DESIGN: Ultimate wedding tips for SS17
Categories: Fashion Fix
DESIGN: Ultimate wedding tips for SS17
Editorial Banner: The Event: Wedding Guest Glamour - (New LBD Collection SS17 image)
Editor of top bridal magazine, You & Your Wedding, Peta Hunt, has given insider tips for the best dressed guest. . .
imagePlanning a wedding day outfit can be stressful. But wedding journalist, Peta Hunt has collaborated especially with TeamLBD to give us the SS17 dress trends.
SS17 trends and How to Wear Them
"Embroidery and embellishment continue to be hugely popular, and are an easy way to get a bit of sparkle into your style.
I love this sheer detail gown from Frock and Frill and think it would look fab with a pair of strappy sandals; or this gorgeous Body Frock in olive."
We are loving this D.Anna salmon lace mini shift dress. And this Wolf and Whistle little number. Or try the new Alesha Dixon Maxi Flower Dress.
(image of maxi Flower and Lace Dress)
"Maxi’s are still big news for Spring/Summer weddings – guests and bridesmaids really want to recreate the effortlessly ethereal style we saw on the runways back in September." - Peta.
This barely there Gatsby Lady dress in blush and this Goddiva maxi in champagne are beautiful too!"
Boho Bridesmaid Chic
(Image of Kim Kardashian in Rex at film premier this weekend with outfit below)
For girls who want to be more glamorous than boho, then you’re in luck – the Kim Kardashian figure hugging gowns are still very much on trend for a perfect bridesmaid look.
Peta loves: the natural colours of the Honour Gold Savannah ; the three way multi-neckline Honor Gold Maxi Blush dress ; Goddiva bardot in champagne but for SS17 Peta recommends teaming them with softer hair and makeup than we’ve seen previously.
"Subtle contouring, Hollywood waves and a peachy lip ensure the look stays fresh, pretty and 100% wedding appropriate." - Peta Hunt.
Mother of the Bride - Flattering all Shapes and Sizes
SOUNDBITE on a Raishma embellished dress image, link below:"It’s important for the Mother of the Bride to buy clothes that fit – buying a dress two sizes too big won’t hide any lumps and bumps it will just draw attention to them! The same goes for buying clothes too small. We love sleeves, bold colours and touches of lace or sparkle – there’s a common misconception that Mother of the Bride outfits have to be frumpy but that’s absolutely not the case!"
SOUNDBITE FOR DROPPING WITH AN IMAGE: "I love the flattering silhouette created with this Gina Bacconi chiffon dress whilst this Nancy MacKristen lace dress is perfect for the Mother of the Bride but is such a classic that would look great on anyone!"
Team LBD loves our new Little Black Dress Collection for perfect wedding guest style - try the Evie in Blue(or nude); The Holly dress or Alice.
Meanwhile, this dipped hem bold flower dress by Marco Angelo is big, bold and the pick of the bunch for perfect RSVP.
This Little Black Dress and jacket and dress combo from Gina Baconni is super flattering too and would look amazing with a pretty fascinator and sparkly bag.
Perfect accessories for ss17
"Don’t go match-matchy, accessories should be the part of your outfit that you can have fun with! Peta loves: quirky bags or Goddiva's monochrome bow box. And statement rose gold Truffle shoes shoes or these pretty block ankle strap heels in silver." - Peta Hunt
Three Wedding Day Insider Tips - Just a lively graphic to break up the copy (maybe something humorous around a Wedding SOS first aid bag or just a mood baord?)
1. A bridesmaids survival kit - what is it?
Plasters, elastic bands, deodorant (very important – nerves can cause perspiration and the last thing you want is a bride panicking about sweating!), tissues, grips, matte powder and, naturally, a glass or two of Prosecco!
What would brides do differently on their wedding day - if they had a choice?
We find a lot of brides say that they wish they had relaxed more and enjoyed the little moments rather than getting carried away with the madness. Things always fall into place in the end, and any little hiccups along the way will be forgotten in the long run. We’ve heard a few brides saying that they wish they’d drunk less alcohol too – it should be a day you’ll never forget!
- Is it okay to take a mobile phone to a wedding - what is the protocol on social media sharing?
This is a really personal issue, that I know a lot of people on our team have differing opinions on. Ultimately it’s the decision of the bride and groom, and it should be respected accordingly. Many couples embrace social media sharing on the day and provide a hashtag for their wedding, which can be a fun way to track pictures that have been shared on Instagram/Twitter after the big day.
On the other hand, it’s perfectly acceptable to have a straight ban on mobile phones, especially during the ceremony.
It can be extremely off-putting to have flashing iPhones or others sharing pictures of such an intimate and special moment in your lives.