How to work it: Sporty bride

Yolancris takes to the high seas with this chic Primula gown – part of a 2020 trend for sporty bridal looks

The sporty look is cropping up in new-season collections – perfect for brides who prefer a dress-down approach to wedding finery

The trainer has been a fixture of designer collections for several seasons now – adding a dash of street style to bridal. But for 2020 we have this sporty vibe taken much further, with neat tunic dresses and shorts appearing on the runways. This is a brilliant look for destination brides and a golden opportunity to show off toned and tanned legs. We also think it will be a hit with brides planning more than one party. Anyone for tennis after the ceremony?

1. Cymbeline – Doubles match

Cymbeline’s neat textured and flared mini and bomber are perfect sporty partners

Cymbeline’s Ina flared and pleated dress in damask and silk mikado, paired with co-ordinating Ieva bomber, makes a chic two-piece alternative for the relaxed city bride. cymbeline.com

2. Inmaculada Garcia – Short take

Inmaculada Garcia’s fun bridal shorts with overskirt are paired to a structured long-sleeve top

Inmaculada Garcia’s sporty silver shorts with a detachable train are perfect for a quick change after the formalities. We love the pairing of structured long-sleeve top with on-trend puffed sleeves. inmaculadagarcia.com

3. Bimba Y Lola – In the bag

Bimba Y Lola’s silver bum bag with link chain is the perfect accessory for a sporty look

Bum bags are cropping up on the catwalk as an alternative option for brides who want hands-free style. We love this silver leather design with black chain from Spanish label Bimba Y Lola – the perfect dressed up street look for brides on the move. £270; bimbaylola.com

4. Rembo Styling – Sporting stripes

Modern boho label Rembo Styling gives us crisp stripes with hi-lo hemline

Modern boho label Rembo Styling pairs its Go With The Good Flow hi-lo striped chiffon gown with white ankle boots. We love the subtle frill and flattering v-front bodice. rembo-styling.com

5. Casadei – Go faster

Casadei’s white ankle boots have smart buckles and its signature Blade heels

Ankle boots are a great choice if you want a more relaxed bridal look (and always so wear-again-practical for parties). K Blade Taylor have chic buckles and earn their sporting credentials because they have Casadei’s signature go-faster blade heels. £820; casadei.com

6. Sonia Peña – Silver chic

Sonia Peña gives us the perfect upstyled tennis dress for party glamour

Sonia Peña’s glittering take on the tennis dress with shoulder-revealing racer neckline is a bold and glamorous take on the sporting look – perfect for a wedding after party and great to take on honeymoon. soniapena.com

7. Jimmy Choo – Crystal ball

Jimmy Choo’s suede low tops have added crystals

Possibly the ultimate trainers for balls and other red-letter events, Jimmy Choo’s shimmer suede low tops bring in the bling with added crystals. This is the way to upstyle trainers. £2,795; jimmychoo.com

8. Yolancris – Mini marvel

Primula is a textured bridal mini from Barcelona design house Yolancris

Yolancris’ Primula mini from the No Fear collection has a decadent ruffled tulle ‘mane’ on shoulders and sleeves, while the form-fitting dress is embellished with pearls, sequins and rhinestones. Definitely the style to go for if you want to show off your sporty side. yolancris.com

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