Editorial feature published in Modern Wedding Magazine Volume 71
THE FASHIONISTA BRIDE
Fashion and weddings - two worlds collide to create thrilling bridal style inspiration. Let’s never tear them apart.
The pursuit of a truly unique gown that suits a bride’s own personal taste has pushed the boundaries of tradition bridal style. More and more brides are looking to the world of fashion for inspiration on how to make their wedding day look a standout.
But brides aren’t alone in taking their cues from mainstream fashion with bridal designs creeping closer to the realm of trend-driven style in recent years.
Of course trends have always existed in weddings, but bridal and high-street style are now intertwined like never before. Both sides can be seen drawing inspiration from the other, whether it’s fringed wedding gowns that pay homage to the 70s revival, or the resurgence of gorgeous lace dresses for everyday.
What results is a new wide world of lust-worthy wedding dresses.
This fusion of fashion and weddings ultimately benefits the bride most of all. She draws her inspiration from the best of both worlds and those worlds fuse to offer the most unique ideas online.
[BREAKOUT] Digital media spreads a wealth of ideas from so many different influencers around the world, constantly illuminating brides with more inspiration than ever.
Spanish design house Pronovias recently released their ‘It-Bride’ collaboration with popular bloggers, who styled Pronovias gowns to their tastes. More social media stars are posting #isaidyes, giving brides an insight on how ‘cool girls’ do bridal. Even the (already married) Queen B wore a pin-worthy Zuhair Murad bridal gown to the Grammy Awards!
These cross referenced ideas are great inspiration, but brides should proceed with caution, as you’ll want to get it perfect for ‘the one’.
THE SWEET ESCAPE
Your wedding will probably be one of the few chances to really splurge on an outfit, so it’s important to get it right. This is why the key to nailing your look is to be guided by the trusted expertise of a bridal designer.
They know the ins and outs of wedding dresses. They know what works for body shapes, styles and the many other considerations that need to be taken into account.
[BREAKOUT] Be inspired by what is trending in fashion, but ultimately be guided by the bridal experts.
Visionary bridal designers are already one step ahead by producing trend-driven gown collections for their stylish brides. So what’s hot in fashion and bridal right now?
TREND: BOHEMIAN DESTINATION
A dash of exotic bohemian flair to your gown will add a worldly flavour to your bridal look. Take your cue from bold Spanish lace, intricate Eastern European embroidery or billowing Bajan silhouettes. Let the far corners of the earth be your style inspiration.
TREND: THE BRIDAL CAPE
This winter wardrobe staple has transcended the catwalk giving brides a stylish cover-up option and a chance to work two looks in one day!
Designers are really letting brides take the creative reigns with the many mix and match separates collections now on the market. One of the best things about this trend is that brides are left with two very wearable pieces after their big day.
TREND: FRINGE BENEFITS
Fringed gowns are making waves this season and can work for the vintage Art Deco-inspired bride or the free-spirited festival bride alike!
TREND: THE HIGH-LOW HEM
Pronovias It-Girl Whitney Port wore a stunning high-low hemmed gown for her wedding that allowed her to flaunt her gorgeous legs! More demure brides can keep the hem to just above the ankle to show off stunning heels.
Metallics have been a mainstay in wedding decor. Put the pedal to the metal with your bridal mix by adding a sleek metallic mirror belt or statement headpiece.
TREND: FINISHING TOUHES
Accessories are the easiest way to completely change up the look of a dress and are a relatively inexpensive way to be adventurous. They are also more likely to be worn again after your wedding. Bonus!