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Wallflowers needn't worry: current bridal trends aren't necessarily about standing out from the crowds, but they are about making your outfit your own. Rather than making drastic choices simply to be different, the trick is to take a few features and customise them to reflect your own sense of style and impart extra significance, which is why the 'something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue' rhyme maintains an appeal.

Here's some of the hottest trends and easiest ways to transform a gown to ensure you sashay down the aisle with personalised panache...

Colour

One of the easiest ways to inject some character is colour. Whether you fancy Pantone's 'Living Coral' colour of the year or designers' current crush on blue (particularly soft shades such as sky and cornflower), black and pastels - or want to opt for your favourite hue - there's a number of ways in incorporate a non-ivory palette into your ensemble.

Underskirts can be dyed for a dynamic flash of colour (especially ombre), while adornments such as coloured belts, big bows and ribbon straps can add similarly eye-catching individuality.

Accessories are a fuss-free alternative to customising your look; think headwear, jewellery and shoes for a colour-pop finish, while jewel-tone accents can be added via embroidery for instant on-trend detail.


Rachel Allan, The Bridal Studio

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Wendy Makin, The Bridal Studio

Chantel Lauren, The Bridal Room St Ives


Chantel Lauren, The Bridal Room St Ives

Blush by Hayley Paige, The Bridal Room St Ives

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Necklines and backs
The preoccupation with necks and backs continues, with deep plunging necklines equally as popular as high necks (specifically turtlenecks and stand collars), while boat necks and off-the-shoulder styles channel classic, regal elegance.

Open and illusion backs are also en vogue, and by experimenting with these design details you can achieve a stylish aesthetic while showcasing your best features.

With capes being another lust-have on the runways, the options to tailor the cover-up to match both your outfit and own sartorial brief are endless. Simply pick a fabric such as sheer tulle or delicate lace, a length whether it's cocktail or floor, or embellishment including ruffles, trims or embroidery - et voilà: it's instantly 'you'.

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Aire Barcelona, The Bridal Studio

Jenny Packham, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Naomi Neoh, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Naomi Neoh, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Blush by Hayley Paige, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Silhouettes
From modern minimalism such as clean-cut slips and sheaths, and oversized ballgowns with the fairytale factor, to statement and tiered skirts with a contemporary edge in lace, tulle, and crochet, the shape of your dress can spell all the individual difference you need.

High-low skirts are re-emerging on the runways but have taken a more dramatic form, with bouffant skirts, tutus and micro minis teamed with long and light-as-air trains for contemporary-couture-meets-whimsical-romance.

You could even evoke another trend with the 'second look' movement and design two looks in one with separates (crop tops are making a comeback!), and jumpsuits with detachable overskirts, sleeves, long capes or statement veiling for a dazzling double-the-impact look.

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Rachel Allan, The Bridal Studio

Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Embellishments
Adornments that can be added to the bodice, skirt or accessories, including oversized bows, an abundance of feathers, metallics, mirrored embroidery, pearl beading and sequins, are a brilliant way of adding a bespoke touch.

Floral features are becoming bolder and more textural too, with colour, brocade and hand-cut embroidery as well as 3D, foliage and floral appliques giving gowns extra bloom-brilliant dimension.

Extend the au naturel, boho vibe with accessories such as floral hairpins and hand-wired hair vines worn as halos and headbands; achieve a princess vibe with a glittery tiara studded with geometric gems, or add a celestial spin with something starry.

Aire Barcelona, The Bridal Studio

Jesus Peiro, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Blush by Hayley Paige, The Bridal Room St Ives

Blush by Hayley Paige, The Bridal Room St Ives

Aire Barcelona, The Bridal Studio

Rembo Styling, The Bridal Room St Ives

Rachel Allan, The Bridal Studio

Lusan Mandongus, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Blush by Hayley Paige, The Bridal Room St Ives


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words Hannah May

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