Bridal trend: Perfect party gowns

Bridal trend: Perfect party gowns
Party gowns are a key bridal trend for the season to come. Party gown by Monique Lhuillier

The bridal trend for perfect party gowns is key for the new season. These are lavish gowns with standout glamour to make you feel every inch the star at your dream celebration

The bridal trend for perfect party gowns is strong in 2021 – glamour and romance have come together in lavish dresses with fine details. Full skirts, fitted mermaid shapes, off-the-shoulder and sweetheart cuts – the choice is yours but whatever you choose these are dresses for the bride who wants to guarantee she is belle of the ball.

1. Sassi Holford – Gold glamour

Sassi Holford’s dreamy off-the shoulder gown has a golden hue

You shall go to the ball in this dreamy take on the ballgown style from leading British designer Sassi Holford. With glamorous off-the-shoulder neckline and fitted bodice, it has a soft gold sheen and deliciously floaty full skirt with shimmering detailing designed to catch the light.

2. Mermaid flair – Berta Privée

Berta Privée’s slinky mermaid gown is a showstopper

From the latest Berta Privée collection, representing the designer’s most iconic silhouettes, this cool take on the mermaid line has lace detailing defining shoulder, waist and hips. The floaty layered skirt flares out in soft folds to create a dramatic train. UK stockist is The Wedding Club’s South Kensington branch.

3. Suzanne Neville – Purple reign

Bridal trend: Perfect party gowns
Suzanne Neville’s fabulous Adelaide gown has a retro floral print

Adelaide is a standout design from Suzanne Neville’s Modern Love 2021 collection and captures the current bridal trend for lavish party gowns perfectly. It features a boned sweetheart bodice with dropped shoulders and a full skirt. We love the glamorous retro floral print, featuring soft purple roses with muted green foliage – the perfect dress for a summer celebration.

4. Leah da Gloria – Opulent bride

Ophelia has a tailored bodice and full split skirt with fine beading

Ophelia is a star number from Australian couture star Leah da Gloria’s latest Bohème collection. It has a period quality thanks to the extraordinarily detailed beading and flower appliqué. Featuring a fitted strapless sweetheart bodice, it has a wide ballgown skirt with scattered pearl and flower trails.

5. Ines di Santo – Debs’ delight

Bridal trend: Perfect party gowns
Ines di Santo’s formal gown has a 1950s deb flavour

Lunaria is a 1950s style gown with a debutante flavour from Ines di Santo’s spring 2021 couture collection. It features fine bootlace straps, a scoop neck and a very full skirt. The dress is heavily embellished with a glorious 3D beaded flowers and foliage to add to the Fifties flavour.  UK exclusive stockist is Browns Bride.

6. Liz Martinez – Ballerina line

We love Liz Martinez’ short take on the classic full gown

If you yearn for the classic ballgown shape but don’t want to max your luggage allowance, we think Liz Martinez’ Eden gown is the perfect choice. It comprises a ballerina-length tulle skirt, boned strapless bodice studded with sequins and delicate silver bow belt, making this a super-romantic style for evening or destination parties. Key Liz Martinez stockists include London’s Angelica Bridal.

7. Louise Selby – Silk dressing

Louise Selby’s elegant silk dress is beautifully cut

Water Lily is a classic bridal look from designer Louise Selby’s lovely collection. It has a sweeping almost Bardot-style off-the-shoulder neckline and is made of luscious silk zibeline that has a soft and flattering sheen. The bodice is cut to flatter and there’s a sweeping circular skirt for drama up the aisle.

8. Bliss Monique Lhuillier – Bow tied

This fluid design from Bliss Monique Lhuillier is a dreamy choice

A classic for an evening or high-summer party, this romantic dress from the new Bliss by Monique Lhuillier collection has flattering wide straps, a low back and a full train with bow. Relaxed details such as slouch pockets make this a wonderfully wearable ballgown style.


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