How to work it: Marine dream

How to work it: Marine dream
Glorious aqua and sea shades are adding style to bridal. Gown by Sedomir Rodriguez

Marine colours are big news in bridal, with glorious aqua and sea shades offer a flattering and ethereal alternative to wedding-day whites

Runway images: Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

There’s a marine theme appearing in 2020 bridal collections, with striking blue-green shades ranging from pale aqua to bold turquoise appearing on the runways. This is a free-spirited approach to wedding-day dressing, conjuring up the ocean and the sun-drenched sky. Destination brides looking for beach colours for the ceremony or after-party – as well as brides who don’t do shades of white – can dress to impress in what has to be one of 2020’s most flattering colour stories.

1. The Atelier – Grecian twist

The Atelier Couture’s ethereal one-shoulder gown has a Grecian flavour

The Atelier Couture, which has Jimmy Choo at the helm, made a splash at VBBFW with a collection that was bold on both colour and detail. This ethereal one-shoulder gown in a soft turquoise blue has a Grecian flavour with its soft draping. It features dramatic silver detailing at the waist.

2. Sophia Webster – Sweet heels

With a frivolous sweetie detail on the front of the shoe, Sophia Webster’s fun Bonbon heels are perfect for destination brides

We love these frivolous Bonbon mirror-leather sandals with wrapped sweetie detail on the toe. Shown here in aqua and green, they are also available in other delectable colourways. £450;

3. Maria Salas – Pastel fresh

Maria Salas’ gown in softest aqua introduces a floral theme with its romantic bloom-embellished bodice

Maria Salas’ romantic wedding gown in softest aqua has a bodice decorated with trailing flowers and a flowing full skirt with train. We love this flattering shade – perfect for brides who want a fresh alternative to white without playing too much with convention.

4. Polina Magiy – Courtly love

With a disco vibe, Polina Magiy’s signature courts in mirror turquoise have a pointed toe and scallop detail with silver trim

Cordwainers alumnus Polina Magiy creates the shoes she always dreamed of wearing but could never find. Her signature Eva courts are designed here in London and made in Italy. In metallic turquoise leather, they are perfect for strutting down the aisle. £450;

5. Esther Noriega – Sea queen

Esther Noriega’s flattering short-sleeved gown is dressed with trailing silver flowers

Esther Noriega took to the Barcelona runway with this super-glamorous flowing aqua gown with trailing floral embellishment, soft short sleeves and sash. The crown accessory adds a regal flourish to a classic with a twist for modern brides.

6. St Erasmus – Beach bride chic

St Erasmus’ jaunty purse with ice cream cone is the last word in beach bride chic

Perfect for beach brides, or retro romantics who want to add a sunshine flavour to their wedding day, St Erasmus’ hand-made Ice-Cream Clutch with turquoise stitching is dressed with lucky charms. £195;

7. Sedomir Rodriguez – New wave

Sedomir Rodriguez goes to town with this exaggerated ruffled turquoise gown with jewel detailing and belt

Tenerife bridal and occasion designer Sedomir Rodriguez de la Sierra rocked the VBBFW runway with this bold turquoise blue number with slim shoulder straps and dramatic neckline with wave-effect ruffles – these extended to the back of the gown for a fabulous frilled finish. We also love the gown’s gold detailing, slouch pockets and skinny belt.

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