That Fifties feeling
New York designer Jason Wu launches his first bridal collection exclusively at Net-a-porter.com this month. And we’re falling over ourselves to slip into this ivory silk, Fifties inspired short frock. Wear it for your own retro wedding, teamed with a neat little beehive. Madmen? More like mad brides at the online checkout.
Bow-embellished silk-faille dress, £2170, Jason Wu at Net-a-porter.com
If all out French glamour’s your thing – à la current screen goddesses Audrey Tautou and Marion Cotillard – Lanvin’s silk-satin wrap dress is sure to set your groom’s pulse racing. This shimmering example of fine French dressing is perfect for your chic city ceremony, straight through to cocktails come evening and your smooth as liquid gold first dance together.
Silk-satin wrap gown, £2925, Lanvin at Net-a-porter.com
Forget your traditional bouquet and rock up to your wedding with Christian Louboutin’s flower bomb of a bag (no one said we were limited to just the shoes). With this peony posy on one arm and your beau on the other, you’ll look the very picture of a modern marriage in a flash. Just remember, whatever you do – don’t throw the bouquet.
Peony satin clutch, £895, Christian Louboutin at Net-a-porter.com
Swish about at your Seventies-style nuptials in Jason Wu’s hippy-chic tulle gown. From the designer’s new collection, we’d team it with a simple flower in your hair, flat strap sandals and enough peace and love to fill a wedding cake. That’s if you’re having one, although you might want to match that light as air dress with a stunning meringue centre piece.
Tiered tulle gown, £4565, Jason Wu at Net-a-porter.com
Your head says flats are a good idea if you’re standing around all day, but your heart cries, get me to the altar in leg lengthening super heels! We’ve succumbed to the latter and Brian Atwood’s new lace, peep-toe pumps measure a vertigo inducing five inches with a one inch platform to boot. You’ll be heads and shoulders above your other fashion-savvy guests, easy.
Wagner lace peep-toe pumps, £365, Brian Atwood at Net-a-porter.com
The ‘I Love you’ dress
Donna Karan’s been dressing celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Eva Mendes and Demi Moore for years. Her unconquerable blend of ladylike, red-carpet couture also makes for knock ‘em dead wedding dresses, simply screaming to be worn. Our favourite happens to be this Oscar winning, wool mix gown in pale oyster. So when we say “I love you!” to hubby on the day, we’re secretly sending a little shout out to our dream dress too.
Wool blend gown, £3960, Donna Karan at Net-a-porter.com
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