Bridal Trends

Wherever you proclaim your love be sure to shine on your important day here are some bridal trends in fashion for the upcoming year. Say yes to your Lancelot in an empire gown. This high waist style tops the list of most romantics and a fairytale wedding needs a princess to complete the story look radiant in a voluminous bejewelled ball gown think princess Diana or Carrie Vivienne Westwood dream dress in the movie Sex and the City.

A Romantic Look

The empire dress of the Victorian era is updated this coming seas with oversizes chiffon floral appliqu̩s for a picture perfect gown easy white silk and chiffon strapless with contrasting white silk bow is stunning Ivory taffeta gown with off the shoulder sleeves and bustled back Рivory duchess sating and taffeta tuxedo vest paired with a full silk organza asymmetrical skirt and completed with an ivory top hat is sure to make any bride the centre of attention

Floral Finishes

Tone-0n-tone floral appliques and corsages are in full bloom this coming season Oversized silk taffeta cabbage rose corsage adorns a simple neckline while a pretty look gown with a chiffon floral lattice. or a sweet golden appliqued bouquets add lush luxury
Fancy FrillsWhy skirt the issue of looking all out glamorous Created layers of dazzling ruffles and frills at the hemlines of full length gowns creating a modern look to theses

Short Skirt

Higher hemlines are perfect for casual weddings – check out the sophisticated knee high creations

Silver Screen Elegance

Taking cues from 1960’s Hollywood heroines including Elizabeth Taylor and Sophia Lauren create a contemporary yet romantic look. A leading lady in jewelled halter A-line gown in white silk and organza or deep V-neck with ruffle trim on ruched silk. Or a modified trumpet with a soft sweetheart neckline finished in ivory mesh organza with cotton appliqués and scalloped hemline

Grecian Goddess

Fashion forward brides who continue to update neoclassic, looks with beautifully draped silk taupe jersey and an asymmetrical on shoulder design that is tied at the back. Deep V-neck halter dress in champagne silk satin is minimal yet chic. When worn with a voluminous sleeved shawl. the in this look becomes a fashionable Helen of Troy.

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