Bridal trends: textured luxe wedding gowns

Bridal trends: textured luxe wedding gowns
Berta shows how to dress for the party with this glamorous textured wedding gown

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.

Bridal trends: textured luxe wedding gowns
Sheila Harding's Allegrette features a floral bodice and flowing silk skirt

Bloom time

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.

Bridal trends: textured luxe wedding gowns
Berta gown, available in the UK exclusively from The Wedding Club

Silver belle

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.

Bridal trends: textured luxe wedding gowns
Ian Stuart Glitterbomb, the perfect gown for a bride who wants to shine

Star maker

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.

Bridal trends: textured luxe wedding gowns
Shamali Demi, a lovely textured top with gown featuring slouch pockets

Top dressing

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.

Bridal trends: textured luxe wedding gowns
Charlotte Balbier Luna, a lovely gown with flattering plunge neck and intricate lace detailing

Lush lace

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.

Bridal trends: textured luxe wedding gowns
Lyn Ashworth Blossom – a colourful textured bodice with full skirt

Purple patch

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.