COUTURE BRIDAL INSPIRATION FROM PARIS FASHION WEEK

Monday July 21 2014.

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Let’s dream big ladies with couture bridal inspiration from the Paris runways.  All the top designer dogs paraded their most extravagant creations and I want to share my favourites with you, so we can be in awe together.  Starting with the best Couture show hands down, Ralph & Russo.  There was a surprising amount of variety in this small collection but these shades of lilac were the most bridal worthy.

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Ralph & Russo

ralph and russo paris fashion week 2014

Ralph & Russo

KAFTAN QUEENS

Zuhair Murad amped up the sequin content at Paris Fashion Week with gown after gown covered in divine embellishment.

Zuhair Murad Haute Couture Fall 2014

Zuhair Murad

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Stephane Rolland

RED & BLACK WEDDING DRESSES

Giorgio Armani was taking a leaf out of Vera Wang’s book providing us with scarlet and black wedding dress inspiration.  These bold colours certainly aren’t for every bride but can we talk about the veils.  This proves that they can be more than just a plain layer of white and doesn’t tulle netting (usually the reserve of the birdcage veil)  look knock out in longer lengths.

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Giorgio Armani Prive

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Giorgio Armani Prive

SHORTER STYLES

There were a lot of column inches dedicated to Chanel’s pregnant bride wedding dress design but I actually found the shorter styles far more inspirational.  The below reminds me of Fearne Cotton’s wedding dress with the heavily beaded decolletage but take note of the silver leaf hem.

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Chanel

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Elie Saab

DIP DYE

Dip dye and ombre effects are an ongoing wedding trend and Giambattista Valli shows how you can incorporate it into your bridal style.

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Giambattista Valli

STAND OUT STRAPS

Wide, leather straps were bound around Valentino’s romantic floral gowns, a pretty take on Game of Thrones style.

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Valentino

Valentino used silver to make an asymmetric statement.

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Versace

BEST IN SHOW – THE MUST SEE COUTURE WEDDING DRESSES

Bold silver patterns, big skirts and Princess Diana worthy trains closed the show at Elie Saab, Zuhair Murad and Ralph & Russo.  I’ve mentioned it before but these dresses wouldn’t look out of place in a Disney Frozen wedding scene!

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Ralph & Russo

For a full round up of all the Paris Couture Fashion Week shows head to Vogue.