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Happily Ever After...

From sleeves to sparkle, look every inch the modern princess on W-day in these fresh-from-a-fairytale fashions


Forget shrinking violets like Snow White or Sleeping Beauty – modern fairytales are all about the heroine taking centre stage, and bridal fashion is leading the way when it comes to strong, singular looks and limelight-stealing style.

The aisle is your runway, and as the latest catwalk collections clearly show, wedding world has a bit of a crush on princess-inspired couture at the moment. Welcome to the most-wanted list of lust-haves for wedding dresses with a contemporary touch of fairytale…

Long sleeves
Lace plus long sleeves equals top marks for modern wedding glamour. Inspired by the Royal Wedding movement – specifically the Middleton/Markle gowns that designers are still swooning over – long sleeves ensure a princess air of regal sophistication.


Rosa Clara, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Eliza Jane Howell, The Bridal Room St Ives

Jesus Piero, The Bridal Room St Ives

Rosa Clara, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Wendy Makin, The Bridal Studio

Lunanovias, The Bridal Studio

Sassi Holford, The Bridal Room St Ives

Capes
Long and billowing for a sense of high drama or short, shoulder-covering affairs, capes (and trains) epitomise fairytale style of both bygone and modern times. A floor-skimming cape or cute capelet are ideal for cooler seasons or a sneaky costume change, and are easily personalised through those all-important details.

Eliza Jane Howell, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Eliza Jane Howell, The Bridal Room St Ives

Rasha London, The Bridal Room St Ives

Bows
Either oversized or functional, everything from large shoulder bows and waistbands to dainty collar bows create an uber-romantic look.

Jesus Peiro, The Bridal Room St Ives

Rosa Clara, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Jesus Peiro, The Bridal Room St Ives

Fancy sleeves
Off-the-shoulder and puffy is all the rage, but take a more understated form than the over-the-top voluminous styles of the ’80s. Billowy fabrics are best, such as super-thin tulle, while gigot sleeves are another sure-fire winner in the style stakes.

Temperley London


Eliza Jane Howell, The Bridal Room St Ives

Charlie Brear

Flowers
Take a flight of fancy with flowers; whether it’s oversized 3D blooms, cascading florals or exquisite embroidery, the floral factor remains in full and fabulous force.

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Chantel Lauren, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Wendy Makin, The Bridal Studio

Wendy Makin, The Bridal Studio

Willowby by Watters, The Bridal Room St Ives

Chantel Lauren, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Rembo Styling, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sparkle
All-over sequins, metallic embellishments and tonal beading were the eye-catching elements of this year’s big bridal collection runway reveals. Gold and silver provide all the glitz needed by the modern fairytale bride, whether worn head-to-toe or incorporated through individual features such as beading on the bodice, or accessories including jewel-encrusted tiaras, shimmery make-up, bridal belts and glittery shoes.

Jenny Packham, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Wendy Makin, The Bridal Studio

Eliza Jane Howell, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Jenny Packham, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Eliza Jane Howell, The Bridal Room St Ives

Rosa Clara, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Lavender gowns
Reflecting Pantone’s ‘Ultra Violet’ Colour of the Year 2018, purple’s resurgence in modern collections – or, more specifically, lavender – is reminiscent of royalty and lends a whimsical vibe. Opt for a splash of soft blue for even more regal à la mode.

Chantel Lauren, The Bridal Room St Ives

Chantel Lauren, The Bridal Room St Ives

Classic lines
Clean silhouettes smack of classic style, with full ball gowns being the frontrunner. Alternatively, add a daring deep V-neckline for something more ‘modern demure’, multiple tiers for a vintage vibe, or mock turtleneck: the latest version of the Victoriana-esque high necks of seasons-gone-by.

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Jenny Packham, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sassi Holford, The Bridal Room St Ives

Lunanovias, The Bridal Studio

Rosa Clara, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal

Wendy Makin, The Bridal Studio


words Hannah May

Copyright Wed magazine 2018


Copyright Wed magazine 2018