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

60 “Go soft and floaty with lots of tulle. Options include sheer skirts perfect for a beach wedding and delicate lace panels, which create a super-flattering tattoo effect on the skin.” – Cathy, “Lace isn’t going anywhere and there’s a huge range of choice out there. Different and more delicate laces are making an entrance. Some boast 3D floral motifs, some a subtle shimmer, and Chantilly lace under a tulle skirt offers a beautiful layered effect with depth. Combine this with a gentle colour, such as champagne or latte to make the pattern pop showing the lace to its full effect.” – Cathy, MATERIAL GIRL Élysée, Etoile Collection, Nathalie Élysée, FRANÇOISE x Édition TOP TREND MINIMALISM “Clean, simple, minimalist styles are now on show in the form of super-chic or fresh and modern looks. Classic materials are making a comeback via these dresses – charmeuse is a dreamy, soft fabric that offers a sophisticated yet minimalist feel.” – Sarah, Paloma Blanca, 5001 “This year our bestselling gowns have been simple dresses with minimalistic details in either fitted or A-line silhouettes. Picking a plain gown means you can customise your look easily with bridal accessories to suit your personality, while still having a timeless look.” – Katy, Maggie Sottero, Fernanda “We’re seeing a huge rise in the simple-chic look. Think gorgeous fitted crepe gowns with a little lace detail or completely plain satin ball gowns.” – Ellie, Allison Webb, Easton “Some of the most beautiful gowns are also the simplest, and plain doesn’t mean boring – especially with thigh-high splits hidden in yards of organza or mikado satin fabric.” – Cathy, Élysée, Delancey