Because no one’s looking at what the groom’s wearing.
Because no one’s looking at what the groom’s wearing.
Do you really want to stand out on your wedding day? It seems as though many celebrities are choosing new and interesting ways to dress-up for their wedding day, with Olivia Palermo wearing a sweater and maxi skirt to her own New York City nuptials with model, Johannes Huebl.
If you’re in need for some severe wedding dress inspiration, then you’ve certainly come to the right place! Below are just a few ideas which you can incorporate into your own wedding day.
Short and sweet
One of Rozalia Russian’s reception dresses was this beautiful embroidered gown by J’Aton Couture which featured a button detailing at the back. Keep your guests in awe by straying from the norm, and showing up in a beautiful short gown – especially if long dresses simply aren’t your thing!
Now we’re not suggesting you have to wear a sweater to your own wedding, but take a little bit of inspiration from Olivia Palermo and mix some high and low products. Although the sweater was casual, the tulle bridal skirt and blue Manolo Blahnik shoes (an ode to Carrie Bradshaw) helped to carry the entire outfit. Also how sweet that she matched with her groom?
Although Stone Fox Bride was only launched this year, it is fast making headlines throughout the world. Their simple designs are what attracts brides from all corners of the globe to choose this as their ultimate wedding dress.
You can’t really go past a classic wrap robe which features lace detailing and deep v-neck line.
Actress Shenae Grimes taught us all how to make it work in a black and dark grey tulle dress by Vera Wang for her wedding day. The reason this style works? The dress is a classic shape, and is fitted extremely well for her body – it also matches the grooms three-piece suit! Shenae accessoried the dramatic dress with a bouquet of red flowers and a messy bun.
Images via Olivia Palermo, Rozalia Russian, Stone Cold Fox, Us Magazine
Looking for wedding fashion inspiration? From Ivanka Trump’s elegant bridal gown, to Nicole Richie’s fashion-forward accessories, there’s plenty of celebrity style to inspire your wedding. Plus we show you where to get the look from some of our favourite Australian bridal designers.
In an age of strapless wedding dresses, Ivanka Trump started a huge bridal trend with her lace-sleeved Vera Wang dress when she tied the knot with Jared Kushner in 2009. Delicate lace covers the sleeves and décolletage, with a classic sweetheart neckline and full skirt, an elegant design that is both sophisticated and feminine.
Get the look: Australian bridal designer Anne Campbell’s Indiana dress.
Kate Middleton’s reception dress featured a jewelled belt, which is a great way to accentuate your waist. She accessorised her Sarah Burton silk satin gown with a cropped angora cardigan, while the sparkly belt gave the look a thoroughly modern edge.
Get the look: Sophia Tolli’s wedding dress belt.
Anne Hathaway’s 2012 wedding to Adam Shulman was unforgettable with its nostalgic nod to the 1920’s. If you’re thinking of a romantic wedding theme, Anne’s nuptials provide plenty of celebrity style inspiration. Anne’s Valentino gown was accented by a large lace headband connected to a floor-length veil, the epitome of old-world elegance.
Get the look: Lisa Gowing’s lace veils.
Lace bolero jacket
Nicole Richie’s 2010 wedding to Joel Madden was an affair to remember as the style icon chose a high fashion look that was unique and dramatic. Her Marchesa wedding gown featured an excess of tulle, topped with a lace bolero jacket fastened at the neck.
Get the look: Australian designer Karen Willis’ Daphne couture gown.
Alicia Keys donned a jewelled headpiece when she wed Kasseem Dean in Corsica in 2010. The pregnant bride wore a one-shoulder Vera Wang gown that proudly showed off her belly. Her only piece of jewellery was an elegant crystal headpiece from Jacob & Co., which worked as the focal point of her Grecian goddess-inspired look. The headpiece quickly became a
Get the look: Helena Couture Designs hair accessories.
Which celebrity bride has the best style? Tell us in the comments!
We’re thrilled to chat with bridal designer Henry Roth about the latest bridal trends, flattering wedding gown styles for every body shape, and his secret bridal beauty tip to leave you radiant on your big day!
What are the biggest trends in bridal gowns for spring/summer brides?
The main trend for the Henry Roth collection is the return of the regal princess. You are going to see ball gowns that are embroidered (Edwina) that really reflect old school in a new romantic way. Also lace cut in contemporary shapes is really exciting so it’s not looking nanna, it’s much more about grand entrance statements that are fresh and contemporary with a nod to old school style (please see Endya, Ina/Diana). For Michelle Roth Couture you will find striking simplicity (Odelia, Opal) with super clean lines uncluttered, unadorned and very nostalgic in the true sense of 40s glamour.
What about bridal accessories, like belts, veils and jewellery?
Interestingly enough veils are trending longer to floor length especially when it comes to accessorising sheaths or A line dresses (Kelsey). Otherwise as far as accessories are concerned significant earrings make a striking statement (Abigail) really keeping the neckline clean for the additional drama of contrast. Brides are continuing to have a love affair not just with their future husbands but also with beaded belts seen here with Deidre.
What are your best tips for finding the perfect gown for your shape?
My favourite topic: Shapes 101. I highly recommend using a specialist bridal retailer to find the right style for your shape. You can’t beat personalised service, that’s what takes the pain of leaving stress and strain, issues and tissues out of the equation.
My tips for specific shapes are: Pear shapes should choose a style which accentuates the waist and softens the hip area, our classic Harley style is ideal. V and sweetheart necklines (Kalea) are friends to big busted brides. Petite brides should look for gowns like Helena that are fitted to the bodice with princess seams to elongate the body.
What is your favourite bridal makeup? Any must-have products?
I’m a big fan of old-school simply because you can’t beat the look and the effect. To that end whatever you’re doing with the rest of your makeup I highly recommend not using a liquid liner but a chalk or pencil liner because that truly creates Hollywood glamour. Before your wedding day, consider what you eat, I’m not saying for weight purposes but because of your skin.
Make sure you have lots of hydration, protein in the form of almonds and I must admit if you can try and remember Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil which is not greasy and moisturises and balances your skin and is a bride’s best friend.
Another one of my secret tips is trying a natural yogurt face mask. Go to your local supermarket and choose your favourite brand of natural yogurt with active cultures. Apply a thin layer to your face using your hands, stay in a non humid room and don’t talk or laugh until it dries then use your hands and stand over a sink and rub the dried yogurt off your skin to exfoliate. This is a great beauty tip and I am happy to hear from anyone and tells me what they think.
What are your favourite bridal hairstyles for spring/summer?
Overall the trend is not just about the gown but the overall styling which makes the final impact amplified. What is trending is tousled hair, whether it’s an updo or a tousled chignon make sure it is not tight or over-coiffed, make sure it has a tousled wave through it. You can use hair extensions not necessarily to lengthen but to volumise.
My own personal tip is to make sure you are doing hair trials ahead of time and that you have photos taken at this time so that you can see what other people will be seeing on your wedding day.
Catch Henry Roth in person this Saturday, 17 August at the Vision in White Parramatta Designer Day, 40 Macquarie St Parramatta.