The words John Paul Young famously sung – “Love is in the air, everywhere I look around” - certainly rings true at this time of year. As the day that many have dreamt of all their lives, the pressure on finding “The One” that is, the ultimate dress you’ll ever wear, is both fairy-tale and fantasy. Where to start on a dress that means so much?
Discover all that you need for your wedding with Lane Crawford’s inspirational edit for brides-to-be. Dream on with the most incredible and intricately detailed gowns, for brides-to-be of different styles, whether you are a minimalist, a maximalist or a retro romantic soul. “Bridal wear is not about the trends, it’s about the individual,” says Grace Lam, fashion stylist and former Senior Fashion Style Editor of VOGUE China.
Just remember one thing, and as any bride will attest, in the legendary words of the Beatles, love is all you need.
If your eyes were on Meghan Markle’s Givenchy dress because of its striking bateau neckline, you are a minimalist who adores cut and proportion more than anything else. A one shoulder or asymmetric neckline with a pair of elegant pumps and dazzling earrings to replace a necklace will enhance the modernist drama.
“This Maticevski dress suits bride with a slender body type. You would already look amazing with a simple monotone colour bouquet,” says Lam.
The Romantic Soul
The look of ethereality is best achieved in dreamy, floating layers with a scattering of twinkling embellishments. If a full ballerina skirt is too much, try a serpentine line.
Hand-embroidered glass crystals, metallic silver threadwork and seed bead, as well as the raw edge tulle finishing, this Cucculelli Shaheen constellation dress is a symbol of feminine and romance. “Many brides love the romantic look and lace speaks volumes. A tiara or flower crown and a veil add to the poetry,” says Lam.
From an embellishment-adorned veil to the most lavish hand embroidery on the gown, the ‘more is more’ bride-to-be is destined to fall in love with the big volumes and fantastical flourishes by the renowned Indian couturier Sabyasachi.
Your heels are largely going to be hidden, so choose a style that you can walk in comfortably, which can also carry the weight of the gown and veil. “For bride blessed with a small waist, a gown with the voluminous skirt is prefect. The key is keeping your hair, make up and jewellery minimal,” says Lam.
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