How to work it: Blue notes

How to work it: Blue notes
Blue notes: Smoky shades were central to Marco & Maria's collection

Something blue has always been a classic for brides, but this season there are endless ways to add sky, duck egg or royal hues to your look

Words Libby Norman

Blue makes a perfect foil to whites and ivories, and has rich associations with bridal folklore – traditionally it was said to signal prosperity and fertility. But this season designers are bringing nature into their collections, and sky, floral and lapis hues are all over the catwalks. Whether you hint at it with accessories, or go for broke with an aqua, lavender, cornflower or jewel gown, we think it’s a great way to celebrate your unique wedding style in the most time-honoured way.

1. Katya Katya London – Lace luxe

Katya Katya London’s sumptuous lace gowns reveal a hint of powder blue in the slips worn underneath them, a lovely way to incorporate blue without losing traditional bridal white.

2. Emmy London – Pastel perfect

Emmy London’s classic Eva kid suede heels in duck-egg blue are the perfect feminine bridal shoe – and they work beautifully with white and ivory shades as well as being eminently wearable after the big day. £525;

3. Justin Alexander – Ice queen

A classic ballgown shape in a delicious pale aqua blue, this design by Justin Alexander is a showstopper for a grand wedding and makes an ultra-flattering alternative to white and ivory shades, especially at a winter or evening wedding.

4. Freya Rose – Jewel time

Combining French Caudry lace, shantung silk and Swarovski crystals, Freya Rose’s Violet heels will add colour to your wedding – and we love the on-trend shape. £365;


5. Les Georgettes – Crystal amaze

Add a talisman to your outfit with a Les Georgettes Couture collection cuff, featuring interchangeable Swarovski crystals. It’s the perfect edgy finishing touch for a bride who wants a colour pop, and great as a gift for bridesmaids too.



6. Marco & Maria – Smoky glamour

Sparkling nocturnal blues and dove greys studded with crystals add fairytale glamour to the Marco & Maria collection;


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