In every decade, the bridal industry will have an icon who defines the way woman want to gets dressed on their special day. Who can forget Princess Diana who created the trend of Big dresses with Puffy Sleeves in the 80s, Victoria Beckham’s minimalist princess creation by the iconic mother of bridal Vera Wang in the 90s who left brides trying to alter their bodies to fit into the gowns; or Gwen Stefani ‘s hand dipped creation by John Galliano who proved to rockchicks all over the world that they can still be unique yet elegant on their special day.
If I have to pick an Icon for this decade, it will be Kate Middleton’s Long Sleeve creation by Sarah Burton, Inspired by another Icon Grace Kelly the modest dress have caused many bridal designers to add lace and place sleeves onto their designs, for brides to choose vintage style wedding dress on their big day.
Inspired by this trend, my BTW-WORKSHOP team have put together 3 looks which will hopefully inspire my style sisters and my style brother’s other half in the future.
The Ethereal Bride– Dress by La Comme Vintage Bridal
This beautiful high neck empire waist dress features a flowy skirt made out of layers of chifton and satin, the hem is embroidered with lace appliqué. Its a very flattering dress for many body types, beautiful for brides who loves to look young and fresh.
To match this look, our makeup artist Ash Lee decided to use natural earth tones to match the model’s gorgous brunette hair colour. The hair is kept loose and simple with a crown of fishtail braids accented with hair gems availible at Accessorize .
The Feminine Mermaid– Dress by Blink Couture
For girls who love to look sexy and feminine, this dress may be the perfect option. from the elegant asian collar in sheer chifton, the low cut lace bodice, the body hugging lace silhouette to the sexy embroidery at the back, this dress will make a dramatic exit while saying your vows at the aisle.
For the Makeup for this look, Makeup artist Ash Lee created a dramatic smoky eyes accented with glossy nude lip to create a dramatic evening look. The hair is put up in a large free form chignon placed at the side to accent the face for photographs
The Society Girl– Dress by La Comme Vintage Bridal
This simple A-line Dress created out of chifton with Lace sleeves is perfect for the society girl who wants to look timeless and modern on their big day. The movement of the skirt creates lots of drama yet keeping it simple and modern. It is also a dress which can be easily taken to the after party or cocktails paired with a simple white blazer.
To add drama to this look, makeup Artist Ash Lee contoured the eyes using Chocolate brown eye shadow, finished with a Matte Red Lip. The hair is braided with the help of hair extensions then knotted into a simple low chignon. The Vintage Style hat is custom made in Taiwan for a modern take of a classic veil.
Hope you enjoy our picks for Bridal Fashion this year.
Model: Anastacia Rudakova | Quest Models
Hair: TimTim Wong | BTW-Workshop
Makeup: Ash Lee | BTW-Workshop
Photo: Victoria Chan | Victoria Chan Photography
Lighting: Harris Hui
Until Next Time
XOXO TIMTIM WONG