Glisten, glint, shimmer and shine – come out of lockdown with some glam factor, robing brides from head to toe in lustrous fabrics from glitter and sequins to dazzling beading and sumptuous brocades.
Bring on the bling with some sensational beaded fabrics. Strings of beads that swing ans swish as the wearer moves are a superlative choice for a glistening gown. Combinations of beads and sequins is the ultimate of glinting glamour but it doesn’t have to be an ostentatious choice. An ivory chiffon fabric embellished with abstract beaded motifs conveys sophistication. A subtle fabric with alternating columns of beads and sequins can look a shimmering sensation for saying ‘I do’.
Leave the embellishment behind and let the fabric do the talking… choose a lustrous or glossy fabric with a sheen that drapes elegantly and seductively over the bride. Think of a luxurious satin, the face is smooth and lustrous so the light will bounce off of the fabric, creating an eye-catching look. This soft, smooth fabric will slip over the bride’s frame in subtle, undulating waves. Alternatively, go for a commanding queenly fabric such as a brocade. This decorative woven fabric is popular for couture. The weave of the brocade creates a look of embroidery and the silk ensures a supremely lustrous sheen. These sumptuous fabrics suit a modern silhouette such as a jumpsuit with sharp tailoring or a slip, sheath or column dress. Feeling inspired? We hope so.