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The latest shapes in bridalwear

From beautiful backs to showstopping skirts, Wed showcases the seriously swoon-worthy silhouettes storming the bridal scene


Choosing your wedding dress is the ultimate shopping experience. And all you newly engaged brides have a treat in store as there’s never been such a bewilderingly beautiful abundance of styles to choose from. To help you get started, we’ve scoured the catwalks to pick out the latest lust-have shapes. Whether you’re crushing on demure high-necked silhouettes or sexy thigh splits and open backs, prepare to be inspired by these standout styles.

THE NECKLINE
Higher love

High necklines are nothing new in wedding world, but are currently being worn with personalised panache such as a vintage Victoriana vibe (think mock necks and ruffles) or with billowing bow ties and sheer (or better yet, ginger) tulle.

Or for an au courant twist, go for an asymmetric one-shoulder neckline that exposes just the single collarbone and sass it up with a shoulder bow or pare it back with high glam satin.

Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique


Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

The Bridal House of Cornwall

St Ives Bridal Boutique

St Ives Bridal Boutique

The Bridal House of Cornwall

Take the plunge
The V-neckline is making high fashion waves on the catwalks. From the décolletage to deeper, naval-gazing cuts, plunging necks are being contemporised with scalloped trims, sheer cut-outs, draperies, lace and embellished bodices.

Suited to all styles, whether you wish to rock fairytale with a voluminous skirt and cascading train paired with a plunge; channel regal glamour with long sleeves, a cape and a daring low neckline, or rev up the wow factor of an ornate metallic or coloured gown with a plunge, it is the neckline to pursue.

The Bridal Studio


The Bridal House of Cornwall

Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

The Bridal House of Cornwall

The Bridal Studio

The Bridal House of Cornwall

St Ives Bridal Boutique

THE SKIRT
Glam fit
Fit and flare is all the rage for a reason. Accentuating the female hourglass form, it oozes sensuality and romance, while suiting all settings and styles of wedding.

From trumpet mermaids with tiered tulle trains to fluted petal-strewn skirts and fishtail backs leading into chapel-length trains, the silhouette can be as simple or striking as you desire.

The Bridal Studio

Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

St Ives Bridal Boutique

Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

The Bridal Studio

St Ives Bridal Boutique

Do the split
For something more seductive with a hint of old school glamour, opt for a thigh split, which is fast becoming one of bridal fashion’s leading – not to mention sexiest – features.

It works fabulously with all fabrics to allow a daring flash of leg (and killer heels!), while selecting a skirt with a detailed godet incorporates extra interest and volume, and increases your freedom of movement for your sashay down the aisle and across the dance floor.

The Bridal Studio

The Bridal House of Cornwall

The Bridal House of Cornwall

The Bridal House of Cornwall

St Ives Bridal Boutique

The Bridal House of Cornwall

The Bridal Studio

THE FEATURE
Make the cut

From demure to outright sexy, a skin-baring cut-out or two is a contemporary, daring and beguiling way to rock your frock. Side cut-outs can help cinch in the waist toward a deep plunging neckline, while V-shaped back cuts draw the eye down to the back of your waist, where you can add a bow, back necklace or lace inserts.

For a sweet take on the trend, a heart cut-out back or illusion/sheer cut-outs achieve the look with less exposure, allowing you to customise your gown with a cute, retro-inspired accent.

St Ives Bridal Boutique

Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

The Bridal House of Cornwall

Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

The Bridal Studio

St Ives Bridal Boutique

The Bridal House of Cornwall

St Ives Bridal Boutique

The Bridal Studio

The Bridal House of Cornwall

Back beauty
Portrait backs have been a staple on the bridal scene for a number of seasons now, but open backs are becoming more statement with low V-backs, U-cuts, triangles and embellished circles.

Sheer lace, bows, beading, embroidery, floral detail and embellishments such as crystals can all be incorporated to increase the bespoke factor, allowing you to tailor the trends to match your own style personality.

Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

St Ives Bridal Boutique

St Ives Bridal Boutique

Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

St Ives Bridal Boutique

St Ives Bridal Boutique

The Bridal House of Cornwall

St Ives Bridal Boutique

The Bridal House of Cornwall

St Ives Bridal Boutique

words Hannah May

Copyright Wed magazine 2019


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