BRIDE GUIDE

TSR’s Ed­i­tor-in-Chief, Or­lagh McLaugh­lin, presents her on-trend bridal guide for the per­fect wed­ding dress this sea­son.

The Snobby Runway - - Fashion & Beauty -

This sea­son, more and more wed­ding bells will ring, bring­ing the ro­mance and pas­sion that ev­ery bride should have a chance to ex­pe­ri­ence. Fash­ion weeks from Paris, New York, Lon­don and Mi­lan brought a mix­ture of ex­quis­ite wed­ding gowns and ac­ces­sories to the run­way. Mod­els wore silk, sheer lace, off-the-shoul­der and per­son­alised hem­lines while there were sharp tai­lored tux de­signs for the grooms­men. Let’s look at some of my favourites.

Colour:

Wed­ding gowns are no longer long and white in the con­ven­tional sense. From my re­view on spring sum­mer cou­ture run­ways I saw that there ex­ists dis­tinc­tive colours and curve hug­ging styles as much more women are fol­low­ing the curvy out­lines. In­di­vid­ual, per­son­alised and un­con­ven­tional wed­ding gowns tend to be cho­sen by more and more brides now. The Monique Lhuil­lier haute cou­ture wed­ding gown for SS15 has to be one of my favourites, in li­lac in­stead of tra­di­tional white or ivory – some­times it’s fun to break the rules.

Sheer Lace and Short:

With sheer lace, as see through as it can be and short as short as it can get, has a sex ap­peal from cre­at­ing a vis­ual temp­ta­tion. Such wed­ding dresses leave ev­ery­thing to the imag­i­na­tion with the ad­di­tional lace el­e­ment, and per­fectly com­bine sweet­ness and sex, which is so cre­ative that a blush­ing bride can be trans­formed in­stantly.

Sweet Heart Neck­line:

The sweet heart is a clas­sic, pop­u­lar style that is seen in many wed­ding gowns. Brides can show their whole up­per chest from their neck­line, col­lar bone and down into her cleav­age area, where the sweet heart de­sign beau­ti­fully forms. It’s very hard for a bride to dis­miss this style, es­pe­cially the SS/15 2015 wed­ding gown by Reem Acra.

Off-the-Shoul­der:

Run­way’s showed a bun­dle of flat­ter­ing off-the-shoul­der neck­lines this sea­son and the one that has caught my eye is a soft silk chif­fon ball gown by March­esa. It’s thick silk straps are fixed del­i­cately down the shoul­der. This style is a breath­tak­ing choice for that spe­cial day. Add sparkling ear­rings and a thin neck­lace that will rest on top of the fem­i­nine col­lar­bone – so sen­sual.

Hal­ter Neck and Mer­maid:

With hal­ter necks be­com­ing pop­u­lar on the scene, your shoul­ders are brought into the spot­light. I have fallen in love with this flat­ter­ing hal­ter neck­line gown in ivory and gold by Val Ste­fani. Re - em­broi­dered lace with Swarovski crys­tals adorn the hal­ter neck­line and bodice of a mer­maid sil­hou­ette. It also has an open back that ra­di­ates so­phis­ti­ca­tion with but­tons and loops along the zip­per. It will in­de­fin­ably cap­ture the at­ten­tion of not only your hus­band to be, but all of your wed­ding guests too.

V-neck:

The v-neck style orig­i­nates from the Mid­dle East and this sea­son de­sign­ers have stepped it up on the run­way with the depth of the V in a de­mure style to fully plung­ing. My favourite from them all is the de­sign by Amer­i­can based cou­ture wed­ding dress de­signer, Lela Rose.

A-line:

The A-line style was first used by Chris­tian Dior for his spring col­lec­tion in 1955. Soon af­ter, the A-Line dress de­sign be­came the most wanted sil­hou­ette in Paris. My favourite A-line wed­ding gown is no other than the amaz­ingly tal­ented cou­ture wed­ding de­signer, Naeem Khan. He has mas­tered the A-line neck in his lat­est spring bridal cou­ture col­lec­tion. It ex­udes el­e­gance and a soft de­mure for a sweet and so­phis­ti­cated bride to be.

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