In search of the dress? From the silhouette, the neckline, the colour and the fabric, it could be the most tricky frock challenge you’ll face. Narrow it down with our guide to this year’s trends.
Planning a spring wedding? Make sure you add a pair of Waterford Rebel flutes to your gift wish list it, in a pretty blush hue.
Dipped V neckline
Forget traditional sweetheart necklines; the hottest shape right now is the plunging deep V neckline. We adore this delicate lace version, featured in Suzanne Neville’s 2016 Songbird collection.
Image source: Suzanne Neville
Feathers don’t have to be OTT. Opt for soft, delicate detailing for a feminine touch or full feather skirt to ramp up the drama.
Halfpenny London is famous for its collection of cool, vintage frocks – and its latest collection is no exception. We love the daisy chiffon cross-over dress, with simple feather detailing on the shoulders.
Image source: Halfpenny London
Marrying (excuse the pun) the classic gown with a slinky column style, designers are layering tulle, organza and lace over dresses for a streamlined silhouette. In Pronovias’ case, they use silk on the Tolosa gown to create a beautiful layered effect.
Image source: Pronovias
If you’re dreaming of a summer wedding, the stunning Waterford Mixology champagne coupes are a must-have for your gift wish list.
Print is fashion forward this summer, with designers such as Carolina Herrera using intricate embroidery to capture the floral-led trend. Sassi Holford’s full-skirted dress, features blowsy roses in pink and green for a feminine feel.
Image source: Sassi Holford
Little white dress
Shorter, knee or thigh length dresses are a dream to rock in warmer months – especially if a (rare) drop of sunshine graces us. Charlotte Balbier’s 50s-inspired Nora dress is a great example, featuring lace for a luxurious feel.
Image source: Charlotte Balbier
A handful of designers have ditched the traditional wedding dress in favour of a more modern approach which bares some skin. Karen Willis Holmes pulls this trend off in a sophisticated way with her Wild Hearts collection, pairing the Tillie top with the Natasha skirt for a beautiful, romantic effect.
Image source: Karen Willis Holmes
If you love the pretty colours of autumn, this beautiful Waterford Lismore Vase makes for a perfect addition to your gift list – what better place to style a seasonal bunch?
We’ve seen the trend for wearing underwear as outerwear all over the catwalks for womenswear and it’s no different for brides. Think bustier-tops and slinky slip dresses. Straight from her autumn 2016 collection, this Monique Lhuillier gown is right on trend with a beautiful lace corset-style bodice.
Image source: Monique Lhuillier
Shoulders were a big focus on the fashion catwalks for this year, with designers such as Alberta Ferretti, Moschino and Roberto Cavalli embracing the trend. Showing some shoulder works particularly well for wedding gowns, such as in Ellis Bridal’s traditional, romantic dress.
Image source: Ellis Bridal
Forget diamond drop earrings – the sparkle this season is on the dress itself. Celebrate in a subtle fashion, just like Jenny Packham in her 2016 bridal campaign, featuring vintage styles and a relaxed feel.
Image source: Jenny Packham
Got your heart set on a wedding during the depths of winter? For style inspiration and more, read our guide ‘White weddings: inspiration for snowy weddings’.
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