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