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Wedding Dresses

 

Seasonal style

Seasonal style

Q. What wedding dress styles are great for autumn to look and feel great?

A. Anna Hare says: Our autumn and winter brides love a little something over their shoulders and often opt for a sleeve. They are really on trend right now and whether it be simple and fitted, blousy with a button cuff or short and sweet, there are a huge variety of gowns with a sleeve option, some of which are detachable to give you a different look for the evening. Capes are another must-have accessory for autumn and winter weddings that will be hot for 2023 brides. They come in all manner of styles and designs to suit you and your dream gown. From full-length embellished sparkle to dramatic shoulder pads and elegant silhouettes, there is a cape for every bride, so don't be afraid to experiment and really up your bridal game!

Anna Hare, Pure Brides
www.purebrides.co.uk

 

Finding the one

Finding the one

Q. What type of dress and accessories work well for spring weddings to reflect the season?

A. Vicky Parfitt says: Foral gowns are great for this time of year. Currently we're also seeing designs incorporating lace with a botanical feel such as the Lenovia by Gino Cerruti dress (pictured). We stock this lovely dress and the lace looks like cherry blossom. Lightweight, floaty chiffon gowns are also ideal for a lovely light and airy feel and you can add seasonal touches with accessories such as a veil with floral embroidery, a belt or tiara with a flower design. Add spring blooms or daisies to your hair or bouquet to complete the look.

Vicky Parfitt, Lucky Sixpence Bridal
luckysixpencebridal.co.uk

 

Hot pants

Hot pants

Q. I will be starting the hunt for my dream dress in the new year. What are the latest styles and designs to look out for?

A. Tiffany Crosson-Smith says: Over the last two years Covid has brought changes to the wedding industry with many couples having to ditch large-scale celebrations for more intimate affairs. This has seen bridal fashion take a different direction, which I don't expect to change in the coming year.

Two-piece bridal outfits have been on the rise and are likely to be a big hit in 2022. This allows brides to create different looks throughout the day and change elements to suit each part. They may want a modest, covered look for the ceremony and then style it up for the evening party. A simple top change or switching a skirt for trousers in the evening is a great way to mix things up.

Speaking of trousers, bridal pantsuits have been a huge hit in 2021 and orders are coming in fast for 2022 weddings. Brides are opting for comfort with a sleek modern edge, whether it's tailored satin trousers or a wide-leg flare, you can't beat the freedom and movement on your wedding day! You can still have the classic bridal look too, either with a gorgeous cathedral veil or a detachable skirt or train.

For all you boho lovers, don't worry, this trend is not going anywhere and will definitely still be around in 2022. The perfect fit for smaller weddings, they can also look fab for a more lavish affair; great for beach weddings too.

Tiffany Crosson-Smith, Tatty's Original
tattysoriginal.co.uk

 

Seasonal style

Seasonal style

Q. I'm on the hunt for a showstopping dress that's suitable for my autumn wedding – any ideas?

A. Victoria Arndt says: Victoria says: Personally, I love a good sleeve and they are definitely still huge in the world of bridal and the bigger the better. At this time of year, when the weather's unpredictable, it can be chilly in the morning and warm in the afternoon, so you may want a wedding gown with a sleeve but perhaps in a more delicate fabric. With Sassi Holford's Sara from the newly released Asteria collection, the bodice is impeccably structured, with a sheer tulle back and plunging neckline. Featuring beautiful sheer bishop's sleeves, the skirt flows wistfully out from under a waist-defining sash, that sweeps down to the floor to complete the ethereal look – perfect for an autumn wedding!

Victoria Arndt, The Bottom Drawer Bridal Boutique
www.thebottomdraweruk.co.uk