So award season is in full flow, we’ve had the Critics Choice Awards, the SAG Awards the Golden Globes, and most recently the BAFTAs. So being British it’s only right that we pick up on the fashion trend that swept the red carpet at the BAFTAs on Sunday, and take a look at how it can influence your wedding style.
Well apart from black, which technically isn’t a colour(!), the on-trend colours of the night were, what can best be described as wine! Yes, it was all about grapey reds, deep purples and pink bubbles (the person that showed Rose Champagne off the best had to be leading lady of the night Renee Zellweger in Prada.)
These reds, pinks and purples get a bad rap in the bridal world, it’s always them that adorn the sad looking bridesmaid dresses hanging with disdain in the corner of the elegant bridal shop. Well no more are they the colours of frilly over-sized puffy dresses , oh no, they now scream sophisticated, sugar sweet elegance that look amazing with a bit of texture and beading.
Now you may be wanting to save the train for the bride, but we couldn’t write this post without giving a round of applause to Ella Balinska for her Giambattista Valli gown, it should of been a complete mismatch of styles, light summer colours, with a satin finish and full train, but somehow she manages to pull it off.
However, you have to be careful with this colour palette as it can sometimes look a bit cheap. Now in our view, she very rarely puts a fashion foot wrong, but unfortunately even Charlize Theron can’t pull off this vibrant brash purple Dior Haute Couture gown. The dress wears her, rather than the other way around.
There is of course, always a place for ‘frilly, over-sized, puffy dresses’, hello Florence Pugh in Dries van Noten, we wouldn’t recommend this look for any bridesmaid attire as it will be sure to steal the show from the main act.
Bring on the Oscars this Sunday, we can’t wait to see the fashion statements on the film industries biggest night of the year.