From shimmering lace, to beads, crystals and 3D details, this season’s crop of textured effects offers endless opportunities to shine in gowns that guarantee the maximum sparkle factor
One of our favourite bridal trends, texture adds the glamorous edge to wedding gowns this season, with designs that work for both daytime and evening events. Rich and luxurious fabrics and superb details in glittering metallics, crystals and lace are just some of the elements to look out for.
This Allegretto gown is from Sheila Harding’s Harmony collection. It features a floral bodice with finely detailed flower-trimmed straps and a super-simple fluid silk skirt. Like all her gowns it’s designed and made in London using traditional couture techniques. Find the collection at her Richmond boutique BOA. sheilahardinglondon.co.uk
This shimmering gown features a tracery silver embellishment, low back and on-trend slim belt to define the waist. Part of the sumptuous new Berta collection it is exclusive in the UK at The Wedding Club’s Knightsbridge and Birmingham stores. thewedding–club.co.uk
Ian Stuart is master of the glamour gown and the strapless Glitterbomb offers both a flattering sweeping curve of panelling from the bodice down the line of the skirt and sparkly embellishment to ensure you shimmer after dark. This is a perfect number to bring out your true star quality. ianstuart-bride.com
London-based designer Shamali creates romantic bridal gowns, often inspired by golden-age glamour. We love the versatile Demi a glamorous full-skirted silk number with slouch pockets and textured lace over-top to take you effortlessly from day to evening. shamali.co.uk
This Luna dress from Charlotte Balbier’s new Untamed Love collection is made of a pretty textured cotton lace. With a flattering wide plunge neck, low back, long lace sleeves and a slim A-line shape, it offers smart boho elegance for a summer or destination weddings. charlottebalbier.com
Strategically placed texture and colour can be a great way to define curves and add interest to a classic gown. Lyn Ashworth’s Blossom is a classic strapless design that features a soft mauve blossom-patterned textured bodice, wide grey sash and dreamy plain full skirt. lynashworth.co.uk