With Covid-19 impacting wedding dates and size across the globe, we expect to see a rise in brides looking for a more understated gown to suit their new intimate ceremony.
Designers have responded to the small, intimate wedding trend by introducing a wider range of single fabric dresses into their collections, using crepe, satin, or silk. With the simpler nature of these designs, shape is incredibly important. Dress 2326 from Mikaella Bridal is figure hugging with simple horizonal panelling on the bust of the dress. This dress style is perfect for a bride looking for a chic look to show off their figure.
Necklines are a great feature of more simple dresses. The absence of lace or sparkle means that attention will be on other areas of the dress. Alan Hannah’s Jacqueline has a beautiful cowl neck, which pairs well with a pearl necklace. A deep V is an instant winner, as it gives the dress a dramatic feel, while keeping it simple. Pairing this style with a long drop earing, accentuates the natural vertical lines in the dress. A halter neck works perfectly for a chic & simple look as it creates a focal point for the gown. Brighton Belle (style Marie) showcases how the modern halter neck can be paired with the classic plain tea-length gown to create a more current look.
Adding a bow or belt to a plain dress can add that something special a bride is looking for. These are often detachable so you can offer a 2 in 1 look and gives you the opportunity to upsell. Special Day (E21991) showcases how to perfectly add a bow to a dress, without taking away from its simplicity.
Accessories are a great way for a bride to achieve her dream look. A chic & simple dress can be paired with more intricate accessories.
Shoes: Kate Fearnley’s Tula features beautiful appliques which can easily matched with several dress styles
Hair: Twilight’s pearl and sequin hair piece (style TLH 3162) adds a delicate touch of sparkle
Belt: Perfect Accessories statement belt is perfect for creating a focal point or additional shape