Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses
If you're looking for that (almost) impossible find - a dress that's both modern and timeless - then off-the-shoulder is an instant box ticker. Not only does the neckline smack of old school elegance, but with today's innovative reimaginations, it can be worn with true stylistic panache for beautifully bespoke results.
Whether you envision a simple strapless gown or high-fashion frock with architectural level drapery, the latest looks attend to all tastes and body shapes. Sweetheart bodices ooze elegance and sculpt the upper body into hourglass perfection, while other fuss-free styles include straight cut and scooped bodices - or choose a scalloped neckline for a little extra flair.
Cap sleeves worn over the shoulders provide a chic feature, with floral embroidery, tulle and lace particularly fetching choices.
One-shouldered/asymmetric dresses technically fall under the aesthetic (with bows and ruffles enhancing the look), while straps can be any thickness from delicate spaghetti to oversized puffy, and leading down to lace/sheer/billowing long-sleeves. Alternatively, go all out with a ruffle trim, feathers, 3d flowers, or simply nod to the trend with a sheer off-the-shoulder wrap.
Whatever off-the-shoulder designs tickle your sartorial fancy, here's where to find the latest fresh-from-the-runway offerings in Cornwall and Devon...
Made With Love
Rebecca Ingram (also available at Bliss Bridal Gowns)
Sottero & Midgley
Freda Bennet (also available at Kate Walker Bridal)
Angel B Curve
Willowby by Watters
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