The ones to watch
Wow, what a week it has been for bridal-inspired fashion moments! Our editors have been out-and-about at the London Fashion Week shows to bring you all the must-know trends and wedding dress inspiration that’s hot and out there right now. From mother-of-the-bride brights to romantic sheer white, there is plenty for a fashion savvy bride to sink her teeth into…
Image: Eun Jeong AW11
Peta Hunt: You & Your Wedding fashion director
I loved John Rocha for its Goth Victorian/Irish dancer knits and hats a plenty. At Betty Jackson, red was the new black; perfect for mothers and guests alike. She also had some lovely appliqué flowers on knee-length tea dresses. At Kate Middleton’s favourite, Issa I spotted a rust-coloured long length dress – so chic and easy to wear (especially if you are Kate!). Speaking of which, if blue is the favourite colour of our future queen, Clements Ribeiro had the perfect dress in sapphire.
Image: Andrea Dellal on the catwalk for Issa AW11
Alice Burnfield: Cosmo Bride fashion assistant
My favourite looks were bridesmaid brights at Ashley Isham, multi-textured and layered outfits in sheer white at John Rocha and the slinky, silky jumpsuits at Maria Grachvogel.
Image: Mara Grachvogel AW11
Sally Dixon: Cosmo Bride fashion director
Paul Costelloe worked a velvet smoking jacket sans bow tie look (pictured) – perfect for super slick grooms. Also loved Costelloe’s swing skirt silhouette which would be so cute in white! Over at Maria Grachvogel, a stunning stand-out winter wedding coat in bone wool with an oversized collar was amazing. Temperley London had plenty of gorgeous bridal inspiration. Deliciously sheer floor-sweeping gowns with intricate beading and appliqué detail – perfect for a 1920’s style wedding.
Image: Paul Costelloe AW11
Felicity Landrock: You & Your Wedding fashion assistant
I feel head over heels in love with the 1960’s styling at Jasper Conran. City-brides will love his ivory jacquard mini-dress; for a more full-on effect, put your bridesmaids in A-line shifts and simple cuts. Sheer fabrics scream chic this season. Work the look with pretty sheer boleros, sleeves and necklines –as seen at Ellis and Dessy.
Image: Jasper Conran AW11
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