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All the latest wedding fashion trends for the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride and grooms.
Are you getting married this summer and want to know how to take care of your wedding dress, bridesmaids' gowns and suits before, during and after the big day? Then check out Steamery, the Scandinavian clothing care brand that has unveiled tips for caring for your wedding outfits. We catch up with co-founder Frej Lewenhaupt to find out more. He tells us, "Before the wedding, the primary task is to make sure your dress or suit is kept in perfect condition for the big day. Good preparation beforehand will minimize the risk of extra maintenance during your wedding day. So make sure that you store your dress or suit in a garment bag that's meant for storage. Never opt for one made of plastic because it may trap moisture that can cause the garment to catch mould and odours or get stained. The only time to use a plastic bag is during transport, to protect the outfit from bad weather. Heavy dresses should be stored lying down, for instance under the bed. Lighter dresses, tuxedos and suits should be kept hanging in their garment bag. Protect them from direct sunlight because it can make white fabrics turn yellow. It's best to store your precious pieces in a dry and dark place where they aren't cramped with other garments.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 23 June 2022
This summer is set to be a bumper year for weddings, and although multiple invitations through the door are exciting you'll be left with one very important question: what am I going to wear? Have you ever been shopping with a friend and found that she's drawn to pretty dresses, whilst you make a beeline for the sharp tailored blazers and jeans? Or perhaps you have a friend who always looks effortlessly stylish whether you're going out for coffee or attending a party. That's your individual style personalities shining through. In order for us to look good and feel great in the clothes that we wear we not only need to know the best way to wear colour but also what our style personality is. According to Colour Me Beautiful there are Six Style Personalities...
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 16 June 2022
Get set for summer weddings and honeymoons with the latest NEXT The Rochelle Series. The collection includes statement dresses, blazers and trousers perfect for a day-to-night look, versatile swimwear in mix-and-match separates, beach-to-bar dresses and throw-and-go oversized shirts for effortless style. Cute denim shorts and jeans can be perfectly paired with flats or mules. With more than 40 pieces to pick from, there are plenty of Insta-worthy styles for any occasion with prices ranging from £8 - £54.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 16 June 2022
In light of Pride month has, Abbott Lyon have recently partnered with Switchboard, an LGBTQ+ helpline charity, to release four vibrant new pieces. 100% of all proceeds from the collection will be donated to the charity who support a safe space for anyone wanting to discuss any matters, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being. The customisable lettering option also makes them pretty gifts for your bridal party gifts - or just a pre-wed treat for yourself!
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 14 June 2022
On Thursday 9th June on This Morning, Gok Wan revealed that soft colour blocking is set to be the latest fashion trend that everyone should be aware of. Colour blocking is the sartorial art of blocking colours together in a stylish way without being unappealing to the eye; and the spring/summer collections were beaming with colour blocking outfits at the last fashion weeks - ideal for those looking for their wedding guest attire for a bumper summer of wedding engagements! To make colour blocking "soft", you simply pair neutral and pastel colours rather than bright colours. Sales of coloured clothing has skyrocketed in the spring months, with brands sharing the love for colour, including luxury cashmere brand, N.Peal, who has shared their top tips on how to wear the soft colour blocking trend.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 13 June 2022
Carrie Elizabeth Jewellery has unveiled the latest addition to their successful bridal jewellery offering, Written In The Stars, a stunning collection of vintage-inspired engagement rings and wedding bands. The new elevated ring collection is custom-made to order by talented artisans in Jaipur, India, using 14-carat solid white and yellow gold set with only the finest ethically-sourced diamonds and gemstones. New for 2022 sees the sustainably-minded jewellery brand work with lab-grown diamonds for the first time, in addition to unique 'salt and pepper' diamonds.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 9 June 2022
Searching for the perfect wedding guest outfit? Live Unlimited London have a great selection of dresses, kimonos and other occasionwear, which are designed to flatter your curves and help you celebrate the happy couple in style. With sizes available from 12-28, they really have you covered. The Occasionwear pieces are effortlessly chic, and aim to get you many compliments. Each piece is designed with you in mind, to be elegant, flattering, beautiful and super easy/comfortable to wear. The 'Live Unlimited' story began in 2017 with two best friends, and now co-founders, who realised their dream was to create a stylish and coordinated collection that was synonymous with quality and attention to design detail, and went beyond a size 16.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 30 May 2022
Jewellery brand ChloBo reveals its first capsule range, The She Who Rises Collection, from their newest category 'ChloBo Couture'. This gorgeous couture collection continues its recognisable 925 sterling silver and gold plated stacking pieces, but has taken a totally different design direction and branding look. The She Who Rises Collection features bold, trend-led, demi-fine designs at a higher price point with pieces ranging from £75 to £899 in order to elevate the brand and make a significant impact in the luxury jewellery market.
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 27 May 2022
Known for creating unique handmade designs encompassing the heart and soul that founder and designer Chloe Moss experienced on her travels around the world, and in particular Bali, ChloBo jewellery has adorned the arms of some of Britain's most stylish women. Sold in more than 200 stockists worldwide, ChloBo's latest offering The Sun Catcher collection is inspired by the sun's many benefits and tells a tale of new beginnings and the opportunity to fill each day with happiness, love, positivity and calmness as the sun rises – what better message for couples on their wedding day?
Posted by Danielle Harvey on 20 May 2022
Fashion meets fitness this summer with the trend for roller skating here to stay. Whether you're a complete beginner, or regularly enjoy this favourite pastime, get moving with Impala Skate, an Australian-born brand that's making this activity cool again with its offering of vegan-friendly, vintage-inspired roller skates, inline skates and skateboards, as well as cool accessories and protective gear designed to help you get your groove on. Insta-worthy styles influenced b the 1970s include these retro-looking pink and yellow skates, and a rose gold pair with a hologram finish designed in collaboration with Australian-born hoola hoop master and expert skater Marawa (who has six pairs of custom high-heeled roller skates that she performs in!) One of the latest additions to the ever-expanding collection is the patent plum colour and the brand recently launched the Harmony Blue style as part of its Harmony Blue Roller Skate initiative.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 12 May 2022
British indie jewellery brand Scream Pretty are delighted to unveil its fourth design collaboration with make-up artist Hannah Martin. Say 'I do' to wedding season and RSVP to any summer soiree in style with Scream Pretty x Hannah Martin's latest drop. The collection includes 18 pieces across two drops and Scream Pretty x Hannah Martin Bridal has been designed by Hannah and Scream Pretty to bring playful accents to any occasion outfit. The collection features delicate tennis-chain waterfalls, stunning pearl details and classic Art Deco-inspired motifs crafted from recycled sterling silver, and gold-plated recycled sterling silver.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 5 May 2022
To celebrate the bank holiday weekend, lingerie brand Boux Avenue is offering 20% off on selected lines, including their new Whimsical Wonderland Collection. The 20% off promotion launches today until Monday 2nd May. A winning combination - payday weekend, bank holiday weekend and 20% off at Boux! The Whimsical Wonderland collection brings the #Regencycore trend to life with divine details and fresh hues. Fall in love with intricate lace, delicate frills and floral embroidery designs, in beautiful feminine shapes; from longline (corset-inspired) bras to the trustworthy balconette, and everyone's favourite plunge bra.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 28 April 2022
By analysing Google trend data and in-store interest, the team at Ernest Jones reveal the jewellery trends which are set to dominate 2022, including the wedding industry. The reoccurring theme of 2022, and one which unites most of the trends, comes from turning away from tradition. Whether it's a modern take on classic looks, for example, pearls or signet rings, or simply an awareness of where the jewellery came from, Ernest Jones reveals the top jewellery looks. The team also reveal the modern take on engagement rings, including male engagement rings and an increase in the popularity of coloured stones.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 21 April 2022
Bridal Brand Rowley Hesselballe London have launched eight pieces on the online rental platform, HURR along with featuring in HURR's Selfridges store space. The pieces available come predominantly from their Bridal Collection, The Queen's Collection: Make Your Move which is a 60's Dream inspired by The Queen's Gambit and making a move. The collection consists of pant and skirt suits and sets, flowing gowns, mini dresses, jumpsuits and more, and the campaign takes these designs and reconstructs them into a celebration of the 1960's fashion and aesthetic.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 14 April 2022
Little Mistress and Vogue Williams are delighted to debut their new collaboration; Little Mistress by Vogue Williams. The summer edit designed by Vogue and Little Mistress features a capsule of seasonal must-haves including wrap dresses, sundresses and lust-worthy occasion wear and is on sale now. Vogue's fourth drop with the award-winning brand brings her signature effortlessly chic style to the forefront. Designed for any summer occasion, from weddings to holidays, the collection focuses on dresses in a host of silhouettes. Bold blooms adorn wrap and tiered maxi dresses for a flattering, feminine style with a palette of red contrasting with muted pinks and pearly whites.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 7 April 2022
Celebrate the Hogwarts houses with latest collection of flip flops from Havaianas consisting of new styles inspired by the four Hogwarts houses. Will you follow the path of wisdom and go for Ravenclaw or will you choose to stride along the path of courage and choose Gryffindor? You might prefer to go with friends and take the path of loyalty to Hufflepuff or maybe you're the more ambitious type and fit into Slytherin? All four houses are represented in beautiful illustrations and colours on the iconic Havaianas TOP model, perfect for honeymoons and staycations this summer.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 31 March 2022
Women's fashion favourites Quiz has launched its first bridal collection, Perfect Day, Perfect Dress. It includes sequin and lace dresses and jumpsuits, including a white chiffon frill sleeve maxi dress, an embellished high neck dress and a sequinned tie back dress, plus an array of dazzling jewellery, bags, hair accessories, shoes and belts, making it a one-stop-shop for brides-to-be. Quiz is also known for their fashion-forward bridesmaids' dresses, stylish occasion wear that's perfect for guests, plus honeymoon essentials.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 24 March 2022
Lingerie, swimwear and fashion brand Pour Moi is donating all revenue from its cobalt-blue Viva Luxe range and yellow Flora range to the Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal. Like so many others, Pour Moi is saddened by the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. After already donating £5,000, Pour Moi has been reflecting as a business on what more it can do to help and support those affected by the humanitarian crisis. Coinciding with the launch of its Viva Luxe and Flora ranges in new colourways, the brand has decided that 100% of the sale of the cobalt-blue and yellow colourways within these ranges will be donated.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 17 March 2022
Global lingerie and swimwear retailer Pour Moi has announced the launch of their new initiative, The Pour Moi Uplifting Women Awards. Pour Moi believes that all women deserve to be celebrated, and The Pour Moi Uplifting Women awards will be an event that recognises the amazing achievements of women from across the UK. Nominations are open to the public with the award ceremony taking place on 19th May 2022 in central London. Pour Moi has hand-selected a highly esteemed panel of VIPs to help judge the awards. All have excelled in the worlds of business, entertainment, and campaigning. Pour Moi CEO and founder, Michael Thomson comments, "The expert panel will carefully assess the entries, and decide on The Pour Moi Uplifting Awards winners, based on the information supplied with each nomination."
Posted by Claire Ridley on 17 March 2022
The industry body for the British luxury sector, Walpole, recently announced the 2022 selection for its Brands of Tomorrow programme that included bespoke bridal and eveningwear range, Savin London. In association with Mishcon de Reya and MoneyCorp, it's a unique mentoring programme that takes up to 12 carefully selected early-stage brands through a year-long programme of workshops and mentoring to help develop their business skills and set them on a path to growth. Participants are mentored by some of the UK's most experienced luxury executives, editors and founders who provide a year of one-to-one coaching; sharing their knowledge and expertise with the chosen brands.
Now in its 15th year, Walpole's flagship development programme continues to support the success and dynamic growth of the British luxury industry through the transference of skill, experience and know-how to ensure continued creative development and growth. It creates mutually beneficial relationships between established and up-and-coming luxury brands and individuals, which not only ensures a pipeline of new brands but keeps driving innovation and entrepreneurship at the heart of one of the UK's fastest-growing business sectors. Each new cohort of Brands of Tomorrow also acts as a microcosm of consumer trends in the high-end space, pinpointing emerging consumer needs and behaviours. This year there is a continued move towards sustainability, particularly circularity and a new generation of brands that have purpose-driven commerce at their core. Luxury Promise and Circle of Style are at the forefront of getting pre-owned goods to consumers in a creative and authentic way and Petit Pli and Ocean Bottle are making strides in addressing fashion's land-fill problem and the global issue of ocean plastics respectively.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 10 March 2022
British bridesmaids brand Rewritten are thrilled to announce the launch of their Shoreditch pop-up shop opening on 31st March 2022. Founded in 2016 by friends and ex-work colleagues Katie Arnott and Frances Cookson, Rewritten Bridesmaids has become one of the UK's leading fashion-forward bridesmaids dress brands, with the flagship store in East London and presence in some of the most highly regarded bridal boutiques across the UK and Worldwide. Rewritten focuses on modern bridesmaids dressing with classic silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. The sell-out satin collection will be available to try on and buy in the Shoreditch pop-up shop, along with the classic crepe collection and the sustainable bridal edit.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 3 March 2022
Award-winning British designer Lucy Quartermaine has recently launched her new Melody collection inspired by music and rhythm. The stunning selection of silver pieces are perfect for brides and bridesmaids and start from just £50. The collection includes two standout rings, two pairs of stud earrings, one bracelet as well as two classic pendant necklaces and is finished with the showstopping wind chime earrings and large key necklace. Crafted from the finest sterling silver with rhodium overlay to ensure the most exquisite shine, many of the pieces are also peppered with cubic zirconia for some added sparkle.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 24 February 2022
Now that wedding planning is picking up, couples (and their guests) can't wait to get the party started! But when it comes to wedding celebrations in 2022, one thing is for certain, couples are getting hitched in ways that feel true to them, focusing on individuality and embracing everything unconventional. From colourful, destination-themed receptions to bespoke, heirloom-worthy gifts, dresses and accessories, the wedding planning boom is in full bloom. Here, Etsy reveals its top fashion trends...
Posted by Claire Ridley on 17 February 2022
Grace Loves Lace has unveiled its newest gown, Peaches Pearl, a signature style that has been reimagined with the brand's 100% recycled, GRS-certified pearl lace in time for Valentine's Day. Sustainably and ethically hand-crafted in Australia using 95.5% recycled materials, Peaches Pearl is the second eco wedding gown from the brand – following the launch of Lumi in 2021 – as they continue to follow through on their commitments to sustainability and onshore manufacturing. Championing a non-mass produced, ethical and Australian- made business model from day one, founder and creative director, Megan Ziems, has always looked for ways the brand can improve its environmental impact. Revolutionising business practices, expanding the GRACE conscious product offering and introducing new and sustainable fabrications is important to Ziems, who invented the 100% recycled lace used in the eco gowns over a two-year period.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 14 February 2022
Celebrate Valentine's day this year with the VRAI x Style Me Pretty bridal launch. The seven-piece collection features three distinct sustainably created diamond shapes that form an abstract flower. Hand-crafted with recycled 14-carat solid yellow gold, each design celebrates the beauty of nature and a commitment to the future of our planet, with signature Style Me Pretty elements, such as feminine, floral designs with elegant details. All the pieces in the collection are meant to be stacked, fitting perfectly, or worn individually in a way that is uniquely personal and loved for long after one's special day, or as meaningful bridesmaids and mother-in-law gifts.
Posted by Claire Ridley on 3 February 2022
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