Dress to impress

Dress to impress

Q. We are planning a winter wedding. What bridal dress styles and accessories would be good for style and warmth? Also, what colours would you recommend for our two bridesmaids?

A. Mandy Winn says: Winter is such a magical time of the year to get married. Dresses with plenty of sparkle add that extra special touch, whether it's sequins on lace appliqué, a glitter-tulle under skirt or even a beaded belt. The warmer tones of champagne, blush and oyster are becoming increasingly popular for many brides as an alternative to traditional ivory or white gowns. Many styles are now available with sleeves which make a real statement, and capes or cape veils are a good investment because they can be easily removed for the reception.

Our bridesmaids' dresses are available in every colourway but I recommend warm, autumnal shades for a winter wedding. Dark bold tones of green, gold, copper, burnt orange, deep red, purple and blue work well, as does silver. Satin is a slightly heavier, warmer material and why not consider a fully sequinned style for your bridesmaids?

To finish your bridal look, faux fur wraps or stoles are available in a wide range of colours and styles which suit most dresses.

Mandy Winn, Frocks & Frills Wedding Studio