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Four innovative modern bridal gowns...
Peak wedding season is fast approaching and we’re loving the gorgeous new bridal gowns hitting the catwalks and all of our stores. To celebrate we’ve picked out some of this season’s best styles, ones that show modern bridal design at its very best.
So, whether you like to keep it sleek and sophisticated in shimmering Mikado or you’re looking for layer upon layer of ravishing lace, we’ve got something you’ll love (with accessories to match)…
An easy-to-wear plunge
Plunging necklines are a big trend and stunning Amalfi is the easiest way to wear this catwalk look. A modern take on classic bridal gowns, this stylish Mikado A-line pairs a crisp, contemporary bodice with adjustable straps that can be worn in two ways. The bodice is beautifully cut with neat seams that flatter the torso. The dramatic plunging neckline is the stand-out feature, and one that’s super easy to wear thanks to the discreet illusion panel.
The bodice is beautifully cut with neat seams that flatter the torso. The dramatic plunging neckline is the stand-out feature, and one that’s super easy to wear thanks to the discreet illusion panel.
At the back, the slim spaghetti straps are simple but effective and you can wear them as classic straps or as a statement crossed back. There’s also a chic row of smart buttons and seams to create the illusion of length.
The fabulous skirt flares out from the understated waistband and has plenty of volume due to the neat box pleats. This is also a look with plenty of hidden surprises. Did you know, the lining is crafted from 100% recycled polyester? And, if you look a little closer, you’ll see the gorgeous skirt is also concealing useful pockets!
A dress with hidden secrets
Elton is another Mikado masterpiece. The catwalk-inspired bodice, with its cuff detail and elegant panelling, gives this dress a truly luxurious feel. However, underneath this refined look you’ll find couture-style internal lacing, which will comfortably support you all day long. It’s also one of our first gowns to be made from 50% recycled fabrics and yarns.
The simple bodice is cut perfectly to flatter the figure and the neat princess seams and covered buttons flow effortlessly into the voluminous box pleats. The glossy ball gown skirt also has the hidden pockets we know our brides love.
The full skirt is the epitome of understated elegance, with its shimmering folds of rich Mikado fabric. Wear this look with an underskirt to show it off to its absolute best, along with a glittering Leonie belt for just a hint of sparkle.
Boho styling with contemporary lace
Ffion is a completely different look, combining lightweight chiffon with elegant, low-key lace. The stylish, matt-finish tape lace is one of this season’s top trends, and it gives this delicate boho style a fashionable twist that modern brides will love.
The bodice has a charming V-neck with intricate matt lace, featuring patterns inspired by nature. Then there’s the modern tape lace, which edges the sweetheart neckline and defines the waist, adding a lovely contemporary feel.
The flattering low back has more lovely lace and then there’s the light chiffon skirt, which flows beautifully. Falling to the floor in soft layers, it’s ideal for an informal garden or woodland setting or a beach ceremony somewhere tropical. Try it with one of our more boho belts too, such as sparkling Estella with its clusters of crystals and pearls.
Luxury beading, lace and more...
Lastly, we have gorgeous Fynn, a figure-hugging sheath style with endless eye-catching features. Everywhere you look the detailing here is exquisite, from the draped beading on the back to the magical scalloped illusion train.
The front-lined bodice has a layer of Chantilly lace with glittering floral sequin appliqués, which gives the gown an expensive feel. Then turn around to reveal the striking keyhole back with its rows of beautifully draped beads.
The gorgeous skirt has delicate lace from top to bottom and fits gently across the hips before flowing out softly. It then finishes in a dramatic illusion train that will look breathtaking trailing behind you as you walk down the aisle.
Finally, modern bridal gowns need modern accessories, too! Our Kai hair band has delicate clay flower motifs with sweet silver leaves embellished with iridescent crystals. This adaptable accessory is also on an easy-to-style comb, so it can be worn as a simple clip or as a veil topper.
Maia is a romantic, double-row headband decorated with beautiful crystals and pearls. It’s a versatile choice, as it works equally well with a crisp modern dress as it does with a softer boho style.
Your veil is the one accessory that’s guaranteed to make you feel like a bride, so make sure you try one on. Monae is a veil that makes a real statement. Available in dramatic chapel length, it’s decorated with sumptuous floral lace that really has to be seen to be believed.
Lastly, a sparkling belt is the hardest working accessory a bride has. A glittering waist has become a must-have, because savvy brides know it helps to break up the length of the dress and create and highlight a beautiful waistline, balancing your proportions. What’s more, it’s fabulous and fun to wear! Try our lovely Sapphire belt, with eye-catching crystals on lovely ivory grosgrain ribbon, and you’ll see what we mean.
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