So the question has been popped, the venue booked and now for the most important part – shopping! Where to begin? What’s in, what’s out, what are the hot trends on the bridal scene? We’ve put together a fab synopsis of ideas influenced by the leading bridal designers on the international catwalks and suggestions of some of our beautiful bridal accessories…………
TRENDS BY VINTAGE ERA
Underwear becomes outerwear – Victorian corsets (and high necklines, more of which later) have made their way from the fashion runways to bridal runways. Chokers are key to achieving the elegance of this look, teamed up with crystal teardrops on all accessories.
Art Deco influences continue to delight – think geometric patterns, long pearls and lots of fringes!
Greta Garbo and Jean Harlow style reinvented through dropped waist, swishy gowns – team with hints of Deco style and a flourish of feathers……
The ‘Golden Age’ of Hollywood – add a dash of Katherine Hepburn glamour with our fab vintage inspired hair accessories and check out our REAL vintage jewellery and brooches to complete your look.
Boho chic, gypsy feel (but less ‘My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding’ and more of a sassy ethnic twist) – go for gold to achieve that sun-kissed St Tropez touch of magic!
TRENDS BY DRESS STYLE
Black Swan when she was still White! Ethereal, romantic , sweet- add delicate accessories with the lightest of touches.
All hail Princess Kate for allowing us to rediscover the fabulousness of lace – regal, understated beauty. Pearls with lace – strawberries with cream – can’t have one without the other…….
OLD HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR
Grace Kelly drama with a sophisticated sense of style – check out our multistrand pearl necklaces and classic style earrings which work a treat with this look.
Did they ever go away? Anyway they’re back and bigger than ever! Delightful, frothy girly – team with our fabulous spray pins and organza cuff for that light-as-air feel.
Developing the Victoriana theme, designers are buttoning us up at the neck – but don’t panic, with their sheer overlays, these halternecks are anything but prudish – team with chandelier earrings and a fabulous multi-layered bracelet for a statement look.
For the modernista, city chic bride, clean simple lines which work great with Deco geometrics or can be softened with the addition of a structured flower (orchids are great).
1960s influences creeping through here, capturing the trend for a second bridal ‘dance’ dress (one where your legs are unemcumbered with a ton of organza!) – bigger, bolder accessories suit this look – go for noticeable, dramatic statement pieces.
And FINALLY don’t forget to check out our fab range of authentic vintage and vintage inspired handbags for that final touch! Visit us at http://www.vintagebridalaccessories.co.uk