Charlotte Balbier

lookbook: bardot bride

November 7th, 2016 | Alexis Forsyth

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Marchesa

The bardot-style neckline has been a mainstay on the high street this summer, so we’re not surprised to see that it’s transcended into the world of bridal fashion too, and put simply – we absolutely adore this trend!

Off-the-shoulder dresses are both romantic and demure, creating a beautiful silhouette that accentuates a bride’s décolletage and neckline. The style is sweet with an air of innocence, but with straps ‘tumbling’ off the shoulder, it also hints at a bride’s more vivacious and flirtatious side too.

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Marchesa

What we love most about the look though is its versatility. From straight-cut straps and mini V-necks, to sweetheart necklines and ruffled bell sleeves – there’s an off-the-shoulder style to make every bride swoon.

Looking at collections from some of the industry’s top designers, off-the-shoulder detailing is making an appearance in a variety of bridal creations; from fit and flare numbers and traditional A-line gowns to structured mermaid and carefree boho dresses.

When it comes to the fabric, elegant lace, semi-sheer tulle, layered chiffon and flawless silk, are just a few that work beautifully with the trend, adding a whimsical and ethereal twist to current collections.

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Oscar de la Renta

Designers who are advocates of the trend include Oscar de la Renta, with the new bridal collection boasting pretty draped sleeves and exquisite sequin detailing: the stuff fairytales are made of!

Marchesa is also doing its bit for the look with numerous attention-grabbing dresses stopping short of the shoulders. Perfect for those wanting to make a statement, there are opulent designs embellished with pearls and crystals, as well as dreamy hand cut petals and striking 3D roses. The colour palette gives brides the opportunity to make a bigger statement still, with romantic nude and blush pink options in addition to traditional white and ivory tones.

For something more classic, Carolina Herrera’s vintage-inspired gowns are like works of art with intricate floral embroidery and sheer off-the-shoulder fabrics subtly highlighting a bride’s neck and shoulders. Justin Alexander’s collection also features the bardot neckline in a range of elegant and feminine styles, complete with delicate lace applique and sparkling beaded detail.

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Friday Fabulous!

August 12th, 2011 | Julia Braime

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Brides Up North Wedding Blog: Friday Fabulous Marchesa

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Better than a bouquet, any day.

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‘Large Bag’ Rose Detail by Marchesa at Browns Bride

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Eye Candy: Net a Porter

December 15th, 2010 | Julia Braime

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If you want to look supremely cool on your big day, look no further than my favourite high fashion online boutique: Net a Porter.  Scary to buy your wedding dress online at these prices? Maybe! But they offer a full returns service and these designer dreams are well worth the credit card bill!  Plus, buying online will save you your train fare to London…(any excuse!)…

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On the blog today: long lengths!

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In usual Brides Up North facilitating style, click the image when you fall in love and go straight there to find out more about fabrics and fit.

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Get ready to melt some plastic…

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NP Marchesa £5,230 NP Roksanda Ilincic £1,775

Marchesa, £5,230                                               Roksanda Ilincic, £1,775

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NP J Crew £1,960 NP Lanvin £3,715

J.Crew, £1,960                                                         Lanvin, £3,715

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NP Alexander McQueen £7,165 NP Donna Karan £3,960

Alexander McQueen, £7,165                                    Donna Karan, £3,960

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NP Rachel Gilbert £830 NP Valentino £2,975

Rachel Gilbert, £830                                              Valentino, £2975

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NP Anna Sui £740 NP Vivienne Westwood Gold Label £1,820

                            Anna Sui, £740                              Vivienne Westwood Gold Label, £1,820

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NP Matthew Williamson £1,795 NP Issa £695

Matthew Williamson, £1,795                                         Issa, £695

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NP J Crew £2,350 NP Lela Rose £4,700

J.Crew, £2,350                                                                   Lela Rose, £4,700

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NP Matthew Williamson £1,295 NP Temperley London £4,900

Matthew Williamson, £1,295                                      Temperley London, £4,900

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