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Summer 2011 Bridal Style Unwrapped

1 Jun

Wedding season is upon us, with couples up and down the country choosing to tie the knot with a summer wedding (fingers crossed for the sun!).

So, if you are planning to get married this summer and haven’t yet bought that all important wedding dress (or suit!) here are my pick of the top styles to opt for to be the centre of attention:

*POLKA DOTS

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Above: Dress by Christos


 

Polka dots can be used in a subtle way, as illustrated by the gorgeous, dainty dots on the Christos gown. Or, they can be blown up and used to create a more quirky dress, which I think is perfect of a beach wedding.

* GRECIAN GODDESS

Above: Dress by Coast

Above: Dress by Kenneth Pool

Be a Grecian goddess with a gorgeous slinky number. The styles look beautiful on all shapes and sizes, and are especially flattering on larger women and I think look great with a pregnancy bump. The softly draped fabric suits summer weddings perfectly.

* 1930s

Above: Dress by Isabel Zapardiez

Above: Dress by Johanna Johnson

The 1930s was a period of time where bias cut dresses were in abundance. In all honestly, the style of dresses, in the slinkiest of silks, suit svelte women as they cling to the body. If you have a back to be proud of, these styles will be perfect for you, as many 1930s influenced gowns have the low back detail. However, you don’t have to take the style literally, little details can be taken and utilised in more structured fabrics.

* EMBELLISHMENT

Above: Dress by Amanda Wakeley

Above: Dress by Jenny Packham

Embellishment is a great way to transform a plain and simple wedding gown into something more intricate and unique. It can be introduced in a way to suit you and your personality – you may want the embellishment to be isolated to one area, or perhaps you want it to cover the entire dress. These dresses have a lovely bohemian feel about them

* SUITS

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Above: Suit by Armani

Above: All-In-One Tuxedo by Alexander McQueen

If you are after something a little less conventional for your wedding day, how about a sharply tailored suit or all-in-one?  A chic suit is timeless and classic, and can be worn after your big day, if you so wish. If you are opting for a suit it is worth shelling out a bit to make sure it is beautifully cut, and tailored to you, that way you know that it will unbelievably flattering.

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