Standout sleeves

Standout sleeves

Q. I'm newly engaged and about to start wedding dress shopping – what styles are trending?

A. Christine Kilsby says: Sleeves are back, with many of our brides requesting dresses with sleeves to try on at their fittings. Our talented seamstress has been adding sleeves to dresses when it's not an option with the designer.

Christine Kilsby, The Cotswold Frock Shop
thecotswoldfrockshop.co.uk

 

Boho bride

Boho bride

Q. We're getting married this summer in an intimate outdoor ceremony and I would love some ideas for my bridal dress?

A. Donna McCahill says: For an intimate outdoor wedding, something informal would work perfectly like a boho-style dress with simple spaghetti straps or a soft, floaty A-line gown with a short train. Consider a design with a pastel undertone, for example, rose or blush, topped with a soft layering of delicate ivory lace. With the uncertainty of the great British weather, you could opt for an overlay that can be removed like a lace bolero that's still delicate and informal but adds an extra layer for warmth.

Donna McCahill, Posy and Pearl Bridal Boutique
www.posyandpearl.co.uk