How to work it: Diva style

How to work it: Diva style
Diva style is a key trend in bridal for 2021. Gown by Isabel Sanchis

Diva style is all about attitude and in bridal it’s there in spades for the coming season. Take your pick of red carpet gowns with provocative splits, dramatic details and old-fashioned Hollywood glamour – a perfect combination for taking centre stage on your wedding day

Runway images: Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Diva style is in full swing for the season to come, with bold statement gowns with more than a touch of Vegas or Hollywood about them. It’s a look for brides who are ready to play a starring role, with provocative splits, dramatic cuts, bold shoulder details and a sprinkling of glitter. Take to the aisle in style – even if you don’t go for a diva dress – with statement earrings or a fabulous pair of metallic heels.

1. Isabel Sanchis – Bold entrance

Isabel Sanchis masters the diva entrance

Going for full drama on the runway at Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, this stunning wedding gown with black ruffle sleeves is by Valencia couturier Isabel Sanchis. We love the black gloves for old-school evening glamour.

2. Yumi Katsura – Rock star chic

Yumi Katsura’s split gown has rock star chic

This metallic gown with slim straps and front split was paired with silver boots on the runway for rock-star glamour. Slouch pockets add attitude to a look that is perfect for the modern bride.

3. Dune London – Swanky boots

Dune London’s Billionaire boots are perfect for modern diva style

Dune London’s Billionaire glitter high-heel ankle boots add rock-star glamour to your wedding look. Perfect with wedding trousers or a modern split-front gown, they will also earn their keep after the wedding. £175;

4. Shaun Leane – Diamond bright

Shaun Leane’s Tusk earrings are studded with diamonds

Shaun Leane’s Tusk statement earrings combine silver with diamonds and are perfect in combination with a strapless gown or wedding tuxedo. £650;

5. Pronovias – Star bride

Pronovias’ glittering plunge front gown has star quality

Pronovias’ glittering plunge front silver gown, artfully curved at the bodice, is a showstopper that conjures up the glory days of Hollywood and Las Vegas. A very grown-up style, it’s perfect for glamorous evening parties.

6. Giovanni Raspini – Statement style

Giovanni Raspini’s beaten silver hoops have standout glamour

Oversized hoops add statement style to your wedding-day ensemble and we think Giovanni Raspini’s Super Bowl Light are the perfect choice. They have a hammered silver finish to reflect the light but are lightweight and comfortable to wear. £130;

7. Yumi Katsura – Mermaid curve

Yumi Katsra’s mermaid gown has ruffle sleeves

Yumi Katsura’s diva-worthy collection includes this classic mermaid gown with ruffle sleeve details that add drama to a bold ensemble.

8. Higar Novias – Diva’s delight

Higar Novias’ dramatic gown has an ’80s flavour

The 1980s was an era of glamorous diva cuts and this gown has a deliciously retro feel. Designed by Higar Novias, it has a teardrop cutaway and leg-of-mutton sleeves – just perfect for the power-dressing bridal look, especially when you pair it with statement heels.


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