Editorial feature published in Modern Wedding Magazine Volume 68
MAID WITH STYLE
A bride is more beautiful when there is beauty around her. Dress your maids in the finest new trends that beg to be worn again.
A stylish new wave of confident brides are having their girls step out in all white gowns. The result is chic, timeless and oozes class. White works for all themes and styles, which opens up your choices. Dress it up with gowns made of silk and lace; keep it casual with relaxed silhouettes; or go boho by using Broderie Anglaise. To stay in the bridal spotlight, be sure to choose an alternate silhouette, shorter hemline or different fabric for the bridesmaids.
True friends are like diamonds precious and rare, so let them shine in a dazzling sequin dress. Sequins may sound scary, but this season’s sparkle is delicate and demure. Think jazz age, not jazz dance.
THE NEW NEUTRAL
What’s soft and feminine and isn’t too girly? It’s dove grey and its fashion’s favourite new neutral. When it comes to weddings, it’s the only shade of grey.
Navy blue is making waves with black-tie-brides. It’s as elegant and classic as black but with a touch more interest.
RED CARPET READY
You and your bridal party will be photographed all day and night, so why not take your fashion cues from the glitz and glam of the red carpet? Just be sure to keep it sophisticated à la Old-Hollywood and steer clear of looks that cry Hollywood-Boulevard starlet! Think gorgeous floor length gowns, fit and flare silhouettes, show-stopping details and frocks that look good from every angle. An award-winning look is dark, elegant, and always alluring.
PLAY WITH OMBRE
This popular colour trend is definitely here to stay. Translated from hair and beauty, to cakes and now fashion, dresses of flawlessly blended hues are breathing new life to classic silhouettes and colours.
Once an after thought, accessories are now the perfect way to add a pop of personality to a bridesmaid’s look. More brides are also gifting meaningful accessories to their maids that can be worn on the day!
Take your bridesmaid look to new levels of luxe with a splash of lustrous embellishment. Perfectly placed crystals, beading and embroidery add a touch of opulence to any gown, and draws attention to all the right places. Add a detailed shoe to simple gowns for a modest take on this trend, and be sure to keep jewellery simple to avoid an OTT faux pas!
Pretty patterns are made for casual soirees. Go bold with brights and big shapes or keep it cute with romantic flowers and watercolour prints.