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Wedding Dresses Cornwall-Dressed To Impress



Becoming the bride of your dreams isn't simply about selecting the gown, but creating a complete look that represents you. This means channelling your personal sense of style while rocking the latest bridal fashions. We've picked four leading en vogue looks to show how today's bride can steal the top trends as well as the limelight...

HOLLYWOOD GLAM

Sleek and structured styles are making a comeback, fusing an air of old school glamour with modern and high fashion luxe.

Harking back to bygone fashions, the catwalks are currently chock-full of styles that ooze romance and sophistication while featuring a daring or theatrical edge. Think long silk shifts with portrait backs or subtle cut-outs and classic A-lines complete with illusion bodices and plunging V-necks.

Ball gowns are one of the most-wanted silhouettes du jour, with voluminous (yet incredibly light) skirts paired with elegantly draping off-the-shoulder or dramatic puff sleeves, lace, high-necked corsets, and sweetheart-shaped necklines. Or strike a similar tone with an eye-catching hand-pinned bustle added to the back of your skirt for extra volume.

Art deco designs epitomise glamour of course, such as form-fitting satin gowns with a sexy thigh-high slit and dropped waists with beaded lace or metallic accents.

Complete the look with long gloves, a beaded jacket, bejewelled headband or vintage (Juliet cap) veil, Veronica Lake-style waves or a classic chignon - et voilà: your inner silver screen starlet receives a brilliantly distinct and modern makeover.

Enchanting by Mon Cheri, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Aire Barcelona, The Bridal Studio

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Rachel Allan, The Bridal Studio

Eliza Jane Howell, The Bridal Room St Ives

Eliza Jane Howell, The Bridal Room St Ives

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

MODERN MINIMALISM
With more brides adopting the 'less is more' philosophy to their wedding wear, a resurgence in pared-back fashions has stormed the catwalks.

It's not a return to androgyny so much as a shift toward clean and classic simplicity, and while tailoring features heavily on the list, it plays with a softer version of previous more masculine suited styles.

Blazers, bridal suits, trousers and wedding shorts feature fancy trains, feather trims, lace accents, beautiful belts and intricate embellishments (including laser-cut petals, beadwork, and pearl, stud and crystal embroidery). Jumpsuits remain elegant in their design, including all-over lace, silk linen organza, draping and one-shouldered creations.

If you wish to wear a dress but still express a more minimal look, cover up with a long (sheer or lace) sleeved column or A-line, or for some eye-catching contrast, consider monochrome and add a splash of black via a ribbon or belt, which will also provide a contemporary piece of personalisation.

Jesus Piero, The Bridal Room St Ives

Jesus Piero, The Bridal Room St Ives

Enchanting by Mon Cheri, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Enchanting by Mon Cheri, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Wendy Makin, The Bridal Studio

Jesus Piero, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

E&W Couture, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Naomi Neoh, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

REGAL ROMANCE
Whether it's the Meghan Markle or 'The Crown' effect filtering into designers' latest collections, an air of regal romance abounds.

A flurry of ruffled mocknecks echo Elizabethan collars and emit a costume-design vibe, with Renaissance styles such as poet, bell and dramatic floor-length sleeves also making an appearance alongside Victoriana elements like high necks and tiered skirts.

Fairytale and princess are still buzzwords in wedding world, with Disney-inspired pastel and baby blues, big skirts and sweetheart bodices all drawing from the aesthetic.

Top off your frock with a tiara, cape, elaborate train or classic embellished veil for a right royal finish.

Lunanovias, The Bridal Studio

Jesus Piero, The Bridal Room St Ives

Blush by Hayley Paige, The Bridal Room St Ives

Blush by Hayley Paige, The Bridal Room St Ives

Blush by Hayley Paige, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Aire Barcelona, The Bridal Studio

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Eliza Jane Howell, The Bridal Room St Ives

Sophia Tolli, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Rachel Allan, The Bridal Studio

Sincerity Bridal, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

BOHO BEAUTY
Channel a more relaxed and playful vibe with the beautiful bohemian offerings that are all the rage on the catwalks.

Geometric, mosaic and all-over crochet lace (with or without sheer hems) smack of boho style, as do bridal separates and slinky slips.

The most popular silhouette that perfectly lends itself to the look is the high-low hemline... or micro minis with tulle trains, which flaunt a casual feel and can be customised to suit. Imagine a daring short skirt with ruffled or feathered trimming, billowing tulle train or oversized back bow.

Whether with minimal adornments or embellished with 3D florals, paisley patterns, feathers (especially cuff, hem and neckline trims), floral degrade and colourful embroidery, it's a wonderfully whimsical look.

Accessorise with an oversized floral headband, colourful pair of statement heels or bejewelled flats, and flowing locks for fabulously carefree fashion.

Blush by Hayley Paige, The Bridal Room St Ives

Willowby by Watters, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Aire Barcelona, The Bridal Studio

E&W Couture, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Rachel Allan, The Bridal Studio

Catherine Deane, The Bridal House of Cornwall

Justin Alexander, Elaine Rawlings Bridal Boutique

Willowby by Watters, The Bridal House of Cornwall

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words Hannah May

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