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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
Q. I'm excited about shopping for my wedding dress but have no idea what the current trends are. Can you give me some pointers?
A. Kim Burr says: Kim says: Sleeves are a big theme, not just traditional, there are detachable ones and even '80s-style puffball sleeves are making a return, but this time worn off the shoulder. Softer tulle, chiffon and silk fabrics are popular and with the emphasis on less structured silhouettes we're seeing more soft A-line styles with beautiful embroidered details, more bold patterns and less traditional lace. With our fitted silhouette dresses we find the low-back gowns with amazing detail on the trains are really causing a stir.
Colour is still key with everything from soft grey to pink and even black, for those that dare! We stock some gorgeous dresses in nude, blush, and champagne shades which suit most complexions unlike white and ivory which can be draining for anyone with pale skin.
Accessories are key to complete your big-day look. Full-length veils still tend to be the main choice and some of our designers offer matching ones to complement the dress perfectly. There's also continued demand for hair vines to either weave through plaits or frame the hair whether it's worn up or down.
Q. I know the weather can be unpredictable in the autumn but I still want to look glamorous. What would you suggest that's suitable for the time of year?
A. Victoria Arndt says: Victoria says: It's that awkward season when you might feel the need for a full winter coat first thing and a summer dress by late afternoon.
Personally, I love a good sleeve on a wedding dress but for autumn you may need a more delicate fabric so that you don't get too hot. Sassi Holford's Vivian dress has a beautiful silk crepe bodice and soft tulle skirt with a stunning deep V neckline and keyhole back. With the sleekness of the bodice, almost what you might expect for a winter wedding, and the softness of the skirt, reminiscent of a summer bride, you have the perfect combination of the seasons. Also the simplicity of a dress like this is perfect for showing off a bolder, darker bouquet.
When it comes to cover-ups to keep the chills at bay, it doesn't have to mean shawls or cardigans anymore, although I do love a bridal cardi. Brides are now rocking personalised leather and denim jackets on their wedding day, I mean who doesn't love a good denim jacket?
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