London Bridal Fashion Week 2016

London Bridal Fashion Week 2016 registration to attend is now open.  Buyers and press can now apply online for an invitation to preview the latest bridal collections from some of the finest designer and leading labels in one accessible and … Continue reading

I now pronounce you …. an ASOS Bride

ASOS Starting to sell online bridal wear wedding giwns from March 2016

That is right internet bargain lovers ASOS is joining the bridal wear market. Good idea? Apparently some see it as something to worry about for traditional boutiques when it launches in 2016. Like the Uber for wedding gowns? Maybe – … Continue reading

Fashion Friday: Rainbow Bridesmaids

Just one colour – don’t be dull – take inspiration from these gorgeous brides and grooms who went all Skittles and embraced the rainbow for their bridesmaids – we likey! Embracing the full colour spectrum in gown and in flowers … Continue reading

Pick and Mix – bridesmaids not sweets

This has always been an issue  – whether easily resolved or not – choosing the bridesmaid dresses can be a bit of a headache! Especially with so many options to choose from – how do you even start deciding.

First thing is first – who will be a bridesmaid and secondly what kind of dressing are you looking at.

So picking your bridesmaids – if it is a mix of friends and family – have a think about their ages, tastes, styles, sizes and what they feel comfortable in. Write these down so you know – even ask them to summarise their personal style in 3 words and make note of what they love wearing

Next your theme – you may want everyone’s dresses the same – in that case off you go! Look at the dresses you like and the bridesmaids options – you will not please everyone but if you consider their tastes and sizes it can save you a lot of headaches in the pre-wedding days!If you are considering a mix – check out our tips below!

A mix and match style is the perfect solution to giving your bridesmaids the perfect dress for them and for you! This can be a budget friendly option where you can have a bit of fun on the high street – making a real girls day of it! It is also a way to get something on trend that they can wear again and give a modern twist to your wedding.

There are two options:

1. Same style different colour

Once you know your style mixing the colours up is a fantastic way to introduce a splash of colour to your big day. You can choose colours to compliment your bridesmaid’s tastes while keeping your style throughout. Whether it is a rainbow of colour, brights or tonal, a mix of pretty pastels or bold contrasting shades you can have a lot of fun here!

2. Same colour different style

Pick your colour (or even range of colours) and mix it up. If one bridesmaid is pushing 6 foot and another 5 foot 2, giving them a choice of styles allow them to compliment their features.

You can vary the styles – halter, strappy, strapless, high neck, the length – long, short, tea length, the material – satin, lace, silk or a mixture – whatever works for you.

Concerned about the guests?

While the mix and match is great – there is a fear and a risk of guests wearing the same outfit – here’s a few tips

  • Pick a long style – a long dress is a less likely choice for a guest
  • Share your scheme – let people know – most bridesmaid’s outfits are chosen months before the guests – so even if the exact dress is a no no – share the style or a vague idea
  • Accessorise – a great way to tie in – a shawl, corsage, jewellery, headpiece – it would be HIGHLY unlikely that the dress and the accessories are the same!
  • Try white or tonal around white – guests usually steer clear of white for a wedding day – so go Kate Middleton and get the bridesmaids in white – vary the styles in white or go off white with the same gown!