How to work it: Top spots

How to work it: Top spots
Spots, circles and spheres are big news in bridal – here's how to work the look. Gown by Pronovias

Spots, circles and spheres are cropping up on gowns, jewels and accessories, adding a fun or decidedly cosmic edge to wedding-day dressing

Runway images: Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week & London Bridal Fashion Week

Spots are in full view right now, in fact we’re going full circle in 2020 with spheres appearing on wedding gowns, jewels and accessories. This can be a fun flourish – there’s something deliciously jaunty about dots – while designers such as Pronovias have used larger spherical motifs to add a cosmic quality to new-season designs. If spots or circles on a wedding gown seem too way out for you, look for circular motifs on accessories and jewels – pearls and diamonds are favourites for brides, and this year you’ll also be on point.

1. Allure – Magical spheres

Allure’s glamorous destination two-piece features metal circles

Spots and spheres add an element of fun and movement to bridal attire. Allure Bridals’ circle-trimmed Zia top and palazzo pants, as shown at London Bridal Fashion Week, are a dream team for beach brides.

2. Burrells – Heavenly blue

Burrells gorgeous earrings feature diamonds and sapphires

Burrells 18ct white gold, sapphire and diamond open halo studs are a distinctive ‘something blue’ that you will want to show off long after your wedding day. £1,995;

3. Jesus Peiro – Dots with dash

Jesus Peiro’s dress and cape have a polka dot and sequin motif

Jesus Peiro sparkles with this simple sleeveless dress and dramatic cape dressed with polka dots and sequins.

4. Jimmy Choo – Pearl bright

Jimmy Choo’s pearl-studded heels are super glamorous

Special days require special heels and Jimmy Choo Sacora pearl-studded sandals have a timeless and fairytale quality that is irresistible. £1,395;

5. Sophie et Voilà – Spots on

Sophie et Voilà combines oversized bows and bold circles

We just love Sophie et Voilà’s cool wedding gown, as shown at Valmont Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week. With a slimline and modern silhouette, it features oversized bows at the shoulders and spotted tulle overlayer.

6. Ruifier – Astral spheres

Rufier’s gold circles feature smaller pearl spheres

Ruifier is a British jewellery brand that we love for its alternative takes on the classics. These elegant Astra Lunar 18ct gold earrings combine traditional pearls with a cool and modern circular design. £475;

7. Cristina Tamborero – Sheer sparkle

Cristina Tamborero’s chic dress has a jewel-encrusted sheer layer

Cristina Tamborero’s Five bridal collection is full of chic takes on bridal tradition. This Elianne silk crepe dress has a sheer overlayer studded with crystals and pearls.

8. Kiki McDonough – Fire and ice

Kiki McDonough’s lovely drop earrings feature diamonds and fire opals

Kiki McDonough’s Bubbles collection is full of heirloom pieces but these drop earrings featuring diamonds and luminous fire opals are worthy of top spots in any bride’s wedding-day ensemble. £4,200;

9. Marylise – Country chic

Marylise’s lovely wedding gown updates the country look

Spots are a classic on boho and country-style designs and we love Marylise’s Faridah gown for updating the look. The gauzy spotted tulle fabric is fluid and romantic, while the low back and cut-out waist add a bold modern twist.

10. Pronovias – Starry bride

Pronovias’ constellation has all-over beading

Delivering knockout glamour, this Constellation gown from Pronovias’ Atelier collection has all-over beading to conjure a starry night.


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