above are available while stocks last exclusively at kittyanddulcie.com.
Highly commended at the Wedding Industry Awards as Best Bridal Retailer, Froufrou Bridal Boutique stocks an enviable range of bridal outfits created by world-renowned designers.
For a classical tailored look, try one of the Queen’s favourite couturiers, Stewart Parvin. His designs are all about clean lines, and exquisite fabric. His silk trouser suit ‘Tiny Dancer’ (above left, Top: £525.00; Trousers: £975.00) is effortless in its elegance, and his ‘Could this be Love’ wool-crepe dress suit (top right, Jacket: £2,395.00; Dress £2,775.00) is the perfect twinset, trimmed with chunky Italian grosgrain ribbon.
If you want to go something a little more playful, Elizabeth Stuart’s Bliss lace playsuit (bottom right, £4,500.00) offers a contemporary take on bridal. The structured bustier looks exquisite with a layered tulle skirt then just whip it off in the evening when you are ready to party!
Or you could look at the sensational wide pant leg style from Ivy & Aster (above middle). You would never guess that this stunningly romantic look with soft lace called ‘Sunday Driver’ (£1,750.00) was trousers. froufroubride.co.uk.
twobirds is a brilliant option for brides who want flexibility from their dress. The universally flattering twobirds multiway dresses offer classic, elegant simplicity by offering one dress with endless ways to wear it. You can can choose the neckline you want for your big day, then wear the dress again after the wedding in a totally different way. One dress. Two Sizes. No alterations. It’s clever stuff. The classic ballgown (shown worn in different ways above) is just £250 and it comes in a superb range of colours.
For more of a statement look, the twobirds full skirt rosette ballgown has got it going on! Featuring a full skirt of chiffon rosettes creating a bold, feminine silhouette, it works in the same adaptable way as the classic ballgown: simply choose your neckline and change it up on a whim. £995. Brooches are a fantastic way to accessorise a twobirds dress and show your own individual style. Brooch prices start at £20. twobirdsbridesmaid.co.uk
Yamsira’s convertible black tailed jacket (right) with a multiple layered strapless tulle dress mixes feminine with the masculine. The jacket is double and centre vented and has the option of adding a tail. Swap the dress for trousers and shirt for the reception after the ceremony for duality. Jacket: £375; Dress: £360. The white three-piece geometric suit has a slightly longer ducktail double vented back and a front pointed front hem. Accompanied with a low-scooped neck waistcoat and slim ankle length trousers, its a great statement outfit. £1,100.
For a softer look, dress in creams, or add warmth to whites with glistening gold accessories. The flowing beaded raw silk jumpsuit (£495) is on-trend and romantic, and the puddle trained godet silk skirt (£275) matched with bespoke classic white shirt (£75) is an ingenious and elegant take on a traditional ladies wedding suit.
Available bespoke from yamsira.com. (Prices subject to specification).
Cropped trousers with fluid matching jacket and white blouse creates a strikingly smart look with an alluring hint of laid back finesse. Dress up with a statement necklace or bow tie. Jacket £135. Bright, slimming trousers from brands like Hobbs (Blue Brunswick Trousers: £35, on sale) and Monsoon (Sabine Crop Trousers: £39) look great paired with a tailored white blazer (above, Winoa Jacket, by Monsoon, £69)