Your Bristol & Somerset Wedding - June/July 2022 (Issue 89)

BRIDAL BOUTIQUES 59 Frock ‘n’ roll We examine the latest wedding dress trends with the region’s bridal boutique experts “As a bride, you can have whatever you dream of. Bespoke options are something that good designers have offered for a while – adding length to trains, different straps, maybe a corset back, but now there’s a whole range of detachable pieces including capes, trains, sleeves, skirts...The choice is yours and you can transform from princess to goddess in moments.” – Cathy Keen, “For the boho bride, there’s lace and plenty of ruffles still to come. Sleeves on these styles are simply wow! Look for soft lace with stunning flutter sleeves extending to the train, as demonstrated in the gown pictured above.” – Sarah, “Detachable puff sleeves that fit to your arm like a glove are definitely becoming a thing. Take a look at Essense of Australia’s dress D3296.” – Sarah Hackett, “Sleeves can be added off the shoulder for the ultimate romantic look and of course, can be detachable leaving you free for that YMCA moment later in the evening. Balloon or puff sleeves bring a modern edge to the simplest of gowns, bringing back that Regency-era vibe with a twist of Bridgerton.” – Cathy, TOP TREND SLEEVES Lillian West, 66208 Essense of Australia, D3296 Élysée, Cecile