Creating the perfect fairytale
IF YOU’VE just got engaged, are engaged or will soon be engaged, you’re one lucky girl. When the fashion folk talk about finding the one, they’re making no reference to your partner but, instead, designer frocks that wow and shoes that would make even Cinderella jealous. Some of the biggest ready-to-wear names are making waves in the bridal world with fashion-forward brides searching for that perfect dress with ease. Let’s be upfront, weddings and the general kitting out of a bride does not come cheap. It’s easy to be carried off to the land of fantasy and childhood dreams, but you need to be realistic. Most dresses do come with a hefty price tag so you may need to decide whether you’ll sacrifice your accessories for the sake of your dress or vice versa.
With on-line bridal boutiques and luxe fashion websites getting in on the act, the choice is vast. Ensure you spend plenty of time swishing about in dresses. A word of advice, once you’ve ‘found the one’, don’t keep looking at bridal magazines or shops. Don’t question your decision and just go with it- a bit like your fiancé really. FORGET THE OLD and the borrowed and just stick to the new and/or blue with these headturning add-ons. BLUFF YOUR WAY to a toned new you by wearing the right underwear. It will instantly give you a smoother and slimmer silhouette. For a flattering finish, ask your dressmaker about having your bra sewn into your dress for secret, built-in support. If you choose a dress with a cut-away or open back, invest in low-sitting underwear that won’t peek out of your dress. For bridal underwear that won’t break the bank, check out Kelly Brook’s new bridal range for New Look.
Delphine Manivet ‘Eyrolle’ dress £4,500 Browns Bride
Phase Eight Sally Tulle crop, £ 250
Phase Eight Chantilly lace shrug £50
Naeem Khan ‘Marrakesh’ bridal gown £10,900 Browns Bride
Dee Dee Bridal Chickadee silk tulle veil and double flower, £295
Phase Eight Hermoine, £750
Dee Dee Bridal vinatge earrings, from a selection, POA
Georgina Scott Cobwebs & Tears earrings, £145 Fenwick
Accessorize Embellished bridal box clutch £45
Ender Legard ‘Ava’ corset, £450 Browns Bride
Georgina Scott ‘ Pearls in Jacket’ earrings, £95 Fenwick
Kelly Brook Mint Green lace bridal basque, £24.99 & briefs, £7.99
Boux Avenue Angelina bridal set, £60