How to work it: Shades of grey

How to work it: Shades of grey
You can add ethereal or edgy glamour with this season's crop of metallic and dove greys. Gown by Modeca

The cool way to channel your most sophisticated self, grey adds a sharp or ethereal twist to bridal dressing

Words Libby Norman

This season designers are offering gowns in shades ranging from steel and dove to gunmetal. We love this fresh twist on traditional bridal dressing because grey can create so many effects. Blended with whites and blues it becomes ethereal, while polished steel and silvery shades add sophistication. If you want to stick to white, add accessories in bright or burnished tones to add a sharp and contemporary edge.


1. Ethereal bride – Diane Legrand

Diane Legrand offered an ethereal blend of blues and greys at London Bridal Week

Diane Legrand’s gown shown at London Bridal Week blends greys, blues and whites for an ethereal take on bridal dressing.


2. Cool clutch – Emmy London

Emmy London’s lovely steel grey Natasha clutch is in softest kid leather

Emmy London’s Natasha kid suede clutch in steel features a silver leather trim. Perfect as an elegant wedding-day accessory, it’s also a design that will earn its keep at evening events for many years to come. £350;


3. Lace luxe – Ines di Santo

Ines Di Santo’s gossamer-fine lace jumpsuit with overskirt was shown at New York Bridal Fashion Week

Ines Di Santo’s collection shown at New York Bridal Fashion Week includes a richly textured grey one-piece with dramatic overskirt.

4. Sleek heels — Freya Rose

We love Freya Rose’s stunning halo heels, featuring a glittering silver ball and chic ankle strap

Freya Rose’s fabulous Halo heels in chrome leather feature a silver ball under the heel and a flattering ankle strap. A smart way to add a contemporary statement to a classic wedding-day ensemble, they also look great with the new season’s crop of bridal pants. £395;

5. Silver star – Isabel Sanchis

Isabel Sanchis showed a standout gown with billowing skirt and metallic bodice at Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week

Isabel Sanchis rocked the Barcelona runway with this gown featuring polished silver bodice and fabulous flouncy skirt.


6. Pearl beauty – Sweet Pea Fine Jewellery

Studded with diamonds, Sweet Pea’s dark grey pearl ring makes a style statement


Sweet Pea’s ring features a dark grey pearl and a band studded with diamonds – an elegant style statement. POA;


7. Romantic revival – Modeca

Bedecked with flowers, Eleanora is a romantic alternative to bridal white from Modeca’s Le Papillon collection


Eleanora from the new Le Papillon by Modeca collection is a gloriously romantic gown in grey hues with flower decoration.



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