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How to style your classic wedding dress…
We think the perfect classic wedding dress combines a timeless silhouette, beautifully understated embellishments, a discreetly figure-flattering cut and just the right balance of traditional meets contemporary styling.
Hard to find all this in one dress? Of course not! Below our expert stylists have picked out three designs that fit the bill perfectly, along with the accessories to match. Each dress has something different to offer, whether that’s Palermo’s magnificent Mikado skirt, Camelia’s lovely lace or Klara’s flattering pleated bodice. There really is a classic wedding dress to suit every bride, so read on to find yours…
Sleek and sophisticated
Palermo is a magnificent ballgown made from sophisticated Mikado fabric. The elegant shimmer of the material is the ideal match for this clean silhouette, and it’s a great choice for brides who want a simple look that’s free from sequins or beading.
It also features a fitted bodice and flattering off-the-shoulder straps that show off the shoulders and back beautifully, while covered buttons provide a touch of detail. Then there’s the breathtaking skirt, which falls to the floor in swathes of sleek Mikado before fanning out into a simple but elegant train.
Style it with…
Our simple Willa veil is the perfect match for this understated design. Made from the softest tulle and embellishment free, it’s designed to let your natural beauty shine through.
Then our Evie hair comb, with its pearls, crystals and glittering silver florals, adds a chic touch of vintage sparkle.
Pretty as a picture
Now for a classic wedding dress with a little more detail. Lace lovers will adore beautiful Camelia, a Platinum Edition A-line style with the prettiest illusion sleeves and a high scalloped neckline.
There’s delicate eyelash lace around the neck, sleeves and hem, for a soft focus feel, alongside a combination of Chantilly lace and embroidered lace appliqués. There’s also a delicate scattering of clear sequins for a subtle touch of sparkle.
At the back, we love the V-neck scalloped lace, which is a flattering alternative to a high back. It also leads the eye to the pretty row of delicate covered buttons. Below that there’s the breath-taking skirt, edged in more beautiful lace, that will flow gracefully behind you as you walk.
Style it with…
Camelia looks amazing with Estella, our most popular belt. Its glittering crystals and pearls add a touch of sparkle and highlight the waistline beautifully.
Finish the look with Romee, a single-tier veil with a scalloped-lace edge and pretty beading, that perfectly complements Camelia’s look and feel.
Finally, we have Klara, another showstopping Mikado style. This shimmering A-line gown features a flattering crossover bodice that accentuates the figure. At the back, chic covered buttons lead the eyes all the way down the sleek lines of the skirt.
Plus, we know our brides love them, so this fabulous skirt also hides handy pockets. Perfect for one or two big day essentials
Style it with…
Add a little detail to this elegant look with our pretty Alpha hair comb. The Art Deco feel complements the simplicity of the dress perfectly.
We also love this design with a touch of lace, and our Monae veil does the job perfectly. In floor-skimming chapel length, it features beautiful botanical lace edging that is just the right amount of detailing to complete this pared back look.
Lastly, if you think a classic wedding dress is the one for you, then we have plenty more to choose from! If you love a mermaid silhouette, take a look at feminine Elba, with its soft tulle and ornate swirling lace. Alternatively, for fabulous florals, try pretty Jamilla with its detailed lace and cute cap sleeves. However, if elegant simplicity is your thing, you won’t be disappointed by strapless Haylie for sophisticated understatement.
Click here to find your dream classic wedding dress, then try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store. Also, for more inspiration, check out our Instagram, Facebook or Twitter pages.
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