The fashionable wedding: Tips for brides, bridesmaids and even the groom on how to up the style ante on your big day
Though the old strapless-white-gown-and-veil combo is undeniably bridal, it’s been done so many times that it’s beginning to feel a bit been-there-done-that. Unsurprisingly, we have fictional fashion icon Carrie Bradshaw to thank for revamping the tired bridal get-up.
“For me the bold accessory shift began after the Sex and the City movie came out and [Carrie] donned that very large colourful feather piece on her head – this gave brides permission to experiment with more fashionable accessories instead of staying with the safe bridal options,” Lavin said, adding that many brides have been injecting colour into their looks through sashes, shoes or belts as well.
For more adventurous brides, make like Cynthia Nixon, another SATC alum, who wed her partner earlier this year in a stunning chartreuse Caroline Herrera creation. Vera Wang also recently unveiled a collection of black and red dresses, not to mention style-crush Sofia Coppola tied the knot in a delicate lavender Azzedine Alaïa dress last year. From blush tones to striking red, colourful dresses have never seemed like a more appealing option to traditional white.
Brides who want to stay traditional for their ceremony can also opt for a farewell gown for their reception that allows them to better express their personality, Lavin said. Short, metallic-hued cocktail dresses have been especially popular this year.
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