Monday, 28 March 2016

Wedding Trends for 2016-2017

There is a wondrous array of options available to you when planning a wedding. In Northern Ireland we like to pay homage to a classic wedding elegance which always stands the test of time but it is exciting to be original and to try something personal, something a bit quirky so you feel special on your Big day. How about trying some of these low key wedding trends?
If ivory has never been your colour, you're in luck, because brides are slowly moving away from the monochromatic dress palette. Here we have a hint of pale pink with layers of soft ivory tulle.
Try shades of beige or gold instead. 

or how about this Sassi Holford floral fabric under a layer of organza?
For the truly daring bride, add in a splash of colour, pink sashes, and even blue veils can add life to an otherwise sedate look. As long as the rest of your look is classic and understated, you won't look dated in your photos.
If you can't decide between going with tradition and opting for all-out trendiness, there's good news: you don't have to. Contemporary brides are increasingly opting for two dresses – a formal one for the ceremony and a more casual one for the reception. Try picking dresses in two completely different styles to get the most out of your look – and the biggest variety of photos.

Lace never goes out of style, making it the perfect choice for elegant photos that will stand the test of time. This season's brides are opting for all-out glamour by covering themselves in lace from head to toe. If that's a bit too girly for your tastes, try lace edging on your veil or a pop of lace at your neckline instead.

It's not just your dress's silhouette that matters; it's also the neckline. The right neckline can mean the difference between a glamorous wedding photo and hum-drum shots, so be sure to find something that complements your body and face. 

The most fashionable brides are opting for illusion necklines – dresses with relatively high necks covered in a sheer fabric. Capitalize on the embellishment trend by adding in some embellishments over your illusion neckline. If you prefer something a little less dramatic, try sweetheart, square or V-neck dresses. The strapless dress with an off the shoulder look or shawl collar effect is on trend for 2016-2017.

Saturday, 19 March 2016

New Dress code for the Cheltenham Races

The great and the good led the fashion stakes at the Cheltenham Festival. Thursday is the Big a Day at the races for the ladies and the Royals always attend. 
For many people, Ladies Day is as associated with what goes on off-course as the racing itself, and the event has come to be inherently associated with fashion.
Attendees to the day’s racing at Cheltenham tend to wear some spectacular, high-fashion, and sometimes somewhat gaudy, outfits to the event. 
And in a festival which is very much associated with its social aspect, Ladies Day is certainly no exception to this rule.
"Hats on" for the ladies it's especially  important to have the right one some are created just for Cheltenham. This year the ladies had an interest in the fact that Victoria Pendleton was attending.
"Hats off " to her for learning to ride and manage 5th place in the Foxhunter!

Tony McCoy's wife Chanelle looked relaxed as her husband was not riding for the first time in two decades.
Tweed seemed to be the trend for this year.
A specially commissioned outfit was made for one race goer. 
A former assistant to Alexander McQueen, Emma Sandham-King and her team of seamstresses and tailors took 4 weeks to create this Harris Tweed suit. 
You probably are imagining a stylish lady like this one. 
However their client was different, 18 metres of genuine tweed shipped from the Isle of Harris for one suit. 
Can you guess yes!
This was the client, Morestead. 
Here we have Morestead modelling the three piece suit. 
Sir Antony McCoy and Morestead with shirt and tie and flat cap. 
The best dressed couple,ready and looking the part. 
Now we know why Zara Phillips was having a laugh in the first photo.

Monday, 14 March 2016

Choosing your Wedding Dress.

Your wedding gown is about more than just fashion. It expresses your personality, and is the manifestation of the childhood dreams you had about your wedding day.  
Dresses in relatively classic styles are the most likely to stand the test of time, yielding gorgeous pictures that will never look outdated. This doesn't mean you can't incorporate a few recent trends, though.
Lace and embroidery detail are still on trend for 2017.

Back to bigger skirts with fuller waist lines with box pleats and gathers.
Side combs to catch your hair in place. 
Back draped beaded detail for your Big Day
Something to make your other half's heart melt,
Detail to do you justice. 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Keeping up with New Trends for 2017

The bridal industry get together to showcase their prediction for 2017. 
London is the chosen venue to attract clients from UK & Europe.

The doors are open and we are all on the lookout for something new and exciting.

With more than 200 collections from some of the biggest names in the business, there is always something for everyone at this exhibition. 

No matter whether brides are sticklers for traditional gowns or they are eager to stray away from the norm there is always plenty of inspiration. 

If you are a bride looking for fashion-forward designs that will make their friends green with envy then daringly low backs, mix-and-match separates, laser cut fabrics and strikingly frothy skirting are among the options you will find yourself hankering for.

However, if you prefer something more traditional then there will be whisperings of days gone by with vintage styles that offer 20s-inspired drop waists and dainty sleeves plus flirty and quirky tea lengths that could have jumped right out of a 50s Hollywood movie.

For girls looking to make an impact you will find full-on glamour with curve enhancing fishtails that suck the female form in in all the right places, plus fairytale ballgowns with an abundance of voluminous tulle alongside chic sculpted silhouettes in structured Mikados and matt satins.
However the bridal industry seems to be noticing a change. Things are quieter than usual and the normal second bridal meeting in May has just been cancelled. There doesn't seem to be as much demand for business from the shops.

Luckily we can adapt to what our customers want and need I immediately. So whether it's lace or satin, strapless or sweetheart and clingy or full, you will find every style imaginable with us  so ensure you come and visit our shop so you don’t  miss out & can try them all on now and not next year. 

Come and see us for all the latest trends for 2017. 
Northern Ireland is providing London with buses and we can provide you with your wedding ensemble without you going to London.