Morning beautiful brides to be!
It’s a beautiful day here in the Cotswolds, but certainly starting to feel a bit more autumnal now. I’ll be blogging about a gorgeous winter wonderland wedding style soon but for those of you still looking for THE DRESS I thought I’d sum up a few faves and trends for 2012.
The Illusion Dress
This neckline is both elegant with a touch of sexy. It’s a perfect dress for ladies who like the idea of a strapless number but would really prefer straps to avoid hitching it up all night. A style that’s not been seen everywhere and that suits both the modest and the outgoing.
For daring brides who want a bit of structure in their gown, and a flattering shape for those of us with slightly wider hips than our smaller framed friends.
Horsehair (but not real horses!)
This is where the hem on a dress is created with a horse hair braid. This is not actually made from horse hair (!!) , but is a synthetic nylon or plastic braiding.
This style creates a flexible but slightly stiff hemline, adding shape and movement to a skirt. It can also help to keep a long train in shape and allows you to move more easily. The new take on this look is almost a fluffy cloud like cappucino effect. Tres romantic.
More and more brides are tempted to opt for a bit more of a colourful wedding dress, throwing out traditional white for something more interesting. The colour for 2012 is a soft blushing pink, perfect for vintage brides and anyone with a gorgeous warm skin tone. Monique Llhuillier is definitely the queen of this shade.
Lace Sleeves a la Kate Middleton
She looked the picture of a classic but contemporary bride, and the look is catching on. This is a beautiful style to wear if you’re getting married in a church and want to retain your modesty whilst ticking all the trend boxes. Lily Allen also rocked this style at ther wedding this year.
Sometimes you fall in love with a dress that just doesn’t fit into current trends or traditional styles, it just feels, well, YOU! I spotted these two in my research and just love ’em. Not sure I’d be brave enough to rock gladiator style boots though. 🙂
Have you rocked an unusual dress for your wedding in the Cotswolds? I’d love to see your photo’s! Or are you planning something unique but keeping it a secret? Post your comments ladies!
See you soon.