How to work it: Lounge bride

How to work it: Lounge style
Keep your cool with the trend for relaxed bridal dressing that's perfect for poolside or back garden. Image: Sophie et Voilà runway look at Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Lounge style is having a moment. And, be it poolside or back garden, this is the style for brides who plan to keep cool, calm and perfectly glam

Runway images: Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Lounge luxe is about 100 per cent glamour – so perfect for brides who want to steal the show without it looking as if they’ve tried too hard. It celebrates the holiday spirit (think St Tropez or Mykonos), with body-revealing cuts and seriously luxe fabrics. Whether you’re celebrating on the beach or much closer to home, it’s a style that needs minimal accessorising. Just clamp on the film star shades, grab a tiny jewelled clutch and you’re ready to take to the aisle in style.

1. Beach bride glitz

Flora’s beach ready slinky skirt and midriff revealing top

We love the trend for separates, and for showing off a little midriff at a relaxed beach or back garden ceremony, and Flora does it in fine style. This refined number combines a lace crop top with lavish full sleeves with slinky full-length skirt with small train. flora-bride.com

2. Ethical elegance

Rembo Styling’s ensemble is all about relaxed wear-again style

The trend for ethical wedding gowns is on the rise – bamboo being one brilliant alternative to traditional silk. But brides can also make a conscious choice by looking for key pieces that can be worn again. Rembo Styling ticks all boxes with this bamboo silk-finish slip dress paired with a cool cotton crop utility jacket with ribbon-tie sleeves. rembo-styling.com

3. Classic carry on

Jimmy Choo’s elegant jewel clutch is a classic piece to carry up the aisle and use again for parties

With the lounge look, chic accessories can make a bold statement. This Cloud suede clutch with serpent ball clasp from Jimmy Choo has jewel details and is a timeless investment piece to take you to every smart party for years to come. £1,450; jimmychoo.com

4. Summer cool

The ultimate in lounge bride style, Yolancris’ floaty dress

Designed for floating down the aisle, this pleated gown is the ultimate in lounge bride style. With a round neck and full sleeves with neat cuffs, it can be slipped on over your bikini. It was shown on the runway of Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week with sun hat and trainers, but would look just as cool with beach flats and a pretty floral crown. yolancris.com

5. Lounge luxe

Flora’s palazzo pants and plunge top have retro glamour

Hollywood glamour is always event appropriate and we love the 1930s resort-wear twist of this Flora outfit, combining silk palazzo pants with a cutaway puff-sleeve bodice. It’s the ultimate in relaxed bridal style for the lounge bride and needs minimal accessories – just strappy sandals and a light tan. flora-bride.com

6. Full coverage

For full coverage, go for Black Eyewear’s filmstar shades with bold black frames

Every bride needs the right sunglasses, whatever the formality of the occasion, but full Hollywood star coverage is the way to go for the lounge bride. These classic oversized Bird shades from Black Eyewear fit the bill perfectly. They are also available with prescription lenses. From £187; blackeyewear.com

7. Filmstar fabulous

Sophie et Voilà steals the show with this two piece

Going for the filmstar-on-vacation look is fun and super cool. We think Sophie et Voilà’s silken calf-length two-piece steals the show if you want to turn heads. It has a chic bustier top with glamorous oversized bow detail and looks just perfect accessorised with heels and a neat clutch. sophieetvoila.com


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