Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - January/February 2023 (Issue 67)

Q&A Fashion and beauty Look and feel your big-day best with help from the experts THE YEAR OF THE UP DO Johanna says: In 2023, up dos are here to stay with a textured twist. The tousled up do will remain one of the top wedding hair trends throughout the year. Brides are loving these styles because they offer a romantically soft appearance. The relaxed knotted bun will be a firm favourite too. This is a style I’m seeing a lot of interest in with brides asking for both low and high buns. Either represents such an elegant look that can be left soft, relaxed and simplistic, and the bangs can be left out to frame the face. You can also create a sleek style with the bun allowing it to be tailored to suit your overall vision. Brides have been loving the look of a super-chic puffed out braid for a long time now. This is also one of my favourites to create since it’s possible to design so many different styles that all look unique on each individual bride’s hair colour. Finally, I’m seeing glam waves everywhere at the moment. This look offers an effortless look with a romantic vibe. The wave will always hold a special place in all of our hearts as it’s a timeless look that suits everyone. A YEAR OF SURPRISES Heather says: More and more over the past few weeks, I’ve been seeing one particular trend that’s caught my attention and that of my brides. There’s something fun about wowing your guests in a gorgeous ballgown, only to stun them further when you take off your overskirt to reveal a sexy, fitted dress underneath. Detachable elements to dresses are sure to help you make a statement; whether you go for the matching overskirt or the fully-removable sleeves, or even a lace bolero/jacket that sweetly complements your dress, you can’t go wrong. And if you don’t like it on the day, don’t wear it! That’s the beauty of detachable items. You still have the option of choice even on your big day. I’m also expecting to see a lot of sparkle and big statement dresses over the coming year. Something fun and different is always a winner, like a detailed train or 3D flowers. The softer ivory tones are returning to the scene too, with brides leaning more towards champagne and soft gold tones over the richer mocha and neutral colours that we’ve seen in recent years. CONTACT OUR EXPERTS Johanna Martin-Edge, | Heather Laver, The Bridal Lounge, 2023 TRENDS This issue we asked some of the region’s talented fashion and beauty experts for their top 2023 trend predictions, giving you the jump on the latest looks. This is what they told us... EXPERT Q&A 93