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Create an elegantly timeless look with our classic wedding gowns
You’ll look back on your wedding pictures for a lifetime, so it’s a good idea to think about whether they’ll seem as good in 20 years as they do today. For this reason, we’re often asked, to recommend the perfect classic wedding gowns. Well, we think a totally classic look is one that is chic, elegant and has a timeless sophistication that just won’t date. Think sleek lines, luxury fabrics and a simple but sophisticated cut. A classic design can also have subtle detailing, but it should highlight your natural beauty, without overpowering it.
Our Bridal Experts have been busy finding the perfect classic wedding gowns and inspiration below, to show you what we mean when we talk about a ‘timeless look’. They’ve also found dreamy complementary styles, colours and accessories for your maids and groom too, so you can find everything you need for your big day right here…
Mikado is a fabric that always looks stylish and sophisticated, whatever the current trends are. It has a glossy luxurious shimmer that rarely needs embellishment and it falls in sleek, rich ripples that feel totally timeless.
Palermo is one of our most popular Mikado designs, and it showcases all the joys of this luxe fabric beautifully. Clean lines, a majestic train, simple off-the-shoulder straps and little need for detailing. Its the kind of dress your daughter will also want to wear on her big day in years to come!
Similar classic wedding gowns in luscious Mikado, include strapless Colleen, with its simple ruched bodice and wow factor skirt, and pretty Meredith with its subtle touch of shimmering lace. If you’d prefer something more figure-hugging, then try Frankie instead. It shows how this fabulous fabric works just as beautifully for fitted styles as it does with A-line silhouettes.
Modern brides will also love Klara, which gives Mikado a contemporary twist. The pleated bodice and wide straps will look fabulous season after season.
Traditional tulle and lace
Mikado isn’t the only option when it comes to classic wedding gowns. Understated tulle and lace are a fabulous combination that look eternally stylish. For example, Emerson with its slim A-line skirt and illusion lace is as pretty as a picture and as classic as they come. We also love August, which has a similar feel of traditional, romantic simplicity.
Classic colour themes, maids dress and more...
Much like the dresses, classic colour schemes keep it simple. A muted colour palette for your bridal party is a surefire way to keep your wedding day looking timeless. Think sage green and gold, blush pink and cream or a mix of softly pretty pastels.
Lavender and silver grey is also an unbeatable combination that has a modern feel while still being timeless and sophisticated. Our lavender bridesmaids dresses work beautifully on their own or can be mix ‘n’ matched with our silver grey designs.
You can also treat your groom and his guys. Our Groom & Co tie gift sets include a tie, pocket square and cufflinks in colours to match our bridesmaid’s dresses. It couldn’t be easier, as they’re all available to order online, too.
Don’t forget we also have matching accessories for your maids. Our Double Circle Slider Bracelet makes the ideal thank you gift for all their hard work, and looks fabulous paired with our lavender dresses.
Fab florals and stylish cakes
When it comes to classic flowers, you can’t beat roses in shades of blush pink, peach and creamy whites. And the more the merrier as far as we’re concerned, but displays can also be bulked out with plenty of dark greenery, soft wavy grasses, eucalyptus and tall white delphiniums.
Your cake can follow as similar scheme, too. Go for a budget-friendly, plain white cake, decorated with more pastel coloured roses and a touch of greenery.
Set the scene
Soft grey makes a great base colour. You can mix it with a huge range of colours, such as blush pink, light blue, sage green or even something bolder like dark navy.
Here we’ve combined it with peaches and lavenders to create the perfect look to complement the bridal party’s colours. A light grey table cloth and napkins sit beautifully next to elegant tapered candles and plain white bowls. Understated colour comes from the peachy pink florals, while there are also smart flashes of rose gold from the cutlery and candlesticks.
Keep it classic
So, when it comes to creating a day that you’ll look back on with pride, our top tips are to keep it simple with muted tones that work in gentle harmony. And, when it comes to classic wedding gowns, gorgeous understated styles that enhance your natural beauty are the way to go. Then you’re guaranteed to have wedding photos that you’ll always love, whether it’s your first or 50th anniversary!
Click here to see all our classic wedding gowns, then try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store. Also, for more classic inspiration, check out our Instagram, Facebook or TikTok accounts.
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