Wedding Dresses

Bridal Fashion Guide

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What’s Your Personal Wedding Style?

Whether you’d like to look pretty as a princess, be a beautiful boho bride, or want to rebel against tradition entirely, here are some wedding looks to try out.

Planning what to wear on the biggest day of your life can be a little overwhelming. You might take inspiration from bridal magazines, or pictures of your favourite celebrities. But when you come to try various looks out in the bridal boutique, they don’t necessarily complement your natural style. When considering what to wear on your wedding day, it’s important to present the best image of yourself; maybe that’s one of the following styles?

Bohemian Bride

If your day-to-day wardrobe is made up of hippie-chic attire, then this sounds like the bridal look for you. Long flowing lines and lace are integral to this look and if you’ve got the abs for it, then why not try out a two-piece boho dress? These are made up of a cropped bridal corset and a long flowing skirt with a transparent veil draping delicately across your midriff.

Depending on where you’re exchanging vows, you could go barefoot if you’re marrying on the beach or in the grounds of a pretty Essex wedding venue – simply add some toe jewellery to complement your look. As far as your hair goes, a bohemian look works well with hair that’s not too ‘done’. Let your hair flow long – either wavy or straight, then add some natural flowers, either individually or as part of a crown.

Traditional With A Twist

The latest Royal Wedding has got everyone craving the timeless classic look that brides such as Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton have dazzled the crowds with. While most brides won’t have the option of wearing a five-metre cathedral-length veil, there are plenty of traditional details that you can incorporate into your very own wedding style. Fishtail designs are a flattering staple of the traditional look – showing off the curves of your silhouette whilst adding a bit of length at the back. Lace sleeves, whether capped or full length offer a vintage air that looks pretty as a princess.

If that’s the theme you’re looking for, then every princess needs a crown of jewels, so tiaras are a must, but make sure you’re placing them correctly. They should fit across the crown of your head rather than your forehead. A double band can be a flattering look as it’s not too tall, and fits rather like a typical headband. You can choose one with diamante, crystals or pearls, all of which are versatile choices that will bedazzle your groom.

White Isn’t For Everyone

White has been the go-to choice of colour for wedding dresses since Queen Victoria married Prince Albert in 1840. But it doesn’t suit everyone. If you like the idea of white but it looks too stark against your skin tone, then you could try an ivory or cream shade which is more warming.

Brides who are looking to make more of a statement inject some colour into their look by turning towards red, which is popular in Eastern cultures as it is a symbol of good luck. Red is a stunning choice for a winter wedding, particularly if you’re surrounded by snow as a backdrop for your photographs.

When it comes to choosing your wedding attire, it really comes down to recognising your own personal style and then opting for something that lets your own individuality shine. Have fun with it, play around with different looks and you’ll soon be ready to walk down the aisle.

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