How to work it: Black magic

How to work it: Black magic
Yolancris showed a pure white gown with Western-style black tie at the shirt collar at Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Black and white is the ultimate colour contrast, a perfect pairing for bold brides in the season ahead

Runway images: Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

We all know about the magical properties of an LBD for go-anywhere glamour and, in the coming season, this most sophisticated statement shade is appearing alongside classic white to add drama and style to wedding gowns. At Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week, we spotted stripes, bold jewel details, even black on white florals. We love this stark contrast for playing with conventions – for a more subtle play just add black magic using luxurious accessories.

1. Isabel Sanchis – Butterfly ball

Isabel Sanchis goes for dramatic draping and a sculptural black butterfly

2. Ann Marie Faulkner – Pin perfection

Ann-Marie Faulkner’s Willow pins add a glamorous edge to a bridal up-do

3. Sophie et Voilà – Sharp line

Sophie et Voilà plays with bridal convention by layering black on white with this short number

4. Georg Jensen – Diamond white

Black diamonds and white gold make perfect partners for this modern ring by Georg Jensen

5. Maggie Sottero – Black rose

Maggie Sottero’s alternative look for brides has a rich floral flavour

6. Sophia Webster – Pearl elegance

Sophia Webster’s black heels studded with pearls are perfect wear-again bridal heels

7. Cristina Tamborero – Velvet edge

Cristina Tamborero goes for classic white silk with a black velvet accent

8. St Erasmus – Disco chic

St Erasmus long drop earrings feature black ‘disco balls’

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