Now that Spring has sprung, what better time to take a look at some of 2016’s key bridal trends. Two-pieces, rock ‘n’ roll and vintage inspired laces, silks and satins come to the fore as designers favour the playful and the romantic.
House of Mooshki: Inspired by the elegance of the 1920s and the flambuoyance of ‘60s rock ‘n’ roll, then infused with contemporary gothic detailing in tea length, A-line shapes, House of Mooshki dresses bring a unique and individual bridal style that is both feminine and chic.
Effie Dress – Made from Ivory Mikado Satin, this tea dress has a sleek and understated look. A soft scoop neckline with straps to the front and low scoop back add a little drama. The full Mikado Satin circular skirt allows you to add as many fluffy ruffle petticoats as you want. The finishing detail of this dress are key, a flat 60s bow to the back and yes… pockets! £1,300.
Eliza Dress – A seriously fun and flirty calf length dress. Full Mikado satin bodice and circular skirt with an ostrich feather trim peeking out at the hem. Sleeveless with a bateau neckline and back for a sleeker look this dress will sure to wow the crowd. £1,550
Tilly Dress – Tilly is a typical Mooshki cutie pie! Super sweet in tea length this gown is shown in vanilla with ivory overlay. Thin spaghetti straps decorated with guipure lace detailing exaggerate the plunging scalloped V back. Such an adorable gown finished with lace applique peaking over the bodice neckline and hem of the skirt. Perfect for summer garden weddings or on the beach. £1,450
Leonora Dress – A new firm favourite at Mooshki this season Leonora is the super cute style of the summer. Soft blush satin overlaid in ivory tulle and lace. A sweet diamond keyhole back compliments the keyhole front. The signature flirty circle skirt is finished with guipure lace details. £1,550
Wear with… a pair of Irregular Choice heels to finish off your look with a real statement.
See the full range at houseofmooshki.com.
Belle & Bunty: Belle & Bunty’s 2016 collection, A Piece of My Heart, offers a range of effortlessly feminine gowns designed to skim the body with smooth flattering lines. Infused with a retro vibe with discreet nods to the ‘60s and ‘70s, it combines clean fluid lines and clouds of silk and encapsulates the aesthetic of free spirited brides who are decadent and elegant.
Styles include, the glamorous, bohemian spirited Joni (above), with silk embroidered bodice, bell sleeves and elegant column skirt, and the modern retro Dusty dress (below), which carries clean lines, straight sleeves and a high beaded neckline.
Belle & Bunty’s silk satin Stevie dress oozes sensuality and features a flattering, dropped waist and fluttering butterfly sleeves reminiscent of the 1970s yesteryear. But what we particularly love is its understated look of luxe.
The beauty about Belle & Bunty’s collection is its versatility. Many of the pieces are available with or without sleeves and can be matched with complementary pieces ranging from billowing skirts to delicate camis and scalloped-edge lace tops. Pick and mix to suit your personal style.
1: Brooke top with Scarlet skirt; 2: Daisy top with Belle Skirt.
All dresses are made in the UK using fine laces and silks . Pieces in this collection start at £1,450.
Pair with… a stunning floral headpiece.
To see the full collection visit belleandbunty.co.uk
House of Ollichon:The reason we love the bridal jumpsuit is that it offers a harmony between classic, modern and bridal. Combining the elegance of the classic dress and the chic cut of the tailored suit, these intricate and original designs are versatile and offer a variety of masculine and effeminate styles to suit every brides individual style.
Handmade in the UK using quality European fabrics including French Bridal lace from the Dentelle region in northern France, luxury Italian tissutos, English crepes and 100% silk organzas, House of Ollichon’s collection features a selection of unique playsuits, jumpsuits and combos and caters for both brides and bridesmaids, taking care to ensure everyone felt individual but would complement each other perfectly for the big day.
Pieces start at a friendly price, ranging from £115-£895.
See the full range at houseofollichon.co.uk
ASOS:ASOS is stepping up to the altar with the launch of its first ever bridal collection. In a palette of pearly whites, creams and antique roses, the ASOS bridal range offers everything from ‘30s-inspired satin slip dresses to 3D ivory lace and on trend coordinating jumpsuits. And all at a affordable price (prices starting at £65 for a tulle skirt and £250 for a full ivory gown).
From rural regatta wedding themes to city chic, vintage to Las Vegas the collection, which launches in March aims to appeal to all brides whatever their location, season or wedding theme.
Visit asos.com to view the current bridal range and keep an eye for the Asos Bridal launch.