Each season we do our absolute utmost to bring you, our beautiful Roscommon brides-to-be, the most up to date wedding trends, and, whether that’s gowns, suits, flowers, venues or favours, as we care about our readers, we strive to try and cover it all.
Therefore, if you’re about to tie the knot this autumn/winter or spring 2020, and are on the look-out for a statement wow factor outfit, the news on the catwalks this season is ruffles, 3D florals, tiered skirts, collars, edgy ‘90s silhouettes, long sleeves a la Ellie Goulding, duster style robes, and…wait for it…jumpsuits!
So readers, if you want to rock a modern take on vintage tailoring without losing the uniqueness of your own signature style, why not take a look at what we hope are our top five innovative edits; we’re sure they’ll provide you with lots of inspiration.
1: 3D Florals
If you’re looking for something different and daring, we suggest you might like to glide down that aisle in either an embroidered or an appliqued style 3D floral design showcasing layers and layers of wispy fabric. Now, while tulle is the preferred choice, do have a chat with your dress designer/provider and have fun trying on samples of what we’re sure will be the wonderfully fresh and frivolous spring/summer 2020 alternative to the traditional wedding gown.
2: Tiered skirts
A tiered skirt is an enchanting throwback to the ‘70s, incorporating a fun nod to today’s boho chic trends. Think of this style as a slightly deconstructed take on your own mother’s willowy wedding gown. In addition, if you wanted to add an extra bit of nostalgic whimsy to this highly structured look, why not consider a cinched in waist and a sweetheart neckline.
3: Duster robes
Yes, we know, it sounds like a dressing gown, but think Downton Abbey with luxurious long-sleeved, wraparound styles, incorporating a set of cleverly concealed pockets enabling you, the on-trend bride, to have and to hold, (see what we did there), your lippy, a tissue and your mobile phone!
4: The halter
Meghan Markle set the trend with her sleek Stella McCartney wedding reception number and, this year, long after the honeymoon has ended, the Duchess of Sussex’s style is still proving to be a real showstopper with fashion-forward brides! However, if you want to amp up your own personal style, and add a touch of sophisticated drama to your gown, why not pop on an oversized, detachable statement bow.
5: Quirky jumpsuits
If you’re a bride who doesn’t do delicate lace or diaphanous layers, why not forget the gown and instead consider an elegant jumpsuit? A jumpsuit is comfortable, stylish, warm in the winter, and easy to dance in; just ask Game of Thrones actor Sophie Turner, who wore one for her wedding to Joe Jonas! And, if your poor mother is worried about what the posh neighbours might say, you can always customise your look by making a grand entrance showcasing an elaborate yet removable matching train and a fit-for-a-princess tiara. G’wan, be brave and do something different, we dare you!