How to work it: Lady in red

How to work it: Lady in red
Savin London (left) and Jenny Packham both featured bold red at their new-season fashion shows

Add glamour to your wedding day ensemble with a flash of rich red on accessories, or be your dramatic best in a glittering scarlet gown

Words Libby Norman

Red is a surefire way to add standout appeal to your bridal ensemble and, of course, it’s a favoured choice for the bride herself at many Chinese and Indian weddings. From the boldest lipstick shades to rich velvety hues, this is a colour associated with good fortune, so whether you choose a bold accent or opt for an edgy scarlet gown, lady luck is sure to be on your side.


1. Jenny Packham – spot on

Jenny Packham’s glittering spotted gown with feminine cap sleeves, lavish sash and plunge neck is perfect for party princesses who want to stand out from the crowd.

2. Savin London – scarlet femme

Savin London showcased some stunning bold numbers at his White Gallery London show. Here, he goes for dramatic colour mixing with a sequinned off-the-shoulder bodice paired to slimline scarlet split skirt.


3. Emmy London – going for gold

Only one thing is more glamorous than a red shoe, and that’s a red and gold shoe. Emmy London’s divinely decadent Beatrice in kid suede is embellished with crystals and mother of pearl. £795;

4. Freya Rose – chain gang

As beloved of Kate Moss, Freya Rose’s Kate Petite Red suede bag with chain strap is the perfect day-to-evening dazzler to add a colour pop to your ensemble. £195;


5. YolanCris – flower fantasy

The new YolanCris couture occasionwear collection includes this knockout gold strapless gown embellished with rich blooms and leaves in a trellis-effect pattern. We think this is pure flower power for glamorous brides.


6. Jimmy Choo – on point

Ren 100 caged sandals from Jimmy Choo have a touch of ankle boot styling and feature zips at the back of the heel, making them a sexy finishing touch to this season’s crop of luxe bridal trousers. £650;


Going for gold wedding accessories

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