Bridal trend: Deco twist

Bridal trend: Deco twist
Deco-influenced gowns are one of this season's hottest trends. Gown by Karen Willis Holmes

Deco style is one of our favourites for classic bridal gown glamour and this season there’s a twist. Sophisticated, and with a shimmering edge to take you effortlessly to the after party, these eight wedding gowns have real star quality

Deco is always a popular choice for wedding-day style, with its aura of glamour and sparkle that is perfect for parties. But this season Art Deco comes with a twist, with shimmering details added to contemporary shapes for a grown-up and elegant look that can carry brides from service to dance floor with no change of outfit needed. Here are eight of our favourite gowns for getting the Deco look.

1. Bo & Luca – Eastern twist

Bridal trend: Deco twist
Bo & Luca’s stunning beaded gown is a high-impact choice

Deco meets Eastern for this gorgeous Elliot gown by Bo & Luca. It features antique gold Tambour beading for luminous sparkle and this, combined with layered tulle, makes it a standout-glamour choice.

2. Catherine Deane – Deco drama

Bridal trend: Deco twist
Catherine Deane’s gown with racer neckline has layers of scalloped beading

With scalloped layers of beading, this Niki gown by long-established British designer Catherine Deane has a shoulder-defining racer neckline and low back with crossover straps.

3. Naeem Khan – Star quality

Bridal trend: Deco twist
Naeem Khan’s gown has a stunning starburst motif

Naeem Khan is a red-carpet specialist, so knows how to inject star quality into his wedding gowns. Seattle is a classic example with its flattering plunge neckline and sequinned starburst motif. Naeem Khan UK stockist is The Wedding Club.

4. Charlie Brear – Flapper cool

Bridal trend: Deco twist
Alora is Charlie Brear’s fabulous take on the Flapper gown

Charlie Brear’s Alora wedding dress is a cool modern take on the 1920s flapper gown, with sequins and tassels for guaranteed drama on the dancefloor.

5. Leah da Gloria – Chic circles

Bridal trend: Deco twist
Leah da Gloria’s form-fitting strapless gown has bold circular motifs

Featuring incredible circular beading with ruffled hem, this strapless number is a dramatic vintage-meets-modern wedding-day choice from leading Australian designer Leah da Gloria.

6. Tony Ward – Lace line

Bridal trend: Deco twist
Tony Ward’s beautiful dress features fine lace

Tony Ward is one of favourite designers, with collections defined by beautiful tailoring and fabrics. Slim cut and intricate lace panelling with scalloped neckline make this wedding gown a great choice for an evening party.

7. Joyce Young – Crystal glamour

Bridal trend: Deco twist
Joyce Young’s wedding dress has a lavish jewelled bodice

From Joyce Young’s Studio collection, Lily is a flattering design with soft-pleat skirt and lavish jewelled bodice. All Joyce Young gowns are designed and created in her Glasgow atelier.

8. Karen Willis Holmes – Clean cut

Bridal trend: Deco twist
Karen Willis Holmes’ elegant gown has a modern silhouette

This shimmering Margareta gown from Karen Willis Holmes comprises a slim-fitting bias-cut skirt, long sleeves and dramatic low-cut back.


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