Brides­maid Beauty

De­signer Ce­lest Thoi shares ad­vice on pick­ing the right brides­maids dresses and re­veals the in­spi­ra­tion for her lat­est col­lec­tion, the Ce­lest Thoi En­tourage

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Renowned lo­cal wed­ding gown de­signer Ce­lest Thoi’s cre­ation of a time­less and el­e­gant brides­maid col­lec­tion called the Ce­lest Thoi En­tourage

When it comes to se­lect­ing the right brides­maids dress, the last thing you would want to do is force your best friends to wear un­flat­ter­ing dresses that do not suit them. “Brides have to un­der­stand that brides­maids also want to look good and com­fort­able at the same time, es­pe­cially if they are tasked with things to do at the wed­ding cer­e­mony,” says lead­ing bridal gown de­signer Ce­lest Thoi.

As your brides­maids may vary in size and shape, Thoi ad­vises to dress them in the same colour with dif­fer­ent sil­hou­ettes or neck­lines. Sweet­heart neck­lines for ex­am­ple are pop­u­lar as they suit all fig­ures, shapes and busts while the V-neck­line cre­ates the il­lu­sion of an elon­gated neck.

“I think it’s al­ways nice to look sort of uni­form in a group, es­pe­cially since it will stand out in the wed­ding pho­tos,” Thoi tells us. Ac­cord­ing to her, the lat­est trend in brides­maids dresses is to ei­ther have the same shade of colour with dif­fer­ent ma­te­ri­als and styles or have dresses that also dif­fer in shades but still re­late to each other some­how.

It is also im­por­tant to shop wisely when se­lect­ing a brides­maids dress be­cause not all brides­maids would have the same bud­get for the dress. Keep­ing that in mind, gowns that your brides­maids could wear to other oc­cas­sions, such as for­mal din­ners, are def­i­nitely ideal.

Due to con­stant re­quests by bridal par­ties, Thoi has fi­nally launched a brides­maids col­lec­tion called Ce­lest Thoi En­tourage. In­spired by the soft colours and tex­ture of the hy­drangea flower, each gown from the col­lec­tion is made with del­i­cate tulle and chif­fon to cre­ate a flow­ing ethe­real im­pres­sion. “I love hy­drangeas and ad­mire how the colours are per­fectly con­trasted in soft pas­tel tones,” Thoi re­veals.

Be­sides in­cor­po­rat­ing soft ro­man­tic shades, Thoi has made the bold move of in­tro­duc­ing the colour black into the col­lec­tion. Not only are the black dresses se­duc­tively strik­ing, but they add an air of mystery and ex­clu­siv­ity to a chic wed­ding. “I am wait­ing for a brave bride to have a full black en­tourage,” says Thoi, adding that ev­ery black dress is only a sin­gle unique piece.

In Ce­lest Thoi En­tourage, com­fort and prac­ti­cal­ity is com­bined with the de­signer’s trade­mark time­less, el­e­gant strokes to pro­duce the per­fect brides­maids col­lec­tion us­ing only fine ma­te­ri­als em­bel­lished with Swarovski crys­tals.

AR­REST­ING AL­LURE Ce­lest Thoi En­tourage en­sures that brides­maids com­ple­ment the beauty of the bride with charm and el­e­gance

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