Your West Midlands Wedding - February/March 2024 (Issue 90)

Q&A Fashion Local experts offer advice on how to look your big-day best TREND SETTER What will be the biggest wedding dress trends in 2024? Last year, we saw the return of the structured corset, whereas 2024 is all about dual wedding pieces. We’re talking detachable lace arms and puff sleeves that take one dress and elevate it into a different look midway through the wedding. Not too far from this will be the mix-and-match look. We are seeing more and more designers creating modern two-pieces that all cohesively work with one another; think power suits with interchangeable tops. Last but not least, bold mini dresses are charging up the poll, becoming increasingly popular as a wedding reception choice, allowing a bride more freedom to socialise and show off their moves on the dancefloor. The team at The Wedding Club STEP INTO SPRING What dress style would you suggest for a spring wedding? To harmonise with the vibrant spirit of spring, we highly recommend exquisite 3D lace floral wedding dresses adorned with fine-finished beadwork. This style perfectly captures the essence of spring, mirroring the blooming flowers and fresh allure of the season. The intricate detailing of the lace, combined with soft and delicate beading, adds a touch of sophistication and romance, complementing the joyous atmosphere of a springtime celebration. Recognising the unpredictable weather conditions during the spring months, we suggest a delightful array of sleeve styles. Whether you prefer the classic elegance of long sleeves, the playful charm of short puffy sleeves, or the contemporary chicness of straps, there is a style to suit every taste. We have created several new dresses with detachable matching lace sleeves or a short lace/satin jacket, offering practical versatility for spring weddings. With these detachable options, brides can seamlessly transition from a sleeved gown during the ceremony to a sleeveless or strap style for a more relaxed and airier feel during the evening reception. The team at June Peony Bridal Couture Belinda JPAX750 EXPERT ADVICE 67