You’re a sassy, confident, independent women with a pretty fabulous sense of style and know exactly what you want. Right?…
Well…sometimes when it comes to deciding on your bridal style it can be a bit tricky. The You of now loves to stay ahead of trends and can quote the upcoming looks for next season just as well as Vogue. But, your inner little girl who dreamed about her wedding day always envisaged a big ballgown number that would rival any Disney Princess.
Inspired by the upcoming release of Beauty & The Beast, we thought we’d share some inspiration which can give you the Disney Princess Wedding Dress of your childhood dreams, but in a totally cool and modern way – we promise know one will think you’re wearing a meringue!
Renowned Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes offers modern bridal dresses for trend conscience brides. The 2017 Lookbook is well worth a look if you’re lusting after lace detailing done in a contemporary way.
We particularly love the Odette Gown which fits this theme perfectly with its full skirt and dreamy train but with very modern detailing on the bodice.
The brand manifesto (which admittedly I usually cringe at) is perfect for the types of dresses we like to feature and our attitude towards wedding day style:
“.. Yes, you can wear whatever you want: a white dress and leather boots, or plaits and a flower crown. You can wear satin or a lacy dress, an open-backed dress or black nail varnish.
“It is your day. You make the rules…”
Totally hits the nail on the head for the modern princess looks we wanted to showcase. We particularly like Banks from the Ritual Lovers Collection. Simple at the front, party at the back and gorgeous lace sleeves.
Okay, so I cheated with this and didn’t select just one dress. If you take a look at their website you’ll see just how tricky it would be to narrow it down! And as each gown is made by hand it means every gown can be customised or even have a one of a kind couture gown made.
The Hermione de Paula style is heavily embroidered, lots of illusion necklines and sleeves, unexpected uses of colour and customised touches; like your wedding date or partners name embroidered into the gown. You could loose hours of your life looking through their Instagram feed – in a good way. (Hmmm, I wonder if I could convince my husband for a vow renewal…)
From the latest 2o17 collection ,this dress is probably the most “Princess” of all our picks. Fitted at the waist with a full tulle skirt, this dress features embroidery and gemstones, with sheer effects and floral motifs on the bateau neckline.