A wedding dress is that once in a lifetime piece that most women have been dreaming of for many years prior to actually shopping for one. While this dress is undoubtedly one that carries an awful lot of significance and, let’s face it, pressure – finding the right one for you should actually be just as enjoyable and dreamy as the day on which you’re planning to wear it! The key to making this process as successful and as smooth sailing as it possibly can be is by heading in suitably inspired, with a good idea of what just it is that you’re looking for. Here are a few stunning wedding dress ideas to help you on your way to the dress of your dreams…
The modern bridal look
A contemporary bridal moment can take many forms. Suited to minimalist affairs, cool and contemporary settings or urban settings alike, this look and feel is incredibly refined and elegant. Try a simple square neckline, fitted bodice and bias cut skirt for a magically minimal yet impactful impression. For something sharp with a little more romanticism to it, gravitate towards sheer panels, tiered linear details and off the shoulder necklines in a sleek structure cut from crepe or silk. Think of it as minimal, with a bit more.
Speaking of romance, what better way to capture the enchantment of your special day than with a dreamy gown cut from layers and layers of lace and tulle? Choose a floating, A-line style with a fitted embellished bodice and full skirt for a suitably romantic effect. For something a little more streamlined but just as enigmatic, look for a bias cut maxi gown imagined in a graceful sheer lace material to match with a delicate veil and layers of crystal or pearl jewellery for a beautiful look that’s sure to fit with the romanticism of your wedding day.
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Sometimes, more is more. Look for a princess cut gown with a dramatically voluminous skirt, puff sleeves and plunging neckline to secure the dress of fairytale dreams. This option is for the statement bride who wants to put together a truly magical, unforgettable ensemble. Accessorise with wraps of dried flowers throughout your hair or slide on a tiara and bejewelled heels for a stunning feel.
Boho weddings are beautiful, imaginative and all kinds of dreamy. Shop for a relaxed wedding dress with lace, crochet or shirred details to fit with the languid feel of a bohemian party. Match with rattan, resin or delicate beaded jewellery for a cool wedding day look that’s incredibly unique and stunning.
Old-world, classical glamour
What better day than your wedding day to don a little classic Hollywood glam? Shop for a cowl neck column dress adorned with strings of pearls or beads for a glitzy look that oozes old world glamour. Style with pin curls, a swipe of true red lipstick and a string of pearls for a wedding day ensemble that’s beautifully timeless with a hint of vintage allure.